Names & Faces
GXS of Gaithersburg named Gregg Clevenger executive vice president and CFO. Previously, Clevenger was CFO at Infinia and MPower Communications and an investment banker with Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Argent Group.
Marriott ExecuStay of Bethesda promoted Michelle Gobrecht to director of national sales for the Eastern region. Previously, Gobrecht was a sales manager.
Coventry Health Care of Bethesda named Kevin Conlin executive vice president. Previously, Conlin was president and CEO of both Via Christi Health and Partner First, president of Cross Country Consulting and CEO at DePaul Medical Center, Hotel Dieu Hospital and the Baptist Health System of East Tennessee.
Micro Focus of Rockville promoted B.G. Willison to vice president, worldwide channel sales.
ShareStream of Gaithersburg named Larry Sanderson chief architect. Previously, Sanderson was lead online architect for The Washington Post. He also worked for Sun Microsystems.
Astra HR of Rockville named Natalie Dodson a senior human resources consultant. Previously, Dodson worked for Electronic Data Systems and Hewlett-Packard.
Kurtis Wolff, principal in charge of audit and assurance with Reznick Group of Bethesda, was named to the Auditing Standards Board of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Payroll Network of Kensington named Amy Yendall district sales manager. Previously, Yendall operated Our Town of Montgomery County.
The Prince George's Chamber of Commerce named John M. Collard, chairman of Strategic Management Partners of Annapolis, its Business Leader of the Year.
MedAssurant of Bowie named David Finkel COO; Hammad Shah chief strategy officer; Luis Gutierrez Jr. senior vice president of pharmaceutical and life sciences operations; and Stephen DeCherney senior vice president of pharmaceuticals and life sciences. Previously, Finkel was senior vice president of service operations at WellPoint and senior vice president of service operations and CEO of management services for Coventry Health Care. He also worked for Cigna Healthcare, HealthMarket, Deloitte & Touche and Oxford Health Plans. Shah was vice president and general manager of emerging markets for Express Scripts. Gutierrez was president of peri-approval and market access services at Covance and also worked for Merck. DeCherney was chief innovation officer for Quintiles Transnational and also worked for PRA International.
North Oaks of Pikeville named Ruth O'Neill of Bowie administrator of its health center. Previously, O'Neill was nursing home administrator for a ManorCare health services project. She also was director of nursing and nursing home administrator for Genesis HealthCare System.
Mahi Reddy, president and CEO of SemaConnect of Annapolis, was named Entrepreneur of the Year by the Maryland Clean Energy Center.
Brickmill Marketing Services of Baltimore named Robert Dragonette senior vice president of operations. Previously, Dragonette was president of Barton Cotton and CFO of Mosaic. He also worked for KPMG Peat Marwick, Marriott International and Fusion Systems.
The following won Greater Baltimore Committee's 2010 Bridging the Gap Awards: President's Award, Robert L. Wallace of Bithgroup Technologies; Achievement by a Minority or Woman-owned Business, Harris Jones & Malone, Special Gathering, P-B Health Home Care Agency, Legacy Builders & Construction Services, Barb Clapp Advertising & Marketing, Amethyst Technologies, Murthy Law Firm and Trans Time Express; Majority-owned Commitment to Inclusive Business Practices, Andrew Bertamini of Wachovia Bank; Business Partnerships/Strategic Alliances, Mercy Medical Center, Whiting-Turner Contracting, Maryland Washington Minority Contractor Association and Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Dist. 7) of Baltimore.
Arbitron of Columbia named William J. McKenna senior vice president, new media ventures. Previously, McKenna was CEO and president of Integrated Media Measurement and KMR North America. He also founded Mediafax, was a partner at Booz Allen and previously worked for Arbitron. Arbitron also named Gregg Lindner chief research officer and executive vice president, service innovation. Previously, Lindner was executive vice president at Scarborough Research and also worked for Simmons Market Research and Arbitron.
The Arc of Baltimore named the following directors: Vivian Banks, retired service coordination director with The Arc of Frederick County; Danielle Ford, instructional designer at McCormick & Co.; Neil A. MacDonald, vice president of operations and chief plant officer at Union Memorial Hospital; Liz Moag, former child therapist at the Cleveland Clinic; and Tom Sand, assurance and advisory business services partner at Ernst & Young.
Greater Baltimore AHC of Baltimore named Rebecca Spence resident services coordinator at Barclay Greenmount.
Metastorm of Baltimore named Bernadette Nixon executive vice president and general manager of the Americas. Previously, Nixon was senior vice president of global field marketing for CA Technologies and also worked for the U.N., Interquad and NCR.
Advantage Internet Marketing of Eldersburg named Conrad Davenport a Web development specialist.
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