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The Fort Detrick Business Development Office in Frederick named Pat Evans manager. Previously, Evans was chief of the customer and operations service centers for the Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity.

Global Facility Solutions of Mount Airy named John Hermann vice president of sales and marketing. Previously, Hermann was branch service sales manager at Schneider Electric Buildings and also worked for Electrical Automation Services, Johnson Controls and Electronic Systems USA.


Thomas M. Meachum of Carney, Kelehan, Bresler, Bennett and Scherr of Columbia, joined the board of the Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland.

Marriner Marketing Communications of Columbia named Brenda Fried director of business development. Previously, Fried was vice president of marketing at Frymaster and also worked for Mobil Chemical, Chinet, Gojo Industries and and the Produce for Better Health Foundation.


Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic of Bethesda named Jeremy Howard vice president of advertising sales. Previously, Howard was local sales manager with NBC4 in Washington, D.C., and also worked at NBC-owned stations in Chicago, Detroit, Minneapolis, Atlanta and Houston, and Blair Television.

The following lawyers at Paley Rothman in Bethesda were named to bar assocation positions: Deborah A. Cohn of Bethesda, chairwoman of the Maryland State Bar Association’s estate and trust section council; Paul G. Marcotte Jr. of Bethesda, chairman-elect of the state bar association’s taxation section; and James R. Hammerschmidt of Rockville, treasurer-elect of the Bar Association of Montgomery County.

Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell of Bethesda promoted Michael A. Hayunga to audit senior, and Frank W. Gomena and Valeryia V. Mikharava to audit senior-in-charge.

Strathmore of North Bethesda named the following directors for three-year terms: David M.W. Denton, executive director of Asbury Methodist Village; Suzanne Brennan Firstenberg, a sculptor and marketing consultant; William R. Ford, controller with Washington Gas Light and WGL Holdings; Barbara Goldberg Goldman, principal at Quorum; and Graciela Rivera-Oven, partner at ProActive Community Strategies.

Merchant Link of Silver Spring named Patricia Sappington director of channel development. Previously, Sappington worked for Elavon.

Cantor Commercial Real Estate of New York named Michael C. May managing director and national head of its multifamily lending business in its Bethesda office. Previously, May was executive vice president of multifamily sourcing at Freddie Mac.

BlackRock Center for the Arts of Germantown named Krista Rimple Bradley executive director, succeeding Charlotte Sommers. Previously, Bradley was program officer for performing arts at Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation and also worked for the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, Washington Performing Arts Society, Walker Arts Center and Harlem Stage.

Susan Mitchell of Gaithersburg acquired, and is now president of, B2B Marketing Source of Gaithersburg. Previously, Mitchell was director of marketing and sales for Rolyn Cos. and also worked for Fusion UV Systems and Edison Electric Institute.

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Maryland Public Television of Owings Mills named Colette Colclough of Upper Marlboro vice president and head of human resources. Previously, Colclough was director of human resources for the state Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation and for WJLA-TV, and human resources manager for WUSA-TV.


The Maryland Bankers Association named Michael L. Middleton board chairman. Middleton is CEO and chairman of Community Bank of Tri-County in Waldorf.

PinnacleCare of Baltimore named Todd Martin chief sales and marketing officer. Previously, Martin was senior vice president and general manager of national accounts at Medco Health Solutions, senior vice president and general manager for Aetna/US Healthcare NYLCare Health Plans, senior vice president of field management for Caremark Prescription Service and sales director for Cigna.

Warschawski of Baltimore promoted Erin Prosser to director.

McDaniel College of Westminster named Richard M. Smith coordinator of its new graduate program in public administration. Smith is an assistant professor of sociology.

Erickson Living of Catonsville promoted Clara Parker of Severna Park to executive director of Charlestown, its continuing care retirement community in Catonsville. Previously, Parker was vice president-regional finance director. Earlier, she was senior finance director for the American Red Cross.

CSA Medical of Baltimore named Ellen Sheets chief medical officer and Paul Manberg vice president of clinical, regulatory and quality. Previously, Sheets was chief medical officer and vice president of North American research and development at Qiagen; and chief medical officer at Predictive Biosciences and Hologic. Manberg was vice president of clinical research, regulatory and quality systems at Aspect Medical Systems; vice president of clinical research and regulatory strategy with Covidien; and vice president, research and development at Ares-Serono Laboratories.

Junior Achievement of Central Maryland in Owings Mills named Ryan Branon of Lutherville a director. Branon is a sales manager with Advance Business Systems in Cockeysville.

Harris Jones and Malone of Baltimore named Caitlin McDonough an associate, specializing in government affairs.

Barcoding of Baltimore named Don TenEyck strategic account manager, and Angela Gifford and Zach Lander-Portnoy sales representatives. Previously, TenEyck was a senior account executive at Honeywell Scanning & Mobility; Gifford was an account manager with Rutherford & Associates; and Zach Lander-Portnoy was a junior adviser for Chapin Davis Investments.

The Chesapeake Regional Tech Council of Annapolis named Gretchen Snow membership and marketing manager and promoted Melissa Murphy to operations coordinator. Previously, Snow was an event planner for Annapolis Sailing Cruises and also worked in special events at the National Gallery of Art.

Abel Communications of Baltimore named Jessica Epperly senior publicist in its Harrisburg, Pa., office.

Trico Lift of Millville, N.J., named Wiley Maher regional manager for mid-Atlantic operations in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia.

The Maryland Court Appointed Special Advocates Association elected the following officers: Lisa A. Lunghofer, president; Angela Lunczynski-Hamilton, vice president: Josh A. Sutherland, treasurer; and Jennifer Fuss, secretary. Lunczynski-Hamilton is director of procurement for JJ Haines. Sutherland is a principal with Katz, Abosch, Windesheim, Gershman & Friedman. Fuss is director of agency programs in Frederick and Carroll counties.

Monarch Academy Public Charter School of Glen Burnie named Michael Wodka chairman, and Marie Caputo and John Murkey directors. Wodka is assistant director of design with the Housing Authority of Baltimore City. Marie Caputo is a partner with of Clifton Gunderson and Murkey is a senior vice president with BB&T.

The National Kidney Foundation of Maryland in Lutherville named the following directors: Paul Kruger of Reisterstown, Monty Crawford of Ellicott City and Majorie Pearsall of Severna Park. Kruger is a linebacker with the Baltimore Ravens. Crawford is a partner with DLA Piper. Pearsall is vascular and interventional radiology medical director with American Access Care of Baltimore.

Har Sinai Congregation of Owings Mills named Jo-Ellen Unger director of congregational learning. Previously, Unger was director of education and youth at Congregation Ahavath Chesed in Jacksonville, Fla., director of education and youth at Temple Beth El in Boca Raton, Fla., educational director for the Union for Reform Judaism Southeast Council and regional adviser of the North American Federation of Temple Youth.

Craig Panos, business consultant for Baltimore County with the Maryland Small Business Development Center Central Region in Baltimore, was named the 2012 Maryland State Star by the center for counseling "379 clients and helping them increase sales by $18.4 million, obtain $6.8 million in financing, create 74 jobs and retain 85 jobs" in fiscal 2011.

TrustedTPV of Severna Park named Shannon Smoot Cipolla director of client services.

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