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The Maryland Association of Realtors named David McIlvaine Sr. its 2012 Realtor of the Year. McIlvaine is an associate broker for Keller Williams Select Realtors in Ellicott City.

Maroon PR of Columbia named Liz Chong assistant manager of social and digital media.

Cassidy Turley named Chatea Coates to its corporate services group in Columbia. Previously, Coates was a geographical manager with CoStar Group.

Fortress International Group of Columbia named Ken Schwarz CFO, succeeding Timothy C. Dec, who resigned. Previously, Schwarz was CFO of Primus Telecommunications Group, president and CFO of Simplexity and president, consumer solutions, executive vice president and CFO of Intersections. He also worked for WinStar Telecommunications, Cable & Wireless, TeleSpectrum, Unitel Communications, National Telephone Services, MCI and Deloitte & Touche.

Charles Schwabe, executive vice president and chief administrative officer of Howard Bank of Ellicott City, was named chairman of Maryland Bank Services, a subsidiary of the Maryland Bankers Association.


U.S. Silica Holdings of Frederick named Donald A. Merril, 48, vice president of finance, and CFO on Jan. 1, succeeding William A. White, who is retiring. Previously, Merril was senior vice president and CFO of Myers Industries, and vice president and CFO of the Rubbermaid home products division of Newell Rubbermaid. Also, Brian Slobodow is resigning as chief administrative officer, effective Oct. 7.


Greysteel of Bethesda named Gil Neuman managing director. Previously, Neuman founded the retail investment sales division of KLNB Retail.

Northwest Biotherapeutics of Bethesda named Gunter Rosskamp CEO of its German subsidiary, Northwest Biotherapeutics Gmbh. Previously, Rosskamp was head of central nervous system therapeutics at Schering and vice president of life sciences and chemicals at the German Industrial Investment Council.

Walker & Dunlop of Bethesda named Douglas C. Blake senior vice president of its closing department. Previously, Blake was national head of closing and construction loan administration at Berkeley Point Capital and also worked for Capri Capital and Aries Capital.

Creative Dispute Resolutions of Gaithersburg named Stephen P. Johnson and Gale E. Rasin mediators and arbitrators. Johnson is a former Montgomery County District Court judge; Rasin is a former Baltimore City Circuit Court judge.

Micro Focus of Rockville named David Dzergoski to its federal team. Previously, Dzergoski was chief of staff at Agile Edge Technologies and DalCorp International.

Eichberg Construction of Gaithersburg named William Hart a senior project manager.

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ASRC Federal of Greenbelt named Rachel Jackson vice president, strategic and aviation programs. Previously, Jackson was director of transportation programs in Lockheed Martin’s Washington operations.

Volunteers of America Chesapeake of Lanham is honoring Craig Pascal, senior vice president and community development specialist with BB&T for Maryland and Washington, D.C., "for his personal and professional contributions to the community."


St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center of Baltimore named LaAndra Jones compliance officer and Jeanette Cole managing attorney of its foreclosure prevention department.

AVF Consulting of Towson promoted Lori Ricard to project coordinator of its ChargeLogic division and named April Roberts as office manager, succeeding Ricard. Before joining AVF in 2007, Ricard was assistant project manager for R. Christopher Goodwin and Associates. Roberts was business coordinator for the University of Maryland Alumni Association.

T. Rowe Price Group of Baltimore named Robert Higginbotham head of global institutional services in London, effective Oct. 1, succeeding Todd Ruppert, who retired in June. Previously, Higginbotham was CEO for the Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Latin America regions for Fidelity Worldwide Investment. He also worked for Schroder Investment Management.

Health Solutions of Owings Mills promoted Terry Karjalainen to director, research and outcomes.

Chesapeake Urology Associates of Owings Mills named Anup R. Shah a staff urologist in its Good Samaritan Hospital and Franklin Square Hospital offices in Baltimore. Previously, Shah was chief resident in urology at the University of Washington Medical Center.

Calvert Street Capital Partners of Baltimore named Matt McLain to its investment team. Previously, McLain was an investment banker with Harris Williams & Co. and also worked for Irving Place Capital and Deloitte Financial Advisory Services.

The Baltimore affiliate of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship named David M. Citron chairman. Citron is partner, chief investment officer and principal of WMS Partners of Towson.

Digital Infuzion of Gaithersburg named Stephan Bour executive director, clinical informatics. Previously, Bour was chief information officer of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and director of its Center for Biomedical Informatics. He also worked for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

Remedi SeniorCare of Rosedale named Patrick Dennis general manager of its Troy, Ohio, operations. Previously, Dennis was vice president and general manager of Medco Health Solutions’ Las Vegas pharmacy.

Nevins & Associates of Hunt Valley named Laura Hager assistant account executive. Previously, Hager worked in the public relations and development department at the Maryland Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, in the community relations department at Western Maryland Health System and for Maroon PR.

Hamilton Bank of Towson named Brian Murphy senior loan officer and Mark Freyer special projects manager for compliance and risk management operations. Previously, Murphy was a loan officer at Capitalsource Bank. Freyer was senior vice president of risk and compliance at Chesapeake Bank.

Geoffrey W. Washington, an associate with Adelberg, Rudow, Dorf & Hendler of Baltimore, was named to the judicial selection committee of the Bar Association of Baltimore City.

Murphy & Dittenhafer Architects of Baltimore promoted Lauren Merrill to associate.

The Women’s Law Center of Maryland of Towson named Barrett R. King a director. Kings is a lawyer with Elville & Associates of Columbia.

The Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation of Towson named Randy Acosta senior director of development. Previously, Acosta was executive director of the Boys & Girls Club of Harford County.

Bank of America of Charlotte, N.C., promoted David Millman of Owings Mills to president of its Maryland and Baltimore market, succeeding William Couper, who is retiring. Millman joined the bank in 1981.

Sinclair Broadcast Group of Hunt Valley named Michael Simon director of advanced technology for its television group. Previously, Simon was manager of advanced technology for Rohde & Schwarz and also worked for Harris Corp.

Craftsmen Developers of Glen Burnie named Jay M. Yacobucci of Brooklyn project manager of its redevelopment of Oliver Street, a Come Home Baltimore initiative.

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