Business People: Dec. 21

Marla Moon, principal and founding partner of Nittany Eye Associates in State College, has been re-elected as chairwoman of the Pennsylvania State Board of Optometry for 2015. It will be Moon’s fifth year as chairwoman.

Karl Kessler has joined Barton Associates Inc. as a project manager and senior electrical engineer in its State College office. Kessler has 26 years of experience and previously worked for Barton, a mechanical, electrical and plumbing consulting engineering firm.

Swathi Gowtham has joined Geisinger Health System as a pediatric infectious disease specialist. She will see patients in State College. Gowtham completed her general pediatrics residency in 2011 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and a pediatric infectious disease fellowship at Johns Hopkins University.

Centre County Commissioner Chris Exarchos has been elected president of the SEDA-COG board of directors for 2015. Exarchos was first vice president this year.