UM business school names assistant dean
Homai McDowell has been appointed assistant dean and director of undergraduate programs for the Maryland Business School of the University of Maryland at College Park, which has a student enrollment of 3,000 in undergraduate courses.
Before her appointment, Ms. McDowell served as director of financial services for the division of student affairs at Duke University .
She has a doctorate of business administration from the University of Southern California. She earned a master's degree in management studies and a bachelor's degree in commerce from the University of Bombay.
Ms. McDowell replaces Joseph Mattingly, who retired after nearly 25 years at the business school.
Bank vice president named lender of year
Jack H. Goldstein, executive vice president and chief operating officer of First Bank of Frederick, received the Mid-Atlantic Business Finance Company Lender of the Year Award last month at a luncheon at NationsBank in Baltimore
He received the award in recognition of a record number of small business loans he originated using the Small Business Administration's 504 Loan Program.
Mr. Goldstein, who has worked in commercial lending for 15 years, has been with First Bank of Frederick since 1992.
Women Business Owners elect new president
Cecilia A. Hamilton, a partner at Snyder, Kamerow & Associates in Bethesda, was elected president of the capital area chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners.
The association, with headquarters in Washington, has 50 chapters around the country.
Ms. Hamilton, a certified public accountant, handles real estate developers, law firms and government contractors at Snyder, Kamerow & Associates.
She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the District of Columbia Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the American Women's Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Snyder Group wins 2 awards for TV ad
The Snyder Group, a Crofton-based advertising, public relations and sports marketing firm, has received two national awards for a television commercial.
The firm won a silver Summit Award in a competition against entries from 33 states and 4 Canadian provinces.
The agency also received a bronze Telly Award in the annual Telly Competition, which attracted 8,600 entries from 47 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
Communications firm names two to board
DCR Communications Inc., a Washington-based personal communications services company, has appointed Thomas L. Leming and George S. Wills to its board of directors.
Mr. Leming was senior vice president for MCI Telecommunications Corp. until his retirement in 1986. He now works as a consultant for Fujitsu America, Inc., MCI Communications Corp. and General Electric, among other companies.
Mr. Wills is founder and president of Wills & Associates, a Baltimore-based public and governmental relations firm.
He has 25 years experience in public affairs with a background in both business and government.