Business People: June 14

Mount Nittany Health hired Matt Hardy as the director of The Foundation for Mount Nittany Medical Center.

Hardy, who stepped into his new role June 8, will be responsible for a department that manages nearly $4 million in private, philanthropic support each year. The Foundation’s mission is to improve residents’ quality of life by supporting the advancement of health care at Mount Nittany Health.

Hardy served as Lock Haven University’s director of major gifts and planned giving since 2009. During his tenure at the university more than 100 new named scholarship funds were created. He also worked on fundraising projects for a new $40 million science center and a 688 bed suite-style residence hall.

More than 70 people will serve as 2015-16 chairs of Pennsylvania Bar Association committees and sections, two of them from Centre County.

McQuaide Blasko attorney Chena Glenn-Hart was named chair of the PBA Civil Litigation Section, which focuses on issues that directly affect civil litigation cases in Pennsylvania courts.

Centre County Judge Thomas King Kistler was renamed chair of the PBA Judicial Administration Committee. The committee studies and makes recommendations on legislative issues pertaining to the operation, procedure and reform of the state and federal court systems.

Kenny and Danette Strouse, of Centre Hall, are new members of the American Angus Association.

The American Angus Association, with about 24,000 active adult and junior members, is the largest beef breed association in the world. Its computerized records include detailed information on more than 17 million registered Angus cattle.

The association records ancestral information, keeps production records on individual animals and develops industry-leading selection tools for its members. These programs and services help members select and mate the best animals in their herds to produce quality genetics for the beef cattle industry and quality beef for consumers.