On the move: 4/22/11


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.


Chester Bartels has been hired as senior designer by Hord Coplan Macht, of Baltimore, a full-service architecture and landscape architecture firm. Bartels most recently was principal designer and studio director for SHW Group in Reston, Va. His new role is part of HCM’s plan to continue expanding its expertise in education design. Bartels will guide the design of kindergarten-12th grade and higher education projects while serving as a firm-wide resource.


Catapult Technology, of Bethesda, a leading service-disabled veteran-owned information technology contractor to the federal government, has been named a Champion for Veterans in Procurement by the Montgomery County Chamber Community Foundation. The foundation runs the Veteran Institute for Procurement, a program that helps veteran-owned businesses strengthen their ability to win government contracts and do business with both military and civilian agencies.

Legg Mason recently received the Business 2000 Award for 2011 from Network 2000 for its commitment to the advancement of women in its business operations. Legg Mason operates a Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Council and sponsors a global mentoring program that matches high-performing women and minority employees with mentors. Network 2000 is a statewide not-for-profit organization composed of professional women and men that prepares women for and seeks to place women on corporate and not-for-profit boards.

For the 12th consecutive year, Baltimore-based Bob Davidson Ford Lincoln announces that it has received Ford Motor Co’s President’s Award, which honors dealerships for achieving the highest levels of customer satisfaction in sales and service.

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. Leadership in Bioscience Award: Steve Dubin, CEO, Martek Bioscience Corp., Columbia. Entrepreneurial Spirit Award: Gary Lessing, president and CEO, Corridor Pharmaceuticals, Lutherville. President’s Award: Carolane Williams, president, Baltimore City Community College.


Baltimore trial lawyer and businessman Francis B. Burch Jr. has been elected chairman of the board of Johns Hopkins Medicine, effective July 1. He is a trustee to the Johns Hopkins University and on the board of overseers of its Carey Business School. The University of Maryland School of Law graduate is chairman of the DLA Piper global board and co-chairman of DLA Piper LLP (US).

Evelyn Brunner, chief operating officer at Gorfine, Schiller & Gardyn, has been selected as chair of the education committee of the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce. Brunner is also on the board of directors of Suited to Succeed. She is a past president of the Reisterstown-Owings Mills-Glyndon Chamber of Commerce and served on the board of trustees of the Community College of Baltimore County for 10 years. Gorfine, Schiller & Gardyn is a certified public accounting and business consulting firm with offices in Owings Mills and Hagerstown.

The Baltimore Community Foundation has elected six new members to its board of directors: Tedd M. Alexander III is managing partner and founder of Credo Capital Management. George L. Bunting Jr. returns to the board after a one-year stint as an honorary trustee; he is chairman and CEO of Bunting Management Group and a trustee of the Bunting Family Trusts. Patricia H. Joseph was a faculty member, a division chair, and a dean at Stevenson University before her retirement, and a special assistant to the provost at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Patrick McCarthy is president and CEO of The Annie E. Casey Foundation. Marsha Y. Reeves is an associate general counsel to eBay working in support of its PayPal North America business. Yolanda Maria Welch is the founder and CEO of Respira Medical, a respiratory and durable medical equipment company. In addition, BCF retiring trustees Arnold I. Richman and Sandra Levi Gerstung were named honorary trustees, and William C. Baker and Susan B. Katzenberg were elected vice chairs.

Cornelia Trimble, director of the Cervical Dysplasia Center at Johns Hopkins Medicine, has been selected for 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. The associate professor of gynecology/obstetrics, oncology and pathology is board-certified in pathology and obstetrics/gynecology. Her specialty is the diagnosis and managing of abnormal changes to the cervix and preventing cervical cancer. Trimble and her colleagues are researching immunotherapy 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.


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

Toby Hoblitzell has joined the financial aid office of Stevenson University as the assistant director of financial aid systems. He has 20 years of experience working in financial services. Hoblitzell most recently worked as a consultant for TEK Systems as a business analyst. He also worked at Legg Mason for 12 years and at T. Rowe Price for nine years. Hoblitzell is co-director for a weeklong day camp in Baltimore County for underprivileged children.


Cathy Wagner has been hired as development director of Everyman Theatre, of Baltimore. Most recently, Wagner served as director of development at PACT: Helping Children with Special Needs, an affiliate of Kennedy Krieger Institute. Before that, she was development director at Orlando Repertory Theatre, Florida. Wagner has a bachelor’s degree in theater from Towson University. Everyman Theatre plans to move into the Town Theatre in 2012.


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 from University of Maryland, College Park, and a Series 65 license.


