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On the move – 8/12/11: Kornblatt named firm’s chairman


The Baltimore County Office of Budget and Finance recently was recognized by the Government Finance Officers Association of North America for excellence in financial reporting for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year ending June 30. The GFOA also honored the Employees’ Retirement System of Baltimore County for its annual report for the fiscal year.

Marjory Anderson, of Gaithersburg, recently received a Safety Professional of the Year Award from the American Society of Safety Engineers. Anderson is the Advisory Council Member Awards and Honors Chair, as well as the website coordinator for the Engineering Practice Specialty. She is a safety engineer at Architect of the Capitol.

Pepsi Beverages Co. sales representative Nancy Bollinger of Baltimore was honored recently as one of PepsiCo’s top sales performers worldwide, with induction into the PepsiCo President’s Ring of Honor. Bollinger has been with Pepsi since 1990.


Harry Johnson, an attorney and partner at Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, is the new chairman of the GBMC HealthCare board of directors. Johnson first became involved with GBMC HealthCare as a lawyer handling medical negligence cases on behalf of GBMC and physicians. He joined the GBMC Foundation board of directors and then the GBMC HealthCare Board, continuing as a member of both boards for two years until relinquishing his foundation position. Johnson also was president of the Maryland State Bar Association from 2003-2004. He serves on the boards of the Baltimore Community Foundation and the Office of the Public Defender of Maryland.

IWIF Workers’ Compensation Insurance recently announced the new officers on its board of directors: Leonard Schuler Jr., chairman; Lewis C. Powell, vice chairman; Rocky V. Gonzalez, secretary; and Joseph M. Coale, treasurer. Remaining on the board are: Patricia McHugh Lambert, immediate past chair; Charles Dankmeyer; Paul V. Gill Sr.; and Kenneth Nwafor.

The National Kidney Foundation of Maryland has added members to its board of directors for three-year terms: Bernard G. Jaar, M.D., staff nephrologist, Nephrology Center of Maryland, Baltimore; Paul Mark Sandler, partner/litigation chair, Shapiro Sher Guinot & Sandler, Baltimore; Nabil Sheikh, president, OmegaCor Technologies, Millersville; Phillip P. Weiner, Pharm.D., Pikesville; and M. Ryan Weir Jr., banking officer, M&T Bank, Towson.

Geoffrey W. Washington, an associate with the Adelberg, Rudow, Dorf & Hendler law firm, of Baltimore, has begun his term as chairman of the sustainability committee for NAIOP Maryland, the local chapter of the national trade association for developers, owners, investors and other professionals in industrial, office and mixed-use commercial real estate. Washington also is chairman of the Board of Municipal and Zoning Appeals of Baltimore. He has a law degree from the University of Maryland School of Law.

The Maryland Hospital Association recently elected Jeff Pargament, partner in the Washington, D.C., law firm Pargament & Hallowell, and a longtime board member of Adventist HealthCare in Rockville, as its new board chair. Also, several new executive committee members were chosen: Barbara Bozzuto, board member, Saint Agnes Hospital Center; John Chessare, M.D., president & CEO, Greater Baltimore Medical Center; Michael Chiaramonte, CEO, Southern Maryland Hospital Center; Jason Groves, board of trustees, Anne Arundel Health System; and Mark Jensen, board of directors, MedStar Health.

Steve Howe, vice president of children’s services with The Children’s Guild, has been appointed to the board of the Foster Family-based Treatment Association, where he will serve on the executive committee as chair of the Council of Chapter Chairs. He has served on the association’s board in the past. Howe has been national director of foster care for KidsPeace National Centers, and Maryland director of The Pressley Ridge Schools. He has a master’s degree from the University of Maryland.

The Harford County Chamber of Commerce has elected the following officers for the 2011-12 year: chair: Steven L. Wiseman, CPA, vice president, Wiseman Associates; chair elect: Robin Sommer, owner, Images of Sommer; vice chair, administration: Brenda Morrison, vice president for marketing, development and community relations, Harford Community College; vice chair, finance: Paul Balsamo, CPA, president, Balsamo, Stewart, Lutters & Ruth; past chair: Eric McLauchlin, partner, Shaffer, McLauchlin & Stover.


