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Weinberg Harris & Associates announced that Patricia Mager Wise has joined the Baltimore marketing and public relations firm as an account executive. She will provide clients with account services, strategic guidance, media relations and event coordination.

Banking and finance

New Enterprise Associates announced the selection of Xiaodong Jiang as a partner and named Dr. Justin Klein, Mohamad Makhzoumi and Tom Grossi as principals in the Chevy Chase-based venture capital firm.

Health care

North Oaks appointed Sherrie L. Polsky as director of community life services for the Pikesville continuing care retirement community. She is responsible for the initiation, organization and execution of internal and external activities of the residents.

Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic States, based in Rockville, appointed Ken Bates as vice president, sales and account management. He has responsibility for new business and account management.

Resolution Health Inc. named Susheel Jain vice president of corporate and product strategy for the Columbia health care intervention company.

Hospitality and tourism

Marriott International Inc. named Jimmie Walton Paschall senior vice president of external affairs and global diversity for the Bethesda-headquartered international lodging company.

The Oceanaire Seafood Room appointed Claudio Aspillaga as assistant general manager of the Harbor East restaurant.

TAN Resort Group named Ami Arquit-Edwards sales manager for the Glen Burnie-based vacation properties operator. She is responsible for fostering staff relations, property tours and group bookings.

Legal and insurance

Venable LLP announced that Andrew J. Currie has joined the law firm as a partner in its Baltimore office.


Unitec Electronics announced that Mary Madden joined the Elkridge-based maker of carwash payment systems as the marketing manager. She will promote the firm's products to distributors and end-users nationwide.


The Pennysaver Group Inc. named Joel C. Bakal as chief financial officer of the Hanover-based publisher of classified shopper guide publications.

Professional services

Gross, Mendelsohn & Associates PA named Tricia Love Thomas as a partner of the Baltimore-based accounting and business consulting firm. She is a certified public accountant.

Clifton Gunderson announced that Mark King, senior manager, Jeff Merriken, senior associate, and Michael Armstrong, an executive recruiter, have joined the staff of the Calverton-based regional accounting firm's Timonium office.

Real estate

MacKenzie Commercial Real Estate Services LLC announced that Justin Mullen joined the Annapolis office staff of the Lutherville-based commercial realty firm as a real estate adviser.

Opus East LLC appointed Steve Cohen as vice president of real estate for the Rockville-based regional real estate development company. He is responsible for sourcing new development opportunities for the company.


Iridium Satellite appointed John S. Brunette as chief legal and administrative officer. He is responsible for management of the legal and administrative affairs for the Bethesda-based mobile satellite service provider. He is a law graduate of Catholic University of America.

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