Here's a roundup of recent hirings and promotions of management-level employees who live or work in Lancaster County.
• Greg Royer, the third-generation head of family-owned U.S. Retail Flowers, stepped down as president and CEO effective Jan. 1.
He remains chairman of the Lebanon-based company, which owns and operates the 16-store Royer’s Flowers & Gifts in Pennsylvania and the three-store Connells Maple Lee Flowers & Gifts in Columbus, Ohio.
Royer, 60, of Lititz, said the changes are steps toward his eventual retirement.
His brother Tom Royer, another third-generation owner, has been named CEO. Tom Royer, 63, of Hummelstown, had been chief operating officer for 20 years.
Each of the brothers has been with the company for more than 40 years.
Hired as president is Paul Fowle, who spent 29 years with DVFlora, a Sewell, New Jersey-based provider of wholesale flowers and floral supplies. Most recently, he oversaw DVFlora’s Miami operations.
U.S. Retail Flowers has 400 employees. A company spokesman declined to disclose its annual revenues.
• Lancaster County Christian School has hired Patrick Canavan as director of business and finance.
Canavan, of Ardmore, previously worked at Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia as administrator and director of education for 14 years.
He is a St. Joseph’s University graduate.
• The law firm of Gibbel Kraybill & Hess has promoted Ann L. Martin and M. Jason Asbell to partner from associate attorney.
Martin, of Lancaster, joined the firm in 2007. Her practice includes elder law, estate planning and estate administration, and disability and special needs planning.
She holds a bachelor’s degree from Messiah College, a master’s degree from Yale University, and a law degree from Widener University Commonwealth Law School.
Asbell, of Manheim Township, joined the firm in 2014. He practices in the areas of commercial litigation, civil litigation, and criminal defense.
He holds a bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University and a law degree from Emory University School of Law.
• Benchmark Construction has hired Matt Powanda as a market executive, with a focus on supporting Benchmark’s health care market.
Powanda, of Ephrata, has 20 years of experience in the construction industry, most recently at Gilbane Building Co., where he became a project manager.
Powanda has a bachelor’s degree from Temple University and an MBA from St. Joseph’s University.
• UPMC Pinnacle’s Wound Healing Center has hired Dr. Stephen Roda.
Roda, of Lebanon, most recently worked at the Veterans Administration Medical Center.
Roda is board-certified in emergency medicine. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Lehigh University and a medical degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, where he also completed a residency in emergency medicine. He completed a second residency in family medicine at Temple University.
• Brown Schultz Sheridan & Fritz has promoted certified public accountants Robyn Dougherty and Mary Kay Toth from senior manager to principal.
Dougherty, of Lancaster, specializes in audits of employee benefit plans. The Shippensburg University graduate was hired in 1993.
Toth, of Elizabethtown, specializes in tax services and small business accounting services. The Millersville University graduate was hired in 2009.
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