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TEDCO Announces Executive Promotions, One Retirement

Columbia-based TEDCO has announced leadership promotions. They include Jennifer Hammaker, to vice president of business development; Arti Santhanam, to director of MII, replacing Hammaker; Angela Singleton and McKeever (Mac) Conwell, as new program managers for TEDCO’s new Pre-Seed Fund; and Anne Balduzzi, who will begin an expanded role as director of advisory services.

TEDCO also announced the retirement of Maryland Entrepreneurs Resource List Manager Linda Saffer.

CFAAC Announces Leadership Transition

Melissa Curtin, president and CEO of the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County (CFAAC), is transitioning from her executive role with the CFAAC after nearly three years of service. She will continue to provide professional support as a consultant; her last day on the job will be June 30.

Berkshire Hathaway Cites Local Award Winners

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, one of the country’s fastest-growing real estate brokerages, has announced its top sales executives in its Columbia and Ellicott City offices.
Top honors in Columbia went to Din Khaled, who received the Chairman’s Circle Gold award; and in Ellicott City to The Bob and Ronna Group, who received the Chairman’s Circle Diamond award. In addition, the duo was ranked No. 38 in units and No. 43 in gross commission income among all Berkshire Hathaway affiliates in the country.

Hogan Appoints McChriston, Pardo

Gov. Larry Hogan has appointed five new commissioners to the Maryland Commission for Women. They include Brenda McChriston of Howard County, CEO and principal of Spectrum HR Solutions; and Roberta Pardo of Anne Arundel County, an artist who has lived in Maryland since 2000.

Two Howard Residents
Awarded by MSAC

The Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) has awarded $225,000 to 78 Maryland artists, from a group of 367 applicants, through the 2018 Individual Artist Awards (IAA). The 2018 IAA awardees include Howard Countians Byung Kang, for non-classical music-solo performance; and Nakeya Cook, for photography.

Glover to Lead TEDCO’s Seed Investment Funds

TEDCO has announced that Frank Glover has joined the team as the lead director of the Seed Investment Funds and as an associate of the Maryland Venture Fund. Prior to joining TEDCO, Glover was an associate at global venture investment firm Greenspring Associates.

EXIT Right Realty’s Tutt Daniel Garners Award

EXIT Right Realty’s Terri Tutt Daniel was recently awarded PGCAR Bronze Award by Prince George’s County Association of Realtors (PGCAR). She sold more than $3 million of product in 2017 from the firm’s Laurel office.

Grau Named Leadership in Law Winner by TDR

Davis, Agnor, Rapaport & Skalny, of Columbia, has announced that Angela Grau has been selected by The Daily Record as a 2018 Leadership in Law winner. The top winner of this year’s awards will be announced at the celebration event on May 17, at the Hilton Baltimore BWI Airport.

Mount View’s Zhang Wins
Spelling Bee

Mount View Middle School eighth-grader Alan Zhang recently won the Maryland State Geography Bee. Zhang competed against 101 students to win the competition. More than 4,600 students from across the United States and its territories competed in National Geographic State Geography Bees.

Bass Joins Gable

Michele Bass has joined Gable, of Pasadena, to assist in expanding traditional signage and digital technology business opportunities within the gaming and hospitality industry. She will focus on identifying and developing branding, identity, wayfinding, operational and gaming floor signage.

Hamilton Bank Adds Morgan

Hamilton Bank has hired Matthew Morgan as a commercial loan officer. Morgan will develop and manage business lending and deposit relationships. He has more than 12 years of commercial banking experience and is a former U.S. Marine.

MES Names Harris Board Treasurer

The Maryland Environmental Service (MES) named Michael Harris as treasurer of the MES Board of Directors. He currently serves as MES managing director of finance. Previously, Harris served as director of finance for a nonprofit that provided mental health services.

Hunt Joins impactHR

Columbia-based impactHR has hired Janette Hunt as senior consultant. She has more than 20 years’ experience in organizational development, C-suite support and relationship building, and previously served as director of human resources for a Maryland-based federal contractor.