On the Move – Business edition
Posted: 6:25 pm Thu, June 17, 2010
Padraic Kennedy will receive The Horizon Foundation’s Richard G. McCauley Award for Transformative Leadership on June 24. Kennedy was Horizon’s second board chair, from 2004 to 2006. The foundation addresses community health issues in Howard County through grants, community programs and partnerships with private and public institutions. Kennedy was the first and longest-serving president of the Columbia Association, holding the position from 1972 to 1998. Before that, he was one of the Peace Corps’ first employees; he took its first 50 volunteers to Ghana after creating its training program. Kennedy then went to VISTA, a program similar to the Peace Corps but for Americans. In his next job, with Boise Cascade, he created low- and moderate-priced housing in urban areas.
Kathleen Gandy, an accounting professor at the Community College of Baltimore County, has been awarded the 2010 Teaching Excellence Award from the Association of Business Schools and Programs for Region 2. As a regional recipient, will now be considered for the 2010 ACBSP International Teaching Excellence Award, to be announced in late June.
Three professors from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine were honored May 16 at the American Thoracic Society’s International Conference in New Orleans:
Dr. Jacques H. Grosset received the 2010 Distinguished Achievement Award. The award is given each year to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to fighting respiratory disease through research, education, patient care or advocacy. Grosset is also an emeritus professor of bacteriology, virology and hygiene at the Pitié-Salpêtrière School of Medicine in Paris. His research has centered on drug resistance and chemotherapy of mycobacterial diseases, particularly tuberculosis.
Dr. Robert A. Wise also received the 2010 Distinguished Achievement Award. He is director of the Johns Hopkins Pulmonary Training Grant and director of the pulmonary laboratory at Johns Hopkins Asthma and Allergy Center. Wise directs the coordinating center for the ALA-ACRC asthma trials network and the Johns Hopkins Specialized Clinical Center of Research in COPD. He has participated in and chaired a number of NIH multicenter studies, workshops and grant review committees and is a member of the Program Project Review Committee.
Dr. Peter Pronovost gave the 2010 President’s Lecture at the American Thoracic Society’s International Conference. He is also a professor in the Bloomberg School of Public Health and in the School of Nursing. Pronovost established the Quality and Safety Research Group to advance the science of safety. His research interests include patient safety, quality improvement, evidence-based practice, critical care, ICU incident reporting systems, ICU physician staffing standards, and system measures of performance.
Howard Bank was named a Top Ten Lender in this year’s Maryland Small Business Week Awards program. The annual program is sponsored by the Baltimore District of the Small Business Administration. Howard Bank has branches in Columbia, Ellicott City, Maple Lawn and Annapolis.
BL Companies recently received the 2010 Innovations in Employee Ownership Award presented by the National Center for Employee Ownership and the Beyster Institute at UC San Diego’s Rady School of Management. BL Companies provides integrated architecture, engineering, and related services to public and private clients for land development, building design and infrastructure projects. It has an office in Baltimore, and offices in Pennsylvania, New York and Connecticut.
Raymond Love, professor and associate dean at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, recently received the Judith J. Saklad Memorial Award at the annual meeting of the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists in San Antonio. The award is presented annually to a senior psychiatric pharmacist, who has achieved an outstanding level of professional achievement distinction. Love is also founder and director of the school’s Mental Health Program. He has completed two terms as a commissioner on the Maryland Board of Pharmacy, chaired the board’s Practice Committee, and led the committee which proposed Maryland’s Pharmacist Collaborative Drug Therapy Management legislation.
Mey-Lie Salimian, a registered nurse in the intensive care unit at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, in Salisbury, was recently named the 2010 Employee of the Year at the annual employee recognition banquet. Salimian, a 28-year veteran of the ICU, was recognized for her commitment to patient care, her colleagues, families and the Medical Center.
Gannett Fleming, of Baltimore, recently received an Honor Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Maryland for emergency and long-term repair work to the Southwest Diversion Pressure Sewer in Baltimore. The company provides planning, design and construction management in the U.S. and other countries.
Crosby Marketing Communications recently received DuPont Legal’s Challenge Award for providing outstanding service and results. The agency has offices in Annapolis and Washington, D.C.
Bertram Lebhar IV, president and CEO of Atlantic Remodeling Corp., of Baltimore, has been selected to Remodeling magazine’s Big50, the editors’ list of owners of 50 companies that exemplify the best of the industry that year. Atlantic Remodeling specializes in the installation of energy-efficient windows, siding and roofing.
Wade Meadows will join the Baltimore team of Wells Fargo Private Bank as a wealth adviser. Meadows will specialize in working with high-net-worth individuals and families to assess their holistic wealth management needs, and identify and coordinate the appropriate specialists and solutions to address each client’s complex and unique needs. Meadows joins Wells Fargo from Brown Advisory, where he consulted with high-net worth families on investments. Before that, he worked at Citi Private Bank where he opened the Baltimore office.
