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On the move: 4/1/11


Timothy G. Richardson has joined the technology solutions group of Gross, Mendelsohn & Associates, of Baltimore, as a systems consultant. Richardson graduated from Morgan State University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. He is certified in Microsoft Dynamics GP 9.0 Financials, Microsoft Dynamics GP 9.0 Inventory and Order Processing, and FRx 6.7 Reporting Design.

Peter Andresen has been hired by Mister, Burton, Palmisano & French, of Hunt Valley. Andresen has 16 years of public accounting experience, most recently with Stout, Causey and Horning, P.A. He has conducted assurance and other year-end services for middle-market companies, and led internal audit projects for not-for-profit entities and a large public utility. Andresen serves on the board of directors of the American Subcontractors Association of Baltimore.


GWWO Architects, of Baltimore, has named Terry Squyres a principal of the firm and Chris Elcock has been promoted to senior associate. Squyres and the firm, which she joined in 1997, specialize in the planning and design of cultural and educational facilities. She has served on the board of directors of the Baltimore chapter of the American Institute of Architects and was recently named to the board of trustees of the Contemporary Museum in Baltimore. Elcock also joined the firm in 1997. He has focused on the design of higher education and community arts and theater facilities. Elcock has served on the committee for the Baltimore AIA’s ART Program and teaches a course.

Tom Liebel, of the Baltimore firm of Marks, Thomas Architects, has been selected for Fellowship by the American Institute of Architects. Liebel has worked on projects that integrate sustainable design and historic preservation. He has a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University. Liebel has published a book, Industrial Baltimore, and serves on Baltimore’s Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation, the Maryland Sustainable Growth Commission, and the boards of directors of AIA Maryland and AIABaltimore.

Dorit Hershtig has been hired by the Becker Morgan Group architectural/engineering firm as an architectural designer in its Salisbury office. Hershtig has a master’s degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Hord Coplan Macht, of Baltimore, has added five designers: Brad Holder will work in the housing studio. He most recently worked at Marks, Thomas Architects. Ko Kuwabara has returned to the health care studio after spending a year with Engineering Ministries International, where he provided pro bono design services for education projects in India. Drew Suljak will work in the education studio. He previously worked for Bowie Gridley Architects in Washington, D.C. Valerie Smith will work in the housing studio. She has a master’s degree from the University of Maryland and previously worked for Ayers Saint Gross Architects. Anne Stahl, an interior designer, previously worked at Rink Design Partnership of Jacksonville, Fla.


Seven members of the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center will receive Excellence in Federal Career Awards on May 6 from the Baltimore Federal Executive Board. Receiving Bronze awards will be: Lalena Wallace and Lisa S. Smith, Outstanding Para-Professional-Technical, Scientific & Program Support Team; Linda Thompson, Outstanding Para-Professional-Administrative Management Analyst, G8 & Above; Lawrence Oswald, Outstanding Trades and Crafts; and Sandra Leonard, Rookie Employee of the Year-Administrative/Management Analyst. Receiving Silver awards will be: Chika Nzelibe, Outstanding Professional-Technical, Scientific & Program Support; Gregory Thompson, Outstanding Para-Professional-Technical, Scientific & Program Support; and William Spangler, Rookie of the Year-Trades and Crafts.

Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States, of Rockville, recently received a Regional Breastfeeding-Friendly Workplace Award from the Maryland Breastfeeding Coalition and the District of Columbia Breastfeeding Coalition.

Obrycki’s Crab House at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport has been named the second-best regional restaurant in concept among U.S. airport restaurants by Frommer’s Travel Guides.

Montgomery Women, an organization dedicated to promoting women in elected and appointed leadership positions, held its 7th annual Power Tea on March 13. Former U.S. Rep. Constance Morella, who represented Maryland’s 8th District from 1987 to 2003, received the Shining Star Award. She is ambassador in residence of the Women & Politics Institute of American University’s School of Public Affairs. Rachel Glass, executive director of the Montgomery Coalition for Adult English Literacy, received the Rising Star Award. She has served as Montgomery County campaign director for the United Way, and was a founding board member of Art and Remembrance, co-chair of Nonprofit Montgomery, a member of the Gaithersburg Community Advisory Committee, and projects coordinator for Leadership Montgomery.

