John A. Scaldara Jr., president and CEO of The Columbia Bank, was recently appointed chairman of the bank’s board of directors. He replaced retiring board member Donald M. Bowman Jr. as chairman April 20.
Brent McGraw, a vice president in the private business banking division of BankAnnapolis, has been named to the board of directors of the Boys & Girls Club of Annapolis & Anne Arundel County. He is also a member of the Chesapeake Regional Technology Council.
The Maryland Association of Mortgage Professionals recently elected new leaders, including Brooks Bosley, wholesale account executive at Home Savings of America, as its volunteer president. Charles Reid III, account representative at Florida Capital Bank Mortgage, is president-elect. Rick Rall Jr., president of Navigator Financial Services, will again serve as the association’s vice president. Jim Clements, owner of 1st Financial Inc., will serve as secretary and Christine Wagner, account executive of SunTrust Mortgage, was re-elected to a third term as treasurer. Elected to two-year terms on the board of directors were Art Charron, partner at Security Consultants Financial; Brice Halbrook, broker-owner of Townsend & Halbrook Mortgage Corp.; and Colleen Palmer, senior account executive at Sierra Pacific Mortgage.
Timea Szell has been hired as an account director by Planit, of Baltimore. Szell previously was a senior business manager/account director at Ogilvy Public Relations in Washington, D.C. She has a bachelor’s degree from Johns Hopkins University as well as a master’s degree in public relations/corporate communication.
ADG Creative, of Columbia, has added two staff members: communications strategist Steve Heath, who is a Certified Project Management Professional, has served in strategic roles in the Marine Corps and the Navy, and as a senior program manager and senior systems engineer for several major federal contractors. His degrees include a master’s in strategic intelligence from the Joint Military Intelligence College in Washington, D.C. Instructional systems designer Debbie Williams has established e-learning programs and been intimately involved in developing and implementing learning initiatives and has worked for investment firms. She has a master’s degree in instructional systems development and an Instructional Technology Certificate from University of Maryland, Baltimore County.