Jennifer Ronald has joined Innovative Benefit Solutions, of Towson and Berlin, as an account executive specializing in life and health insurance sales for businesses and individuals in the greater Baltimore area. She most recently served as director of marketing and public relations for Trampoline: Learning Programs for Young Minds, an enrichment curriculum developer. Ronald also has worked in account service with the Baltimore office of Weber Shandwick Worldwide. She has a bachelor’s degree from Washington College in Chestertown.
Geary Milliken, president & CEO of Carroll Lutheran Village, in Westminster, has been appointed to the Financial Advisory Panel of the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities International.
Bryan Richardson, a partner with Urban Policy Development, a Baltimore-based public sector management consulting firm, has been selected by The Aspen Institute to serve as a data system and data use content expert to a select group of states applying for grant money in the U.S. Department of Education’s Race to the Top Competition. Richardson, UPD Consulting’s lead consultant in educational data systems, was picked by executives from New Leaders for New Schools, a national organization that is committed to reform in urban public schools. He previously was the SchoolStat director for Baltimore City Public Schools.
Aon Consulting, a global benefits and human capital consulting business of Aon Corp., recently promoted five executives: In the Baltimore office, Christopher Mazzini-Chin is now assistant vice president of health and benefits, Linda Boarman, Michael B. Miller and Tom Stauffer are now vice presidents of retirement, and Shimon Smith is assistant vice president of retirement. In the Owings Mills office, Cynthia Lucas is now assistant vice president of human capital.
Ray Sweet has been appointed chief financial officer of PSA Insurance and Financial Services, of Hunt Valley. Sweet spent the previous seven years as vice president and CFO of JPB Enterprises, a privately held private equity, business advisory and real estate investment firm in Columbia. He holds an MBA from Loyola University Maryland and a bachelor’s degree in business administration and accounting from Towson University. Other past positions include CFO and business manager for Broadcast Sports Inc., and CEO and CFO for CHEMSPEC Inc.
Lauri Reynolds has joined Baltimore’s Tremonts as a sales manager. She previously worked as area sales manager with Baywood Hotels Inc. selling for Holiday Inn Express at the Stadiums as well as Comfort Inn & Suites in downtown Baltimore.
Michelle Hope has joined Baltimore’s Tremonts as assistant director of housekeeping. She previously worked as director of housekeeping at Marriott Hunt Valley.
Jeaneen Andrews-Feldman has been appointed vice president of marketing of Merkle, of Columbia. She most recently led product and channel marketing at the Corporate Executive Board. Earlier, Andrews-Feldman was vice president of marketing and business development at TrendIQ, a business intelligence software firm, and vice president of marketing and sales at AES. She also spent more than 10 years in regional and product marketing management roles with Sprint and AT&T.
Andi Frisbie Payne has been promoted to senior producer, event production by Feats Inc., a Baltimore-based experience marketing and production agency. She is responsible for planning and executing large-scale events, meetings and experiences for public, private and corporate clients. Payne has been with Feats since 2002.
Thomas Phelan, president and CEO of IWIF Workers’ Compensation Insurance, was elected president of Kids’ Chance of Maryland, an educational scholarship fund that benefits children of Maryland workers who are fatally or catastrophically injured on the job. Phelan will succeed S. Woods Bennett, of Cornblatt, Bennett, Penhallegon & Roberson, P.A., of Towson, who has served as an officer of Kids’ Chance since 1997. Bennett was recently elected to a two-year term as president of Kids’ Chance of America, the national umbrella organization for the 27 state Kids’ Chance chapters. He will remain on the board for the Maryland Chapter.
MacKenzie Ventures, the holding company for a consortium of multi-disciplined commercial real estate firms, has appointed Robert J. Aumiller as president of MacKenzie Commercial Real Estate Services, and Glenn T. Ercole as president of MacKenzie Capital. Aumiller, a MacKenzie employee for 26 years, remains executive vice president and principal of MacKenzie Ventures. He previously was an attorney in a private practice, where he represented real estate investors and developers. Aumiller is also a former Maryland assistant attorney general, and a past president of the Maryland chapter of NAIOP. Ercole joined MacKenzie in 1990. He has served as the chief financial officer of MacKenzie Ventures, and as senior vice president and principal of MacKenzie Capital and MacKenzie Commercial Real Estate Services. Ercole is the former treasurer of Dickinson-Heffner. MacKenzie Ventures has offices in Baltimore, Annapolis, Lutherville, Maple Lawn and Bel Air.
Ian Hiltner has been named director of sales for Riderwood, in Silver Spring. Riderwood is managed by Erickson Retirement Communities. Hiltner’s most recent management role was as vice president and general manager of Intergis, LLC. He has a degree from the University of Maryland, College Park.