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On the Move, 1/17: Mandel named VP of Van Eperen & Co.

Jennifer Mandel

Jennifer Mandel

Jennifer Mandel has been named vice president of Van Eperen & Co., a marketing and communications consulting firm in Bethesda. Mandel previously was the director of marketing communications for E-Luminate Group, a marketing and public relations firm specializing in education technology and education policy. She has also served as the senior political analyst at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, as deputy legislative director for the late Rep. Patsy Mink, a Democrat from Hawaii, and as deputy communications director for Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, a child advocacy group.


Kathy Davis has been named a managing partner and Paul Steckel a chief operating officer of McLean, Koehler, Sparks & Hammond, a CPA and business consulting firm. Davis and Steckel will both oversee the firm’s Hunt Valley and Frederick offices. Davis joined the firm in 1990 as a staff accountant and rose to become a leader of the firm’s tax practice. She is second vice chairman of the board of trustees of the Community Foundation of Frederick County. Steckel is also a leader in the tax practice. Before joining the partnership in 1996, he was in senior management in the Washington, D.C., and McLean, Va., offices of a major CPA firm.



Brent McGraw has been appointed vice president of the private banking division of BankAnnapolis. In this position, he will continue the bank’s efforts to expand its commercial lending. McGraw, who has 15 years of commercial and retail banking experience, had been commercial relationship manager for Sandy Springs Bank, Chesapeake Region. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, University College, and an M.B.A. from St. Mary’s University. McGraw is a member of the Chesapeake Regional Technology Council.


The Maryland Association of Counties has elected Howard County Executive Ken Ulman as president of its board of directors. Ulman was treasurer of the 2010 board. Other board officers are: Prince George’s County Council Chairwoman Ingrid Turner, first vice president; Wicomico County Executive Rick Pollitt, second vice president; Talbot County Councilman Tom Duncan, secretary; and Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett, treasurer. Harford County Executive David Craig, the outgoing president, remains on the board. MACo is a nonprofit organization representing all 23 Maryland counties and Baltimore city. It serves as an advocate for local government issues at the state government level.


Brent P. Grega has been appointed e-marketing director of Stevenson University. His goal is to help increase enrollment in the School of Graduate and Professional Studies. Grega is a 2004 graduate of Loyola University Maryland, where he studied business administration with a concentration in management information systems. He previously worked at AOL Advertising.

Long-Term Care

Adriane Morrow was recently appointed marketing liaison at Carroll Home Care and Carroll Hospice, of Westminster. Morrow previously was an account executive at Golden & Cohen, and served as an account adviser at United Healthcare in Elkridge. She has master’s and bachelor’s degrees from West Virginia University.