Fitzpatrick leads real estate firm
Thomas M. Fitzpatrick has been appointed president and chief operating officer of Greenberg Gibbons Commercial Corp., of Owings Mills. Fitzpatrick oversees day-to-day operations, leasing and development at Greenberg Gibbons, which develops, leases, manages, and invests in commercial real estate, with an emphasis on community and neighborhood shopping centers. He spent 25 years at The Rouse Company, where he worked as senior vice president of asset management and was on the management committee. Fitzpatrick previously was Rouse’s vice president/associate director of retail leasing. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and volunteers with Habitat for Humanity.
Thomas M. Fitzpatrick
Education: University of Pennsylvania
Resides in: Baltimore County
Recent vacation: New York City, to see The Nutcracker performed by the New York Ballet
Hobbies: Golf and flying
Favorite book: “Lie Down With Lions” by Ken Follett
Most recently read: “Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand
Favorite food: sushi
Favorite quotation: “Attitude is a little thing that makes a BIG difference.”
Yi M. Shrestha, CPA, an advanced senior staff accountant with Stoy, Malone & Co., of Towson, recently earned an MBA degree in taxation from Loyola University of Maryland. Shrestha is a graduate of Towson University. She joined the firm’s tax and audit staff in January.
Jamie Czajkowski has joined the technology solutions group of Gross, Mendelsohn & Associates, of Baltimore. Czajkowski has a background in technology and marketing. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a minor in marketing from Towson University.
Media Works, of Baltimore, has added Katie Keane, Danielle Sutphen and Ryan Trott as advertising media coordinators, and Kass Burrowes as a social media strategist. Keane graduated from Towson University this year. Sutphen graduated from Towson University in 2008, then spent a year teaching at Saint Gabriel’s College in Bangkok, Thailand, before joining Media Works. Trott recently graduated from York College. Burrowes previously worked in Washington, D.C., as a consultant with the American Marketing Association and Calvert Investments. Media Works has also promoted Lauren Barnaba, Beth Jenkins and Kate Shaffer from advertising media coordinators to media buyers.
Cardiologist Elijah Saunders, professor of medicine and head of the Section of Hypertension at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, has received the 2011 Herbert W. Nickens Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges. for promoting justice in medical education and health care equality. Dr. Saunders is an expert on hypertension in African-Americans who has worked to raise awareness of high blood pressure and explored treatment options for African-Americans. He has devoted his career to developing programs to reach patients in non-traditional settings to educate at-risk patients about the importance of cardiovascular health. After receiving a bachelor’s degree from what was then Morgan State College, Dr. Saunders was the first African-American resident in internal medicine at the University of Maryland and the first African-American cardiologist in Maryland. After operating a private practice for 20 years, Dr. Saunders joined the faculty at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, where he pursued research that advanced treatment options for hypertension. He co-founded the Association of Black Cardiologists, the International Society on Hypertension in Blacks, the Heart House of the American College of Cardiology and the American Society of Hypertension. Dr. Saunders received the Louis B. Russell Award for contributions to cardiovascular minority health, served as chair of the cardiology section of the National Medical Association and was honored by Associated Black Charities in 2009 as a “Living Legend.”
Mary Ann Scully, chairman, president and CEO of Howard Bank, has received the 2011 Howard County Good Scout Award from by the Baltimore Area Council, Boy Scouts of America. Scully is chair of the Maryland Bankers Association, a trustee of Howard County General Hospital and Catholic Charities, and a member of the President’s Advisory Council of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce. She is the immediate past chair of the Columbia Foundation’s board of trustees and an Alumni Laureate honoree of Loyola College.
Carol A. Beatty, executive director of The Arc of Howard County, recently received the Howard County Human Rights Commission’s 2011 Human Rights Award for “exemplary citizenship, dedicated leadership and outstanding achievement” that has advanced human rights for all residents of Howard County. Since 1993, Beatty has overseen the nonprofit organization, which provides advocacy, housing, recreational services, and employment training, placement and on-the-job support for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as respite care for their families. She was especially cited for The Arc’s residential and employment supports, which have furthered The Arc’s goal of inclusion in community life for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
MAC has been selected for the 2011 Best of Timonium Award in the Health Clubs & Gyms category by the U.S. Commerce Association. The award program recognizes local businesses throughout the country for marketing success in their local community and business category.
