CW Jackson Construction Inc. moved to 7545...

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CW Jackson Construction Inc. moved to 7545 Montevideo Road in Jessup.

Kudos

Vicki Moore was named a top sales associate for November by Coldwell Banker Home Realty. Mrs. Moore is an associate in the real estate firm's Severna Park office.

Open for business

Scan International, a Silver Spring-based furniture retailer, opened a warehouse outlet at 8660 Cherry Lane in Laurel. Abby Yunger is outlet manager.

Budget Tax, a tax preparation service, was opened by Jeffrey A. Legum in Brooklyn Park Plaza.

Ames & Gough Insurance/Risk Management Inc., an insurance brokerage firm, was opened at 6155 Executive Blvd. in Rockville by Marshall Ames and Gary Gough.

New accounts

Sherman R. Smoot Corp. in Washington won a $5.5 million construction contract for a 170,000-square-foot addition to Nordstrom's Maryland Distribution Center in Upper Marlboro.

Carpet Knights of Eldersburg won a contract for the regional rights to distribute carpeting with sport logos for professional football, basketball, baseball, hockey teams and college sports that are part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

Gray Kirk/VanSant, a Baltimore-based advertising and public relations agency, is representing the following

clients: Home Quarters Warehouse Inc., a Virginia Beach, Va.-based subsidiary of Hechinger Co.; Waccamaw Corp., a Myrtle Beach, S.C.-based chain of houseware and home decor stores; and Comsat, Mobile Communications Division based in Washington, D.C.

Earle Palmer Brown, a regional marketing communications agency, announced that the Norfolk, Va., office is providing media and public relations services for Spirit Cruises.

Tamarack Construction Co. in Glen Arm won a contract to design and build an office and warehouse building in Owings Mills for Gold Rush Inc., operators of Linen Locker stores. The company also received a contract to design and build office renovations for the Towson location of J. C. Ehrlich Co. Inc.

RehabTech, a health and disability consulting firm in Ellicott City, is preparing the annual report for Volunteers in Medical Engineering, an organization that applies industrial technology to help people with disabilities.

Trade organizations

Wordperfect Baltimore Users Group, an educational forum for WordPerfect users, elected the following officers: David Kennedy, president; Lil Goldberg, vice president; Ellen Stein, secretary; Merry Perry, treasurer; Mark Ripper and Myra Roush, board members-at-large; Chaim Yudkowsky, publicity chairperson; Robin DiPaola, membership chairperson; and Penny McCrimmon, program chairperson.

The Maryland Hospital Association in Lutherville appointed Brian Wallin vice president for communications.

RTCA Inc., a Washington-based corporation devoted to advancing the art

and science of aviation and aviation systems, elected Andrew T. Hospodor chairman of the board and David S. Watrous president. Mr. Hospodor is chairman and chief executive officer of Arinc in Annapolis, and Mr. Watrous is the former executive and technical director of RTCA.

Homebuilders Association of Maryland elected Michael Barrett president of the Sales and Marketing Council. Mr. Barrett is sales manger for Landmark Homes.

Association of Engineering Geologists elected Stephen L. Garrison president. Mr. Garrison is senior vice president of KCI Technologies Inc. in Towson.

League of Life and Health Insurers of Maryland Inc. appointed Deborah R. Rivkin executive director. Ms. Rivkin is an associate with the Baltimore law firm Shapiro and Olander.

The Advisory Board, a group for business owners in the Washington area, named Brent A. Turner chairman. Mr. Turner is senior partner of Turner, Weisman, Polan & White, an accounting, tax and management firm in Rockville.

Restaurant Association of Maryland Inc. elected the following officers: John Schulze of Pizza Hut of Maryland, second-term president; Paula Kreuzburg of Mrs. K's Toll House in Silver Spring, first vice president/president-elect; Frank Kosmakos of Maria's in Westminster, second vice president; Larry VanWert of Lowe's Annapolis, third vice president; Richard McClure of Carrol's Creek Cafe in Annapolis, secretary; Linda Deffinbaugh

of Fred & Harry's in Silver Spring, treasurer.

Maryland Downtown Development Association elected the following officers: Simon Ruderman, administrator of planning and community development for Aberdeen, president; Leona Sauser, town manager of Hancock, first vice president; Debbie Johnson, community revitalization coordinator for Prince George's County Economic Development Corp., second vice president; Howard Kohn, president of Chesapeake Group in Baltimore, treasurer; and Diana Jackson, director of development for Prince George's County Economic Development Corp., secretary. The association also elected the following to the board: Lisa Challenger of the Worcester County tourism office; Neal Herst, director of community development for Rockville; Kathleen Kotarba, executive director of the Baltimore Commission for Historic and Architectural Preservation; Doug Miller, town manager of LaPlata; Tim Minerd, director of commercial revitalization for Montgomery County; Tom Saquella, president of the Maryland Retail Merchants Association; Morris Tranen, vice president for the Council for Economic Action; and Jane Trolinger, project manager for Ellicott City Restoration Foundation.

