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Movers & Shakers, 2/16: Zeigler named marketing director of the Great Frederick Fair

Mark Zeigler

Mark Zeigler has been named marketing director of the Great Frederick Fair and the e-ventplex at the Frederick Fairgrounds. His responsibilities include planning of the 150th-fair celebrations, including a two-day fair re-enactment May 19-20, and the nine-day fair Sept. 14-22. Zeigler was involved in professional baseball for 20 years in the Baltimore Orioles, Texas Rangers and Philadelphia Phillies organizations, including as assistant general manager of the first Frederick Keys Baseball Club in 1989, with which he worked for 16 years. He has been sports information director of what is now the University of South Carolina-Upstate. More recently he has been involved in the health insurance, commercial real estate, and mail-processing fields. Zeigler is a graduate of Salisbury University and Hagerstown Community College.


Three interns have joined Gross, Mendelsohn & Associates, of Baltimore: Liz Milligan, who received a bachelor’s degree from Towson University, where she is working on her master’s degree, joined the tax department. Bill Gerdes, from McDaniel College, and Brad Chenowith, from Stevenson University, are working in the audit and accounting department.


Greg Brouillette has been appointed business banking relationship manager in Howard County by M&T Bank. He is responsible for providing traditional financial services and customized product solutions to business clients throughout the Columbia area. Brouillette joined M&T in 2007 as part of the bank’s management development program and most recently worked as commercial branch manager of the bank’s Highlandtown location. He has a bachelor’s degree in finance from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland.


The Children’s Guild has named Rodney Wallace administrative head of its school in Baltimore, and Brenda Beard administrative head of its school in Chillum. Both schools serve children and adolescents who are difficult to educate because of autism, multiple disabilities and trauma. Wallace joined the nonprofit Children’s Guild as a resource instructor in 2005 before becoming a fidelity coach and then assistant principal. He previously was a child care worker for Starflight Enterprises in Columbia, and a teacher for Baltimore City Public Schools. He has a master’s degree in teaching with a certification in special education from Goucher College, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Beard joined The Children’s Guild as a special education and training teacher in 1999 before becoming IEP and assessment coordinator supervisor. Previously, she was a manager and team leader for Aetna Property Casualty Insurance. Beard, who holds a certification in special education, has master’s degrees in education and human development, and in social work.

Maryland Institute College of Art has reorganized its undergraduate academic program into four new divisions: foundation, liberal arts, fine arts, and design and media. Associate dean positions were created as well as a position of vice provost for undergraduate studies and faculty. Dennis Farber is associate dean of foundation; Michael Weiss is associate dean of fine arts; Joseph Basile is associate dean of liberal arts; and Alexander Heilner is associate dean of media and design. All four come from MICA’s faculty and will serve under Jan Stinchcomb, vice provost for undergraduate studies and faculty.

Health Care

Stephen Staie has been promoted to director of facilities and construction management for St. Joseph Medical Center, in Towson. He joined St. Joseph Medical Center last March as senior facilities manager. Staie previously worked for the KLMK Group.


Colleen Riopko has been named strategic media director of Clapp Communications, of Lutherville and Charlotte. She had been a senior account executive since 2007. Riopko got her start in media buying at Zenith Media Services and at OMD, both in New York. She became a senior analyst in the advertising sales department at Parade Magazine, and then a media manager for a boutique firm in upstate New York. Riopko has a bachelor’s degree from what is now Loyola University Maryland.