Kelly C. Medinger recently joined the Marion I. and Henry J. Knott Foundation, of Baltimore, as a program and communications associate. Most recently, Medinger served as the director of corporate, foundation and government relations at Stevenson University. The foundation works to strengthen the community within the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

Health Care

Suzanne Middleton, of Saint Agnes Hospital in Baltimore, has been promoted to director of operations for Seton Medical Group. She will work with the primary care practice to secure National Committee for Quality Assurance Recognition and designation as Patient Centered Medical Homes. Before joining Seton Medical Group in 2007, Middleton was the practice manager for the Williams Group.

Dr. Janet Sunness, medical director of Greater Baltimore Medical Center’s Richard E. Hoover Low Vision Rehabilitation Services and an expert on advanced dry age-related macular degeneration, has been awarded the Macula Society’s 2011 J. Donald M. Gass Medal. Dr. Sunness is an ophthalmologist whose clinical practice at GBMC focuses on low vision and on retinal and macular disease. Her findings as principal investigator of a National Institutes of Health-funded study at the Johns Hopkins Hospital Wilmer Eye Institute have been instrumental in defining parameters for geographic atrophy clinical trials. Dr. Sunness did retinal and visual function fellowships at the Wilmer Institute, where she served as a faculty member for 20 years before joining GBMC.

Amber Bradford recently was named a director of communications by the Maryland Hospital Association. Before joining MHA, Bradford was a public relations senior account executive at gkv. Before that she was a public relations specialist at Carroll Hospital Center and an editor/reporter at the Harford Business Ledger and The Aegis. Bradford has a bachelor’s degree from Salisbury University.

Dr. Richard Macko, director of the Maryland Exercise & Robotics Center of Excellence at the Veterans Affairs Maryland Health Care System and a professor of neurology, medicine, physical therapy and rehabilitation science at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, will receive the VA’s Paul B. Magnuson Award for Outstanding Achievement in Rehabilitation Research and Development on May 4 at a congressional reception. Macko leads an interdisciplinary research team at the Baltimore VA Medical Center in developing task-oriented exercise training that improves functional mobility by examining and tracking brain plasticity, even years after a disabling stroke.

Information Tech

Array Information Technology, of Greenbelt, recently added two executive team members: Richard (Rick) Perry will serve as vice president and general manager for civilian operations, and Jay Kalath will serve as vice president and general manager for national security operations and as chief technology officer. Perry has more than 35 years of experience, including 12 years experience as chief information officer of an $800 million company and service as the chief operating officer of a software company. He most recently was a general manager at Avaya Government Solutions and at Keane Federal Systems. Kalath previously was executive vice president at Astegic, and chief technology officer of Bart and Associates.


Michael A. Kijesky became vice president–research of Petroleum & Resources Corp. on April 1. Kijesky joined the Baltimore-based closed-end investment company in 2009 as a senior equity analyst with a focus on energy and basic materials stocks. Before then, he was a senior vice president/equity analyst with McHugh Associates. He has also been an equities analyst with Cutler & Co., a financial analyst with Air Products & Chemicals, and a process engineer with Rohm and Haas Co. Kijesky is a chartered financial analyst.

Long-Term Care

Suzy Dyer-Gear began serving March 21 as vice president of human resources of Carroll Lutheran Village, in Westminster. Dyer-Gear had been in private human resources consulting for the past 15 years; she coordinated the master’s program in human resources development for McDaniel College and has taught at Carroll Community College. In addition to overseeing human resources at the Village, she will oversee its education and training programs.


Elizabeth Yienger has been hired by Visit Baltimore as its regional director of sales for the Northeast. Yienger has 26 years of hotel and convention sales experience, most recently as director of national accounts for the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel. Earlier in her career she spent six years as the global account director for Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, and two years as a consultant for ConferenceDirect.


Brett Kelly has been appointed vice president of AIRMALL Maryland, which operates retail concessions at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. Kelly will oversee and direct AIRMALL’s retail operations at BWI. He previously was a vice president at General Growth Properties.

Dr. Jed Rosen

Carroll hospital honors Rosen

Dr. Jed Rosen, an otolaryngologist, was named Physician of the Year of Carroll Hospital Center at the hospital’s Doctor’s Day celebration. Rosen, who has been affiliated with the Westminster hospital for 18 years, was honored for his work in supporting medical staff members during the transition to computerized provider order entry, a program that allows health care providers to enter medication orders and physician instructions electronically instead of on paper. Dr. Rosen is chief of surgery at the hospital; he previously served as secretary/treasurer of the medical staff.

Jed S. Rosen, M.D.

Education: Columbia University School of Engineering; University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Resides in: Baltimore County.

Daily commute: 12 miles.

Hobbies: Beekeeping; koi.

Most recent vacation: Galapagos Islands, National Geographic Expeditions.

Favorite books: Harry Potter series.

Favorite food: Kobe beef hamburger (or anything my wife makes).

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