BMC Property Group of Bethesda named Michele Horwitz Cornwell vice president. Previously, Cornwell was senior vice president for Chevy Chase Land Co.
AMT of Rockville named Thomas Meitzler an associate in its Newark, Del., office, leading its transportation efforts in Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
The Law Offices of James A. Hyatt & Associates in Germantown named Caitlyn K. Walters an associate. Previously, Walters worked for the U.S. Department of Justice.
Mark Avallone, president of Potomac Wealth Advisors in Rockville, was one of eight financial professionals nationwide named to this year's inaugural All-Star Research Team by Private Wealth Magazine and Financial Advisor Magazine.
Choice Hotels International of Silver Spring named both Alexandra Jaritz, senior vice president of brand strategy and marketing, and Michael Murphy, senior vice president of Cambria Suites and Ascend Collection, officers of the company. Before joining Choice in 2001, Jaritz worked for Ernst & Young's Hospitality Services Group and Lehman Brothers. Before joining Choice in 2009, Murphy was senior vice president of sales for Marriott International and also worked for Renaissance and Stouffer Hotels.
Whiteford Taylor & Preston named Erek L. Barron counsel in its litigation practice in its new Bethesda office. Previously, Barron was an assistant state's attorney for Prince George's County and Baltimore City, worked in the Department of Justice's criminal division and was counsel and policy adviser to former Sen. Joseph Biden Jr. (D) of Delaware.
Reznick Group of Bethesda named Deborah J. Levinson a principal in its New York City office.
Science Systems and Applications of Lanham promoted Mauricio Peredo to COO, succeeding Ronald Estes, who is retiring. Previously, Peredo was director of business development. Before joining the company 12 years ago, he worked for Raytheon and Hughes STX.
Miles & Stockbridge of Baltimore named Abigail Bradfield business development manager. Previously, Bradfield worked for Kelley Drye & Warren and White & Case.
Manekin of Columbia named Scott Manhoff of Olney a vice president in its brokerage division. Previously, Manhoff was a football coach at Brown University, Grambling State University, University of Maryland, Eastern Shore and Marietta College.
Algeco Scotsman Group of Baltimore named Jean-Marc Germain CEO, succeeding Duncan Gillis, who resigned. Previously, Germain was president of North American operations with Novelis and also worked for Alcan/Pechiney, GE Capital and Bain & Co.
Mahan Rykiel Associates of Baltimore promoted Richard Jones to president, Cathy Snellinger to CFO and Warren Timlen to principal. Catherine Mahan, who recently retired, continues as chairwoman.
Appraisal Logistics of Annapolis promoted Dennis H. Ashcroft to vice president, sales and marketing. Before joining the company in 2008, Ashcroft was a senior loan officer for Wilmington Mortgage Services and Washington Mutual Home Loans. He also founded and was president of New Horizon Mortgage.
R. Michael S. Menzies, president and CEO of Easton Bank and Trust, was re-elected past chairman of the executive committee of the Independent Community Bankers of America for 2012-13.
Protection 1 of Baltimore named Dan Haab its Baltimore-area general manager. Previously, Haab was Maryland district general manager with Stanley Convergent Solutions.
Venable named Peter O’Malley a government relations partner in its Baltimore office. Previously, O'Malley was chief of staff for Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Baltimore County Executive James Smith Jr.
Oren D. Saltzman of Owings Mills, a lawyer with Adelberg, Rudow, Dorf & Hendler of Baltimore, was named 2012 Maryland Attorney Advocate of the Year by the Baltimore district of the Small Business Administration.
The Law Offices of Arnold M. Weiner of Baltimore named Aron U. Raskas has a principal. Previously, Raskas operated Raskas PC and was a partner and of counsel to Kramon & Graham.
The Children’s Guild of Baltimore named the following staff psychiatrists: Ira S. Lourie, Jack E. Rosenblatt and Maria Peko-Rios. Lourie, a partner in the Human Service Collaborative and assistant clinical professor of child psychiatry at Georgetown University School of Medicine, previously worked for the Child and Adolescent Service System Program at the National Institute of Mental Health. Rosenblatt was as an outpatient child and adolescent psychiatrist with the Center for Children and the Student Health Center of St. Mary’s College. Peko-Rios was a psychiatrist for the National Center of Children and Families and the State Department.
Clapp Communications of Lutherville named Lily Duffy a copy writer.
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