Ricardo A. Brown has been named assistant vice chancellor for academic affairs for the University System of Maryland, and chief academic programs officer at the Universities at Shady Grove. Brown will focus on curriculum planning and college-access initiatives, working with Montgomery County officials and the Montgomery County Public Schools to strengthen the pipeline for minority and first-generation college students to pursue degrees. He most recently was associate vice president for sponsored programs at Howard University. Before that, Brown spent six years at the National Institutes of Health as a health scientist administrator. He also served as professor and chairman of biology at Morgan State University and assistant and associate professor of physiology at the School of Medicine at Wayne State University. Brown received his doctorate in physiology and biophysics from Howard University.

The College of Southern Maryland, in La Plata, has been designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance for associate degrees by the National Security Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The college also received the Workplace Excellence Award and the Health and Wellness Trailblazers Award from the Alliance for Workplace Excellence.

L. Mickey Fenzel, associate dean of the School of Education at Loyola University Maryland, and Cathy Rosensteel, co-director of special education and practicum coordinator, have been awarded a four-year, $56,000 grant from the Maryland State Department of Education funded by the Teach for Maryland Consortium portion of the federal Race to the Top program. They will develop programs to prepare teachers to work at high-poverty and high-minority-population schools. Loyola will partner with Baltimore’s Barclay Elementary/Middle School and Margaret Brent Elementary/Middle School to provide professional development for teachers and interns from Loyola.

Victoria K. Fretwell has been elected chair of the Anne Arundel Community College board of trustees. Jerome W. Klasmeier was elected vice chair, and Cynthia Robichaud was appointed student representative. Fretwell is director of external affairs for Priority Partners/Johns Hopkins HealthCare, handling communications and marketing for the Medicaid Managed Care Organization. Klasmeier is in his second term on the board. He served as vice chair in 2004-2005, 2005-2006 and 2008-2009. Klasmeier, who served in the U.S. Army as a commissioned officer, works as assistant comptroller for the State of Maryland and is a former special projects consultant to Anne Arundel County. Robichaud is completing requirements for a Paralegal Studies Certificate after having earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Santa Cruz. She is treasurer of the AACC Paralegal Club and has been a member-at-large on the board of the U.S. Naval Academy Aquatics Club.

Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union, of Germantown, recently donated $2,000 to Montgomery College for the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce’s Montgomery College Scholarship Foundation. Also making donations were Hughes Network Systems, MAR Inc, The Gazette, and Deerfield Construction & McShea.

Health Care

Victoria W. Bayless recently became chief executive officer of Anne Arundel Health System. Bayless has been president of AAHS since 2009 and its chief operating officer since 2006. She has nearly 20 years of experience in management and leadership roles, specializing in business development, hospital operations, strategic planning, marketing, medical staff relations and physician practice management.

Sanford J. Siegel, M.D., recently received the 2011 Pioneers in Medicine Award from the Monumental City Medical Society for his community outreach program, the Great Prostate Cancer Challenge, which is directed toward Baltimore’s African-American male population. Dr. Siegel, who is president and CEO of Chesapeake Urology Associates, has also been recognized by the Baltimore City Council for his work in prostate cancer prevention. In 2006, Dr. Siegel created the Chesapeake Urology Associates Scholarship Fund in conjunction with the Central Scholarship Bureau to assist students pursuing degrees in medicine, nursing and ancillary health fields. He also established the Chesapeake Urology Associates/AUA Foundation Research Scholar program. Dr. Siegel is on the board of directors of the Large Urology Group Practice Association and the board of directors of ZERO — The Project to End Prostate Cancer, the board of the Central Scholarship Bureau and the board of the Park Heights Community Health Alliance.

Jonathan S. Bromberg, M.D., has been appointed head of the Division of Transplantation within the Department of Surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Bromberg, a professor of surgery and of microbiology and immunology, will lead the transplantation division in expanding its research program. Benjamin Philosophe, M.D., the associate professor of surgery who had led the division since 2004, is now head of the Section of Liver Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery.

