Nicholas G. Paraskevopoulos has been named vice president of engineering for the electronic systems sector of Northrop Grumman. Paraskevopoulos joined the company in 2003. He most recently served as director of advanced technology and systems architectures in the advanced concepts and technologies division. Previously, he served as director of internal research and development and as manager of advanced aperture technologies and architectures. Before coming to Northrop Grumman, he was vice president of R&D and engineering for Terk Technologies.
Brianne Baccaro Norris, a senior account at Weyrich, Cronin & Sorra, has been selected to participate in Business Volunteer Unlimited’s Getting Involved in Volunteer Experiences class this year. She will attend seminars, volunteer opportunities, training, and networking events, and have a member of the GIVE advisory board as a mentor. Norris serves as a volunteer with the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants.
Kevin J. Manning, president of Stevenson University, has been appointed to the board of directors of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities. He will represent NAICU Region II member institutions from Maryland, Delaware, the District of Columbia, New Jersey and New York. NAICU’s board sets the association’s agenda on federal higher education policy; actively encourages support of NAICU priorities and initiatives; and oversees the association’s financial administration. Manning is in his 11th year as president of Stevenson. He started his career on the faculty at Webster University, and has held administrative positions at Washington University, Elizabethtown College, and Immaculata University.
Baltimore International College, an independent, not-for-profit institution that offers undergraduate and graduate programs in culinary arts and in hospitality or culinary management, has promoted three faculty members: Janet Canfield has been promoted to director of practicum, service learning and evening programs. Michael Wagner has been promoted from senior associate chef instructor to director of savory; he will coordinate all non-baking and pastry activities at the Culinary Arts Center. Danielle Kposowa has been promoted from chef instructor to director of baking and pastry; she will be a liaison between the baking & pastry department and other departments at the Culinary Arts Center as well as the Bay Atlantic Club and the Mount Vernon Hotel.
Ray Frager has been named managing editor of Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic’s digital media portfolio, which includes CSNwashington.com and CSNbaltimore.com. Frager most recently was a Web content producer and editor at FoxSports.com. Before that, he spent 24 years with The Baltimore Sun and BaltimoreSun.com as an assistant sports editor and sports copy desk chief; he also wrote a sports media column and blog for The Sun and served as an editor for several books published by the newspaper. He recently completed children’s books about the Baltimore Orioles and Pittsburgh Pirates.