People You Know: Business, Feb. 3

York Dispatch


Dr. Erik Kochert

WellSpan York Hospital physician, Dr. Erik Kochert, has been named the 2017 Emergency Physician of the Year by the Pennsylvania College of Emergency Physicians. Kochert is an emergency department physician who currently serves as interim director of emergency medicine. He formerly served as the hospital’s director of research in emergency medicine.


-- The York County Economic Alliance welcomed two new board members at its Jan. 19 board meeting. They are:

William T. Yanavitch II, an executive officer and senior vice president, human resources and administration for Glatfelter.

Joseph P. Clark II, vice president and general counsel of The Stewart Companies.

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-- The York Young Professionals has announced its new board of directors for 2017. They are:

Jody Chesla, office manager at Downtown Inc, president.

Adam Nugent, director of special events for the York Revolution, vice president.

Trisha Melikian, accountant for York City, treasurer.

Mike Pritchard, transportation planner for the York County Planning Commission, secretary.

Karin Swartz, director of communications at York Country Day School, past president.

Gretchen Kowalik, quality program manager at MRG Labs, events chair.

Will Hanlon, vice president at Our York Media, marketing chair.

Laurin Gross, project manager at Rudy Art Glass, membership chair.

Evan Gabel, attorney at CGA Law Firm, member-at-large.

Rebecca Hanlon, president at Our York Media, outreach chair.

Nikki Brandt, account executive at Murray Securus, partnerships chair.

Gerrit Strathmeyer, production manager at Ground Roots, socials chair.

Kate Gaudet, manager of member services at the York County Economic Alliance, YCEA liason.

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Quality Digital Office Technology has announced that Kevin Smith has been hired as a document software engineer and T Jay Dellinger as a document management consultant.

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