Moving Up


The Columbia Bank named Katrice Simpson as an assistant vice president for commercial banking at the Howard County-based bank. She will focus on the development of new business with small-to-medium-size businesses in the Prince George's County market.



Tremont Hotels named Emile Debsia director of rooms division.


Hard Rock Cafe international named Jamie Moore as sales and marketing manager for its Baltimore Inner Harbor location.


McGuire Woods LLP elected Jennifer J. Stearman as a partner in the Baltimore office of the national law firm.


Urbanite named Abber Knott to the staff of the Baltimore-based magazine as a sales executive.


George, Miles & Buhr LLC promoted Chris B. Derbyshire, W. Mark Gardocky and David A. Vanderbeek to associates in the Salisbury-based regional architectural and engineering services firm.

P.K.W. Associates Inc. named Scott Edwards as director of business development and Al Waller as director of recruiting for the Glen Burnie-based information technology consulting firm.


Invotex Group appointed James E. Stangroom as a managing director for the Baltimore-based national accounting, financial consulting and intellectual property management firm.

ezStorage Corp. appointed Kenneth L. Hankin as chief executive officer and Todd M. Manganaro as president of the Columbia-based self-storage company.

Whitney, Bailey, Cox & Magnani LLC promoted Joseph O'Neil to Class B principal, Mindy Hinsley to vice president of marketing and Jesse Lindsay to vice president of the Towson architectural, interior design and engineering firm.