Urner, Richards promoted at Kiddie Academy
Kiddie Academy International, headquartered in Bel Air, has chosen Dennis M. Urner as chief operating officer. Prior to joining the operator and franchiser of educational child care centers as vice president of franchise development, he was senior vice president of Clean Net USA. The company also named Linda L. Richards national director for advertising and public affairs. The Bel Air resident holds a degree in mass communications from Towson State University and formerly was the public relations director for Landmark Homes.
Downtown Partnership picks public safety deputy
Downtown Partnership of Baltimore announced the selection of Leonard Hamm as deputy director of public safety. Recently retired from the city police force with the rank of major, he was a special assistant to the commissioner and had held instructional posts at the city police academy. With the partnership, he will have responsibility for the daily operation, training and supervision of the organization's public safety guides division.
Warehouse director chosen at Smelkinson
Smelkinson SYSCO Food Services has selected Robert W. Freestone as director of warehouse operations for the Jessup-based food service industry marketer and distributor. The Elkridge resident was previously with SYSCO's Dallas subsidiary.
Mamma Ilardo hires director of marketing
Mamma Ilardo, headquartered in Owings Mills, named Katherine T. Julius director of marketing. She joins the national pizzeria franchiser from her position as consumer research project director with Total Research Corp. of Princeton, N.J. She will be responsible for all marketing and promotion for the company.
First National picks two vice presidents
First National Bank of Maryland appointed Jerome Collier and Sherry L. Berman as vice presidents. Mr. Collier, a graduate of Towson State University, has among his responsibilities the bank's corporate and institutional treasury department, and management of the loan, pricing and capital market access group. Ms. Berman is assigned to the supermarket banking division and is responsible for branch set-up of the 15 supermarket branches.
Ziger/Snead Architects makes 3 appointments
Ziger/Snead Architects announced the appointments of James R. Miller Jr. as vice president, Leigh Anne Jones to senior associate and Hugh P. McCormick III as an associate. Mr. Miller is architect of the teaching and research addition at the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, as well as several projects at Loyola College. Ms. Jones is currently responsible for renovations at Villa Julie College. Mr. McCormick, formerly with Peterson & Brickbauer, is project architect for the Blaustein Exhibition Center. Mercy Medical Center appointed Thomas R. Mullen Mullento the position of executive vice president and chief financial officer. He will coordinate the overall corporate direction of the downtown medical facility. He is a certified public accountant and member of the Healthcare Financial Management
Association. The Kennedy Krieger Institute named Lainy LeBow-Sachs senior vice president for external relations. Director of scheduling and public relations for former Gov. William Donald Schaefer, she will have responsibility for marketing, fund raising and media relations activity for the institute. Advanced Radiology announced that Dr. Nancy Yue has joined its practice and will primarily serve at St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson. A qualified expert in diseases of the brain and spine, the former assistant professor of radiology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine received her medical degree from the University of Toronto; she is an engineering graduate of the Johns Hopkins University. Upper Chesapeake Health System has chosen Stephanie Dins- more as vice president for finance. Formerly a vice president with GBMC Healthcare, the Forest Hill resident is a certified public accountant and also an MBA graduate of Loyola College. CMG Health named Albert R. Graves senior vice president of operations for the Owings Mills-based national managed behavioral health care firm. He will assume oversight responsibility for all CMG regional service centers, as well as implementation, provider networks and CHAMPUS operations. Mr. Graves has an MBA from the University of Florida.