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On the Move, 5/5: Ward to receive Baltimore Museum of Industry award

Michael J. Ward

Michael J. Ward, who was named chairman and chief executive officer of CSX Corp. in 2003, will receive the 2011 William Donald Schaefer Industrialist of the Year Award on June 9 from the Baltimore Museum of Industry. The award, which recognizes Maryland business leaders who have distinguished themselves through innovation in their industries and dedication to their communities, is presented at a business networking luncheon each spring at the Baltimore Museum of Industry and raises money for the museum’s educational programs. Ward was Railway Age magazine’s Railroader of the Year for 2008. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland in 1972. Ward serves on the boards of the Association of American Railroads, Ashland Inc., City Year, United Way of Northeast Florida, and Hubbard House.


Megan Olson has joined Media Works Ltd., a media and communications agency, as media planner/buyer after 15 years at a number of Baltimore media agencies. She spent the past six years with Strategix-NobleSteed as a media director. Olson is a graduate of the College of Notre Dame of Maryland. Media Works recently moved from Owings Mills to a larger office in the Barehills Corporate Center in Baltimore.


Jimmy Yerman and Brian Kesler of the Maryland division of Prospect Mortgage were recognized as among the corporation’s top 6 percent staff members in total loan volume closings in the country. Yerman works from the Baltimore County office, while Kesler is based in the Federal Hill office and concentrates his activities in the Baltimore marketplace.

The Maryland Association of Mortgage Professionals recently recognized several professionals at its annual awards program: Rick Rall Jr., of Navigator Financial Services in Severna Park, received the Broker of the Year Award; he has served as vice president on the board. Shannon Eubanks, of First Equity Title Corp. in Catonsville, was named Affiliate of the Year. John Councilman, of AMC Mortgage Corp., received the President’s Award; although he has moved to Florida, as treasurer of the National Association of Mortgage Brokers he has worked hard on behalf of mortgage professionals in Maryland.


Michael McGurn has been named district sales manager of the Payroll Network, of Kensington, which provides payroll processing and HR services to companies in the Washington, D.C., region. McGurn will focus on sales for organizations with up to 100 employees in the Washington area. He previously worked for Boise Cascade/OfficeMax. McGurn has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, College Park.