Craig M. Brown and T. Kate Phan recently joined the professional staff of Stoy, Malone & Co., of Towson. Brown, a graduate of Mount Saint Mary’s University and a CPA, had spent the last few years working at a Big 4 accounting firm. He will prepare taxes for individual and corporate clients. Phan has a master’s degree in accounting from the University of Baltimore and Towson University’s joint program; she was an intern at Stoy, Malone for the 2010 tax season. She will work on auditing and assurance services and tax preparation.
Robert (Bob) C. Brennan, executive director of the Maryland Economic Development Corp., has been inducted into the Maryland Economic Development Association Hall of Fame. He previously served as assistant secretary for finance projects and assistant secretary for the rural regions at Maryland’s Department of Business and Economic Development. Brennan is a past MEDA president and served on the board of directors for 15 years.
Crimson & Clover Floral Design, of Baltimore, recently received an Editor’s Choice Award from Brides Maryland magazine and was named Baltimore’s Best Flower Shop in the August edition of Baltimore Magazine.
Three professionals recently joined the board of directors of GBMC HealthCare Inc. for three-year terms: Kara King Bess is a principal and CPA with King, King & Associates; Theda Kontis, M.D., is a private practice physician in Pikesville; Anthony Milando is vice president of global operations of Stanley Black & Decker, in Towson. Also, previous members Herbert J. Belgrad, an attorney/partner with Tydings & Rosenberg, and Tuck Maddux, a retired corporate executive, have assumed new three-year terms, and Robert A. Shelton and Mary B. Wieler were re-elected to their third terms.
Gladys Graham has been named by The Children’s Guild as chief operating officer of charter schools overseeing Monarch Academy, which has a charter school in Anne Arundel County and another in Baltimore City. In addition, she will design and conduct staff development and training for The Children’s Guild charter and special needs schools. Graham previously was the mid-Atlantic regional field director of Expeditionary Learning, overseeing its schools in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Washington, D.C., and Virginia. She worked for Expeditionary Learning for 11 years, first as a school designer.
Planit, of Baltimore, has added three staff members: interactive designer Brittany Barr’s responsibilities include the design and development of websites, blogs and banner ads. She previously was a senior designer and developer for Adventure Web Productions. Barr has a bachelor’s degree Towson University. Art director Jason Drumheller will create designs for identity, print, and web projects, and be responsible for the selection and art direction of photographers and illustrators, and on-press supervision. He previously worked at MGH Inc. as senior art director. Drumheller has a bachelor’s degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Public relations account executive Amber Valero will develop and implement PR campaigns and assist in social media strategies and new business initiatives. She previously worked at Nevins & Associates, a boutique marketing and public relations firm.