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On the move: 5/20/11

Daily Record Staff//May 19, 2011

On the move: 5/20/11

By Daily Record Staff

//May 19, 2011

Brian M. Davis
Brian M. Davis has started ClearView Consulting LLC, a Baltimore-based CPA and management consulting firm whose services include risk management consulting, general accounting, tax compliance and consulting, and supplier contract reviews. Davis, the managing director and CEO, began his career with a “big four” accounting firm. For the last 12 years he worked at a CPA and management consulting firm, most recently as the managing director of its consulting practice. Davis has an accounting degree from Towson University. He is a board member of the Baltimore chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors and an executive board member of Matt Birk’s HIKE Foundation.


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.


Dennis H. Smith, director of the Veterans Affairs Maryland Health Care System, recently received the American College of Healthcare Executives’ VA Regent Award for the Senior Healthcare Executive Award category. Smith has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, College Park, an MBA from Loyola University Maryland, and a master’s degree in hospital administration from George Washington University. He is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and has served on the boards of directors for the United Way of Central Maryland, the Maryland Center for Veterans Education and Training, and the Baltimore Research and Education Foundation.

Bernie Dancel, CEO and chairman of Ascend One Corp., has been named one of the “25 CEOs You Need to Know” by The Gazette of Politics and Business. Ascend One is a debt-management company based in Columbia, whose businesses includes CareOne Services Inc., Amerix Corp. and 3Ci.

Cathy Purple Cherry, of Purple Cherry Architects, of Annapolis, has been named an honorable mention in the 2011 Governor’s Service Awards for her support and advocacy of the special needs community in Maryland. Her design firm specializes in custom waterfront homes, commercial buildings and restaurants, and facilities for individuals with special needs.

Carlos Riveros-Sabogal, a student at the Applications and Research Laboratory in Ellicott City, was among Maryland students recognized at a national awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., for his achievement in the National Financial Capability Challenge. The federal program helps high school students learn about saving, budgeting, investing, and other skills critical to building a secure financial future.

Frank Reinhart, a volunteer with the Alzheimer’s Association in Timonium, received a Governor’s citation for his “passion and dedication” to the cause of Alzheimer’s disease during National Volunteer Appreciation Week in April.

Jeff Sprinkle, chief philanthropy officer the Y of Central Maryland, was recently named a “Fundraising Star” by Fundraising Success magazine. He was selected for his continued effort to engage the public in support of the Y’s mission of providing programs for underserved families. Sprinkle previously spent 33 years with Random House, most recently as vice president of distribution and administration. He also was chair of its United Way campaign.

R. Dane Rianhard of Franklin Morris has been named Person of the Year by the Maryland Association of Health Underwriters. Rianhard is a principal of the Hunt Valley firm and is its director of group benefits. Also, Teresa C. Conto of Independent Benefits Services was named Person of the Year by the Greater Washington chapter of the National Association of Health Underwriters; Ryan Gordon won the award for the NAHU’s Eastern Shore chapter, and Kathleen A. Janocha received the award for the Baltimore chapter. Gordon and Janocha are both employees of WorkforceTactix.

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.

The University of Maryland, College Park has announced the winners of its first Mobility Contest. The contest, open to all UM students, sought ideas for mobile apps to improve campus life. Megan Monroe and Jonathan Speiser won the $3,000 first prize for an app that lets people see what music others are listening to in the campus “Jam Zone.” Randy Baden won second prize for a social jukebox that lets people at a gathering vote on what song gets played next. Alan Buabuchachart, Evan Ponchick, Frankie Abralind, Gary Brendle and Yi-Chung Chen won third prize for an app that enables people to take a picture of a problem on campus and submit it with a description to the university’s management.


Neil R. Hoffman has been promoted to corporate senior vice president and manager of the commercial lending division of Northwest Savings Bank. Hoffman joined the bank in 1996; in 2004 he was promoted to vice president, regional manager for the commercial lending department, and to senior vice president in 2006. He is treasurer and a prior board president of Elcam, secretary and trustee of Ridgway Industrial Development Corp., treasurer of the Elk County Redevelopment Authority, and board member and past chairman of Elk Regional Health System.

