New positionsAmerican Office, an office furniture dealership...


New positions

American Office, an office furniture dealership in Baltimore, named Miriam D. Carter project manager and Pamela J. Forges marketing services associate.

Clark Enterprises Inc., a Bethesda-based holding company, named Bruce J. Moldow assistant general counsel.

Loyola College in Maryland appointed John C. McFadden executive director of telecommunications and computing services.

F. E. Worthington Inc., a Baltimore-based communications, graphic design and consulting firm, named William Linthicum senior vice president.

DAKA International Inc., a Wakefield, Mass.-based contract food service company, promoted Lou Sakell to district manager at theSmithsonian Institution in Washington.

Silver & Co., a Bethesda-based marketing company, named Beth Silver marketing support representative.

Maryland Natural Gas in Beltsville named Manervia Riddick consumer adviser and director of community affairs support services.

Admiral Envelope & Printing Co. in Baltimore promoted Bill Hodgson to vice president of production.

EO Resource Council Inc., an Annapolis-based provider of management support and educational services to non-profit organizations, appointed Faith Hawley Howarth executive director.

Blind Industries and Services of Maryland named David Reed director of sales and marketing.

Harford Community College in Bel Air named Karen A. Stout director of development.

Friends School of Baltimore appointed Heidi M. Held director of public relations.

WBAL Radio 11 in Baltimore named Jill Cohen reporter and co-anchor of the News Journal program.

Psillas Planning & Pension Corp. in Hagerstown named Louis K. Nielson consultant.

Real estate and development

Manekin Corp., a Baltimore-based commercial real estate company, appointed Michael Schaftel assistant project manager.

Orchard Development Corp. in Columbia named Steve Bass chief financial officer and L. Scott Armiger superintendent/project manager for Kingsbrook, a residential community in Frederick.

NewLife Group Inc., a McLean, Va.-based home builder and developer, named Julie Giles director of sales and marketing.

Legal and professional

Wolpoff & Co., a Baltimore-based accounting firm, announced the following promotions: Norman W. Wilder Jr. to principal; Marianne Jones, Francesca Snarski, Sanford Block, William Kinnear Jr., Robert Hubbard, Dorothy Martin, William Field, James Sheckells, Paul Miller and Benjamin Silverman to manager; Cheryl Tait, John Chanaud, Kenneth Smith, John Somerville, Paul King, Justine Galante, James Offutt and Lisa Strong to supervisors; Lauren Bange, Sheri Gilreath, Marc Weill, Carlo Capizzi and Jerry Kemper to senior.

Stegman & Co., a regional accounting and management consulting firm, promoted Eric Church to manager.

Shapiro and Olander, a Baltimore law firm, appointed the following associates: Stuart C. Axilbund; Richard M. Goldberg; Mark Andrew Jankowski; Gregory Martin Miller; Kathleen M. Young.

Gordon, Feinblatt, Rothman, Hoffberger & Hollander, a Baltimore law firm, named Jay A. Shulman partner in the bankruptcy and creditor's rights department.

Financial services

First Advantage Mortgage Corp. named Patricia R. Miller mortgage representative in the Columbia office.

PaineWebber Mortgage Finance Inc. in Columbia appointed Rose Jackson mortgage officer.

Corroon and Black/Stump, Harvey and Cook, an insurance brokerage in Hunt Valley, promoted M. Edward Amos III to vice president.

Baltimore Life Insurance Co., Westminster District, appointed Carl A. Delmont assistant manager.

U.S. Fidelity and Guaranty Co., a subsidiary of USF&G; Corp. in Baltimore, elected Diane E. Schaefer assistant vice president in the Commercial Lines Department and Jonathan C. Drenocky assistant secretary in the Claim Department.

Signet Bank promoted Monica V. Batesto branch officer of the bank's Walbrook branch.

Life Insurance Co. of Virginia named Joel M. Yoffee representative in the Baltimore agency.

Advertising and P.R.

Gray Kirk & Evans, a Baltimore-based advertising and public relations agency, named Natalie Sachs media planner.

Cornerstone, a Baltimore-based advertising agency, appointed Kristina Sebastian office manager.

Graphicus Corp., a Baltimore-based advertising and design firm, named Micah Piccirilli artist and John Fritz copywriter.

Freed and Associates, a Baltimore-based advertising and public relations firm, appointed Jeff Grutkowki senior copywriter.

The Blum Group, a Baltimore-based advertising agency, announced the following appointments: Robin Cook, junior account executive; Robin Lazurus, assistant art director; Kelly Rogers, traffic supervisor; and Susan Mudd public relations


The Direct Communications Company Inc., a Baltimore-based marketing and public relations firm, has named Sandra L. Pace creativedirector and Kevin M. Briscoe project administrator.

Porter/Novelli, a public relations firm in Washington, promoted Mary Kearney, Susan Lewis and Kimberly Ruley to senior account executives.

W. B. Doner & Co., an advertising firm in Baltimore, named James A. Signorelli vice president, group account director.

Eisner & Associates, a Baltimore-based advertising and communications firm, named Ellen Ehrlich vice president of new business development.

Health care

Sinai Hospital of Baltimore named Richard W. Pollhammer

director of pharmacy and materials.

Montgomery General Hospital in Olney appointed John F. Hogarty chief financial officer.

Harbor Hospital Center in Baltimore named Chad Dillard public relations specialist.

North Arundel Hospital in Glen Burnie promoted Connie Whitesides to nurse manager of the Post Anesthesia Care Unit.

Howard Health System Inc., the parent corp. of Howard County General Hospital, appointed Vanessa DiFlumeri director of corporate marketing and planning.

Good Samaritan Hospital in Baltimore appointed Larry Beck executive vice president and Elizabeth Plunkett public relations assistant.

Homewood Hospital Center in Baltimore named Paul F. Hannon director of human resources.

On the board

PHH Corp., a Baltimore-based corporate services firm, elected Andrew F. Brimmer to the board of directors.

SHARE Inc., a Chicago-based non-profit organization for users of complex IBM computer systems, appointed Thomas F. Rupsis Jr. to the board of directors. Mr. Rupsis is a senior computer systems engineer with the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab.

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