LIMELIGHTS, CAREER PATHS


FINANCE

Katie Solvesky, Canfield Merrill Lynch financial adviser and Boardman resident, was recently recognized by Forbes magazine as one of America’s Top Next Generation Wealth Managers in its inaugural list featuring 500 millennials.

Forbes recognized those individuals who entered the financial industry during the recession and stayed the course.

Solvesky began her wealth management career with Merrill Lynch in 2001. She has the Certified Private Wealth Adviser and Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor designations and is a certified financial planner. She earned her bachelor’s degree in general business administration from Youngstown State University.

REALTY

Ten finalists have been chosen for Realtor Magazine’s 2017 Good Neighbor Awards, recognizing selfless real-estate professionals who have cumulatively raised more than $48 million for a variety of charitable causes.

Now in its 18th year, the Good Neighbor Awards recognize members of the National Association of Realtors who have donated their time and passion to improve and enrich the lives of the people in their communities.

One finalist is Howard “Hoddy” Hanna, chairman of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services in Pittsburgh. He co-founded the Howard Hanna Children’s Free Care Fund, which donates millions toward health care for children without insurance coverage. Since 1987, Hanna and his company’s 9,000 real-estate professionals have raised $14 million.

BANKING

Home Savings recently announced that Tammy Jorgensen has joined the bank’s wealth management division as a vice president, private banking officer.

Jorgensen brings with her more than 33 years of experience in providing financial solutions designed to fit the unique goals and objectives of private banking clients. Her office will be located at the bank’s Howland office.

PROFESSIONAL

Shirley Christian, a local attorney with Reminger Co. LPA and a former Mahoning County Common Pleas judge, will be honored as Woman of the Year at a special event during National Business Women’s Week, sponsored by the Youngstown Business & Professional Women.

Christian served as judge for the Common Pleas Bench of Mahoning County for two years and three months.

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