John F. Novak, a former executive vice president of Banking Service Corp. and previously a senior vice president of Equitable Bank for 13 years, has joined Provident Bank of Maryland as managing director of the bank's Consumer Lending Division. Novak began working at Equitable in 1976 and continued working for Maryland National Bank after Equitable was merged into that operation in 1990. He joined Banking Service Corp. in 1990.
* Signet Bank/Maryland has promoted Melanie Alfano, Ilse Flohr, Scott S. Smalkin and James J. Waller to assistant vice president. Alfano serves as a foreign exchange trader in the Money Center Division. Flohr is the operational services manager for the remittance, collection, settlement and foreign currency areas in the International Banking Division. Smalkin, who is in the Loan Administration Division, analyzes and reviews commercial loans in Maryland and Washington. Waller, who is in Human Resources, administers the general personnel and recruitment effort for Signet in the Maryland area.
Gregory G. Naylor has been named director, internal audit for McCormick & Co. Inc. He joined McCormick last year as manager, internal audit after spending four years in the Financial Services Division of USF&G; Corp., most recently as vice president/controller. Previously he worked for Ernst & Young and Alexander & Alexander.
Tim Shaffrey has been named associate account manager for McCormick's Flavor Group. After joining the company in 1987, he served as a food technologist and market research analyst.
Keith W. Blowers has joined McCormick as food technologist for the Flavor Group's Batter Breading Technical Group. He has 24 years experience in the food processing industry, most recently at the University of Texas, San Antonio.
Carroll G. Bayne, executive vice president and managing principal of Greiner Inc.'s Mid-Atlantic offices, is retiring after 44 years with the company. Edward J. Trojan, the former resident manager of Greiner's Pennsylvania office, will become managing principal of the Mid-Atlantic offices, which are headquartered at Timonium.
Margaret C. Jopp, a registered nurse, has been named chairperson of the nursing department for the College of Notre Dame of Maryland. She will supervise the registered nursing and bachelor of science degree in nursing programs for Notre Dame's Weekend College.
Jopp was previously a public health nurse consultant in the High Risk Infant Home Visiting Program in Denton, and assistant professor of nursing at Delaware State College.
Maryland Casualty Co., a Baltimore property and casualty insurance company, has appointed Richard Miller and Alan Brinkman as regional vice presidents, personal insurance. Miller will manage field operations in the Mid-Altantic and Brinkman will manage field operations in New England. They will also direct the implementation of marketing and underwriting strategies.
Christopher D. Votta has been admitted as a partner to Ernst & Young, the national accounting firm. He joined the firm in 1974 and then left in 1984 to become chief financial officer of the Wye Group, a mortgage banking company. He returned to Ernst & Young in 1987.
Harold Nussenfeld has become a member of the firm of Michael C. Hodes, where he will head the Corporate Group. Nussenfeld, who has practiced in the areas of corporate and tax law, was previously with the firms of Venable, Baetjer & Howard and Rosenberg, Proutt, Fund and Greenberg, all of Baltimore.* Teresa M. Kelly has become associated with the firm of Tydings & Rosenberg. She practices in the Litigation Group at the firm, which she joined last year. Kelly received her law degree from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1990, where she was the founding editor-in-chief of the Maryland Journal of Contemporary Legal Issues.
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