Names & Faces
Woodsboro Bank named James D. Summers CFO. Previously, Summers co-founded Regner & Summers and was a principal with the company that acquired it, Rager, Lehman & Houck.
Widearea Systems of Frederick named former Air Force Secretary Michael W. Wynne to its advisory board. Previously, Wynne, an Air Force veteran, was principal at Research Analysis and Development and also worked for General Dynamics and Martin Marietta.
Lori Friedman, membership director of the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce, was recognized by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives by placing third in the nation for new member revenue and fourth for new member recruitment in the chamber's category.
LaSalle Hotel Properties of Bethesda named Michael D. Barnello CEO and director Stuart L. Scott acting chairman, both succeeding Jon E. Bortz, who resigned.
Washington Adventist Hospital of Takoma Park named Joyce Portela COO and campus administrator. Previously, Portela was chief operations officer at Shawnee Mission Medical Center and Tennessee Christian Medical Center.
Steven D. Lockshin, founder and CEO of Convergent Wealth Advisors in Rockville, was named No. 2 on Barron's annual list of the Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors in the country. Also on the list were Convergent managing directors George Dunn and Lori Van Dusen.
Kinetics MarCom of Bethesda named Katherine Brandenburg digital manager. Previously, Brandenburg was an account manager with Harte-Hanks.
Montgomery Hospice of Rockville named Ann Morgan-Jones vice president of nursing services.
Garson Claxton of Bethesda named Helena S. Dillaman an associate in its real estate group. Previously, Dillaman was with Arent Fox.
Congressional Bank of Bethesda named Dale Phelps CFO and Michael Ahearn senior vice president of residential lending. Also, Karen Becker and John Buchman were named directors. Becker is founder and CEO of Becker & Associates Consulting and Becker Venture Services Group. Buchman is general counsel and corporate secretary of E-Trade Bank.
Pat. Salmonese, vice president of product master data management at GXS of Gaithersburg, was named a director of the GS1 Global Data Synchronization Network.
Holy Cross Hospital of Silver Spring named Edward H. Bersoff a trustee. Bersoff is chairman, president and CEO of ATS Corp.
Spherix of Bethesda named Ram R. Nimmagudda director of new business Development. Previously, Nimmagudda was director of new business development, South Asia for DSM Functional Foods; director and senior principal technologist, external technologies at Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co.; and vice president of technology growth at Chr. Hansen Inc.
EagleBank of Bethesda promoted Susan G. Riel from executive vice president and COO to senior executive vice president and COO.
Optelecom-NKF of Germantown promoted president David B. Patterson to CEO, succeeding Edmund Ludwig, who will continue as chairman.
Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies of Greenbelt named Wayne Rustin chief human resources officer. Previously, Rustin was director, human resources business partner for IBM's sales and distribution business unit. He also worked for J.C. Penney and was a municipal court judge in Fort Worth, Texas; an adjunct professor at the University of Dallas MBA School of Management; and a lawyer with the National Labor Relations Board.
Corporate Office Properties Trust of Columbia named David Jacobstein and Richard Szafranski trustees. Previously, Jacobstein was senior adviser to Deloitte LLP's real estate industry group, president and COO of Developers Diversified Realty, and vice chairman and COO of Wilmorite. Szafranski, a retired Air Force colonel, is a partner and former managing partner with Toffler Associates.
XLHealth of Baltimore named Mathew Whelan vice president and controller. Previously, Whelan was senior vice president and corporate controller at U.S. Foodservice and vice president of corporate accounting for Host Marriott.
Immersion Consulting of Annapolis named Greg Barber leader of its new financial management practice area. Previously, Barber worked for the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Navy Office of Budget.
The Business Women's Network of Howard County named the following officers: Trish Almasy, president; Karen Pitsley, president-elect; Linda Ostovitz, secretary; Karen Gouker, treasurer; and Doralee Billings, past president.
Merkle Inc. of Columbia promoted vice president Pete Mehr to chief strategy officer in its health care marketing practice.
David Ramsay, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore, was named Baltimore's Extraordinary Technology Advocate award winner for 2009 by the Greater Baltimore Technology Council.
Constellation Energy of Baltimore named Robert J. Gauch Jr. vice president, credit workout. Previously, Gauch was director, head of remedial management and senior credit officer, risk management, at Citibank and also worked for Hakkaido Takushoku Bank and Bank of New York.
Paul Davis Restoration in Annapolis named Cheryl Perkins of Annapolis district marketing manager. Previously, Perkins was a large-loss claims manager and catastrophic claims coordinator for Nationwide Insurance.
Davis Calibration of Baltimore named John Meighan chief information officer. Previously, Meighan was chief technology officer for OneWorld Lab and chief information officer for EMG.
The Arc of Baltimore named Mark T. Paré board president. Paré is director of fund analysis at Enterprise Community Investment. Also, Michael Young was named a board member. Young is a director at Stout, Causey & Horning and SC&H Tax & Advisory Services.
PSA Insurance & Financial Services of Baltimore named Jania Stout of Phoenix vice president and retirement plan consultant; Matt DeCerbo of Perry Hall producer; Pat DeNobrega of Parkville account executive and risk management consultant; and Victor L. Lombardi of Baldwin wealth management adviser.
Robert Mullins, director of operations, strategy and development at Northrop Grumman's Space & Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Systems Division in Linthicum, was named executive in residence and Harris Center fellow at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa., for the 2009-10 academic year. Previously, Mullins worked for Rand Corp., Price Waterhouse and KPMG Peat Marwick.
Cylex Inc. of Columbia promoted president Brad L. Stewart to CEO and chairman. Before joining Cylex in 2007, Stewart was client partner and senior strategy expert at CSC Consulting and also worked for BearingPoint, Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals and Wyeth.
Ellin & Tucker named Zachary E. Bromwell, Gary W. Corkran and Trevor R. McEvoy to its audit, accounting and consulting department in its Baltimore office.
Osiris Therapeutics of Columbia named Philip R. Jacoby Jr. CFO, succeeding Richard W. Hunt, who resigned. Jacoby will also remain vice president of finance, corporate secretary and chief accounting officer. Previously, Jacoby was vice president and corporate controller for FTI Consulting and also worked for Arthur Andersen & Co.
Care Improvement Plus of Baltimore named Anthony Colistra vice president of market growth and development. Previously, Colistra was vice president, national accounts for Cigna HealthCare.
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