Glass Health Systems names presidentMichael Glass, a...


Glass Health Systems names president

Michael Glass, a corporate attorney and financial consultant, has been named president of Glass Health Systems, a private psychiatric service. He had served as company counsel for the past three years. Dr. Sheldon Glass, who founded the company in 1971, will continue as chairman and chief executive officer.

Glass Health Systems owns and operates Gundry/Glass Hospital in Baltimore and Melwood Farms Treatment Center in Olney. The system provides emergency psychiatric services for Baltimore County, manages psychiatric services at several Maryland hospitals and provides psychiatric services for a number of health maintenance organizations.

Harbor Court concierge is named to society

Dorothy Moran, head concierge at Baltimore's Harbor Court Hotel, has been named a member of Les Clefs d'Or USA -- The Society of Golden Keys -- an international professional association of concierges. She is Maryland's first concierge to be named to the group.

She has worked at the Harbor Court as head concierge for the past six years, serving as liaison between the hotel and guests and providing a variety of services.

Doubletree to rename Guest Quarters hotels


Doubletree Hotels Corp., a Phoenix-based subsidiary of Doubletree Corp., announced it will change the name of its Guest Quarters Suite Hotels to Doubletree Guest Suites. The name change will affect 34 Guest Quarters, including the BWI Airport facility.

The change is part of Doubletree's strategy to extend its name from coast to coast. Most of the 34 renamed hotels are located east of the Mississippi River, while the 58 existing Doubletree Hotels are located in the west.

In other news, Doubletree announced it signed an agreement to manage the 315-room Holiday Inn Crown Plaza in Rockville, which will be renamed a Doubletree Hotel in June.

3 plant tours set for APICS conference

Tours of three manufacturing plants will be offered during this year's conference of the Mid-Atlantic Chapters' American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS).

During APICS Congress for Progress XX, scheduled Wednesday Friday at Marriott's Hunt Valley Inn, participants can see new techniques in resource management during tours of EOG Inc., a contract manufacturing company, Black and Decker Corp., manufacturer of power tools, and General Motors' Truck and Bus Group, which manufactures minivans.

For more information call Fred Betz Jr. at (410) 998-1221.

Yacht association elects woman president

The 75-year-old Yacht Architects and Brokers Association has elected its first female president: Nancy Cann, president of Crusader Yachts Sales in Annapolis.

Ms. Cann has been the association's vice president for the past two years and has served on its nine-member executive board for eight years. She and her husband, Jerry, founded Crusader Yachts Sales in 1982. They have lived aboard their sailboat since 1984.

Frank Gary, vice president of Bristol Yachts in Annapolis, was elected association vice president. He formerly was secretary/treasurer.

Skip Merritt named to nonprofit association

Skip Merritt, a sales trainer with the Burkhardt Group, Inc., has been named to the advisory board of the Maryland Home-Based Business Association, a nonprofit organization founded in 1994 to support the development of home-based businesses.

The Burkhardt Group, affiliated with the Sandler Sales Institute, is a Baltimore-based sales and sales management consulting firm with 125 affiliate offices throughout the United States. Mr. Merritt has held various positions within the firm in sales, division sales management and regional sales management.

Engineers council publishes directory

The Consulting Engineers Council of Metropolitan Washington has published its 1995 Membership, Publications and Benefits Directory, listing the council's 140-plus member consulting engineering firms, their principals and services.

The directory also lists firms that provide products and services to consulting engineering firms and schools of engineering and engineering departments of area universities and governmental agencies, along with other information about engineering programs and competitions.

Copies are available free to members of the nonprofit association and for $10 per copy to nonmembers. Write to: 8811 Colesville Road, Suite G106, Silver Spring, Md. 20910. Or call (301) 588-6616.

Eisner & Associates receives 3 awards

Eisner & Associates, a Baltimore-based advertising and public relations firm, received three Bell Ringer Awards from the Philadelphia Chapter of the Business Marketing Association, a national organization recognizing business-to-business marketing communications.

The firm received recognition for its work promoting product lines for DeWalt Industrial Tools Co. in Hampstead, the Black & Decker Corp.'s power tool group.


* The Kinetic Group Inc., an advertising, marketing and public relations agency in Annapolis, announced the following new clients: Kristeian & Porterfield, an accounting and tax corporation in Philadelphia; KRR Photography, a portrait and wedding photography studio in Annapolis; and Turkey Point Marina in Edgewater, Md.

* Weinberg Harris & Associates Inc., a Baltimore-based public relations and marketing firm, has been hired to do public relations work for Harborplace and The Gallery, shopping malls owned and managed by an affiliate of the Rouse Company.

* Cameron Barry Marketing Communications Inc. of Baltimore has been selected by Health Care Plus, a Columbia-based executive search firm, to develop a marketing and public relations strategy.

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