David G. Poulos, CEO of Granite Partners, has been named president of the Baltimore/Washington chapter of Sales and Marketing Executives International. Poulos founded Sparks-based Granite Partners in 2006, after serving as director of marketing communications for Graphic Arts Show Co., of Reston, Va. Joining Poulos on the SMEI Baltimore/Washington board are: Lynn K. Argenbright, employee benefits advisor, PSA Insurance & Financial Services, Hunt Valley; Mary Lou Coyle, president, Coyle Studios, Towson; Jeffrey A. Davis, partner, Sawmill Marketing Public Relations, Baltimore; Seth McElroy, vice president of marketing and sales administration, Dunbar Armored, Hunt Valley; Steve Navarro, director, business development, R2integrated, Baltimore; Jonathan Oleisky, CEO/founder, Media 924, Baltimore; and Concetta Sipes, sales representative, Trade Division, K.C. Co., Hunt Valley.
Mahan Rykiel Associates, of Baltimore, has hired Carrie Ann Miller as business development director. She previously worked for AmDyne Corp. and as business development manager for KCI Technologies. The firm also recently hired three staff architects: Katie Vocke is a 2011 graduate of the University of Maryland who studied landscape architecture and music in Italy; she received the Maryland Nursery and Landscape Association Horticulture Scholarship. Blake Anderson has a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture and communication science and rhetorical studies from the University of Wisconsin at Madison; he spent a summer at Peking University in Beijing studying how the physical environment affects human behavior. Justin Wilson has a master’s degree in landscape architecture; he volunteered in Russia and Belarus, teaching health education and maintaining and repairing orphanages and schools.
Mitchel Sayare has been appointed chairman of the board of PharmAthene, a biodefense company developing medical countermeasures against biological and chemical threats. Sayare has been a member of PharmAthene’s board since April 2010. From 1985 to 2010 he was chairman and CEO of ImmunoGen, a publicly traded biotechnology company engaged in the research and development of antibody-based cancer therapeutics. Sayare also was president of the 95 percent-owned ImmunoGen subsidiary, Apoptosis Technology. He also has been vice president of development at Xenogen, a biotechnology company.
Peninsula Regional Medical Center has been recognized as one of the nation’s “most wired” hospitals, according to the 2011 Most Wired Survey released in the July issue of the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals & Health Networks magazine. Peninsula Regional was one of 205 U.S. hospitals to win the award, and the only one on the Delmarva Peninsula. The magazine noted that adopting health information technology improves patient care. Peninsula Regional also received the 2011 McKesson Distinguished Achievement Award in Clinical Excellence for the use of technology to reduce sepsis occurrences.
Frank W. Kirkland has been appointed director of the Developmental Disabilities Administration in the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Kirkland has 20 years of experience in the field of developmental disabilities, including leadership of West Virginia’s Division of Developmental Disabilities from 1999 to 2008. Most recently, he was assistant director for individualized services for the Division of Developmental Disabilities with the New Jersey Department of Human Services.