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On the move: 4/8/11


Howard County Executive Ken Ulman recently received the Janet L. Hoffman Award for Local Government Public Service at the National ASPA Conference in Baltimore. Ulman was nominated by Del. Guy Guzzone, who noted initiatives such as Healthy Howard and the countywide recycling program.

Edward A. Hubner, of EBL Engineers, of Baltimore, has been selected Engineer of the Year by the Maryland Society of Professional Engineers. Hubner joined the firm in 1987 as a mechanical project engineer. He is vice president of the Maryland chapter of the National Society of Professional Engineers, and chairman of the American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers chapter’s Refrigeration Committee. EBL Engineers is a multidiscipline engineering firm providing mechanical, electrical, fire protection and structural design services.


Dr. Kevin J. Cullen, director of the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center and professor of medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, in Baltimore, has been selected to the National Cancer Advisory Board, an advisory committee to the U.S. National Cancer Institute. Dr. Cullen, a head and neck cancer specialist, serves on the national board of the American Cancer Society and on the external advisory boards of several NCI-designated cancer centers. He has received the NCI’s Special Achievement Award, the American Cancer Society South Atlantic Division Service Award and the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults Hope Award.

Michael S. Clevenger, vice president, BB&T Bank, wealth management division, recently was elected to the board of directors of Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service. Clevenger is a personal trust specialist at BB&T in Westminster, where he handles trust real estate and manages investment accounts. Before joining BB&T in 2005, Clevenger practiced law with Jensen, Hassani & Focas, of Towson.

Everyman Theatre, in Baltimore, recently appointed Luke T. Cooper, Susan Flanigan, Judith Needham and W. Bryan Rakes to its board of directors. Cooper co-founded Performant Capital Partners; he is CEO and co-managing director of the firm’s investing activities. Flanigan, who has a theater degree from Goucher College, ran Maison Inc., an interior design firm, for 30 years. Needham, who has a law degree, established Bunting Management Group; she is president and chief operating officer of Bunting Management Group, president of the Bunting Family Foundations, and a trustee for the Bunting Family trusts. Rakes is an attorney with Venable who practices in business transactions, corporate finance and general business advisory services; he teaches in the entrepreneurship and management program at Johns Hopkins University and is a member of the boards of directors of the Maryland chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth and of Civic Works.


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 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.


Mark Westerman has joined Ascend One Corp., a debt-management company based in Columbia, as chief marketing officer. He previously worked at West33 Consulting Group after serving as vice president/global marketing communications at FILA (Cerberus Capital Management). He began his career at Doner Advertising in Baltimore as an account executive and was promoted to vice president three years later. Westerman serves on the United Way of Central Maryland Task Force, works with the Goucher College Mentor Program, is a guest lecturer at the University of Maryland Graduate School of Sports Marketing and the Johns Hopkins masters program, and is involved in the Owings Mills High School Stadium Project.

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 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.


MGH, an integrated marketing communications agency in Baltimore, has added eight employees, and promoted four others. The additions are: Account executive Rachel Cox, who previously worked at Renegade Productions; she has a degree from Towson University. Digital media assistant Laura Evans previously worked at Mentzer Media. Traffic coordinator Lauren Gallagher, who will work on a variety of agency accounts, is a recent graduate of Towson University. Digital production director Kevin Murphy, another Towson University graduate, previously worked at Carton Donofrio Partners. Senior copywriter Leanne Petti has worked in advertising at several agencies, most recently Crosby Marketing; she is a graduate of University of Maryland, College Park. Web developer Chris Rivers, a Stevenson University graduate, previously worked at Travel Advantage Network. Media buyer/planner Chris Rumbley, a Towson University graduate, previously worked at SNS Marketing. Account manager Meredith Wells previously worked at gkv. Recently promoted were: Digital media planner Amy Basta, who had been an associate digital media planner. SVP/account services director Ed Repasky, who had been vice president/associate account services director, will oversee several key accounts and manage the agency’s account services department. SVP/associate creative director Dave Wassell, who had been vice president/associate creative director, will be responsible for daily creative supervision of interactive work. Traffic manager Amara Waters had been traffic coordinator.

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.

MacKenzie Commercial Real Estate Services, based in Lutherville, has promoted Katy E. Hayes to marketing manager and Trish B. Gottesman to research and communications manager. Hayes, who has more than a decade of experience in the Baltimore metropolitan real estate market, will oversee the marketing of MacKenzie and its six affiliates. Gottesman will lead electronic marketing initiatives and public relations. She is a licensed agent and has a master’s degree in marketing from the University of Maryland, University College.


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.

Sunye Vasquez has been promoted to sales and events director of The Golf Club at South River, in Edgewater. She will oversee special events at the Club and at the Bistro, the restaurant at the clubhouse. Vasquez, who has 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry, joined The Golf Club at South River in guest services in 2010 after working at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Fla. The Golf Club is being converted to a private membership club with an 18-hole golf course in the South River Colony community just south of Annapolis.


Joseph D. Brenneman has been appointed senior vice president of sales by The Baltimore Sun Media Group. 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 in Kansas City, Mo., and Lexington, Ky.

Chimes International adds Imhoff to staff

Robert H. Imhoff III recently joined Chimes International Ltd. as chief development and external relations officer. Imhoff has more than two decades of leadership experience in the nonprofit and financial services fields. Most recently, he served as vice president, development and external relations for Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital. Before that, Imhoff was director of corporate and foundation relations at Coppin State University. The nonprofit Chimes Family of Services has agencies in six states, the District of Columbia and Israel to assist people with developmental disabilities, mental illness and other specialized needs.

Robert H. Imhoff III

Education: B.S., business administration, George Mason University; master’s, public policy, University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Resides in: northern Baltimore County.

Hobbies: Golf, tennis, kickboxing.

Favorite book: “American Lion” by Jon Meacham.

Most recently read: “Deliver Us From Evil” by David Baldacci.

Favorite food: My mother’s sautéed soft crabs.

Favorite quotation: As the father of two teenagers — “Hey, kids, get off of that furniture; what are you trying to do, ruin it?”