Mark Katlic, M.D., has been named chief of surgery at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. Dr. Katlic previously was director of thoracic surgery at Geisinger Health System, Northeast, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. His pioneering work in video-assisted thoracic surgery under local anesthesia and sedation resulted in nearly 400 published cases in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery in 2010. He performs the full range of open thoracic surgery. Dr. Katlic recently published a book, “Cardiothoracic Surgery in the Elderly.” A second edition of his “Principles and Practice of Geriatric Surgery” has just been released. He earned his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore.

The Maryland Hospital Association, of Elkridge, has added four staff members: financial analyst Rachel Schaaf previously was a case mix coordinator at the University of Maryland Medical System and a senior financial analyst at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. She has a bachelor’s degree in health care management and business administration from Towson University; policy analyst Katie Wunderlich previously focused on state agency budgets as a policy analyst with the Maryland General Assembly. She also has been director of government relations for the Madison Services Group; Kathleen Imhoff is the new executive assistant to the president. She most recently was assistant to the headmaster at the Gilman School in Baltimore. Imhoff has also been staff assistant to the Office of the Vice President of the U.S. under George H.W. Bush; controller Shana Simpson previously managed accounting and financial reporting for Berks County, Pa. She also was a senior finance manager at Pall Trincor and a general accounting manager at Akrion Systems. She is a CPA.


Jason Taule recently was appointed corporate information security and privacy officer of Maricom Systems, of Woodlawn and Linthicum. Taule previously was CISO and privacy officer at General Dynamics Information Technology, global director of the information security practice at Ajilon Consulting, and senior associate at Booz Allen & Hamilton. He has served on the Maryland Governor’s IT Security Subcommittee, and is a former member of the Privacy Committee of the Colorado State Government Data Advisory Board. Taule has received the Health Information Trust Alliance Infosec Award for Security and Privacy.


Volunteers of America Chesapeake has promoted two members of its leadership team: Astrid Garcia Walburn was named senior director, quality assurance & compliance. She previously was director of grants & compliance. In 2010, Garcia Walburn was chosen Employee of the Year for Volunteers of America Chesapeake. Lisa Russell has been promoted to senior director, human resources, from director of employee relations & talent development. She will continue to handle employee relations and talent development, and take on responsibility for the Human Resources Business Unit.

Hank Greenberg recently was appointed senior state director of AARP in Maryland. Greenberg will lead AARP’s advocacy, outreach and education work in Maryland. He will head a staff and volunteers working on issues important to Marylanders 50 and older. Greenberg joined AARP as the ASD Advocacy for the Maryland State Office in 2007. Before that, he managed government affairs for the Office of the Attorney General of Maryland. Greenberg is a founder and past president of the Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition.


Bill Forsyth has been appointed vice president of sales for RDA Corp., which has its corporate headquarters in Baltimore. Forsyth most recently was president of I.B.I.S. Before that, Forsyth spent almost 12 years at Microsoft in sales and technical consulting leadership roles. He also worked at Oracle, Info Systems of N.C. and Ernst & Young. RDA provides business solutions through custom software and application development for all types of industries.

Kornblatt named firm’s chairman

David W. Kornblatt, founder of the Kornblatt Company, of Baltimore, has been named chairman of the board of the commercial real estate company. Kornblatt began his career as a real estate broker in 1951. After establishing the David Realty Co., he renovated and managed homes and apartments in Hampden, Harlem Park and South Baltimore. In the late 1950s, the company renovated four three-story buildings in Harlem Park under the first FHA Rehab Pilot Project in the country. After selling the company in the 1960s, he turned to full-time selling and leasing of commercial and industrial properties. In 1963, he formed Kornblatt and Fenneman with Lawrence Feneman Jr.; in 1964, the Kornblatt Company emerged. As a Downtown Partnership Management Authority board member Kornblatt was involved in the start of the Baltimore City Economic Development Commission, the forerunner of BDC. Kornblatt is past chairman of the Counselors of Real Estate Chesapeake Chapter, and has served on the boards of the Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors and the Suburban Club.

David W. Kornblatt

Education: Bachelor of Science in business from the University of Maryland

Resides in: Baltimore City

Daily commute: 5-minute drive/10 blocks

Most recent vacation: Northampton, Mass., to see family.

Hobbies: Grandkids

Most recently read: “The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir” by Bill Bryson

Favorite food: Crab cakes

Favorite quotation: “Bless you all real good.” — Louis Goldstein