News maker for November 27th.

Fulton Bank

Juae Son has joined Fulton Bank’s new dedicated government services team as Vice President and Relationship Manager. She joins industry experts Ginny Heine, Maria Josephs and Mike Landini who were appointed to the team earlier this year.


Son brings 12 years of commercial banking and financial management experience to the new role, including managing middle market commercial loans for the government contract industry in the Greater Washington, DC region. She is a graduate of the William & Mary – Raymond A. Mason School of Business and is committed to the mental and emotional wellbeing of children.


Chris Cope has accepted the position of Project Manager in the Division of Civil and Environmental Resources (CER) at Entech Engineering Inc.


Cope has nearly 30 years of experience in drinking water and wastewater operations, management and consulting, providing technical guidance for projects and working closely with clients to assist them with their infrastructure, operational and regulatory needs. As a resident of the Lehigh Valley, Cope helps Entech strengthen its presence and serve its customer base in this region.

Cope holds a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental science from East Stroudsburg University. He is licensed both as a water and waste water operator. He is active in several professional organizations including the Pennsylvania Water Environment Association, Eastern Pennsylvania Water Pollution Control Association, American Public Works Association, American Water Works Association, Wildland’s Conservatory and Pretreatment Information Exchange, where he is a board member.

Barry Isett & Associates

To support company growth and client success, Barry Isett & Associates has appointed three associates who will assume new roles in multiple offices.


With more than 20 years of marketing and account management experience, Erin Burke has been appointed as the company’s vice president for the Southeast Pennsylvania region. A native of the Delaware Valley, Burke emphasizes her support of the local community and involvement in the area. As vice president, Burke will focus on executive-level communications and oversee the management of multidisciplinary projects.


Isett has also named Brandon Trate, PG, Vice President of the Lehigh Valley Region. Trate, a former Vice President of Field Services, has extensive backgrounds in environmental, forensic, geotechnical, surveying, materials testing and project management. As vice president of the Lehigh Valley region, Trate will provide senior-level project and account management for Isett’s multidisciplinary services.


Chris Kotch, PG, formerly Vice President of Isett’s Southeast PA region, has assumed the position of Vice President of Field Services. Kotch brings with him many years of experience in environmental sciences as well as in customer and project management. He will lead Isett’s environmental consulting, forensics, geotechnical, surveying and building materials testing divisions and services.

Barley Snyder

The Central Penn Business Journal included Barley Snyder’s attorney, Elizabeth L. Melamed, in its annual Forty Under 40 list.


Forty Under 40 recognizes professionals ages 40 and under who have achieved success in the central Pennsylvania area. Selected by the editors of Central Penn Business Journal, the honorees were chosen based on their professional accomplishments, community service and commitment to inspiring change.

Melamed is an associate in the firm’s Litigation and Health Care groups and focuses her practice on medical malpractice defense and cybersecurity. She has been named one of the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars for the past three years (2020, 2021, 2022). Outside of the company, Melamed is active in the community and currently serves on the boards of the American Heart Association – Lancaster Division and the Boys and Girls Club of Lancaster.



Fromm, a leading electronics retailer in the mid-Atlantic region, has appointed Stephen Miller as vice president of information systems and strategy. In this role, Miller will be responsible for managing the company’s digital infrastructure and implementing new technology initiatives.

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