Douglas M. Adams has been appointed as a senior project manager in the Baltimore office of Dewberry, which provides architecture, engineering, and management and consulting services to public-sector and private-sector clients. Adams will focus on the need of local and state government for geographic information systems. He has served as the GIS manager, coordinator, and program manager for Harford County and Baltimore County, and took part in the initiation and operation of the Maryland State Geographic Information Committee. Adams has bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Towson University, where he teaches GIS database design as an adjunct professor. He is a certified workshop instructor for the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association and an authorized instructor for Esri. He also is a geographic information system professional and certified in the Information Technology Infrastructure Library Foundation.
Howard County has honored individuals, nonprofit organizations and a local business for their work as volunteers this year: Volunteer of the Year: Jacques Fein, a founder of the Jewish Child Survivors of the Holocaust who has worked with the Jewish Federation of Howard County, the county’s former Hate Bias Impact Panel and counseled youthful offenders who committed various forms of hate crimes; Youth of the Year: Rupini Shukla, a senior at Oakland Mills High School who leads a homework support group, mentors students and is a peer mediator; Non-Profit Organization of the Year: The Arc of Howard County’s Team Embrace. Business of the Year: Brightworks Wealth Management; Community Builder Award: Laurel Conran and Lisa Chertok; Patriot Award: Don Downer.
Jackson Yang, founder and CEO of Columbia-based ATR Corporation and ATR Solartech, was named Maryland’s Clean Energy Entrepreneur of the Year at the second Maryland Clean Energy Summit in recognition of his creation of ATR Solartech and its development and manufacture of highly efficient clean-energy devices built around the company’s tracking solar technology. Yang received several engineering degrees from the University of Maryland. He taught mechanical engineering at the university for 38 years and founded and led its Robotic and Structural Dynamic Laboratories before he retired.
Two Community College of Baltimore County students recently received $2,000 Tools for Tomorrow scholarships from Grainger, an international distributor of industrial supplies: Faran Masood is a computer aided design drafting student who works part-time as a laboratory assistant and tutor. Claybourne DeVaughn is in the construction management program at CCBC Catonsville and has completed an apprenticeship with the Mid-Atlantic Carpenters Training Center.
Deborah Keller has been appointed vice president of human resources by Quality Health Strategies, of Easton, a holding company for a group of organizations dedicated to transforming health systems. Keller most recently was vice president of human resources for Strayer Education in Herndon, Va.
Cary J. Claiborne has been appointed chief financial officer of Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, of Bethesda. Claiborne had been Sucampo’s interim CFO since March. He previously was president, CEO, CFO and a member of the board of directors of New Generation Biofuels, of Columbia. Before that Claiborne had been CFO of Osiris Therapeutics. He began his career at General Electric, and held progressively more responsible positions in financial management and senior management, including president and CEO of New Enterprise Wholesale Services at GE Capital. Claiborne also served as VP-Financial Planning & Analysis of MCI Corp. and The Home Depot.