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U.S. Silica Holdings of Frederick named Peter Bernard a director. Bernard is a former executive with Halliburton, Royal Dutch Shell and Landmark Graphics.


Adam Chasse, vice president of RxTrials of Ellicott City, was inducted into Delta Omega, the public health honorary society.

The Columbia Foundation of Columbia named the following trustees: Edward J. Berman, principal with EJ Berman & Associates; Tom Coale, associate with Goodell, DeVries, Leech & Dann; Nuala Duffy, former teacher at Swansfield Elementary School; Neil Gordon, past president of the Maryland/D.C. Home Furnishings Representatives Association; Marcia L. Leonard, principal at Hammond High School; Joseph V. Murray Sr., director of community relations at CareOne Debt Relief Services; and Lynne C. Schaefer, vice president for administration and finance and chief business officer at University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Kevin Kelehan, a partner with Carney, Kelehan, Bresler, Bennett and Scherr of Columbia, won the Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Service to Howard Community College. Kelehan co-chairs the college's Educational Foundation Campaign Council.


DMI of Bethesda named Rob Innella vice president of its enterprise solutions division. Previously, Innella worked for Avanade.

Scheer Partners of Rockville named Omar S. McKeithan an associate. Previously, McKeithan was a research associate with CoStar Group, a credit manager with Wells Fargo, a credit-education specialist with Intersections and a credit analyst with Bank of America.

Notable Solutions of Rockville named Rachid Sijelmassi senior vice president of engineering. Previously, Sijelmassi was vice president of software engineering at CA Technologies, and chief technology officer and vice president of Optinuity.

Zyngenia of Gaithersburg named David Parkinson interim chief medical officer, head of its clinical advisory board and a director. Previously, Parkinson was president and CEO of Nodality; senior vice president, oncology research and development with Biogen Idec; vice president and head of the oncology therapeutic area at Amgen; and vice president and head of global clinical oncology development at Novartis.

Hughes Network Systems of Germantown named Eugene Caffrey sales director, North America government solutions group. Previously, Caffrey was a branch director with CenturyLink Government and also worked for Global Crossing and MCI Telecommunications/Worldcom.

Micro Focus of Rockville named Eric Pan vice president of marketing for North America and Jim Bladich vice president of North American sales operations, and promoted Susan Drennan to vice president of channel sales, North America. Previously, Pan was director of Americas alliance marketing for VMware. Bladich was senior vice president of sales operations for Allen Systems Group Inc. before joining Micro Focus. Drennan joined Micro Focus 12 years ago.

Donohoe Hospitality Services of Washington, D.C., named Tamara Williams general manager of the Hilton Garden Inn Bethesda. Previously, Williams was general manager of the Residence Inn Arlington (Va.) Courthouse.

BioHealth Innovation of Rockville named Douglas Liu a director. Liu is senior vice president of global operations at Qiagen in Germantown.

Linda Gooden, executive vice president, Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions of Bethesda, won the Crittenton Legacy Award for Leadership in science, technology, engineering and math from Crittenton Services of Greater Washington of Silver Spring.

Catapult Technology of Bethesda promoted Terrie Ney to senior director, human resources.

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The Central Maryland Regional Transit Corp. of Laurel promoted Beverly Walenga to interim CEO. Previously, Walenga was director of finance and administration. She succeeds John W. Powell Jr., who was named administrator of the Howard County Office of Transportation.

Clear Government Solutions of Lanham named John Kraft CEO. Previously, Kraft was president, CEO and director with ServerVault, and president and COO of the U.S. enterprise and federal division of PSINet, and also worked for MCI Communications.

2tor of Landover named Catherine Graham CFO, succeeding acting CFO and COO Robert Cohen, who continues as COO. Previously, Graham was executive vice president and CFO of Online Resources, CFO of DavCo and Via Net.Works, and vice president of finance and investor relations officer for Yurie Systems.


Michael Kagan, senior vice president and chief sales officer for Constellation Energy's retail business unit, was named chairman of the TowsonGlobal Business Incubator Advisory Board.

Northwest Hospital of Randallstown named Brian Cawley vice president of administration. Cawley also was named vice president of community-physician enterprise at the hospital's parent, LifeBridge Health. Previously, he was senior director of operations at Mercy Medical Center.

Two Baltimore lawyers — Linda Donhauser, a principal with Miles & Stockbridge, and Joyce Kuhns, a partner with Saul Ewing — were named co-chairwomen of the newly restructured Greater Maryland chapter of the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation.

Kimball Construction of Rosedale named Al Tyler vice president. Previously, Tyler was a project manager at Whiting-Turner.

The Children’s Guild of Baltimore named M. Blake Kaiser-Mohondro director of clinical and related services. Previously, Kaiser-Mohondro was director of clinical services at Adventist Behavioral Health, clinical director for Center-For-Children and clinical services manager for Compass Health. She also worked for the U.S. District Court, University of Washington, Whidbey Counseling, Whidbey General Hospital and Arizona State University.

Silberstein Insurance Group of Lutherville promoted Jillian Albert and Janet Weitkamp to account director; Lindsay Walker to account executive; and Lisa Haglauer and Nicole Stinson to associate account manager.

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