Edward J. Schneider has been promoted to the new position of executive vice president of BankAnnapolis. He had been senior vice president and chief financial officer, and will remain the CFO. Schneider, who earned an MBA from Rutgers, worked at Citigroup and its subsidiaries from 1995 to 2004 and again from 2005 to 2009. In 2004 and 2005 he served as senior vice president and director of corporate regulatory reporting at MBNA before its acquisition by Bank of America.


Blind Industries and Services of Maryland recently added three members to its board of trustees: Dr. Peter L. Gehlbach is associate professor of ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins University and associate professor of biomedical engineering at the Whitaker Biomedical Engineering Institute at Johns Hopkins University. Carolyn Hess Johnson is a professor of forensic studies in the master’s program at Stevenson University who has worked as a senior assistant prosecutor for the State Prosecutor of Maryland, as an assistant state’s attorney for Baltimore City, and in civil practice. Michael L. Gosse is a consultant and the chief engineer of the Newsline and Jobline blind accessible systems for the National Federation of the Blind. He is on two governor-appointed committees.

The National Aquarium, of Baltimore, has appointed three women to leadership roles of the National Aquarium Boards: Jennifer Reynolds is now chair of the National Aquarium Institute Board, which consists of all five Aquarium affiliate boards. She is partner and director of Ward Properties, a commercial real estate business. Reynolds previously was president of Allied Investment Advisors and vice chair and chief investment officer for the Legg Mason Trust. She is also chair of the Dickinson College Board of Trustees and of the Investment Committee for the Sheppard Pratt Board of Trustees. Tamika Tremaglio has been named chair of the National Aquarium, Washington, D.C., Board. She is a principal at Deloitte Financial Advisory Services in Washington. Tremaglio is also the vice chair for the National Bar Institute. Anna Smith will lead the National Aquarium Foundation Board. She is a group vice president with the M&T Investment Group. Smith is a board member of Big Brothers Big Sisters and Maryland Mentoring Partnership, a trustee of Stevenson University, a member of the Investment Committee of the Maryland Historical Society, and a member of the board for Maryland Life magazine.

The Baltimore Washington Corridor Chamber has elected members to serve three-year terms on its board of directors. Serving their first term: Michael G. Gibbs, vice president for advancement and chief advancement officer at Capitol College; Kirk J. Halpin, founder and managing partner of The Law Offices of Kirk Halpin & Associates; Cathy A. Martin, acquisition director for the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission; Patricia Schiavone, founder and managing partner of The Artemis Group; and William Stone, president of Mobern Lighting Co. Elected to their second three-year terms were: Ed Aaron, Precision Toner Systems; Barney Hughes, M&T Bank; Steve Kolbe, All Covered; Anthony Nelson, Bowie State University; Joe Palermo, The Michael Companies; Sharon Pinder, The Pinder Group; Leonard Raley, University Systems of Maryland Foundation; Deb Rivkin, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield; and Josie Thompson, Thompson Design. Rhonda Tomlinson, RJ Tomlinson & Associates, was elected to her third three-year term.

Jeffrey Grip recently was elected chairman of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. Grip runs the East Coast office in Owings Mills for Witmer & Associates, a talent management and development company, where he consults with businesses on organizational leadership, career development, and team building. He previously was president and CEO of the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. The not-for-profit foundation is a cultural and educational institution by architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

Gloria McJilton recently was appointed to the board of trustees of the Community College of Baltimore County. McJilton is an associate agent for her family-owned agency, McJilton Insurance Service. She also is vice president of McJilton Associates. McJilton holds licenses in property, casualty, life and health insurance. She is the past chair and a current member of the Baltimore County Commission on Arts and Sciences, a member of the Baltimore County Landmarks Preservation Commission, vice president of the Dundalk Chamber of Commerce, and a founding member and treasurer of the Greater Dundalk Alliance.

Jeffery P. McBride, of EBL Engineers, a Baltimore-based multi-disciplined engineering firm, recently was inducted as president of the American Council of Engineering Companies, Maryland. McBride previously has served as director, secretary, treasurer and, most recently, vice president of the nonprofit association, which is based in Baltimore. He is a principal and director of engineering operations at EBL.


Popper and Co., an M&A advisory and specialty consulting firm with an office in Baltimore, has hired F. John Mills and Andreas Muehler as advisors. Mills is chairman of the board of BioStorage Technologies, which he co-founded. He has been corporate senior vice president and president of clinical support services for Covance. Muehler is the principal of the German health care consulting company Keimzelle Medical Ventures. Popper and Co. provides expertise and guidance about life sciences to companies and investors.