Federal Bar Association, Maryland Chapter, elected the following officers: JoAnne Zawitoski, partner with Semmes, Bowen & Semmes in Baltimore, president; Susan M. Souder, litigation partner with Gordon, Feinblatt, Rothman, Hoffberger & Hollander, chairman of the Board of Governors; W. Michel Pierson of Pierson, Pierson & Nolan, president-elect; Gerard P. Martin of Miles & Stockbridge, first vice president; Mark H. Kolman of Anderson Kill Olick and Oshinsky in Washington, second vice president; Robert L. Bergstrom, Office of the General Counsel, Department of Health and Human Services, secretary; Joseph A. Hass, clerk of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, treasurer; and Henry Eigles, office of the General Counsel, Department of Health and Human Services, national delegate.

Public service

The Center for Professional Development at Loyola College in Baltimore elected the following to its advisory board: Chairman Richard D'Anna, vice president of operations at Alex. Brown & Sons; Stuart Bowers, vice president of Legg Mason Wood Walker; Edward Brody, president of Brody Truck Rental; Fred Churchman, secretary/treasurer of Enterprise Electric Co.; Dr. Harsha Desai, professor of management and law at Loyola College; Joe Friedman, director of human resources, WorldWide Wagering; Larry Kamanitz, partner with Kamanitz, Uhlfelder & Permison; the Rev. T. Nicholas King, executive director of the Center for Ethics & Corporate Policy; Peter Lombardi, retired president of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce; Randall Schultz, director of human resources for Harford County; Gene L. Swackhamer, president of Farm Credit Bank of Baltimore; Peter Swain, vice president of First National Bank; C. Robert Margenthaler, ex officio and dean of the Sellinger School of Business and Management at Loyola College; and Gail B. Yumkas, assistant dean of the Sellinger School.

Maryland Institute College of Art elected J. Randall Evans, vice -- president of corridor development for CSX

Corp., Joseph Krakora, external affairs officer for the National Gallery of Art, and William Steinmetz, a member of the Institute's Alumni Association and former chairman of the Alumni Council, to the board of trustees. The institute also elected the following officers: LeRoy Hoffberger, chairman; Fred E. Worthington, vice chairman; Hope Quackenbush, secretary; and Richard Hackney Jr., treasurer.

Jacqueline F. McLean, Baltimore comptroller, named the following to her transition team: Robert O. Bonnell, CEO of Commercial Credit Corp.; Arnold Williams, managing partner with the accounting firm Abrams, Foster, Noel and Williams; XTC teacher Donna Olszewski; Gail Caplan of Classics Caterers Inc.; the Rev. Vashti McKenzie, pastor of Paine Memorial A.M.E. Church; Sina Reid, president of SMR Limited; Calvin Chin, a retired businessman; and Richard E. Hug, chairman of the board, Environmental Elements Corp.

Paul Walter, senior partner in the Baltimore law firm Tydings & Rosenberg, was named to the Governor's Drug and Alcohol Abuse Commission and will serve as chairman of the subcommittee on education.

James A. Ulmer III was elected chairman of the trustees and president of the board of directors of the Enoch Pratt Free Library. Mr. Ulmer is president of the Circle Companies, which builds, owns and manages research and industrial facilities in the Baltimore-Washington corridor.

M. Kent Thomas was elected president of The Advocate Club. Mr. Thomas is a manager with Katz, Abosch, Windesheim, Gershman & Freedman, an accounting and management consulting firm in Towson.

United Way Community Partnership of Howard County named Ted Peck and Murray Weingarten co-chairs of the volunteer advisory board. Mr. Peck is retired chief executive officer of The Ryland Group and Mr. Weingarten is retired chief executive officer of Bendix Field Engineering Corp. The organization also appointed the following to the board: Vic Broccolino, president of Howard County General Hospital; Dr. Edward Cochran of The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab; H. Joseph Engle, chairman of the board and president of Bendix Field Engineering Corp.; Michael Hickey, superintendent of Howard County Public Schools; Jean Moon, general manager of Patuxent Publishing; Toby Pitts, vice president of Merrill Lynch and Co.; Nancy Smith, vice president of The Ryland Group; and Beverly Wilhide, assistant to Howard County Executive Charles Ecker.

Employees of Legg Mason, a Baltimore-based investment firm, recently held a fund-raising event at the National Aquarium in Baltimore and raised $2,210 to buy 44 acres in the Rio Brava

area of Belize to protect the tropical rain forests from

development.

Signet Bank in Baltimore gave $2,500 to Metro Crime Stoppers, an organization that provides cash rewards for citizens who assist police in solving

crimes.

Edward P. Brunner was elected to the Metropolitan Board of Directors of the YMCA of Greater Baltimore. Mr. Brunner is senior vice president and chief financial officer of The Baltimore Life Insurance Co.

Legal Aid Bureau of Maryland named Gov. William Donald Schaefer, Baltimore Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke and Walter Sondheim Jr., senior adviser to the Greater Baltimore Committee,

honorary committee chairs to raise $2 million for a new 58,000-square-foot Legal Aid Bureau headquarters at Lexington and Gay streets in Baltimore.

P. Michael Meyerstein was appointed executive director of the Baltimore Men's ORT Federation, an organization that provides Jewish education and vocational/technical training.

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