F&S descendants have accomplished careers
Dr. Mary E. Schmidt has studied at some of the finest schools and practiced medicine at several prestigious medical centers, earning industry accolades along the way.
Now president of the Inova Fairfax Hospital medical staff in Falls Church, Va., where she oversees a staff of 2,400 physicians, she can trace her roots to Washington and Stevens elementary schools and later, as a teenager, Shamokin Area High School.
Schmidt was a cheerleader who had a talent for music, earning the distinction of playing violin in district and state orchestras. She also performed in her school's renditions of "Fiddler on the Roof" and "Guys and Dolls."
She would leave Shamokin to pursue first a bachelor's degree and later a doctorate degree, eventually completing medical school in 1984 and serving varied residencies and undergoing training at various Washington, D.C.-area hospitals. She is currently completing a master's in public health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Schmidt is also an associate professor of medicine at George Washington University and Virginia Commonwealth University and an associate professor in the Department of Public Policy at George Mason University.
She and her husband, Dr. Russell Libby, are the proud parents of three daughters.
Frank B. Schmidt holds a brewing degree and had served as the assistant brewmaster for two years at his family's brewery. This came after he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Finance and Commerce.
He spent eight years at Carling Brewing Co., rising to become advertising and merchandising director, before being recruited to take over as director of marketing at Pepsi Cola.
Schmidt conceived and introduced Pepsi Light, a billion-dollar brand that was ranked in 2008 by Forbes as one of the company's top achievements.
He later founded F.B. Schmidt International and excelled as a senior management recruiter before moving into the real estate industry.
He currently is founder and CEO of Broaker Enterprises LLC, a real estate investment company.
A multi-engine rated pilot and avid sports car collector, he and his wife reside in Agoura Hills, Calif. They have five children and three grandchildren.
William M. "Bill" Schmidt graduated from Shamokin Area High School in 1965. He earned bachelor's in economics from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School in 1969 and an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management in 1971 with a focus in marketing and finance.
His first position out of graduate school was working for the chairman of Moody's Investors Service, then a division of Dun & Bradstreet. He also worked as a general management consultant with William E. Hill and Co., another division of D&B in New York City.
Bill's career advanced further with increasing responsibilities in Fortune 500 and equivalent companies including International Paper, US Industries Inc. and Combustion Engineering/ABB.
Responsibilities increased from marketing to strategic planning to operations improvements to mergers and acquisitions to general management. More recently, he served as head of global marketing for the card business for Gemplus International SA, now Gemalto, and later completed a major international restructuring involving operations in the U.S., U.K., Germany, France and Asian operations. Gemplus was described by the "Financial Times" as the darling of the European High Tech industry.
Bill is married to Marylea, whom he met in New York City. Together, they have two sons.
He enjoys the outdoors, tennis, golf, astronomy, reading and following technologies. As a side excursion, Bill was a wine buyer/manager for Whole Foods Markets, and enjoys a good beer.