William Martin, a managing partner of Wienken Wealth Management in State College, was named an accredited estate planner by the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils on Jan. 16.
He has worked with central Pennsylvania clients for more than 35 years on wealth management and estate planning. The AEP designation is a graduate-level specialization in estate planning and recognizes estate planning professionals who meet stringent requirements of experience, knowledge, education, professional reputation and character.
Stephanie Shoenfelt, an engineer with Keller Engineers in State College, recently passed the an eight-hour exam on the principles and practices of engineering to become a registered professional engineer in Pennsylvania.
She graduated from Penn State with a bachelor’s of science degree in civil engineering and has worked in Keller Engineers’ Land Development Division since 1999. Her specialties include industrial parks, retail shopping complexes, residential and commercial development, and recreational facilities.
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James Purdum, general manager of hospitality dervices at Penn State, will retire effective June 30 after 26 years of service to the university.
He is responsible for overall operations of The Nittany Lion Inn and The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel. His responsibilities include strategic, financial and capital planning.
Throughout his career, Purdum was honored with several awards, including the 2013 Silver Plate Award — the highest possible operator award in the food service industry — from the International Association of Foodservice Manufacturers, Penn State’s Barash Award for Human Service, and the State Leadership Award from the American Hotel and Lodging Association.