David A. Goldner and Christina P. Haiss, of Gross Mendelsohn, of Baltimore, have been named to SmartCEO magazine’s list of “SmartCPAs.” Goldner is Gross Mendelsohn’s managing partner. Haiss is a partner in the firm’s technology solutions group.
David Weeks from Glenelg Country School will receive the Humanitarian Award at the Community Action Council of Howard County’s 16th annual Holland Awards Dinner on Oct. 19. The Howard County Arts Council will receive the Service Award for its Head StART in ART partnership with the Ellicott City Head Start Center.
The BOSS Group, and Proposal Development Consultants, both of Bethesda, recently were named to Inavero’s 2011 Best of Staffing Talent list. The award recognizes staffing and recruiting firms who provide an exceptional experience for the talent they help find jobs.
Debra Mills, park ranger at Catoctin Mountain Park, recently received the National Capital Region’s Freeman Tilden Award for Interpretive Excellence. The award is the highest presented to an individual National Park Service interpreter. Mills has served in a variety of capacities during her 33 years at Catoctin Mountain Park, including organizing its first volunteer trail maintenance crew and starting the recreational handicapped riding program at Camp Greentop while serving as the park’s horse program manager. She received the Tilden Award in recognition of the First Bloom program, a yearlong project with Robert Moton Elementary School in Westminster.
Five new members have been appointed to the Baltimore City Community College Board of Trustees: Rosemary Gillett-Karam is a professor and program director of the School of Education and Urban Studies for the Department of Advanced Studies at Morgan State University; she previously was president of Louisburg College. Jay Hutchins is vice president of policy development and government relations for the Greater Baltimore Committee; he also has been director of legislative and regulatory affairs for the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. Pamela Paulk is vice president of human resources for Johns Hopkins Hospital; she is also an associate faculty member at Johns Hopkins University, where she received an MBA; Craig Anthony Thompson is an attorney at Venable and an adjunct professor and lecturer for the University of Maryland, College Park; he has a J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law. Maria Harris Tildon is senior vice president of Public Policy and Community Affairs at CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield; she previously was deputy director of the Office of Public Affairs and other executive positions at the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Retired Rear Adm. Samuel P. De Bow recently was appointed chief operating officer and vice president of Information Management Systems Group Inc., of Rockville. De Bow retired from active duty in 2007 as director of the NOAA Commissioned Corps and director of NOAA Marine and Aviation Operations. In 2008 he became director of the Center of Excellence for Research on Offshore Renewable Energy at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography. De Bow later served as director of marine operations in charge of the National Science Foundation-owned research vessel Endeavor. He received a master’s degree in hydrographic sciences from the Naval Postgraduate School, and was a senior executive fellow at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.