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January 12, 2013

Business people: AmeriServ employee earns promotion

— AmeriServ Financial has promoted Terri L. Single of Johnstown to assistant vice president/corporate marketing supervisor.

Single has 17 years of marketing experience at AmeriServ. In her new position, she is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the corporate marketing department and overseeing the in-house print shop. Her office is at the downtown Franklin Street headquarters.

She earned an associate degree in bank management from Penn Highlands Community College in 1997.

She is a member of the Band of Brothers Shakespeare Company Board of Directors and recently joined the advisory committee for the graphic design program at the Greater Johnstown Technology and Career Center.

She also is a lead singer for the local band Ribbon Grass.

Bank fills specialty real estate trust post

AmeriServ Financial has named Christopher Sheedy of Rector senior vice president/director specialty real estate trust for Ameri­Serv Trust and Financial Services Co.

As a commercial real estate finance professional for 25 years, Sheedy most recently was a commercial relationship manager for Ameri­Serv.

Prior to that, he was employed by CBRE, a commercial real estate services firm, in Pittsburgh.

Sheedy will be responsible for overseeing current and future specialty real estate trust funds managed by AmeriServ Trust and Financial Services Co. His office is at 216 Franklin St., Johnstown.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Notre Dame. He is a volunteer at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s Powdermill Nature Reserve, located just outside of Ligonier.

Insurance executive earns designation

Glenn Miller, president and owner of VCS Group Inc. and its affiliate, Your Health Insurance Shop, is one of the first insurance executives in the nation to earn the Chartered Healthcare Consultant professional designation from the American College of Financial Services in Bryn Mawr, Montgomery County.

To achieve the designation, Miller completed six courses and 12 hours of proctored examinations. The credential prepares insurance and benefit specialists for the latest changes in health-care reform.

 Founded by Miller in 1995, VCS Group Inc. has a staff of 13 and provides individual and group health insurance, employee benefit administration, and commercial property and casualty insurance products.

In August 2012, Miller opened Your Health Insurance Shop, a retail insurance store in Somerset designed to help customers compare and shop for insurance products.

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