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On the Move, 1/4: Wrenn installed as chairman of Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber

Doug Wrenn

Doug Wrenn

Doug Wrenn, a principal with Rodgers Consulting, of Germantown, was installed last month as chairman of the board of the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce. Chris Zindash, of Crowne Plaza Rockville, is chairman elect. Sam McNamee, of Signs of Progress, is treasurer. Vice chairs are Ron Dimaranan, of Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union; David Edgerley, of HarVest Bank of Maryland; Colette Releford, of Strive Business Solutions; and Scott Wallace, of Linowes and Blocher. McNamee received the Chamber’s Fourth Annual Small Business of the Year Award. Zindash received the You Made a Difference Award for serving as vice chair of the legislative committee and his work on several “meet the candidates” forums in 2010.


Awards

The Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore has unveiled its Pride of Greater Baltimore campaign, which will focus on the “champions, heroes, and rock stars” helping Greater Baltimore to compete economically. The campaign will include profiles of area leaders in ads, marketing materials, and Web content. The initial five “rock stars” recognized are: Maryland State School Superintendent Nancy S. Grasmick; former Baltimore County Executive James T. Smith; Thomas Wilcox, president and CEO of the Baltimore Community Foundation; Brian Rogers and the T. Rowe Price Leadership Team; and Juxtopia founder Jayfus Doswell.

Phoebe Stein Davis, executive director of the Maryland Humanities Council, in Baltimore, recently completed an eight-month leadership development program sponsored by Leadership Maryland. 


Brewing

Kurt Krol has been hired as a brewer by DuClaw Brewing Co., of Abingdon. He previously was a brewer at Clipper City Brewing Co., for two years, winning five GABF medals and two World Beer Cup medals. A home brewer of more than six years, Krol graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County with two bachelor’s degrees.

Congregations

Har Sinai Congregation, of Owings Mills, has hired Melanie Waxman as director of family programming and Ben Fuld as senior youth group director. Waxman previously served as youth and teens director for the Jewish Community Center; principal at Columbia Jewish Community School; program director at Temple Beth Orr in Coral Springs, Fla.; and youth director for Har Sinai Congregation. She attended graduate school at Baltimore Hebrew University, now the Baltimore Hebrew Institute at Towson University, and earned her bachelor’s degree at Towson State University. Fuld, a senior at the University of Maryland, has held several positions serving youth groups. He was a member of the senior staff at the Union of Reform Judaism’s Camp Kutz.

Education

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce presented scholarships last month to four Montgomery College students. Chamber members MAR Inc., The Gazette and Hughes Network Systems together provided three one-year scholarships and one gap funding scholarship for a prior recipient to assist with costs for finishing his education at Montgomery College. The four recipients were: Zulaqarnain Jamal, a nuclear engineering major who plans to transfer to Georgia Tech; Syed Elahi, who is studying mechanical engineering; Vy Nguyen, an electrical engineering major; and Mohammad Alhassen, a chemical engineering major.

The Calvert Chamber of Commerce recently presented the College of Southern Maryland with donations totaling $3,074 to support student scholarships.

Marketing

Visit Baltimore recently added four members to its sales team: Sheila Provenzano is national sales manager for the Midwest region; she most recently was a group sales manager for Hilton Hotels in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Jennifer Lutz is a national sales manager for the mid-Atlantic region; she most recently was an opening senior sales manager for the Hotel Monaco. Jennifer Quinn is the new convention marketing manager; she most recently served as a sales and marketing manager for E.C.I., Cordish Co. Jenna Crye is the sales development coordinator; she most recently served as marketing and public relations director for Combined Technology Solutions.

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