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Movers & Shakers, 2/29: SECU’s Staatz re-elected to board of Credit Union National Association

Rod Staatz

Rod Staatz, president and chief executive officer of SECU, a state-chartered credit union, has been re-elected to the board of directors of the Credit Union National Association. Staatz has testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services regarding the Overdraft Protection Act, and before the House Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit regarding the proposed Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. He is also vice chairman of the board of the Maryland & DC Credit Union Association.

Awards

Paul B. Eberly last month was named 2011 Driver of the Year by the Maryland Motor Truck Association. Eberly drives for Hahn Transportation, of New Market. He has 38 years of truck-driving experience and has driven over 5 million accident-free miles during his career. He was honored for his safety record and for being a mentor to Hahn drivers. The MMTA also recognized the Maryland State Highway Motor Carrier Division with its Safe Highway Award for incorporating technological advances; Trooper First Class Robert Iman of the Maryland State Police received the Inspector of the Year award; and Richard Anderson received the safety supervisor of the year award.

Merlin, a Morgan Horse at Rose of Sharon Equestrian School, in Glen Arm, has been awarded the American Morgan Horse Association’s 2011 Therapy Horse of the Year Award, which recognizes the “outstanding registered Morgan horse that has contributed above and beyond expectations as a therapy horse.” Merlin has helped children and adults with disabilities for 10 years. He has competed in combined driving events and judged trail rides, placing in the Heritage Carriage Class at the Wheatstate Morgan Show, the Horse Trials at Wichita and the Carriage Pleasure Drive at Devon, Pa. Merlin won the Reinsmanship Class at the Brandywine Valley Driving Club Show and appeared in the movie Mannequin 2 as one of the Queen’s Guard horses.

Campaign Consultation Inc., of Baltimore, has received a W³ Award from the International Academy of the Visual Arts for work on behalf of Volunteers in Service To America. The W³ Award honors creative excellence on the web. Campaign Consultation advances social change both domestically and abroad.

Boards

Caroline Sherman, business development officer for UHY Advisors Mid Atlantic, has been elected chair of the advisory board of the Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County. Sherman has been a member of WGC since its beginning 10 years ago and has been chair of the grants committee for the past three years. Re-elected vice chair was Megan Bruno, who is a photographer with her own business, Starpoet Photography. Carole MacPhee was re-elected treasurer. She is a licensed HUD property manager and has worked in the field of affordable housing for 36 years. WGC is a community of women philanthropists addressing the needs of women and girls in Howard County.

Health Care

Jeff Landsman, M.D., has been promoted to vice president and regional medical director of Erickson Living, which manages and developed Oak Crest retirement community in Parkville. Dr. Landsman has served at Oak Crest for 10 years, beginning as a staff physician before becoming associate medical director, medical director and then regional medical director. He oversees care at Erickson Living communities in Virginia, Massachusetts, and his home campus at Oak Crest. Dr. Landsman graduated from the University of Delaware and earned his medical degree from the University of Maryland.

Three facilities within the Bon Secours Health System, headquartered in Marriottsville, recently were named among the 2011 Top Performing Hospitals in the Premier health care alliance’s national QUEST collaborative. The facilities are: Memorial Regional Medical Center in Mechanicsville, Va.; St. Mary’s Hospital in Richmond, Va.; and St. Francis Downtown in Greenville, S.C.

Nonprofits

Colleen Ashley has joined Junior Achievement of Central Maryland, of Owings Mills, as manager of operations and special events. In addition to organizing and fundraising for special events, she is responsible for creating and executing marketing and branding strategies, devising social media plans, managing the organizational website, supporting the board of directors and maintaining public relations. Ashley is a former business relations assistant with Junior Achievement of South Central Pennsylvania, and has been a new-vehicle acquisition consultant for PHH Arval and a customer service representative for Susquehanna Bank.