career paths & limelight


Renee Bryan of Bessemer, Pa., an independent distributor for the Dallas-based high-fashion jewelry company Premier Designs, was recognized for ranking in the top 5 percent of the company in sales and sponsoring from January through March this year.

In July, Bryan will be recognized on stage at Premier Designs’ National Rally in Fort Worth, Texas, for placing in the top 500.

Financial planning

Ken Kondas, investment executive at Farmers National Bank, has earned the “chartered financial consultant” designation from The American College in Bryn Mawr, Pa.

Considered the highest standard of knowledge and trust for financial-planning professionals, the ChFC program prepares professionals to meet the advanced financial needs of individuals, families and small-business owners. It requires nine courses and 18 hours of supervised exams.

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