On the Move, 11/26: Northrop Grumman’s Edwards Veihoffer wins women engineers award

Debbie Edwards Veihdeffer

Debbie Edwards Veihdeffer

Debbie Edwards Veihdeffer, director of work-life integration at Northrop Grumman’s electronic systems sector in Linthicum, recently received the Work-Life Balance Award from the Society of Women Engineers. She serves as the human resources focal point for three sector-level employee resource groups and is the project leader for two science, technology, engineering and mathematics educational outreach programs for teachers. Edwards Veihdeffer earned a master’s degree in applied behavioral science and human resources development from Johns Hopkins University.


Volunteers of America Chesapeake, based in Lanham, recently received the NPower Greater D.C. Region’s Technology Innovation Award at the annual Celebration of Technology Event. The award recognized the faith-based nonprofit’s implementation of cloud-based data management to integrate billing and the accounting back-office operations onto a single cloud-computing knowledge management platform that is secure, affordable, and moldable to the organization’s needs.


Nancy M. Smith, director of grants development for the Community College of Baltimore County, has been elected to the board of directors of the Council for Resource Development in Washington, D.C. Smith will serve a one-year term as a director. The CRD represents more than 1,600 community college resource development officers for more than 730 two-year colleges and is an affiliate council of the American Association of Community Colleges. In 2008, Smith completed the CRD Resource Development Specialist Program and has made presentations throughout the organization at national conferences and webinars.

Carroll Hospital Center, in Westminster, recently appointed two new members to the hospital’s board of directors: Thomas Welliver, director of strategic initiatives at McDaniel College, previously served as chief financial officer at Merritt Properties in Baltimore. W. Dennis Thomas worked for 18 years in the private sector as a senior executive for International Paper. Before that, he was appointed by then-President Ronald Reagan to serve as deputy assistant to the president and later as assistant to the president. He also served as assistant secretary of Treasury for the U.S. Senate and as chief of staff to two senators.


Amy Yendall has joined Payroll Network, of Kensington, as district sales manager, focusing on sales for organizations with up to 100 employees in the Washington, D.C., metro region. Yendall was a business owner for more than 20 years, and for the past five years operated Our Town of Montgomery County, a marketing firm. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, College Park.