The Howard County Government has been named one of the 2011 Best Workplaces for Commuters by the National Center for Urban Transportation. The county’s rideshare program, Howard Commuter Solutions and recent LEED Silver modifications to the County Government complex were factors in the honor.

Edward A. Hubner, of EBL Engineers, of Baltimore, has been designated Engineer of the Year by the Maryland Society of Professional Engineers. The award recognizes exceptional technical contributions, many years of service to the profession, and contributions to MDSPE. Hubner’s primary responsibility is for coordination and scheduling of projects in the firm’s mechanical/electrical department and oversight of the construction management group.


Edward W. Kinsella has joined BankAnnapolis as vice president in the private business banking group. Kinsella previously was a business development officer at Revere Bank. The University of Maryland graduate also has worked at Sandy Spring Bank, Columbia Bank and Mellon Bank.


Bradley Erford, a professor of school counseling in the education specialties department of Loyola University Maryland School of Education, will become president-elect July 1, and president July 1, 2012, of the American Counseling Association. Erford has served as a volunteer leader at the association’s branch, region, division, and national levels; he is now on the ACA Governing Council and is the ACA bylaws chair and chair of the ACA conference program selection committee.

Bart Harvey, former chair and CEO of Enterprise Community Partners, has joined Calvert Foundation’s board of directors. Along with Enterprise co-founder James Rouse, Harvey helped Congress create the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit, which provides financing for rental homes. He also led Enterprise’s launch of the Green Communities initiative for sustainable development in low-income communities nationwide. The nonprofit Calvert Foundation enables investing that benefits people in low-income communities in the United States and around the world.

Karen Harris, senior manager in the Baltimore office of the Reznick Group, a national CPA firm, has been elected to the board of directors for Maryland New Directions. The nonprofit provides career counseling and job training skills for single mothers and women trying to re-enter the workplace. Harris, a senior audit manager, has experience providing audit, accounting and tax services to real estate developers, owners and operators of multi-family properties, commercial real estate properties. She also has experience with not-for-profit accounting.


ADG Creative, of Columbia, has added five staff members: brand strategist Ken Joy, a graduate of the Maryland Institute of Art, has supervised creative teams on creative and strategic projects; copywriter Matt McDermott sits on the board of the American Advertising Federation’s Baltimore chapter. He has bachelor’s degrees from Towson University and a master’s from Johns Hopkins University; project manager Anjeanette Agro, who has nearly 20 years of industry experience in the public and private sector, has a degree in fine arts in graphic design; graphic designer Kathryn Gruver has a bachelor’s degree in studio art from St. Mary’s College of Maryland and a master certificate in graphic, web, and multimedia design from the Computer Career Institute at Johns Hopkins University; developer Robert North, who has a background in software engineering and development, design, coding, testing, debugging, and maintenance, is studying information technology and art at University of Maryland University College.


Renee A. Leduc Clarke recently joined I.M. Systems Group Inc., of Rockville, as director of international environmental strategy and government affairs. She will assist in developing and implementing strategies related to climate, weather and natural resources management policies, and will communicate with federal executive branch and congressional leaders. Leduc Clarke most recently worked at the U.S. National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration.


McCormick & Co. retirees presented the American Red Cross of Central Maryland with a $21,000 donation in March. Former Red Cross Board Chair Francine Stokes-McElveen accepted the check. McCormick was the lead sponsor for the Red Cross of Central Maryland’s Hometown Heroes event March 31.


Towson University has received accreditation from the Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission for both the undergraduate and graduate forensic programs.

Sherry E. Bithell has joined Stevenson University’s marketing and public relations office as its first assistant vice president of publications. Bithell has nearly 18 years of experience working in publications, 11 of which were in higher education. She most recently worked for Laureate Education as an editor and a writer for its U.S. campus-based and online universities. Bithell also has worked at Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Agora Publishing in Baltimore, and First Marketing Co.

Health Care

Dr. Stephen Ronson has received a three-year appointment as cancer liaison physician for the cancer program at St. Joseph Medical Center, of Towson, where he is director of stereotactic radiosurgery at The Cancer Institute. Ronson, who is a radiation oncologist, is among a national network of over 1,600 volunteer physicians who are responsible for providing leadership and direction to establish, maintain, and support their facilities’ cancer programs.

