Stover Funeral Home
Stover Funeral Home & Crematory Inc., of Strasburg, is celebrating its 140th anniversary. Established in 1878, it had been owned by the Stover family until being purchased by Stanley and Patsy Morehead in 1985.
Dr. Craig Zunka
Front Royal dentist Dr. Craig Zunka has returned from Chicago, where he attended the annual American Equilibration Society meeting Feb. 21-22 and the annual scientific session Feb. 23-24 of the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics.
Sherry Hudson, of Strasburg, and Laura Kerr Wiley, most recently of Louisville, Kentucky, will lead the newly-focused efforts of the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley to engage with the community and build support for its strategic vision.
MSV Executive Director Dana Hand Evans explained the promotion of Hudson as senior director, institutional advancement and the hire of Wiley as director of community engagement as signaling a new MSV vision for the functions formerly and often typically defined as membership and development.
According to Evans, the increasing MSV focus on special member and community events, such as the popular Gardens at Night concerts, theatrical performances in the gardens, free community days, and more, signals the museum’s resolve to engage with the community.
In her new role as senior director, institutional advancement, Hudson will develop and implement MSV philanthropic strategies to advance the museum’s vision, strategic plan and program objectives. She will oversee day-to-day operations of the advancement office and serve as a key member of the senior staff and planning teams.
Hudson, who joined the museum staff in 2015, has been most recently serving the museum by managing its foundation, corporate and member relations. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Liberty University and a master of nonprofit administration degree from North Park University in Chicago. Bringing more than 30 years of fundraising and management experience to her new role, her professional affiliations include various leadership roles with the Association of Fundraising Professionals. As a volunteer she has served CHEERS School Family Inc., Top of Virginia Regional Chamber and the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Virginia Tri-State chapter and the Shenandoah County chapter.
Serving in the new role of director of community engagement, Laura Kerr Wiley will create and enhance connections for current, new and prospective museum members and donors through innovative programming and experiences. She also will develop and implement programs to engage and build relationships with community leaders, residents and visitors and lead the completion of the capital campaign that will fund the installation of miles of walking trails on the MSV campus.
Wiley has 10 years of fundraising experience, having served most recently at The Filson Historical Society in Louisville, where she was responsible for all fundraising activities, including grants, corporate giving, membership, annual fund, planned giving and major gifts. At Filson, she recently concluded a $12.5 million capital campaign to renovate and expand the society’s campus. Other experience includes serving as membership and development assistant of Historic Crab Orchard Museum and Pioneer Park in Tazewell, adjunct instructor of history at Indiana Wesleyan University, adjunct online instructor of history with Sterling (Kansas) College Online, and assistant director at Huntington Learning Center in Crestwood, Kentucky.
Wiley’s academic achievements include a bachelor’s degree in history from Bluefield College and a master’s degree in early American and U.S. history from The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg.
Located at 901 Amherst St. in Winchester, the regional cultural center attracts nearly 65,000 visitors yearly and has 1,700 members. The MSV includes galleries, the Glen Burnie House and seven acres of gardens. In 2016-17, the Museum presented 335 programs that engaged more than 27,000 people. The galleries and exhibitions are open year-round and the house and gardens are open April through December. Admission is $10, $8 for seniors and youth ages 13 to 18 and free for ages 12 and under and to MSV members. Admission is free every Wednesday thanks to sponsor Howard Shockey & Sons, Inc. Information: 540-662-1473 or visit www.theMSV.org.
Trex Co., of Winchester, has announced 15-year work anniversaries for Eric Wilkins, a maintenance technican, and Sarah Price, a technical services engineer.
Wilkins, of Edinburg, started as a trainee and worked his way up to a team leader position before making his move to the maintenance department. He is one of four shift technicians who fix equipment and oversee maintenance across the plant. He and his wife, Randi, have two children, Haley and Blake.
Sarah Price, of Middletown, started at Trex as a CAD (computer-aided design) designer and document control coordinator. She has worked her way to serving as a technical services engineer, responsible for the full Trex products installation guide and packaging instructions. She continues to manage the company’s document control system and provides product training support to Trex customer support personnel. She has a son and two grandchildren, for whom she just built a playhouse in their backyard.
Home Instead Senior Care owner Keith Clay has announced the appointment of Anthony Crosen as its new president and chief executive officer.
Crosen has over 11 years of experience in the health care industry. He most recently served as senior director of business development with Blue Ridge Hospice. During that time he helped the hospice grow from serving 100 patients to 250 patients a day. He also provided daily oversight for nine thrift shops and warehouse operation, expanded the visibility and community awareness of BRH, maintained referral relationships with facility administrators of all BRH assisted living and nursing home partners, negotiated and maintained leases for the organization and increased donor support.
He is currently a chair for the Winchester Rotary Club Kaleidoscope event, sits on several Triad boards throughout the Shenandoah Valley and does public speaking for the United Way’s yearly campaign.
Crosen and his wife, Cassie, are natives of Winchester. They have two children, ages 12 and 14.
Financial services firm Edward Jones has been ranked No. 5 on the 2018 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For by Great Place to Work and Fortune magazines. The firm has been named to the list 19 times and is the highest-ranking financial services firm on the list.
Edward Jones has also been named One of America’s Best Employers for Diversity by Forbes Magazine. Forbes and research firm Statista compiled the list of 250 companies after surveying 30,000 U.S. employees, asking about issues related to diversity, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age and disability.
Edward Jones also was ranked as a Best Workplace for women, millennials, Gen Xers, those close to retirement, giving back, camaraderie and flexibility.
In October, Edward Jones launched a firm-wide network for female financial advisors in a pledge to bring more women to the financial advisor role. The network, called WINGS (Women’s Initiative for New Growth Strategies) offers tools, mentorship resources and coaching designed to strengthen and advance female career trajectories at the firm.
Also in October, the firm launched the BRIDGE program with a focus on strengthening growth, performance and consistency of the financial adviser experience for people of color.
The WINGS and BRIDGE programs come on the heels of a recent hiring pledge by Edward Jones Managing Partner Jim Weddle. In June, he was one of 150 CEOs to sign a CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion commitment to create a more diverse and inclusive work environment.
Front Royal financial advisors are Bret Hrbek, Greg Demski, Bryon Biggs, Chuck Nagelvoort and Lesley Gaudiosi.
Information: www.edwardjones.com and www.careers.edwardjones.com.