The Arc of Howard County in Ellicott City named the following officers: Douglas Erdman, co-owner and president of Community Realty, president; Ed Wilson, executive director of association sales for Constellation Energy, vice president; Dorothy Plantz, interim director for the office of admission and advising at Howard Community College, secretary; and Derward Brooks, retired director of utility accounting service with General Growth Properties, treasurer.
Leadership Howard County of Columbia named Kyri Jacobs vice chairwoman. Jacobs is executive vice president and shareholder of Bonnie Heneson Communications in Owings Mills.
BioHealth Innovation of Rockville named Scott E. Dagenais and Jay S. Ridder directors. Dagenais is senior vice president and regional president Baltimore with M&T Bank; Ridder is managing partner with Ernst & Young’s Baltimore office.
The American Health Assistance Foundation of Clarksburg elected Scott Rodgville of Elkridge secretary and re-elected Nicholas Raymond of Silver Spring treasurer. Rodgville worked for Gorfine, Schiller & Gardyn of Owings Mills; Raymond is a retired retail banker.
Choice Hotels International of Silver Spring named C.A. Anderson vice president of development for Cambria Suites. Previously, Anderson was president and COO of Dow Hotel and also worked for Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers, Red Lion Hotels and Japan Airline Group.
Lerch, Early & Brewer of Bethesda named Christopher W. Roberts an associate in its family law practice. Previously, Roberts was a Montgomery County public high school English teacher.
Abt Associates of Bethesda named Clarissa A. Peterson chief human resources officer. Previously, Peterson was chief people officer-Americas with DLA Piper Rudnick and vice president for human resources at Abt Associates.
Volunteers of America Chesapeake in Lanham named Tonya Fulwood of Upper Marlboro vice president of homeless services. Previously, Fulwood was division manager of residential services at the National Center for Children and Families.
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 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.
Sotera Defense Solutions of Herndon, Va., named Laurie S. Villano senior vice president of its Cyber Systems & Solutions business in Annapolis Junction. Previously, Villano was senior vice president with Booz Allen Hamilton and vice president at BDM International.
Bomi International of Annapolis named Greg Grainger chairman and Jean Sayles-Jacobson vice chairwoman. Grainger is regional managing director of the North Texas region for Colliers International; Sayles-Jacobson is supervisor of facilities and space management for the Omaha (Neb.) Public Power District.
Cushman & Wakefield named Michael Kimmel a leasing and sales associate in its industrial brokerage services practice group in Baltimore. Previously, Kimmel worked for Homewood Surgical.
The Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation of Ruxton named Jay Baker, former president of Kohl’s, chairman.
AVF Consulting of Towson named Brian Grimes manager of customer service. Previously, Grimes was senior project manager with Computer Sciences and also worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers.
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