The American Culinary Federation’s Greater Baltimore Chapter has new officers: president, Michael Wagner, director of Savory, Baltimore International College; vice president, Derrick Purcell, executive chef, Aramark Corp.; treasurer, Janet Canfield, director of practicum, Service Learning and Evening Programs, Baltimore International College; secretary, Emerson Wen, marketing manager, Wen’s Food; secretary, Glenn Spindler, sales executive/corporate chef, Keany Produce Co.; chairman of the board, Fred Parmenter, executive chef, Panache Cuisine.


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.


Enterprise, of Columbia, has named three executives: Ginger McCallum has been promoted to vice president of human resources. Before joining the firm in 2002, she served as regional human resources manager and corporate business consultant for Zurich North America. McCallum, who has a master’s degree in organizational development from Johns Hopkins University, is a certified senior professional in human resources and an instructor at Howard Community College. Elaine Martin is now vice president of the New Markets Tax Credit program for Enterprise Community Investment. She is a Certified Public Accountant. Ed Manekin is now vice president and chief audit executive. Before joining Enterprise, Manekin was corporate audit manager for PHH Corp. in Baltimore, and principal auditor for the ARINC Corp., in Annapolis. He has a bachelor’s degree from Towson University and is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Fraud Examiner, and past president of the Maryland Chapter of Certified Fraud Examiners. Enterprise provides development capital and expertise for creating affordable homes and rebuilding communities.


Dr. Amal Mattu, professor of emergency medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, has been appointed to the new position of vice chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Mattu will focus on faculty development and expansion of the department’s educational programs while helping to extend the department’s international program. Since joining the emergency medicine faculty in 1996, Dr. Mattu has received more than a dozen teaching awards, including three national awards from the American College of Emergency Physicians and three from the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. In 2000, he was named Founder’s Day Teacher of the Year for the University of Maryland at Baltimore.


Jamie Sachs Mossovitz has been named vice president of Worthington Alternative Capital, of Owings Mills. She will handle the general management of day-to-day operations, originate new short-term loans, and conduct inspections of construction renovation. Mossovitz previously was operations administrator and director of human resources for Bay Capital Corp. She has also been a managing member of SBS Realty and a processor at Chesapeake Title and Escrow Services. Mossovitz serves on the board of directors for Foundation Recovery, a transitional housing program headquartered in Owings Mills.

Health Care

Maria M. Flannery has been appointed executive director of operations of the St. Joseph Medical Group, part of St. Joseph Medical Center. The medical group includes primary care physicians, specialists and mid-level practitioners with offices on the St. Joseph Medical Center campus, and sites in Towson and Owings Mills. Flannery previously was the practice administrator at Main Line HealthCare in Philadelphia.

Howard County General Hospital, of Columbia, has received the Sustained Improvement Award, which recognizes progress in implementing systems showing sustained and consistent reductions over 18 to 24 months in combatting health care-associated infections, from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The not-for-profit hospital is a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Ronald Henry has been appointed director of physician services at St. Joseph Medical Center, of Towson. In this role, his responsibilities include developing and strengthening physician relationships and recruitment. Henry previously worked at RH Strategic Healthcare Consulting. Before that he was chief business development officer for North Fulton Hospital in Roswell, Ga. Henry has extensive experience in leading strategic growth, physician and health system alignment.

Jonathan Forte has been appointed executive assistant to the associate director for operations for the Veterans Affairs Maryland Health Care System. He recently completed a yearlong administrative fellowship in the Graduate Health Administration Training Program for the VA Capital Health Care Network, where he managed the ongoing activation of the Fort Detrick VA Outpatient Clinic in Frederick. Forte previously worked at the Pocono Medical Center East in Stroudsburg, Pa. He volunteers with Team River Runner, an outreach organization that helps disabled veterans, and also volunteers at the VA’s New England Winter Sports Clinic and its National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic in San Diego.


