Diane Kovar has been promoted to senior manager in the Baltimore office of Clifton Gunderson. Kovar joined the firm in 1998 and has more than 12 years of public accounting experience. She specializes in health care auditing and accounting with an emphasis on Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement as a member of the team health care practice. Kovar is a Certified Public Accountant.
Steven Manekin, director in the audit, accounting, and consulting department at Ellin & Tucker, was named one of Baltimore’s 2011 FIVE STAR Wealth Managers in the Tax Advisor category in Baltimore Magazine’s February issue.
Kiel Moore has joined the technology solutions group of Gross, Mendelsohn & Associates, of Baltimore, as a senior network consultant/engineer. Moore is a Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator, a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist, and CompTIA Security+ Certified. He previously worked as a network engineer for COMNEXIA Corp. in Atlanta.
Hardesty & Hanover, of Annapolis, is a finalist in the American Council of Engineering Companies’ 45th annual Engineering Excellence Awards competition for designing emergency repairs to the Interstate 695 drawbridge over Curtis Creek in Baltimore. A rapid response and engineering strategy reopened this key crossing less than eight hours after the bascule bridge locked in the open position. The project team also investigated to determine the source of the malfunction and create a program to ensure long-term reliability.
Anita Griner has joined the staff at University of Maryland, Baltimore County Training Centers as an instructor, specializing in project and program management courses. She is also an adjunct professor of project management for the Graduate School of Engineering Management, and a contributing expert and member on the UMBC Dean’s Advisory Panel for Engineering Management and Systems Engineering Graduate Programs. Griner is a Certified Project Management Professional.