Clinical Science Research Ltd., based in Huntingdon, England, announces two appointments in its plans to expand its international operation.
As part of the company's expansion into the North American market, Thomas J. Humphries is named head of CSR's Clinical Development business. He will be based at the CSR International office that the company recently opened in Baltimore.
He brings years of experience in clinical research and development and has held senior clinical research posts at SmithKline Beecham, Merck Sharp and Dohme and PharmaKinetics.
CSR is a member of the Applied Bioscience International Inc. group of companies and was formed after the merger of CANTAB Ltd. and CTC International Ltd. in 1989. CSR offers an independent service to the pharmaceutical industry for the conduct of clinical drug development studies.
Chamber of Commerce
John B. Gontrum, managing partner in the law firm of Romadka, Gontrum & Hennegan, is appointed president of the Eastern Baltimore Area Chamber of Commerce. Donna M. Rolnick of Broening Manor Apartments is named first vice president, Janet L. Rafky of Franklin Square Hospital is named second vice president, and Joel Charkatz of Katz, Abosch, Windesheim, Gershman & Freedman is named treasurer. Ralph Nohe of Regal Savings Bank is the past president.
Norman Owen Taylor is named president and chief professional officer of the United Way System in Central Maryland. He replaces Alan S. Cooper, a 37-year veteran of United Way, who becomes senior vice president for human resources at United Way of America, which is in Alexandria, Va.
Taylor was previously executive vice president and chief operating officer for the United Way of Greater Los Angeles, the nation's largest full-service United Way. He was responsible for managing all functions, including the corporate work-plan process, finance and budget, management information systems, personnel administration and regional campaigns.
At the RP Foundation Fighting Blindness, Michele J. Herwig is named public awareness associate. She will be responsible for coordinating the Foundation's national newsletter and promoting special events and other fund-raising activities. She was previously an account executive for James Holechek Public Relations Inc. in Baltimore.
To your health
Stephen M. Levine, associate director and principal of the Maryland Center for Physical Therapy Owings Mills, is named director, managing partner, of MCPT Hunt Valley. He has been with the center for five years.
Barry F. Levin returns to private practice with the law firm of Siskind, Burch, Grady and Rosen. Previously he was house counsel with Siena Corp. and associated with the firm of Frank, Bernstein, Conaway and Goldman. In his new position, he will specialize in general commercial banking and real estate law.
Norman R. Augustine, chairman and chief executive officer of Martin Marietta Corp., is named Engineer of the Year by the College of Engineering at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. He was cited for distinguished leadership in private industry and in government service and for his outstanding contribution to the field of engineering in high technology through research, development and management.
Larry Bielawski, director of academic computing at Goucher College's Decker Center for Information Technology, is named to the new Decker Chair in Information Technology. He joined the college in 1985. The Decker Center was established at Goucher in 1984 through a $1 million gift from Alonzo and Virginia Decker.
James G. Walsh is appointed director of financial planning and operations analysis for Alexander & Alexander Services Inc. He will be responsible for budgeting, forecasting, strategic planning and acquisition review and analysis. He was previously controller for the First City U.S. Corp. and assistant controller for Chiquita Brands Inc. in New York.
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