Woman hired by
Environmental Service Laboratories, Inc. (ESL) is pleased to announce the addition of Colleen Williams as director of business development. As director of business development, Williams will oversee sales and marketing and will be responsible for the overall development of new business and future endeavors, a news release said. Williams joins the team with a background in the oil and gas industry and 15 years of experience in public relations, marketing, and business development. She has been known for implementing creative ideas and building strong relationships.
Williams is the vice-chairwoman of the membership committee for the Marcellus Shale Coalition, a participant in the public relations committee, legislative committee, gas use committee, and workforce committee and is a member of the Centre County Gas Task Force. She is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University with a bachelors of science in marketing and a minor in sociology and holds an MBA with a marketing concentration from St. Francis University as well as a certificate of human resources management from The Pennsylvania State University.
According to the news release, Environmental Service Laboratories, Inc. is a DEP-accredited laboratory and sampling firm of Indiana, Pa., with offices in Lycoming and Washington counties.
Roger Troutman, transportation construction inspector, has been named the state Department of Transportation district office Employee of the Month for January 2014.
Troutman, a news release said, is "a perfect example of an outstanding employee. While he has only been with the transportation department for a bit over two years, he's been assigned to a wide range of projects."
At the end of his first season, he was assigned to flood projects and carried out his duties with little supervision. After the flood projects were completed, Troutman spent the winter in Berwick inspecting utility work. The Berwick project, the news release said, had many challenges with multiple contracts and contractors working within the borough at the same time.
For much of the past year, he was on another challenging project; this one involving the reconstruction of Route 45 through downtown Mifflinburg. The plans called for a lot of work to be done outside of the department's right-of-way.
Last summer, Troutman was honored as a member of the Group of the Quarter for the Route 11 project inspection team in Berwick, and was recently promoted to a TCI.
Troutman, a 2-year PennDOT employee, lives in Middleburg with his wife Chasity and their daughter Elisa.
Accountants attend conference on rules
Rich Barlett, CPA and Doug Winner, CPA, accountants with Lewis Barlett Klees, PC, recently attended a conference entitled "Compilation and Review - Rules for Local Practitioners." It was offered by the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Harrisburg. This session explored the current performance requirements and changes in the compilation and review literature made by the SSARS Committee.
Highlights included: SSARS codification, compilation and review performance requirements, how to document and perform compilations and reviews under SSARS 19, special purpose framework financial statements - what they are and when they can be used, how to perform and document analytical procedures appropriately, including expectations and templates, as well as review of the independence standards.
Lewis Barlett Klees, PC, the news release said, is a central Pennsylvania accounting and business development firm. The firm has offices located in Milton, Bloomsburg, and Lewisburg. The company offers auditing, accounting, tax and management advisory services to government, not-for-profit agencies and private businesses, in addition to tax preparation for individuals.