- Larry Plantz, senior vice president of First Sentry Bank, will retire effective at the end of the year, the bank announced. Plantz has been in the banking profession for more than 40 years. There will be a reception honoring him at First Sentry's main office at 823 Eighth St., Huntington, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday.
- Sherry Houck has joined First Sentry Bank as senior vice president of commercial lending. Houck has more than three decades of experience in the banking profession. She previously worked at BB&T Corp. and City National Bank.
- Becky Stevens, home health aide for Amedisys Home Health Care, has been named "Home Health Aide of the Year" by the company. Stevens' peers at the Amedisys care center in Charleston nominated her. The company said she was selected from hundreds of its clinicians across 37 states. Stevens was presented the award "for positively influencing patients and families, promoting patient independence, proving to be flexible toward assignments, and functioning as an outstanding member of the home care team." She was presented the award during a dinner in Baton Rouge, La., where Amedisys is headquartered.
- Oliver Luck, athletic director at West Virginia University, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of American Campus Communities Inc. The Austin, Texas-based company advertises itself as the largest owner, manager and developer of student housing properties in the United States.
Compiled by George Hohmann