On the Move, 4/11: Jones appointed marketing manager by XML Financial Group

Leah Jones

Leah Jones has been appointed marketing manager of XML Financial Group, a Rockville-based independent wealth management firm. She will oversee the firm’s social media campaigns, seminars and other marketing initiatives. Jones previously was an analyst for JP Morgan Asset Management’s Global Emerging Markets Equity Group, and then an investment advisor at Mosaic Financial Group. She has a bachelor’s degree in finance from University of Maryland, College Park, and a Series 65 license. XML Financial Group provides asset titling and estate planning, philanthropic planning, tax planning, comprehensive insurance planning, retirement planning, and traditional investment management.


Carton Donofrio Partners, of Baltimore, recently appointed Jim Perkins its vice president and Camille White its director of integration management. Perkins is responsible for managing strategic growth opportunities. He has held senior-level management positions on both the agency and client side, including working for a large software company, a technology startup advertising agencies. White will oversee the workflow. She previously was production manager at Discovery Communications.


The Greater Baltimore Committee recently presented its sixth annual Maryland Bioscience Awards. Best New Product or Progress: Steven J. Kubisen, president and CEO, Seguro Surgical Inc., Columbia; last year, Seguro completed of its first commercial product, and established manufacturing and sales to launch the Lap Pak, a silicone “bowel packing” device to save time and reduce the risk of complications in abdominal surgery. Leadership in Bioscience Award: Steve Dubin, CEO, Martek Bioscience Corp., Columbia; Martek, which employs about 600 people and generates more than $450 million in annual revenue from its nutritional products, was acquired in February by DSM for $1.1 billion. Entrepreneurial Spirit Award: Gary Lessing, president and CEO, Corridor Pharmaceuticals, Lutherville; Lessing engineered the merger between Arginetix, which he co-founded, and Immune Control to form Corridor Pharmaceuticals in 2010. President’s Award: Carolane Williams, president, Baltimore City Community College, Baltimore. This year’s award recognizes the importance of workforce training in the bioscience industry; through a partnership with the University of Maryland, Baltimore Bio Park, BCCC is helping bridge the divide between workforce shortages and unemployed and underemployed adults in Baltimore. With a $1.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, BCCC has developed the BioScience Connections scholarship program.


Cornelia Trimble, director of the Cervical Dysplasia Center at Johns Hopkins Medicine, will serve a four-year term on the Cancer Immunopathology and Immunotherapy Study Section of the National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review. Trimble will review and make recommendations on grant applications and survey the state of immunology research. Trimble, an associate professor of gynecology/obstetrics, oncology and pathology, is board-certified in both pathology and obstetrics/gynecology. Her specialty is in diagnosing and managing abnormal changes to the cervix and preventing cervical cancer. She and her colleagues are researching immunotherapy, including vaccines, to treat HPV disease.


Jim Langley, who has worked for 23 years in the Washington-Baltimore paving construction industry, recently was named vice president of sales and estimating by CPE Inc., of Jessup. Langley previously was chief estimator for M.T. Laney Co., and other local companies.