Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Romer joins Westat

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Westat Inc. of Rockville named Bruce F. Romer of Laytonsville vice president for administration. Previously, Romer was chief administrative officer for Montgomery County and Rockville city manager.

Olney womanearns Pinnacle Award

Margery Zylich of Olney, assistant vice president for operational communications and special projects for MedStar, a Columbia health care organization, was named the 2007 winner of the Pinnacle Award by the International Association of Business Communicators⁄Washington Chapter. The award recognizes a senior-level communicator in the Washington⁄Baltimore area who has achieved exceptional business results through effective communication strategy and implementation.

Sandy Spring Banknames subsidiary president

Sandy Spring Bank Inc. of Olney named R. Stephen Geoffray president of its insurance subsidiary, Sandy Spring Insurance Corp. Previously, Geoffray was CEO of Morgan & Cheves Inc., which merged with USI Insurance Services Inc.; Geoffray was senior vice president and regional marketing officer of USI’s mid-Atlantic region.

Olney man earns award from FDA

Roscoe M. Moore Jr. of Olney, president of consulting company PH RockWood Corp. of Silver Spring, won the Special Recognition Award from the Center for Devices and Radiological Health within the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Moore provided ‘‘essential scientific and safety information, and advice about the epidemiology and surveillance of post-marketed medical devices” as a member of its Medical Device Epidemiology Group, according to the center.

Ruppert promotes two

Ruppert Nurseries of Laytonsville promoted Justin Gibson of Leesburg, Va., to area manager in its Virginia landscape management branch in Gainesville. Also, Jim Tuzzolino of Deale was promoted to operations manager in its Maryland landscape installation branch. Tuzzolino joined the company in 2005 as production manager. Previously, he was an assistant foreman with TruGreen Lawn Care.

Shady Grove namesfirst chief medical officer

Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville promoted Dr. Gaurov Dayal to its first chief medical officer. Dayal joined the hospital in 2003, and was vice president of clinical program development. Previously, he was a management consultant with McKinsey and Co.

Adventist presidentearns association award

William G. Robertson, president and CEO of Adventist HealthCare Inc. of Rockville, won the inaugural Breath of Fresh Air Award from the American Lung Association, recognizing ‘‘an individual or organization for their outstanding efforts to embrace the mission of the American Lung Association of Maryland to prevent lung disease and promote lung health.” Adventist’s hospitals and other health care facilities will become smoke-free in November.