Dr. Yousuf Gaffar has joined The Cancer Institute at St. Joseph Medical Center, of Towson, as an oncologist. Previously, he served as clinical research director for Alliance Hematology Oncology. He is board-certified in internal medicine, medical oncology and hematology.

St. Joseph Medical Center, of Towson, has added three staff members: Paul Arias has been appointed director of integrated care management. He most recently worked at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va., as senior director of case management. Jesus Cepero has been appointed executive director of the Heart and Vascular Institute. He most recently was the vice president of nursing for critical care and the Heart Institute at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Cepero has also held leadership positions in emergency services and trauma care at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Capital Health System, and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Jane McCaffrey has been appointed director of compliance – clinical patient care and education. McCaffrey is a Patient Safety Leadership fellow, past president of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management, ISO Auditor-certified and a former director of quality management services in a 350-bed facility. She has been with St. Joseph since August in an interim risk management role. McCaffrey serves on the Joint Commission’s Patient Safety Advisory Board and the editorial boards for Healthcare Risk Management and ECRI’s Risk Control.

Information Tech

Mark Tillotson has been appointed vice president for construction management services by Trusant Technologies, of Ellicott City. Tillotson is a retired U.S. Army colonel and former vice president with Michael Baker Jr. Inc. The West Point graduate served with the Army Corps of Engineers in the United States, Japan and Turkey, and served in Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Storm.

Real Estate

Brent Miller, managing director for Sperry Van Ness – Miller Commercial Real Estate, of Salisbury, has been appointed to the Sperry Van Ness Corporate Advisory Board. Sperry Van Ness – Miller Commercial Real Estate provides advisory, brokerage, consultation, and leasing services to clients in Maryland and Delaware, and asset and property management in Maryland, Delaware and Virginia.


Julieta Stack has been hired as director of instruction by Baltimore Municipal Golf Corp., the nation’s first nonprofit organization dedicated to the management and operation of municipal golf courses. BMGC operates Baltimore’s Pine Ridge, Mount Pleasant, Forest Park, Clifton Park and Carroll Park courses. Stack was twice named as an alternate to the U.S. Women’s Open, was an LPGA Tour Qualifier finalist and competed in the Women’s French Open. She serves on the board of the Village Learning Place in Charles Village and is a volunteer mentor at St. Vincent’s Center.


Joseph D. Brenneman has been appointed senior vice president of sales by The Baltimore Sun Media Group. He replaces Linda Hastings, who retired in March. Brenneman most recently was senior vice president of sales and marketing for the Los Angeles Newspaper Group. Before that, he was vice president of advertising sales for the Orange County Register. From 1993 to 2005, he served in advertising management positions for Knight Ridder properties in Kansas City, Mo., and Lexington, Ky.

Andrews Federal appoints McAtee

Russ McAtee was appointed chief operating officer/executive vice president of Andrews Federal Credit Union, of Suitland, on March 7. He previously was senior vice president of Capital One Financial, in Bethesda. McAtee also has held executive-level positions at Chevy Chase Bank, GE Capital, Bank One and Michigan National Bank Corp. Andrews Federal Credit Union has members at Andrews Air Force Base, McGuire Air Force Base, military installations in Germany, Belgium, and The Netherlands; it includes more than 200 employer groups throughout Maryland and New Jersey.

Russ McAtee

Education: B.A., financial administration, Michigan State University; M.B.A., Arizona State University.

Reside In: National Harbor, Md.

Daily commute: Approximately 7 miles

Most recent vacation: Asia, on a consulting engagement.

Hobbies: Spending time with my 18-year-old daughter supporting her cross-country running and academic activities.

Favorite books: Enjoy recreational reading. Anything authored by Clive Cussler. “The Power of Now” by Eckhart Tolle.

Most recently read: “The Jungle” by Clive Cussler.

Favorite food: Flatbread pizza; any type of Korean cuisine.

Favorite quotation: “Nothing ever happened in the past; it happened in the Now. Nothing will ever happen in the future; it will happen in the Now.”