Howl named Broadmead CEO

John HowlJohn E. Howl has been named CEO of Broadmead, a senior living community in Cockeysville.

Howl succeeds Richard F. Compton who is retiring after 27 years of service. A transition period will begin June 3 when Howl arrives until Compton retires on June 30.

Howl has served on the boards of numerous state associations in the aged care field. He most recently served as the Chief Operating Officer of Oakwood Lutheran Homes Association in Wisconsin.

Howl holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and management from Metropolitan State University and an MBA from the University of St. Thomas in in St. Paul, Minn.

Salemme to join American Red Cross as regional CEO

Scott R. SalemmeScott R. Salemme will become CEO of the American Red Cross of the Chesapeake Region effective Jan. 28.

Salemme brings 24 years of Red Cross experience to his new post. Since 2002, Mr. Salemme has served as the regional CEO of the American Red Cross of the Columbia Region located in Columbia, S.C. In this role, he was responsible for ensuring comprehensive disaster planning, preparedness and response for the Region’s six Red Cross Chapters, serving 28 counties in South Carolina.

Additionally, Salemme’s duties included the provision of services to the Armed Forces and lifesaving training in the form of first aid/CPR, water safety and youth programming. Salemme led a paid and volunteer staff of over 1,000 individuals.

Salemme started his American Red Cross career as the assistant executive director of the Jamestown New York Chapter. After three years in that role, he became the executive director of the Erie, Pa., chapter and then the executive director of the South Bend, Ind., chapter before moving on to South Carolina.

Salemme has been recognized by the Red Cross for his effective leadership and has received both the National Tiffany Award for Employee Excellence in Management and the Spirit of Excellence Award for Employee Excellence in Management. He has a bachelor’s degree from State University of New York at Fredonia.

Salemme and his wife, Kathie, have two sons, Alex and Nicholas.

Ingraham named CEO of GBBR

Alan IngrahamAlan R. Ingraham has been named new permanent chief executive officer of the Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors. Ingraham will manage the daily business operations of GBBR, which is the oldest real estate association in the nation and counts nearly 3,200 members.

Ingraham has more than 30 years of service in the real estate industry, much of which has been in the mortgage banking sector. He has served as the president of GBBR and of the Maryland Association of REALTORS and was awarded Lifetime Achievement Awards from both associations, respectively.

Ingraham has been widely recognized for his outstanding contributions within the real estate profession as well as for his charitable community endeavors. He has also served as vice president of the Maryland Partnership for Housing Foundation and on the board of directors of the Maryland Habitat for Humanity State Support Organization.

Snyder named chair of Nonprofit Roundtable

Russ SnyderRuss Snyder, Volunteers of America Chesapeake president and CEO, has been selected as chairman of The Nonprofit Roundtable of Greater Washington.

Since joining Volunteers of America Chesapeake in January 2009, Snyder has led the successful turnaround and growth of a $23-million, 650-employee human services nonprofit serving more than 11,000 vulnerable men, women and children in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia, which includes assisting more than 1,000 people move into permanent housing each year. Snyder is an aggressive business leader who also has a history of cultivating enduring business relationships.

In just two years, Snyder went from board member to treasurer and has now been selected as chairman of the Nonprofit Roundtable Board of Directors. He was initially recruited to be on the board because of his reputation as a respected nonprofit leader—both within Volunteers of America Chesapeake and in the greater D.C. community. This year, the Board Governance and Nominations Committee recommended Snyder to serve on the Executive Committee, where his strategic thinking and management skills are highly lauded.

The Nonprofit Roundtable of Greater Washington is an alliance of more than 300 nonprofit leaders and community partners. It advances our allies’ work in health and human services, education, the environment, the arts and more to improve the quality of life for all.

DiLorenzo named CEO of

kathy dilorenzoKathy DiLorenzo has been named CEO of, an online resource for lawyers and their teams to find professional service providers around the globe. recently unveiled major changes to its website, including a platform that allows for simple text searches to find any type of product or service geared to the legal community. It also allows the user to filter searches for only those vendors whose listings include ratings and reviews or only those offering a discount.

Another of the key additions to the newly designed website is the integration of Google Places, which provides law firms with a virtual universe of service provider options using a familiar search box and results that make it easy to find the most qualified vendor for their needs.

DiLorenzo has been with the company from its inception and has more than 30 years of experience in the legal space.

Simms named CEO of Colfax Corp.

Board member Steven E. Simms has been named CEO of Colfax Corp., a Fulton-based diversified global manufacturing and engineering company.

Simms has more than 20 years of senior executive experience at leading global corporations. He spent 11 years, from 1996 to 2007, in increasingly senior positions at Danaher, a Fortune 200 science and technology company. Prior to that he held executive positions at Black & Decker Corp., including president-European Operations and president-Worldwide Accessories.

Clay Kiefaber, who had been serving as president and CEO, has been named CEO of Colfax’s $2 billion ESAB business, which it acquired in January, increasing Colfax’s total revenues from approximately $700 million to $4 billion.

Imhoff named president, CEO of Maryland Patient Safety Center

Robert H. Imhoff has been appointed president and CEO of the Maryland Patient Safety Center in Elkridge, which brings together Maryland hospitals and health care providers to improve patient safety and health care quality.

Imhoff has more than 20 years of leadership in health care, human services and education, and served most recently as chief development and external relations officer at Chimes International, a multi-service agency that supports more than 14,000 people with developmental disabilities, mental illness and other specialized needs.

Slager recognized for veterans work

Randy J. Slager

Randy J. Slager, CEO, chairman and founder of Catapult Technology Ltd., a Bethesda service-disabled veteran-owned information technology contractor to the federal government, recently won the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce’s Corporate Leader of the Year Award. Slager has been pivotal in the development of the Veteran Institute for Procurement Program with the chamber’s Community Foundation. The program provides training to veteran-owned businesses. Slager served in the U.S. Army after college, reaching the rank of major. A training accident injured his spine, essentially ending his Army career. Slager then worked with Sperry-Univac, the FBI, technology firms focused on systems engineering and management consulting support, and as a computer scientist/consultant for the Federal Aviation Administration. He then co-founded E&A, a management consulting and systems engineering firm, and later Catapult Technology.

Education: Bachelor degrees in computer science and psychology from the University of Utah; master’s degree in computer information systems from Boston University.

Resides in: Bethesda and Miami Beach

Daily commute: 10-15 minutes

Recent vacation: B&B in Kennebunkport, Maine

Hobbies: Historical collectibles (Victrola record players and other vintage mechanical gadgets), Corvettes, and classic cars.

Favorite books: George R.R. Martin fantasy fiction, Steve Barry suspense novels, other suspense fiction.

Most recently read: A Song of Ice and Fire series of epic fantasy novels by George R.R. Martin.

Favorite food: King crab legs

Favorite quotation: All my life, I have been telling my family, “Chase your dreams, only you can make them real.”


Michael Ziemba has joined the Hunt Valley office of McLean, Koehler, Sparks & Hammond as a senior manager of accounting and auditing services. Ziemba has 30 years of experience in public accounting with a heavy concentration in the construction, manufacturing and the wholesale industries. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration-accounting from University of Baltimore and is a CPA.

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