Williams Asset Management, of Columbia, has been named a “Top Wealth Manager” by AdvisorOne, publisher of Investment Advisor and Research magazines. The privately-owned investment advisory and wealth management firm caters to affluent individuals and families throughout the U.S. and around the world.
Walt Clocker, president of Angels Food Market, in Pasadena, has been elected chairman of the Maryland Retailers Association. Clocker has planned and supervised two expansions and remodeling of the independent supermarket and catering business. He was elected to his current term on the MRA’s board of directors in 2006 and serves on its legislative committee.
New officers for the Carroll Lutheran Village board of trustees are Louna Primm, chair; Paula Langmead, vice chair; Joe Hikel, secretary; and Arthur Wisner, treasurer. Primm is senior vice president and chief lending officer of New Windsor State Bank; Langmead is CEO of Springfield Hospital Center; Hikel is chief operating office of Shelter Systems; Wisner is treasurer & director of financial services at McDaniel College. Also on the board are Kay Betz, David Bollinger, David Bond, B.J. Chase, Ronald Fairchild, Sandra Ferguson, John Hattery, R. Neal Hoffman, Frances Kane, Edward Leister, the Rev. David Schafer, Richard Simmons, and the Rev. Robin Simpson-Litton. Carroll Lutheran Village is a nationally accredited 501 (c)(3) continuing-care retirement community in Westminster.
Bob Callens, partner/managing director of the Baltimore office of RSM McGladrey and McGladrey & Pullen, recently was recognized as the firms’ Career Advisor of the Year for his professional knowledge, technical expertise, candid career advice and the gift of his time that he shares with his advisees. Callens is a graduate of Loyola University Maryland. McGladrey & Pullen is a licensed CPA firm that provides assurance services. RSM McGladrey is a professional services firm providing tax and consulting services.
Richard Childress has been appointed director of government programs by Martek Global Services, of Bethesda. Childress has more than 40 years of experience as an engineer, program manager, portfolio manager, analyst and executive. He was a charter member of the U.S. Army and Department of Defense Acquisition Corps, and helped develop many of its policies, procedures and regulations. Childress served as chief of staff and chief acquisition officer for the Contracts and Projects Office for rebuilding Iraq. Martek provides strategic and tactical support and solutions in commercial real estate, facilities management, medical and health care facilities, furniture, administration and acquisition/procurement.
Maryland Institute College of Art, in Baltimore, has added nine full-time faculty members. Curatorial practice: Jeffry Cudlin; foundation: Stephen Hendee, Ulric Joseph Jr., who earned an MFA at MICA, and Aaron McIntosh; graphic design: Sandra Maxa and Mark Sanders; illustration: Shadra Strickland and Deanna Staffo, who has a BFA from MICA; and printmaking: Eva Wylie.