Rudich appointed as chair of accreditation task force for appraisers

Ronald D. Rudich

Ronald D. Rudich, director of business valuation and litigation support services at Gorfine, Schiller & Gardyn, of Owings Mills and Hagerstown, has been appointed chair of the Accredited in Business Appraisal Review’s Appeals Task Force. The task force provides technical guidance and support on reviews for certification by the Institute of Business Appraisers. Rudich’s expertise includes forensic accounting, strategic business planning, business consulting, and forecasting services.


Jessica Kern has joined Berman, Goldman & Ribakow as a staff accountant based at the company’s headquarters in Columbia. She previously worked for the Baltimore Municipal Golf Corp. Kern received her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Towson University.

Brianne Baccaro Norris, a senior accountant at Weyrich, Cronin & Sorra, in Lutherville, has been selected to participate in Business Volunteer Unlimited’s Getting Involved in Volunteer Experiences Class 2011. Members attend seminars, and volunteer, training and networking events hosted by GIVE. Norris serves as a volunteer for the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants.


Media Works Ltd., a media communications agency in Baltimore, has promoted Cheryl Rogers Ill to vice president of interactive services and hired Sara Howard as a digital media buyer. Ill has been with the company for almost three years. She has 17 years of media-buying and planning experience. Howard previously managed the interactive department at Education Affiliates. She also has account management experience with Advertising.com. Howard is a graduate of Loyola University of Maryland.


This month, the Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism awarded these Maryland volunteer centers $25,000 each through the Corporation for National and Community Service’s Volunteer Generation Fund for recruiting and retaining volunteers: Business Volunteers Unlimited Maryland; Montgomery County Volunteer Center; ShoreCAN Volunteer Center; Volunteer Center for Anne Arundel County; Volunteer Center Serving Howard County; and Volunteer Southern Maryland.

The Foundation Fighting Blindness, based in Columbia, recently received a $400,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to fund public health education and outreach programs related to vision-robbing retinal degenerative diseases. The money will be used to strengthen the foundation’s nationwide network of chapters for local outreach and awareness.

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