On the Move, 12/27: Adashek hired as director of development by Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts

Aimee Adashek

Aimée Adashek

Aimée Adashek has been hired as director of development by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts Inc. Adashek has more than 20 years of experience in development, communications and strategic planning. She is a graduate of the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University and ACHARAI: The Shoshana S. Cardin Leadership Development Institute, and is a Certified Fundraising Executive. Adashek has worked as a fundraiser for local nonprofit organizations. The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that produces more than 20 events and programs, including Artscape, Free Fall Baltimore, the Baltimore Book Festival and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade. It also manages School 33 Art Center, the Top of the World Observation Level, the Bromo Seltzer Art Tower and The Cloisters.


Reznick Group recently received a 2010 Baltimore Mayor’s Business Recognition Award. The award is given to Baltimore-area companies that have demonstrated outstanding community service. Among its activities, for the past five years Reznick Group has helped the Women’s Housing Coalition through ongoing donations of unused toiletries, such as shampoos and soaps. Reznick Group provides accounting, tax and business advisory services to clients nationwide.


The American subsidiary of GMV, GMV Space Systems Inc., of Rockville, has added three members to the company’s board of directors: Robert E. Spearing, Ronald A. Luzier and Victor C. See Jr. Spearing is a former deputy associate administrator for space communications at NASA and has maintained a consulting practice since 2007. Luzier co-founded Swales Aerospace in 1978; since retiring as executive vice president and chief technical officer in 2007, he has managed Potomac Technology Ventures and consulted for aerospace organizations. See is senior vice president of Integrity Applications Inc.; he retired from the U.S. Navy in 2009 as a rear admiral, having served as program executive officer for space systems, director of the communications directorate for the National Reconnaissance Office, and commander of the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command Space Field Activity. GMV is a privately owned technological enterprise group that mainly operates for public and private organizations in aeronautics, space, defense, health, security, transportation, telecommunications and information technologies.

Kristy Johnson, editor in chief of Shepreneur Magazine, has been elected to the board of directors of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship’s Baltimore affiliate. Johnson will serve a three-year term. Shepreneur Magazine is a national publication for women entrepreneurs. Johnson, of Owings Mills, is also an educator and public speaker. NFTE is an international nonprofit based in New York that provides entrepreneurship programs to young people from low-income communities. The organization’s Baltimore affiliate, which was established in 2003, provides entrepreneurship curriculum to 24 Baltimore schools.


Melinda Petit recently was promoted to director of claims operations for IWIF Workers’ Compensation Insurance. Previously, she was a claims business supervisor. Before joining the organization in 1998, Petit was a senior claims adjuster for CNA Insurance. IWIF, based in Towson, writes workers’ compensation insurance in Maryland.