The Maryland Society of Accountants has inducted its board of directors and named its new officers for the next year: president, Paul Troglia, Germantown; 1st vice president, Robert Medbery, Silver Spring; 2nd vice president, William Feehley, Elkton; secretary, Patricia Mager, Stevensville; and treasurer, Robert Boehner, Gettysburg, Pa.
Gov. Martin O’Malley has appointed 14 members to the Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission, which will study issues related to natural gas exploration and production in the Marcellus Shale in Maryland. David Vanko, a geologist and dean of the Jess and Mildred Fisher College of Science and Mathematics at Towson University, is the chair. Other members are: state Sen. George Edwards; Del. Heather Mizeur; Garrett County Commissioner James Raley; Allegany Commissioner William Valentine; Oakland Mayor Peggy Jamison; Shawn Bender, division manager at the Beitzel Corp. and president of the Garrett County Farm Bureau; Steven M. Bunker, director of Conservation Programs, Maryland Office of the Nature Conservancy; John Fritts, president of the Savage River Watershed Association and director of development for the Federation of American Scientists; Jeffrey Kupfer, senior advisor, Chevron Government Affairs; Dominick E. Murray, deputy secretary of the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development; Paul Roberts, a Garrett County resident and co-owner of Deep Creek Cellars winery; Nick Weber, chair of the Mid-Atlantic Council of Trout Unlimited; and Harry Weiss, partner at Ballard Spahr.
Gunalan Nadarajan, vice provost for research at Maryland Institute College of Art, of Baltimore, has been appointed vice provost of research and graduate studies to connect graduate education and research. The Office of Research, led by Nadarajan, focuses on developing art and design research with the potential to affect society, policy, commerce, science and technology through the college’s three research centers in design practice, design thinking, and race and culture, among other departments. He has helped forge research partnerships with city, state and federal entities. Before joining MICA, Nadarajan was professor of art and associate dean for research and graduate studies at the College of Arts and Architecture at Pennsylvania State University.
Charles Perrell recently was appointed general manager of the Courtyard by Marriott and the adjoining Residence Inn in Aberdeen. Perrell joined the hotels’ owner, Crestline Hotels & Resorts, last year as general manager of the Hilton Garden Inn and the Homewood Suites hotels at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Before that he was with Interstate Hotels & Resorts, serving as area general manager for the Courtyard by Marriott Times Square and the Residence Inn by Marriott Times Square. Perrell has held executive positions with Marriott International, Capstar Hotels and Krisch Hotels, among others, and served as president of the South Carolina Hotel Sales & Marketing Association. He holds a CHA designation.