Juniata Valley Financial Corp. appoints 2 to boards

MIFFLINTOWN – Douglas R. Berry and Bradley J. Wagner have been appointed as directors on the boards of Juniata Valley Financial Corp. and Juniata Valley Bank. The appointments were made at the boards’ June 17 meetings.

Berry is a Juniata County native and the chief executive officer and president of Solar Renewable Energy LLC and Achieve Energy Solutions, both founded in 2009. He also founded and owns Berry Group Management LLC, which oversees building management and Go Mini’s, a portable storage container business.

In 1983, he graduated from Bloomsburg University with a Bachelor of Science in business administration and accounting. He was employed by KPMG LLP from 1983 through 2004, where he became the national partner in charge of the senior living service consulting group, national sales partner and senior partner. From 2004 to 2010, he was a senior partner of ParenteBeard LLC, where he was practice leader, senior living service and hospital consulting group and practice leader of the renewable energy and energy efficiency group. He and his wife Linda have four children and reside in Lewisberry.

Wagner is a lifetime resident of Lancaster County, where he is the major shareholder in Hoober Feeds, located in Gordonville. With a background as a certified public accountant, he is partner-owner and general manager of Hoober Feeds, which manufactures livestock feed. He has served as a board member and treasurer of Penn Ag Association and Penn Ag Industries. Penn Ag is a trade association representing the Pennsylvania agricultural industry. He also serves as chairman of the board of his church and previously led the stewardship committee, which was responsible for budget preparation and monitoring, fundraising and compliance with nonprofit regulations.

Brad earned a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Messiah College in 1994 and was employed as a CPA for Arthur Andersen LLP from 1995 to 1999. He resides in Manheim with his wife Natalie and three children.

The Juniata Valley Bank, the principal subsidiary of Juniata Valley Financial Corp., is headquartered in Mifflintown. More information regarding Juniata Valley Financial Corp. and Juniata Valley Bank can be found online at www.JVBonline.com. Juniata Valley Financial Corp. trades over the counter under the symbol JUVF.