J. Michael Brennan, a partner in the Towson office of Miles and Stockbridge, has been elected chair of the board of directors of Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake. Brennan has served on the Habitat affiliate’s board for eight years, helping to oversee its merger with two other Habitat affiliates, Arundel Habitat for Humanity and Habitat for Humanity of Howard County. He is supervising the organization’s search for a new CEO. Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake serves Anne Arundel County, Baltimore, Baltimore County and Howard County.
The Maryland Institute College of Art has named two new members to its board of trustees: Reggie Wells, a MICA graduate, is the international creative director for the Hissyfit cosmetics line. He won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Makeup for his work on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Wells spoke at last December’s commencement and has helped the Annual Benefit Fashion Show. Rick Gonzalez Jr. is president of REG Architects, in West Palm Beach, Fla., and father of MICA sophomore Isabella Gonzalez. The firm, which specializes in architecture, interior design and urban planning, won a Florida Trust for Historic Preservation Award. Gonzalez is a member of the Florida Historical Commission, and has served on the Florida Board of Architecture and Interior Design. He also serves on committees and boards for University of Florida Historic Saint Augustine Inc.; Catholic University of America’s School of Architecture and Planning; and the University of Florida’s School of Architecture, Historical Preservation Department. Gonzalez is secretary of the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation.
Notre Dame of Maryland University, of Baltimore, has named members to its new President’s Advisory Council, an executive leadership group that will advise President Mary Pat Seurkamp on issues related to Notre Dame’s recent university transition, and provide counsel for the search and leadership transition for a new president to be named in 2012: Carroll Bodie, retired vice president and general counsel, Procter & Gamble Cosmetics; Ava E. Lias-Booker, managing partner, McGuireWoods; Cynthia Egan, president, T. Rowe Price Retirement Plan Services; John C. Erickson, founder, Erickson Living, and chairman and CEO of Retirement Living TV; Nancy S. Grasmick, retired superintendent of schools, State of Maryland; F. Patrick Hughes, president, Hughes and Associates; Denise Koch, news anchor, WJZ-TV; Richard E. Levine, partner, DLA Piper; Ronald R. Peterson, president, Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System; Jennifer W. Reynolds, partner and director, Ward Properties; and Henry A. Rosenberg Jr., chairman of the board, Rosemore Inc. Patricia J. Mitchell, chair of the Notre Dame Board of Trustees, is an ex officio member.
David A. Goldner, a managing partner at Gross, Mendelsohn & Associates, a Baltimore CPA and consulting firm, has been appointed to the board of directors of BKR International, a global association of independent accounting and business advisory firms. Goldner is a CPA, a Certified Financial Planner and a Certified Valuation Analyst. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland and a master’s degree from the University of Baltimore. Goldner is on the investment committees of the Komen for the Cure Maryland and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Maryland.
Brad Callahan, CEO of Travel Advantage Network, of Millersville, recently received the Volunteer of the Year Award from the Better Business Bureau of Greater Maryland. Callahan was recognized for his volunteer contributions, having just finished his second three-year term on the BBB’s board of directors, including his role as an advisor to the Executive Committee. He recently received the Spirit of the University award from Towson University for his volunteer work, which includes serving on the Founder’s Fund. Callahan’s Travel Advantage Network, a wholesale-priced vacation accommodations program, encourages volunteerism and community giving by its staff.
Harbhajan (Harry) S. Ajrawat has been sworn in as president of MedChi, the Maryland State Medical Society. In 2006 Dr. Ajrawat joined several other urologists to form MidAtlantic Urology Associates, headquartered in Greenbelt, where he is president and CEO. He has served as president of the Prince George’s County Medical Society, the Indian American Medical Society of Greater Washington, and the Indian American Urological Association of North America.
James (Jim) H. Durfee, vice president of Office Movers Inc., of Elkridge, a subsidiary of the Kane Co., recently was elected president of the Office Moving Alliance, a worldwide consortium of firms specializing in commercial relocation services, warehousing and delivery. Durfee has been a Kane Co. vice president for the past 28 years. The company has offices in Rockville, Frederick, Baltimore, and Lanham; Richmond and Springfield, Va.; and New Castle, Del.
