Catharine B. Rommel has been named director of outreach and student evaluation by Jemicy School, of Owings Mills. Rommel will be responsible for outreach and also testing, evaluating, and providing curriculum recommendations for all new Jemicy Lower and Middle School students. She has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Loyola University Maryland and a master’s degree of education in school improvement and leadership from Goucher College. Rommel provides independent teacher training for organizations including Baltimore’s Literacy Academy and internal Jemicy workshops. She is a past president of the Maryland branch of the International Dyslexia Association.
Cynthia W. Taylor has been promoted to supervisor in the audit, accounting, and consulting department of Ellin & Tucker. Taylor’s major responsibilities include assisting on audits and reviews of financial statements for privately held businesses and not-for-profit organizations.
AARP Maryland State Director Hank Greenberg has been named Consumer Advocate of the Year by the Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition for his advocacy for Maryland consumers and his work to protect access to energy for seniors and low-income families. Greenberg joined AARP’s Maryland State Office in 2007.
Bruce Yarwood has been added to the board of directors of CFG Community Bank, of Baltimore. He had been president and CEO of the American Health Care Association. Before that, Yarwood led a management consulting and issues advocacy firm that specialized in managed health care and long-term care issues, served as an executive in a large nursing home corporation and a trade association, and held leadership roles in the California Department of Health.
Ruppert Landscape, of Laytonsville, has been named Landscape Subcontractor of the Year by the Associated Builders and Contractors’ Metro Washington and Virginia Chapters in the 2011 Excellence in Construction Awards program. This is the seventh time the company has received the award. Ruppert Landscape provides commercial landscape construction and management in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Georgia and North Carolina.
Himmelrich PR, of Baltimore, has added two staff members: Garrett Berberich has joined the firm as account coordinator. He most recently held customer service positions with M&T Bank. Jamie Wagner is now an account associate. She previously held positions with Stanton Communications in Baltimore and Olive PR Solutions in San Diego.