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Merkle of Columbia named Tom Quinn vice president and chief digital revenue officer for its digital marketing services practice. Previously, Quinn was a vice president at Razorfish and executive vice president of marketing services at Blast Radius, and also worked for Information Resources.


Choice Hotels International of Silver Spring promoted Mark Weiner to head of its global sales division. Previously, Weiner was vice president of customer care and reservations. Before joining Choice in 2006, Weiner was vice president of sales and customer care for Travelocity and also worked for Sabre Holdings and AMR.

RLJ Equity Partners of Bethesda promoted Rufus H. Rivers to managing partner. Previously, Rivers was a managing director at the Carlyle Group, senior vice president and principal at TCW/Crescent Mezzanine, and group credit/investment officer of Heller Financial.

First Washington Realty of Bethesda named Joshua M. Brown executive vice president and a partner in its investment partnership. Previously, Brown was senior managing director at Eastdil Secured and also worked for Security Capital Group.

Linowes and Blocher of Bethesda named Michael J. Fellerman a partner in its business transactions and tax group.

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The Healthcare Council of the National Capital Area in Landover named Leslie H. Pitton Jr. president and CEO, succeeding Joseph P. Burns. Pitton owns Pitton & Associates. Previously, he was executive vice president for Adventist HealthCare, co-founder and chairman of Chancellor Health Care, partner at Specialty Care Services and regional director at Manor Care.


Adams Express and Petroleum & Resources of Baltimore promoted Brian S. Hook to CFO. Hook was treasurer since 2009. Previously, Hook was a vice president at T. Rowe Price Associates and a business assurance manager with Coopers & Lybrand. Also, Petroleum & Resources promoted Nancy J.F. Prue to president from executive vice president. Prue also is executive vice president of Adams Express. Previously, she worked for Maryland National Bank and Fidelity & Deposit Company of Maryland.

KCI Technologies of Sparks promoted Douglas V. Goldsmith to vice president. Previously, Goldsmith was regional practice leader of geospatial solutions.

The following won Small Business Week Awards from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Baltimore district: Small Business Person of the Year, Janet I. Amirault, Software Consortium, Columbia; Jeffrey Butland Family Owned Small Business of the Year, Michael and Kevin Sosnoski, Goska’s, Severna Park; Small Business Exporter of the Year, Christine Lee, PTC International, Baltimore; Accountant Advocate of the Year, Ann Furst, Gardiner & Appel Group, Severna Park; Women in Business Champion of the Year, Nancy Greer, Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu & Tai Chi, Arnold; Minority Small Business Champion of the Year, Stanley Tucker, Meridian Management Group, Baltimore; Financial Services Champion of the Year, Mary Wamsley, Strategic Banking Partners, Gambrills; Entrepreneurial Success of the Year, Marc and Erin Tohir, Priority Worldwide Service, Hanover; District Director’s Unsung Hero Award, Leanne Mazer, Tri-County Council of Western Maryland, Frostburg; Home Based Small Business Champion of the Year, Jeannie Noll, Select Specialty, Lutherville; Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Eddie Conway III, Garry’s Grill, Severna Park; Attorney Advocate of the Year, Oren Saltzman, Adelberg, Rudow, Dorf & Hendler, Ellicott City; Top 10 Lenders, M&T Bank, Susquehanna Bank, Wells Fargo, CommerceFirst Bank, PNC Bank, BB&T, Hamilton Federal Bank, Howard Bank, SunTrust Bank and First Chatham Bank; and Top CDC (504) Lender, Business Finance Group.

Hyatt Commercial of Annapolis named John L. Sindler a sales and leasing agent.

Under Armour of Baltimore named Karl-Heinz Maurath president, Under Armour International, effective in September. Previously, Maurath worked for Adidas. Under Armour also named James Hardy Jr. chief supply chain officer and Fred Knowles senior vice president of human resources. Previously, Hardy worked for Procter & Gamble, Clorox, ConAgra Foods, Dial and Hospira. Knowles worked for Capital One Financial, Exult and ExxonMobil.

The Brick Cos. of Edgewater named Kurt Hamilton food and beverage director at the Golf Club at South River and its restaurant, the Bistro at South River. Previously, Hamilton was food and beverage director at the Colony South Hotel and Conference Center in Washington, D.C.

ISonea of Severna Park named Ross Macdonald and Stewart Washer directors, succeeding Paul Hopper and Fabio Pannuti. Macdonald is former managing director and CEO of Living Cell Technologies. Washer is investment manager with IB Managers. ISonea also named Donal O’Dwyer a special adviser to its board. O’Dwyer is former worldwide president of Cordis Cardiology.

MGH of Owings Mills named Valerie Amey an account manager, Joe Gorman print production manager, Kelly Cahill a senior account executive and Margot Feingold a production artist. Previously, Amey worked for Alexander & Tom and MGH; Gorman worked for SNS Marketing; Cahill worked for Kearney O'Doherty Public Affairs; and Feingold worked for Reed Smith.

STX of Baltimore named Ed Saunders marketing director and Elizabeth Goodier marketing and communications manager. Previously, Saunders was U.S. marketing director at Nike Bauer Hockey and communications director at Hockey East. Goodier oversaw marketing and communications at Legg Mason Capital Management and also worked for GKV Communications.

Clapp Communications of Lutherville named Dana Metzger a senior account executive. Previously, Metzger was director of operations and business development with Quantum Life Settlements.

Benchworks of Chestertown named Caitlin Hawthorne director for market development and senior level consulting. Previously, Hawthorne worked for Sanofi.

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