DVO Inc., a direct marketing firm in Columbia, named Laura Tarabini regional marketing manager.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers named Col. J. Richard Capka Baltimore district engineer.
Baltimore Magazine appointed Lois Perschetz style editor. Ms. Perschetz was senior editor of Women's Wear Daily and W.
Ruppert Landscape Co. Inc. in Ashton announced these appointments: Phil Key, corporate sales representative; John Hipp, Maryland landscape management sales coordinator; Chuck Whealton, area manager; Fred Key and Donna Gignac members of the accounting department.
Executive Dynamics Inc., an executive and professional recruitment consulting company in Linthicum, appointed Judith Lambert and Herb Green vice presidents-account executives.
Common Sense Productions, the Baltimore-based production company for The Glass Half Full, a training program for care givers of Alzheimer's patients, named Peg Bowden sales consultant.
Long Island Rail Road in New York named Parvesh Swani vice president and general manager -- freight. Mr. Swani, of Baltimore, previously was a principal of Transmode Consultants Inc. in Washington.
R.E. Michel Co., a Baltimore-based distributor of air conditioning, heating and refrigeration equipment, parts and supplies, named Becky Gilbert and Tony Todd regional branch managers of the North Carolina region.
GMAC Financial Services appointed Joseph G. Fritz Jr. manager of the control branch in Baltimore and promoted Peter V. Frank to manager of the Glen Burnie-Airport Square branch.
Signet Bank in Baltimore promoted William D. McAvoy to vice president in the Equipment, Leasing and Financial Corp.
First National Bank of Maryland promoted Brian S. Shores to vice president, First National Mortgage Corp.; Jeffrey D. Cornelius and Marcia M. Cloud vice presidents, Trust Division.
Legal and professional
Miles & Stockbridge, a regional law firm, appointed James C. Chapin, James J. Cromwell, John F. Myers and Robert W. Keene Jr. partners; Lawrence E. Conley, J. Bradford McCullough and Matthew J. Pavlides associates. The new employees came from the Bethesda office of Frank, Bernstein, Conaway & Goldman.
Obler, Kaler, Grimes & Shriver, a Baltimore-based law firm, named Aldrich B. Davis and Terrence M. Finn partners and Darlene R. Margolies and Lana S. Ward associates. The new Baltimore hires come from Frank, Bernstein, Conaway & Goldman. In the New York office, the firm appointed Carlton R. Asher Jr. partner.
Levan, Schimel, Belman & Abramson, a law firm in Columbia and Laurel, named Valerie K. Oulds associate.
Levan & Gann, a law firm in Baltimore and Towson, named Marleen B. Miller, a former partner at Frank, Bernstein, Conaway & Goldman, partner at Levan & Gann.
Gordon, Feinblatt, Rothman, Hoffberger & Hollander, a regional law firm, named Ned T. Himmelrich associate in the Commercial Department.
Coopers & Lybrand, an accounting and consulting firm in Baltimore announced these promotions: Daniel J. Whelan and Mark E. Yale audit managers; Steven A.
Gaines, business investigation services manager; Thomas Holly, tax manager; Karen M. Fugate, John A. Konawalik, Kenneth J. Long, Jennifer A. Martinec, Scott D. Oliver and Jennifer M. Ternay, audit senior associates; Timothy Senn, information technology audit services senior associate; Stella W. King, Robert F. Klauzowski and Bryan W. Young tax senior associates; Ronae A. Johnson tax associate; an Patricia S. Sobin support services associate.
Smithy Braedon, a commercial real estate firm in Baltimore, appointed Benjamin T. Meisels sales/leasing representative.
Hallmark Builders appointed Carol Strahlman sales manager for the Hallmark homes in Columbia.
St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore appointed Scott R. Taylor director of Environmental Services.
Good Samaritan Nursing Center in Baltimore named Richard P. Goldsmith administrator.
Sinai Hospital of Baltimore appointed Dr. Steven A. Schonfeld director of the division of Pulmonary Medicine and Dr. Jack E. Nissim associate director.
LaSalle Diagnostic Imaging, a radiology group practice in Towson and Owings Mills, named Dr. Daniel Aronson to the practice.
The Johns Hopkins Health System and The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore named Kenneth Grant senior director of corporate materials management.
The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore appointed Marian Brown director of medical records.
On the board
U-Save Auto Rental of America in Hanover named assistant national sales manager Paul Eikenberg to the board of directors.
Farmers and Mechanics National Bank in Frederick and its holding company, F&M; Bancorp, elected Thomas R. Winkler to the board of directors. Mr. Winkler is vice president and general manager, biotechnology division, of BioWhittaker Inc.
Fast & Associates Inc., a Columbia-based advertising agency, won an award for excellence in a competition sponsored by the International Technology Association of America.
Michael A. Millemann, associate professor of law at the University of Maryland School of Law in Baltimore, was elected Outstanding Teacher of the Year by the senior class.
Adams Sandler, a public relations company in Baltimore and Rockville, won an award from the Catholic Health Association for a community relations and public affairs program produced for St. Joseph Hospital in Lancaster, Pa.
Dr. Rita R. Colwell, president of the Maryland Biotechnology Institute in College Park, received an honorary life membership in the Bangladesh Society of Microbiologists for her contributions to the field of microbiology and for training Bangladeshi microbiologists.
Dr. Eric J. Hovland, chairman of the Department of Endodontics at the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery at the University of Maryland, was named Administrator of the Year by the Maryland Association of Higher Education.