Architects name principal
Annapolis Associated Architects Inc. has named John R. Turner an associate principal.
Turner will be responsible for new business development, interior design, project management and CADD operations for the Annapolis-based architecture firm. He brings more than 26 years of experience to the firm with a special expertise in project management, contract administration and interior design services for health sciences, elderly care, research and other institutional buildings.
Annapolis Associated Architects specializes in master planning and architectural design services for health care, research and institutional facilities.
Severna Park resident Mary Jo Gagliardo has been promoted to advanced manager with Discovery Toys, a leading international toy designer and distributor of developmental toys, books and games for children.
In her new position, Gagliardo will also manage an expanding independent business and will train other Educational Consultants working as Discovery Toys distributors.
Discovery Toys is a direct sales company headquartered in the San Francisco Bay area. The firm has more than 22,000 educational consultants throughout the United States, Canada and Japan.
Rocca is executive chef
John X. Rocca has been named executive chef for the Annapolis Ramada.
Rocca will serve as leading chef and coordinate all cooking for Lester's, Ramada's gourmet restaurant, for hotel banquets and for Secrets, the Ramada lounge. He will also supervise the hotel's 15-member food preparation staff.
A resident of Crofton, Rocca has been involved in food service for several local hotels and restaurants, including Westin Hotel in Washington.