Names & faces

Friday, Nov. 10, 2006


Linton Shafer Warfield & Garrett PA named Melanie E. Hawkins, a certified public accountant, a supervisor in its Frederick audit department.


Opus East LLC of Rockville named Alexander Inglese senior director of real estate. Previously, Inglese was managing director of development for Federal Realty Investment Trust in Rockville and also worked for Donohoe Cos.

Sheladia Associates Inc. of Rockville named Tirlok Singh vice president and Roy Huffman senior adviser. Previously, Singh was president of Legion Design Campbell & Associates. Huffman was chief of the highways and bridges division of the Prince George’s County Department of Public Works and Transportation.

Human Genome Sciences Inc. of Rockville named Kevin Starr, former COO and CFO of Millennium Pharmaceuticals, a director.

The Society of Human Resource Management of Alexandria, Va., named William J. Maroni of Bethesda chief external affairs officer. Previously, Maroni was senior vice president at Powell Tate Weber Shandwick and at Widmeyer Communications. He also was vice president for government affairs and public policy at Levi Strauss & Co. and executive secretary for the Economic Policy Council at the White House.

Novak Biddle Venture Partners of Bethesda promoted the following to general partner: Philip Bronner, Andrea Kaufman, Tom Scholl and CFO Joy Binford. Also, Janet Yang has been named a principal; previously, she worked for Draper Richards.

Sequella Inc. of Rockville named Dr. Gary Horwith chief medical officer. Previously, Horwith was vice president of clinical research and medical affairs at Nabi; vice president of clinical research and drug regulatory affairs at Genetic Therapy Inc.; and director of worldwide clinical research at Liposome Co. Inc. and Wyeth-Ayerst Research.

Digene Corp. of Gaithersburg named James Godsey senior vice president of research and development. Previously, Godsey was vice president of research and development for Veridex LLC and executive vice president at Gen-Probe Inc. Also, Attila Lorincz will continue as chief scientific officer and become senior vice president, science and technology.

Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic of Bethesda named Steve Lieberman general sales manager. Previously, Lieberman was a sales manager with ESPN⁄ABC Radio and an account executive for WJMO Radio and WARW Radio. He also was a sports marketing executive for WTEM SportsTalk 980 and worked for the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim.

Choice Hotels International Inc. of Silver Spring named Margit Koller to managing director of Central European operations. Previously, Koller was director of franchise services for CHE, whose Central European operations Choice acquired.

Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. of Bethesda named Mike Goodson managing director of its European operations, in London. Previously, Goodson was senior vice president of corporate finance for InterContinental Hotels Group.

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Bowie State University named Al Valbuena vice president of the Office of Information Technology. Previously, Valbuena was vice president for information technology and strategic planning at the Community College of Southern Nevada and executive director for information technology at Franciscan University.


Andrew Levy and C. Christopher Brown, partners at law firm Brown, Goldstein and Levy LLP of Baltimore, were named in the 2007 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Levy was chosen in two practice areas, commercial litigation and white-collar criminal defense; Brown was selected First Amendment law.

Richard F. Barnard, principal of Arundelton Associates, was elected chairman of the Baltimore-Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce in Laurel. Barnard retired last year as senior vice president of Melwood. Other board members are Don Vogt, immediate past chairman and senior vice president of PBS&J; Christine Walters of FiveL Co.; Tom Davis, president and CEO of Bozzuto Landscaping Inc.; and Kathy Grice, a partner in Bormel, Grice & Huyett PC. Also Larry P. Bormel, a partner in Bormel, Grice and Huyett, was elected president of the chamber foundation.

Philanthropist Eddie C. Brown, founder and president of Brown Capital Management Inc. of Baltimore, won the Marylander of Distinction Award for a ‘‘lifetime of achievement and significant contributions to the state of Maryland.”

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