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On the Move, 4/18: Boote named first VP of Baltimore office of CB Richard Ellis

John Boote

John Boote has joined the Baltimore office of CB Richard Ellis as first vice president. He will focus on representation of industrial tenants and landlords for the commercial real estate services firm. Boote had spent the previous 16 years at NAI KLNB, where he was a principal marketing and representing industrial and flex property clients in corporate real estate matters. He has worked in leasing and sales for landlord and tenant interests as well as owned investment property. Before joining NAI KLNB, Boote was a sales associate for a subsidiary of Westinghouse Electrical Corp.


Marjorie K. Simmons has been appointed CEO of SHW Group, an educational architecture and engineering firm that has an office in Baltimore. Simmons founded DSA Architects in 1998, which merged with SHW Group in 2003.

RTKL, an architecture, planning and design firm with offices around the world, has promoted several staff members in its Baltimore office: Allan Pinchoff, senior vice president, legal; Keasha Cooper, principal, accounting/finance; Max Stevens, principal, health; Keith Williamson, associate, accounting/finance; Jamison Caldwell and Rebecca Pfau, workplace designers; and senior staff members Jan Begleiter and Manisha Patel, accounting/finance.


Nancy Noppenberger, chief financial officer of The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, has received a 2011 SmartCXO Award from Baltimore SmartCEO magazine. Noppenberger, who joined the zoo in January 2008, is responsible for the finance, technology and purchasing departments. She previously was senior president of commercial banking for the Bank of America. Noppenberger has an MBA from Loyola College, a bachelor’s degree from University of Maryland, College Park.


Evan Schwartz has been hired as account manager of the toner, ink & supplies division of Global Messenger Corp., a courier company based in Baltimore. Global Messenger delivers envelopes, small packages, pallets, cartons and freight weighing up to 12,000 pounds.


Richard Ariens has been named president of the NAFTA headquarters of Atradius Trade Credit Insurance, based in Hunt Valley. He oversees Atradius business activities throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico, which protect businesses against bad debt and ensure timely payment practices. Ariens has spent the past 13 years with Atradius; most recently, he served as Atradius’ group director for strategy and commercial development in Amsterdam, Netherlands.  Earlier, he developed insurance products for Atradius clients.


Michael Little has joined Grant/GrossMendelsohn, of Baltimore, as a senior investment advisor. Little is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and holds a bachelor’s degree in economics. He is licensed in Series 7 and Series 66 financial certifications and has Maryland life and health insurance licenses.