Jennifer C. Galambos has been appointed upper school director of the Bryn Mawr School, in Baltimore, effective July 1, 2012. She will succeed Susan Solberg, who will retire this summer after 20 years with Bryn Mawr. Galambos, who is Bryn Mawr’s middle school director, attended the Friends School and has a master’s degree in educational leadership from Loyola College of Maryland and a doctorate. Before becoming an administrator 20 years ago she was a history teacher and athletics coach. Galambos previously was an administrator at the Bullis School in Potomac, and Greens Farms Academy in Westport, Conn.
Baltimore County Public Schools recently presented awards to Tom “TK” Kuegler, co-founder and general partner of Wasabi Ventures, and Cindy Davis, division director of Visual Sound/Kunz AV, for their contributions to the school system. Kuegler donated the PbWorks Wiki Enterprise Campus Solution, which is valued at $90,000. His company is a venture capital, incubator, and consulting firm that specializes in building and advising early stage technology companies. He is the author of Web Advertising and Marketing and Entrepreneur’s Bible–A Guidebook for the Business Life. Kuegler serves on the board of sponsors of Sellinger School of Business at Loyola University Maryland. Davis has been in the audiovisual business for 18 years, dealing exclusively with the education sector. From 2003 until the sale of the company in 2009, she was president of Kunz Inc.; she continues in her present role as division director with Visual Sound/Kunz AV. Davis was honored for the many hours of service she has given to Baltimore County Public Schools, following her father’s example in helping with audio and visual learning. She recently was appointed as the first business representative to the Maryland Society for Educational Technology board of directors.
Koffel Associates recently made these promotions: Patricia H. Zimmerman is now support services principal; Lennon A. Peake and Jennifer L. Frecker are now managers for fire protection; and Sarina L. Hart is now senior fire protection engineer. Also, President William E. Koffel was recently appointed to the NFPA Committee for Commissioning and Integrated Testing of Fire Protection Systems; fire protection engineer Mark Buschman was appointed as an alternate to that committee. Koffel Associates recently relocated to Columbia.
Dr. Mark T. Edney, a urologist and medical director of the Peninsula Institute of Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, in Salisbury, was recently named the American Urological Association’s Gallagher Health Policy Scholar for 2012. Dr. Edney will attend national health policy training sessions and meetings. He also is part of Peninsula Urology Associates. Dr. Edney is one of Peninsula Regional’s lead physicians in the use of the da Vinci high-definition system for robotic surgery.
Dr. Edward Wolf, of Woodholme Gastroenterology Associates, in Pikesville, has been chosen as a 2011 Super Doctor. Dr. Wolf is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology.
Colleen Cusick, director of materials management at Johns Hopkins Hospital, recently was elected chair and Lionel Weeks, vice president of facilities at LifeBridge Health, was elected vice chair of the Maryland Health Care Sustainability Leadership Council. Cusick was co-founder and chair of Johns Hopkins Hospital’s green team, and has worked with Maryland Hospitals for a Healthy Environment, an initiative housed at University of Maryland School of Nursing. Weeks has been involved with the greening and sustainability efforts of LifeBridge Health for the past four years. The council was established in 2011 to provide guidance and advice to hospital leaders who want to reduce waste while increasing the use of fresh local foods.
Tim Michels recently was promoted to chief operations officer of IWIF Workers’ Compensation Insurance. He previously was executive vice president of claims. Paige Beck will continue to serve as chief financial officer and will also be IWIF’s chief administrative officer.
Nick Weidmann has been hired as an assistant account executive by Nevins & Associates, of Hunt Valley. Weidmann previously worked in the corporate marketing and communications practice at APCO Worldwide, and in the crisis and litigation group at Levick Strategic Communications in Washington, D.C. He has a master’s in management and public relations from University of Maryland University College, and a bachelor’s degree in communications with a concentration in public relations and a B.A. in history from University of Maryland, College Park.
The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce has started a women’s group, the Women Balancing Life and Business Committee. Chamber Director of Member Services Donna Gallagher and member Dawn Goldberg of Write Well University developed the committee to serve female chamber members with programs and topics addressing all aspects of a women’s life. Goldberg was named chair of the committee.
Linda L. Chang has been named senior vice president and chief financial officer of PharmAthene, of Annapolis. Chang had spent 11 years at Human Genome Sciences, most recently as senior director of finance. Before that she was an associate at Booz Allen & Hamilton, and worked at Grant Thornton, and Otsuka America Pharmaceuticals. Chang is a CPA.