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Homon named VP of business operations by EarthLink Business

Michael Homon

Michael Homon has joined EarthLink Business as vice president of business operations for the advanced services team, the sales unit responsible for the largest and most complex customers and opportunities. He is based in EarthLink’s Baltimore office. Homon previously was chief financial officer for Aristotle International Inc., a global political campaign technology, software and services company; vice president of operations and finance for government-intelligence focused Viziant Corp.; vice president of finance and controller for Global Secure Corp; and director of finance and controller for Online Resources Corp. EarthLink provides Internet Protocol infrastructure and services to medium-sized and large businesses, enterprise customers.


Community Foundation of Harford County has elected Kathleen A. Beck and Kenneth M. Ferrara to three-year terms on its board of directors. Beck has been vice president–wealth management for PNC Bank in Baltimore for the past five years. She previously worked at J.P. Morgan Securities, in Washington, D.C., and at T. Rowe Price Associates, in Owings Mills. Beck has an MBA from Loyola University Maryland and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Baltimore. She serves on the boards of Advocates for Children and Youth and Family and Children’s Services–Harford County. Ferrara is vice president and executive director of the Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation, in charge of securing philanthropic support for Upper Chesapeake Health’s patient services. He has 20 years of fundraising experience, including as director of individual capital giving and annual giving programs at Loyola University Maryland. He has an MBA from Loyola’s Sellinger School of Business and Management and a bachelor’s degree from Loyola.

The Corporate Volunteer Council of Montgomery County has chosen its leaders for 2012. Board officers: President, Will Schroeder, Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker; VP Finance, Scott Dinkel, Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union; VP Administration: Rebecca Reyes, Catalyst Health Solutions; VP Communications, Laura Rowles, Gaithersburg Germantown Chamber of Commerce; VP Membership, Theresa Testoni, Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism; VP Programs, Kallie Wasserman, NIH Charities; Immediate Past President, Matt Hodgson, hodgsonConsulting; and General Counsel, Ray McKenzie, The Law Office of Raymond T. McKenzie. Directors: Debbi Jarvis, PEPCO; Debbie Lazovick, Target Marketing Group; Gary Rosenthal, The Gary Rosenthal Collection; Gloria Arnold, Bethesda Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce; Helaine Barry, M&T Bank; Kasey Kaseman, Kaseman’s Consulting; Kelly Gibson Caplan, Washington Gas; Liz Huntley, MedImmune; Louise Allentuck, Allentuck Landscaping; Mitchell Wool, Bean Bag Deli and Catering; Ron Dimaranan, Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union; Teresa Witt, Adventist HealthCare; and Tim Kerns, TerpSys.


Carl Weber has been named an area manager by Ruppert Landscape for its Maryland Landscape Management Branch in Laytonsville. Weber has nine years of industry experience, a bachelor’s degree in Crop and Soil Environmental Science and an MBA. He will be responsible for the sale, renewal and production of the branch’s landscape management work as well as estimating, personnel training and development, property enhancements, design and customer satisfaction.


Lauren Ritchie has been hired as public relations and events coordinator of the Towson-based International Dyslexia Association, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the study and treatment of dyslexia. Ritchie, a graduate of Towson University, completed an internship with the IDA as an undergraduate. She will be responsible for overseeing public relations efforts and will assist in planning its annual conference.


Randi Hilfiger has been appointed of director of catering for Hotel Monaco Baltimore. Hilfiger most recently worked for the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel as social catering sales manager; before that she was director of special events for Starlight Affairs, an event specialist and a director of consulting and special event marketing at Chef’s Expressions and social catering sales manager and convention services manager for Marriott Hunt Valley.