Three Baltimore hotel general managers were among 14 from across the country honored with the Power at the Front Door recognition award during the 20th annual Trumpet Awards: Gail Smith-Howard of the Hyatt Regency Baltimore; Linda Westgate of the Hilton Baltimore; and Brian Conyers of the Radisson Plaza Lord Baltimore.
Dr. M. Catherine Mailander has joined the Howard County Advisory Board of Family and Children’s Services of Central Maryland. She is a pediatrician and partner at Parnes, McKay, Lee and Associates, in Ellicott City. Dr. Mailander did her pediatric residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Family and Children’s Services offers family and individual counseling, in-home services for elderly and disabled people and the Healthy Families program for first-time parents. It also provides child abuse and sexual assault treatment services. It has offices in the Wilde Lake Village Center in Columbia and at the North Laurel-Savage Multiservice Center in North Laurel.
Mary Ann Henker has joined the board of directors of Freedom Rowers, based in Easton. Henker is president of The Henker Group, a marketing, public relations, and business development firm in Easton. She previously was executive director of the Giant Screen Theater Association. Henker was honored as the 2010 Business Woman of the Year by the Talbot County Chamber of Commerce. Henker was the PR chair for the Frederick Douglass Honor Society 10-Mile Race and is producing an IMAX film on leadership. Freedom Rowers is a 501 c(3) organization dedicated to helping youngsters in grades 7 to 12 achieve their potential through the sport of rowing.
Gary Williams, president of Williams Asset Management, has been selected as a Five Star Wealth Manager for 2012 by Baltimore magazine for the second year in a row. The privately-owned, independent firm in Columbia provides wealth management, investment advisory and fiduciary services.
Chesapeake Systems, of Baltimore, a provider of Mac-based support and service, has hired three staff members to lead new divisions and initiatives. Shawn Watkins is director of the home and office division. He created and opened the company’s first retail center in its new headquarters in the former Mount Vernon United Methodist Church in Hampden. Watkins’ former positions include Mid-Atlantic field service representative for Hospitality Systems and lead Mac specialist for Goucher College’s IT Department. He has also been a manager at regional Mac companies. Watkins studied computer science at the University of Maryland and received advanced systems training at the Apple campus in Cupertino, Calif. As account manager, Mike McIntyre operates the firm’s new audio/visual division. He most recently was account manager for Diversified Systems. McIntyre has a B.S. in mass communications from Towson University. David Ryan heads regional and national marketing efforts. He most recently worked for Rockville’s Video Labs as an account manager and head of the marketing team. Before that, he was vice president/general manager at GVI, a video production provider, in Washington, D.C. Chesapeake Systems is an Apple-authorized VAR, service provider, and authorized training center.