Kurt Sturn has joined Reznick Group’s Baltimore office as a tax principal. Sturn previously worked at Watkins Meegan, in Bethesda. Before that, he founded and was managing tax partner of Sturn Wagner Lombardo & Co., in Annapolis, after having worked with BDO Seidman and KPMG.
Matthew Compton has been promoted to associate principal with Murphy & Dittenhafer Architects. Compton will oversee the design and construction of architectural projects involving churches and religious communities, higher education, multi-unit housing, nonprofits, renovation/expansion, and historic preservation. He will also assist with the management of staff and operations within the firm’s Baltimore office. Compton, a licensed architect and LEED accredited professional, sits on the boards of directors for Baltimore Heritage and Charles Village Civic Association and is an Urban Design Committee member for AIABaltimore.
Dr. Kevin Seaman has been appointed medical director of the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services. Dr. Seaman will oversee the delivery of all emergency medical programs and create a vision for the programs. He serves as the medical director for the paramedic program at Howard Community College and the American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support training program run jointly with Howard County General Hospital. Dr. Seaman has also served as medical director of the Medical Reserve Corps in Howard County. For eight years he led the region three chapter of the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems.
DirectMail.com, a provider of integrated direct marketing solutions based in Prince Frederick, has hired Richard DeVeau as creative director/copywriter, and Margaret McLaughlin as new business specialist within the sales & marketing division.
Scott and Susan Wilfong will be the chairs of Baltimore’s 27th Anniversary Heart Ball, to be held Feb. 5 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel to benefit the American Heart Association. Scott Wilfong is president and CEO of SunTrust Bank, Greater Washington/Maryland. He was the 2009 Vice Chair for the Maryland Bankers Association, and is a board member for the American Bankers Association, Catholic Charities, Consortium of Catholic Academies, D.C. Chamber of Commerce, Economic Club, Federal City Council Executive Committee, George Mason University Foundation, Greater Baltimore Committee, Greater Washington Board of Trade (Executive Committee and treasurer), Greater Washington D.C. Police Foundation, Greater Washington Initiative (Executive Committee), Greater Washington Sports Alliance, HEROES, Living Classrooms Foundation, Operation Hope, Smithsonian National Zoo, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, VA Business Council, and the Washington Airports Task Force. His wife, Susan, is active with the Heart Ball, focusing on the Live Auction. She is a member of the President’s Advisory Council at Stevenson University.
Adam Van Bavel has been hired as sponsorship and marketing coordinator of Special Olympics Maryland. He has been special events coordinator at Komen Maryland. More recently, he was the business relationship specialist at Live Baltimore. Van Bavel has taught social networking classes for the Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations and the Tech Council of Maryland. He attended Calvert Hall College High School and the University of Maryland, College Park.
Dmitry Kagansky has been appointed chief technologist of Quest Software Public Sector, a subsidiary of Quest Software, of Rockville. Kagansky will be responsible for overseeing the federal technology practice of Quest Software Public Sector, as well as for leading the next generation of technology solutions for government agency operations. He started with Quest Software in 2005 as an identity management architect with the North America Commercial Group. Most recently, Kagansky managed Quest Software’s Identity and Access Management technical team. He previously held technical and management positions with Xerox, Thompson Technologies and Cabot Corp., as well as with startups such as Ask Jeeves, eTour.com and Ockham Technologies. Kagansky has taught Web development and data management at the University of Georgia.