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Arbitron of Columbia named Derrik Dennis sales director with Arbitron Mobile Oy in the San Francisco area. Previously, Dennis was product director with Nielsen.

The Brigance Brigade Foundation named Gary Williams a board member. Williams is president and founder of Williams Asset Management of Columbia.


Aeras of Rockville named Barry Bloom a director. Bloom is former dean of the Harvard School of Public Health, chairman of the microbiology and immunology department at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

HouseWorks of Bethesda named Joan Hyman executive director for Greater Washington, D.C. Previously, Hyman was senior vice president of development and member services at the Beacon Institute and also worked for Charlestown Continuing Care Retirement Community, HCR Manorcare and Gladys Spellman Specialty Hospital.

Rockville Economic Development Inc. named the following to its new advisory board for the Rockville Women's Business Center: Theresa Brown, former CEO of Encore Management; Lisa J. Cines, office managing partner, Dixon Hughes Goodman; Gregory Creek, Maryland area director, Citibank; Cidalia Luis-Akbar and Natalia Luis, owners, M. Luis Construction; and Nancy Regelin of Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker.

The Rockville Science Center named Judy E. Ackerman a trustee. Ackerman is vice president and provost of Montgomery College's Rockville campus.

Olney Theatre Center named Martin Platt artistic director. Previously, Platt was co-director of Perry Street Theatricals, founder and artistic director of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, general director of Birmingham (Ala.) Opera Theatre and artistic director of the New Mexico Repertory Theatre.

The Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership of Waterford, Va., named John White its 2012 Corporate Partner of the Year for helping protect its brand. White is a partner and patent lawyer at Berenato & White in Bethesda.

AMT of Rockville named Frederick J. Wagner of Belair a senior associate in its Baltimore office.

Abt Associates in Bethesda named Diana Silimperi division vice president for international health. Previously, Silimperi was a vice president at Management Sciences for Health.

KoolSpan of Bethesda named J.D. Jack senior director of business development. Previously, Jack was a political-military adviser in the Department of State and an Army ranger.

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The Bozzuto Group of Greenbelt named Chris Block director of construction for Bozzuto Homes. Previously, Block was executive vice president with Caruso Homes and director of operations for Golden Builders.


The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation of Owings Mills named Craig Hoffman of Owings Mills controller. Previously, Hoffman was CFO of the Production Management Group, finance director at Merkle, and vice president of finance at both Strine Printing and Commerce Inc.

ManTech International of Fairfax, Va., promoted H. Christopher Goodrich to senior vice president of its Sigint Solutions & Cyber Operations Business Unit in Hanover. Goodrich joined the company in 2010.

Edward St. John, chairman and founder of St. John Properties of Baltimore, was awarded an honorary doctor of public service by the University of Maryland, College Park. St. John earned a bachelor's in electrical engineering from the university in 1961.

Temple Oheb Shalom of Baltimore installed Jerald B. Lurie as president. Lurie is a member of Adelberg, Rudow, Dorf & Hendler of Baltimore.

Ciena of Linthicum named Manuel D. Medina, 59, a director. Medina is founder of Terremark Worldwide and managing partner of Medina Capital Partners.

Hannah More School of Reisterstown named Chad Norfolk of Finksburg and Patricia H. Bosley of Glyndon directors. Norfolk is principal, lead adviser and chief technology officer for Financial Advantage. Bosley is medical services assistant for the athletic training and medical department of the Baltimore Ravens.

The Classic Catering People of Owings Mills named Jon Lindenauer director of creative research and menu design. Previously, Lindenauer was chef de cuisine for Bon Appetit.

Katzen Eye Group of Lutherville named Robert G. Leikin of Owings Mills director of refractive services. Previously, Leikin was clinical director of refractive services for Kameen Eye Associates.

Questar Properties of Pikesville named Sheryl McKibben of Baltimore vice president of marketing. Previously, McKibben was vice president of marketing for Bozzuto Management and vice president for BRE Properties, Regis Homes and Essex Property Trust.

Embrace Home Loans of Newport, R.I., named Laura Hancock of Salisbury a senior loan officer in its Towson office. Previously, Hancock worked for Wells Fargo.

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