DeFeo to lead strategic communications at Fallston Group

Wayne Countryman//March 1, 2011

DeFeo to lead strategic communications at Fallston Group

By Wayne Countryman

//March 1, 2011

Joe DeFeo
Joe DeFeo, formerly of Fox-45 News in Baltimore and a Sinclair Broadcast Group executive, has joined the Fallston Group, of Bel Air, to lead its strategic communications and media business vertical. DeFeo started and directed the news operation for Fox-45 News and later oversaw Sinclair’s national news division. The Fallston Group specializes in crisis management and communications.


The Maryland Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives recently elected its 2011 officers: president, Claire Louder, president & CEO of West Anne Arundel County Chamber; vice president, Ken Gould, executive director of Charles County Chamber; secretary, Laura Mayse, executive director of Cecil County Chamber; treasurer, Kathy Snyder, president & CEO of Maryland Chamber; at large, Al Silverstein, president & CEO of Talbot County Chamber.

Jay Steinmetz, president and CEO of Barcoding Inc., has been appointed to the Governor’s Commission on Small Business. The commission will provide a forum to discuss small-business growth and assist the state government with economic policy development. Steinmetz is also serving his second term as chairman of the Maryland Technology Department Corp., which funds and supports private sector technology in the state of Maryland. Barcoding Inc., of Baltimore, is a national systems integrator, specializing in the development, deployment, and management of supply chain and mobility systems based on automated data capture and wireless technology.

Long-Term Care

Andrea Forsyth has been hired as staff development coordinator by Carroll Lutheran Village, of Westminster. Forsyth, who has an R.N. degree from Howard Community College and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Phoenix, has worked as assistant director of nursing with responsibilities in admissions and staff development in long-term care. She oversaw the Tuberculosis Control Program for the Maryland prison system under the auspices of Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, and has experience as an emergency room and urgent care center nurse.

Real Estate

Lisa Barnhill, Jane Cummings and Mark Angelozzi have joined Yerman Witman Gaines & Conklin Realty, the residential real estate division of The Strata Group, of Baltimore. The three Realtors, who cumulatively have 68 years of residential real estate experience in the Baltimore and Baltimore County marketplaces, were most recently associated with Hill & Co., a residential real estate brokerage firm. Barnhill, an associate broker, has focused on the marketing of residential homes, land and condominiums. Cummings has been involved in residential real estate for eight years. Angelozzi is an experienced residential real estate sales associate and certified residential appraiser. Yerman Witman Gaines & Conklin Realty’s primary market spans the Greenspring, Caves, Worthington and Western Run valleys of Baltimore County, and extends to Ruxton, the Falls Road corridor and Baltimore.

Legum and Norman, an Associa company, has added Cannery Village Community Association and Our Place at the Beach Condominiums in Ocean City as clients. It will provide full management services, including financial services, property management, communications, record-keeping and administrative management.


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