On Saturday, June 11, Associated Black Charities will hold its annual African Americans in Corporate Leadership gala, recognizing 15 black leaders from throughout Maryland in three categories. Emerging Leaders: Maria Harris Tildon, senior vice president, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield; Pia Sterling, vice president/marketing director, CitiFinancial; Carl Hairston, vice president, business banking regional manager, M&T Bank; Reco Collins, vice president, public finance, PNC Bank; Clarence Campbell, district manager, Wachovia, a Wells Fargo Company. Torchbearers: Samuel Lee Ross, CEO, Bon Secours Baltimore Health System; Kenneth Grant, vice president, general services, Johns Hopkins Medicine; Michael Ray, head trader, Legg Mason; Lori Amos Robinson, vice president of corporate communications, corporate branding & culinary marketing, McCormick & Co.; Bert Hash Jr., president & CEO, MECU of Baltimore. Icons: Anita Jackson, economic development director, BGE; Nerry Mitchell, managing director, senior compliance director, CitiFinancial; Derek Harps, vice president/team leader, not for profit banking, M&T Bank; Herman Williams, chairman of the board, MECU; and Larry Young, radio talk show host, Radio One.
Warschawski, a branding, marketing, public relations, advertising and interactive agency, of Baltimore, has been selected as one of “The 30 Best Agencies To Work For” in the U.S. by The Holmes Report, national publication for the communications industry. Warschawski also was ranked among the top 10 best boutique or small agencies to work for in the country.
The U.S. Army Chemical Biological Center, in Edgewood, recently received the Governor’s Service Award in recognition of its support of local schools and educators to promote science, technology, engineering and math. In 2010, staff members met with nearly 6,000 students and more than 650 teachers in nearly 80 educational outreach events.
Bob Lammey has been appointed director of higher education by High Street Partners, of Annapolis. Lammey previously was director of global business compliance Harvard University. He will initially focus on the U.S. higher education market.
The Washington Group, a general agency of MassMutual headquartered in Bethesda, has added two executives: Rob Klingensmith will serve as a senior vice president, responsible for developing and managing alliances, and recruiting and managing agents. He previously was vice president and senior relationship manager for Premier Corporate and Professional Services. Klingensmith also served in the U.S. Coast Guard for eight years. Christie Judith is the agency’s new director of development, responsible for recruiting agents. She previously was an associate financial adviser and representative with Northwestern Mutual.