Carol Currotto has joined Brasher Design as its director of interior design. Currotto previously was an associate and director of interior design for Kann Partners, where she directed design for corporate, hospitality, education, health care, senior living, multi-family housing, adaptive reuse and preservation interiors. She has presented on sustainable design for senior housing and serves as a trustee at Broadmead. Currotto has done work for Health Care for the Homeless and in adaptive reuse of public and corporate spaces. Brasher Design is a multi-disciplinary design firm in Columbia.
Theseus Professional Services, a veteran-owned business based in Westminster, received a Small Business of the Year award recently at a program presented by the Department of Economic Development and the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce to honor successful businesses in the county. Theseus Professional Services assists its clients in interpreting, implementing and assessing standards, regulations and contractual requirements.
The Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development’s interactive www.choosemaryland.org website has received top honors from the New Media Institute, a national research and fact-finding organization that works to improve public understanding of issues surrounding the Internet and other forms of new media communications. DBED was honored in the Best in Industry Government category as this year’s government agency that most effectively uses technology to serve and communicate to its audience. The website incorporates interactive and social media features, highlighting Maryland’s competitive advantages and business success stories and providing key economic and employment data.
Group Z of Columbia has been ranked 702nd among the 5,000 fastest-growing businesses in the nation by Inc. magazine. Group Z provides information technology services to the Baltimore/Washington metropolitan area, specializing in project management and full system development life cycle services, with a core focus in Web application development. It also provides network engineering and database management. The company is an SBA-certified 8(a), MDOT-certified MBE/DBE, 100 percent woman-owned company and a resident member of the NeoTech Incubator in Howard County’s Center for Business and Technology Development.
James F. Pitts, corporate vice president & president of Northrop Grumman’s Electronic Systems sector in Linthicum, recently was re-elected chair of the Maryland Business Roundtable for Education. Two new directors were elected to the MBRT board: James Connaughton, executive vice president corporate affairs, public & environmental policy at Constellation Energy Group; and Stephanie Hill, vice president, corporate internal audit, Lockheed Martin. MBRT is a nonprofit coalition of leading employers that have made a long-term commitment to improve education and student achievement in Maryland.