COPT Executive Transition Complete
Columbia-based Corporate Office Properties Trust (COPT) has confirmed that Rand Griffin has retired from his role as COPT’s CEO, and also announced that he will conclude his service as a trustee on COPT’s board at the upcoming May 10 annual meeting. Roger Waesche has been officially promoted from president to CEO, and has commenced his tenure as a member of the board.
Five Local Members Among LMD’s New Class
A number of area executives and officials have been accepted into the Leadership Maryland (LMD) Class of 2012. They include Rosemary Budd of TASC Inc., Annapolis Junction; Candace Donoho of the Maryland Municipal League, Annapolis; Elizabeth Hughes of the Maryland Department of Planning, Crownsville; Darrell Mobley of the Maryland Department of Transportation, Hanover; and Rob Rosenbaum of TEDCO, Columbia.
LMD Names Trio
Leadership Maryland (LMD) has elected officers and directors for the coming year. They include Ralph “Buddy” Emerson of M&T Bank, chairman; and Eric Brotman of Brotman Financial Group, secretary/treasurer. Among the newly-elected directors is Patricia Hill of Bay State Computers.
CA Announces Senior Staff Reorganization
Organizational changes at the Columbia Association (CA) include Chick Rhodehamel assuming the role of environmental manager, and Jane Dembner becoming chief of the Community Building and Sustainability Bureau.
Technical Innovator Joins MCE
Gloria Jacobovitz has joined the Howard County Economic Development Authority’s new Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship (MCE) as program director. Jacobovitz comes to the MCE with more than 20 years experience in entrepreneurship, business strategy and marketing.
Karfonta Selected for CF Foundation’s 2012 Leadership Council
Del Karfonta, executive vice president of The Columbia Bank, was recently selected as one of approximately 40 members of the 2012 Leadership Council for the Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Foundation. Karfonta was chosen to represent the Maryland chapter.
Hof Promoted at Howard County Tourism
Howard County Tourism & Promotion has expanded the role of Amanda Hof from special events and project manager to the new position of partnership promotions manager. She will focus on attracting and retaining marketing partners for the office.
JA of Central Maryland Adds Webb to Board
David Webb is among the additions to the board at Junior Achievement (JA). He is co-founder and vice president of sales, Evolution/GoBeyond IT in Glen Burnie. He will serve a three-year term.
WTP’s Cahn Recognized
Whiteford, Taylor & Preston (WTP) has announced that David Cahn, the head of the firm’s franchise law practice, has been recognized as a Certified Franchise Executive by the Institute of Certified Franchise Executives.
Play It Again’s Mauser Honored
Eric Mauser, owner of Play It Again Sports of Ellicott City, was among those honored with a Sales Excellence Award by the sporting goods franchisor at its 2012 Winter Conference and Trade Show. The event was in Phoenix, Ariz.
Spackman Joins Silberstein Insurance
Christi Spackman has been named a senior account manager with Silberstein Insurance Group (SIG). Spackman comes to SIG from Group Benefit Services, where she was a broker consultant.
America’s Remote Help Desk’s Lippy Honored
Eldersburg-based America’s Remote Help Desk’s Chief Technology Officer, Josh Lippy, is a 2012 winner for SmartCEO’s CXO award in the CIOs/CTOs category. He has more than 15 years of information technology planning, management and implementation experience.
CA Names New Assistant Controller
The Columbia Association (CA) has hired Vicki Buda as its new assistant controller. She brings more than 20 years of accounting experience to CA, including financial and cost accounting, financial analysis and auditing.
Gelfman Honored With Sapp Award
Judge Lenore Gelfman is the 2012 winner of the Conny Sapp Award. The award is the highest honor bestowed by the Howard County Chapter of the Women’s Bar Association.
BG&H Add Mazziotti
Bormel, Grice & Huyett, of Laurel, has hired Francesco Mazziotti to work in the firm’s accounting and auditing department. He is a recent graduate from Towson University.
Mayer Cancer Center, Rogers Honored by HCGH
Howard County General Hospital (HCGH) has announced that the Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center and its director, Leslie Rogers, have been recognized by Home Instead Senior Care. The center has received a $1,000 donation as the company’s recognized nonprofit in Howard County.
Kendall Honored by Olney Boys & Girls Club
Clark Kendall of Kendall Capital was recognized by the Olney Boys and Girls Club for his leadership in guiding the club’s capital campaign to restore Falling Green, an 18th century house located at a 118-acre community park.
St. Clair Leaves ACS, Seeks to Address Howard County Issues
Duane St. Clair has resigned as the executive director of the Association of Community Services (ACS), saying he is “looking forward to working to achieve visible and quantifiable outcomes that can help improve the quality of life for many of Howard County’s populations.” The ACS board has appointed Joan Driessen as acting executive director.
Manhoff Joins Manekin’s Brokerage
Scott Manhoff has joined Manekin LLC, of Columbia, as a vice president in the brokerage division. The 24-year veteran will focus on commercial sales and leasing throughout the Corridor, with a special emphasis on the industrial market.
Howard Bank Execs Cited by SmartCEO
Six Howard Bank executives are among Baltimore’s Best of Banking, according to SmartCEO magazine. Nominated by readers of the magazine, the honorees are Mary Ann Scully, president and CEO; Michael Cavey and Christopher Marasco, senior vice presidents; and vice presidents Erick Chick, Thomas Drake and Peter Stephan.
Howard Bank’s Scharf Among TDR’s Top 100 Women
Rosa Scharf, senior vice president for Howard Bank, is one of the 2012 Maryland’s Top 100 Women honorees selected by The Daily Record (TDR). The award will be presented May 7 at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall.
Kitces Named Partner at Pinnacle
Columbia-based Pinnacle Advisory Group has announced that Director of Research Michael Kitces has been named a partner. Two years ago, Financial Planning magazine labeled Kitces the industry’s “Deep Thinker” and the Financial Planning Association honored him with the Heart of Financial Planning Award.
Fodel Joins FCS Advisory Board
Theresa Fodel has joined the Howard County Advisory Board of Family and Children’s Services of Central Maryland. Fodel is vice president, commercial banking, at OBA Bank.