Dennis Landry has been hired as executive vice president of asset management of Parkway Hospitality Management, a Baltimore-based hospitality management and consulting firm. Landry has served in a variety of senior executive positions, notably with Inncorp and Magna Hospitality Group. He maintains interests in Delland Consulting, of Fairfax, Va., and TCRM Partners, a hospitality holding company involved in hotel and resort vacation management. He is a principal partner in M2X, a Montreal-based firm involved in resort development.

Information Tech

Robert Snyder recently was appointed vice president for corporate development of Data Solutions & Technology, of Lanham. He is responsible for the company’s work in aviation management, renewable energy, and health care IT. Snyder has 20 years of experience in supporting federal government customers in the civil, defense, and Intel arenas, having held corporate leadership positions in new and emerging small businesses as well as Fortune 500 companies. He is a Frostburg State University graduate.


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.


James Currie has been named director of integrated marcom by Warschawski, of Baltimore. He will lead development of integrated marketing communications projects. Currie launched Five O’Clock Publishing in 1998 to produce On Tap Magazine, a monthly publication focused on Washington, D.C.’s nightlife, entertainment and cultural events. Most recently, he founded the Newport Creative Group, which specializes in website creation, branding, logo design, custom application development and open source content management systems.


Greg Wang recently was appointed interim senior state director of AARP in Maryland. He will lead the organization’s advocacy, outreach and education work in the state. Wang was hired by AARP in 2008 for its west region office’s management team. He has been AARP’s interim director of congressional relations and political affairs and a member of the State Advocacy Task Force and the Older Workers and Immigration policy working groups. He has worked with nonprofit and for-profit organizations in government relations and advocacy, policy strategy, and organizational/business development for 20 years.

Real Estate

John Boote has joined the Baltimore office of CB Richard Ellis as first vice president, where he will focus on representation of industrial tenants and landlords. Boote spent the past 16 years at NAI KLNB, where he was a principal in marketing and representing industrial and flex property clients in corporate real estate matters. He previously was a sales associate for a subsidiary of Westinghouse.

Nicholas Finelli has been hired as an associate by Broad Street Realty, a commercial real estate services firm in Bethesda. He will focus on representing tenants and users of office space throughout the Washington, D.C., region, and be responsible for relationship development, market research, lease analysis, financial modeling and lease negotiation. Finelli previously was a property manager with Douglas Development Corp., and then a sales and leasing associate with McShea & Co., where he worked on real estate transactions.

Neil J. Butler has been hired by the Hogan Cos., of Annapolis, as a sales and marketing associate in the land and commercial division. Butler previously worked as a communications specialist at Manheim, and with K. Hovnanian Homes in its sales and marketing department.

John Scharlock has been hired as vice president of acquisitions for Continental Realty Corp., a Baltimore-based commercial, retail and residential development and management company. He will oversee the identification and evaluation of new acquisition opportunities from the Mid-Atlantic to southern Florida. Scharlock previously was vice president of acquisitions/dispositions for Home Properties Inc., of Rochester, N.Y. He has been involved with community service groups and professional real estate organizations such as the National Multi-Housing Council and Habitat for Humanity throughout his career.

Cindy Plackmeyer has been hired as director of marketing by Steuart-Kret Homes, a home builder based in Columbia and White Plains. She previously owned her own social media company, which focused on the building industry, and was marketing manager for Ryland Homes’ Baltimore/Delaware division. Plackmeyer is the vice president of the Home Builders Association of Maryland’s Sales and Marketing Council.

Riley to lead Md. Chamber

William T. Riley Jr., CPA, of the Reznick Group, was named chairman of the board of directors of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce this month. He has served on the chamber’s board since 2002, and for the past four years on its executive committee. Riley has been a principal with Reznick Group since 1979; he recently served as co-managing principal of the Baltimore office. He has experience working with nonprofit organizations; municipal, state and federal government agencies; construction; real estate; retail, and small and large commercial businesses, and high-net-worth individuals. Riley is the immediate past chair of the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants. The Red Cross of Central Maryland recently honored him with its Life Achievement Award.

William T. Riley Jr.

Education: Georgetown University. CPA.

Resides in: Howard County

Daily commute: 40 minutes round-trip

Favorite holiday: St. Patrick’s Day

Most recent vacation: Puerto Rico — the weather was predicted to be terrible, but actually turned out to be great!

Hobbies: Anything not involving work from the office. In particular, I am an avid sports fan.

Favorite quotation: “May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, the rain fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

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