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The Arc Holds Board Elections

The Arc of Howard County re-elected its officers at its annual meeting. Columbia resident Dorothy Plantz, Howard Community College, was re-elected president of the board; others re-elected officers include William Erskine, Offit Kurman, vice president; Pam Guzzone, Goddard Space Flight Center, secretary; and Jane Padgett, M&T Bank, treasurer.

Directors elected for a three-year term include Elliot Arditti, Dart Group II Foundation; Jeffrey Armiger, BB&T Bank; Cathy Cope, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; Kathy Rama Tellis, community advocate.

New Trustee, Officers Announced for HCC Board

Howard Community College (HCC) has appointed Steven Joss to the board of trustees for a six-year term, to end in 2022. Joss has been president of The Vertical Connection since 1977.

Also, the board elected Mamie Perkins as chair and Dennis Schrader as vice chair. Perkins is an educational consultant for Anne Arundel County Public Schools and the Chesapeake Light Foundation, among other engagements; Schrader was appointed to the board for a six-year term in July 2011. He is the secretary of appointments for the Maryland Governor’s Appointments Office.

Carney Kelehan Attorneys Recognized

Kevin Kelehan, partner with Columbia-based law firm Carney, Kelehan, Bresler, Bennett & Scherr, was named the Best Lawyers 2017 construction law “Lawyer of the Year” in Baltimore. Best Lawyers is the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession.

Kelehan was also selected by his peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers construction law and real estate law practice areas. Thomas Meachum, a partner with the firm, was also selected for inclusion in the publication’s business organizations practice area.

Heneson Hires Two

Bonnie Heneson Communications (BHC) has hired Yenneca Ketzis as a senior account executive and Derek Chavis as a social media account executive. Prior to joining BHC, Ketzis directed community affairs for Waterside Plaza, a residential community in New York City, and Chavis was a social media specialist for CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield.

TargetGov Announces New Staffers

TargetGov, of Linthicum, recently welcomed Executive Sales Consultant Luis Valdivieso and Communications and Research Assistant Mary-Lynne Neil. For the last 13 years, Valdivieso has worked with and for several government agencies, and Neil has been an economist for the federal government and a large trade association.

LaJoice Rejoins BWCC

The Baltimore Washington Corridor Chamber (BWCC) has announced that Nancy LaJoice is rejoining the BWCC as membership director. LaJoice worked at the BWCC from 2000–12 in the same position; during that time, LaJoice welcomed more than 1,700 new members and helped start many programs, including TIPS – Techniques and Ideas for Professional Salespeople, Membership 101, Women in Business, The Tasting Event and Expo, and Talent Seekers.

Cimino to Run DHCD

Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman announced the appointment of Kelly Cimino as director of the county’s Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). Cimino has been serving as acting director since July 1. Cimino joined the county in 2008 as the Moderate Income Housing Unit (MIHU) program coordinator and was promoted to oversee all the homeownership programs in 2012.

Christman Arundel’s Deputy Liaison With City

Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh has appointed Mike Christman as deputy liaison with the City of Annapolis. Christman will serve with Budget Officer John Hammond, who is the county’s chief liaison; in this volunteer role, Christman will coordinate with the city to create better efficiency through strategic planning.

Loyola’s Sellinger School Names Moores

Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business and Management named Scott Moores director of Executive Education and business development. Moores will build and lead the new Executive Education program, which offers business seminars for managers aspiring to leadership positions.

Howard Board of Health Elects New Chair

Dr. Carlessia Hussein was recently elected as the new chairperson of the Howard County Board of Health. In her new role, Hussein will provide leadership that emphasizes population health strategies to improve health equity; she retired as the director of the Maryland State Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities in 2014.

Rubin Named by SmartCEO

Marc Rubin, managing partner of Berman Goldman & Ribakow (bgr CPAs), of Columbia, has been recognized by SmartCEO as a 2016 Center of Influence Award honoree. He began his career with bgr CPAs and celebrated 40 years with the firm this year.

Hogan Appoints Rasin

Gov. Larry Hogan has appointed the Hon. Martha Rasin, of Anne Arundel County, the retired chief judge of the District Court of Maryland, to the Maryland Legal Services Corp.’s nine-member board of directors. Rasin improved systems for victims of domestic violence, increased pay for the Judiciary professional workforce and enhanced courthouse facilities, operations and security as chief judge.

Maryland Live! Names Tedesco

The Cordish Companies’ Maryland Live! Casino has named Robert Tedesco as senior vice president and assistant general manager. Tedesco will be responsible for the oversight of the day-to-day management and operations of gaming, while also serving on the corporate design and development team for the Live! Hotel, event center and spa.

McIntosh to Run Sugar Free Kids

Sugar Free Kids Maryland announced Shawn McIntosh as the coalition’s new executive director. McIntosh comes to the organization with more than 22 years of experience in the nonprofit community, focusing on poverty issues, community development and health disparities.

Peterson: Loyola’s Business Leader of the Year

Ronald Peterson, president of Johns Hopkins Health System and executive vice president of Johns Hopkins Medicine, has been named Business Leader of the Year for 2016 by Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business and Management. He will be honored at Loyola’s annual Business Leader of the Year dinner on Monday, Nov. 7, at the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel, in Baltimore.

F.N.B. Promotes Molster

F.N.B. Wealth Management has promoted John Molster to senior vice president, senior wealth and planning specialist. Molster has more than 15 years of investment management experience and offers business succession, retirement, deferred compensation and estate planning services.

Hogan Reappoints Broccolino

Gov. Larry Hogan has reappointed Howard County State’s Attorney Dario Broccolino to another four-year term as a member of the State Prosecutor Selection and Disabilities Commission. Broccolino has served as state’s attorney for Howard County since 2008.

Winter Growth Tabs Padgett

Winter Growth Adult Day Care, of Columbia, has added Suzi Padgett to its board of directors. For the past eight years, she has been the vice president/branch manager of Long & Foster Real Estate’s Columbia office.

Griffin Joins City of Annapolis

Larry Griffin has joined the City of Annapolis as its African-American community services specialist. He will act as liaison between the African-American community and the city, acting as its representative with local agencies and establishing and maintaining extensive contacts with civic, social, business and related African-American organizations.

LHC Announces New Board Members

Leadership Howard County (LHC) announced the addition of the following new members to its 2016–17 board of directors. They are Chima Chijioke, BGE; Kelli Shimabukuro, Howard County Library System; Kari Staddon, United Way Partnership; and Mark Thompson, Howard County Economic Development Authority.

Also Jonathan May of Rosenberg Martin Greenberg will begin a two-year term as board chair. Previously, he served as the board’s general counsel.

Howard Bank Hires Three Former BB&T Execs

Howard Bank has hired three former BB&T executives. They are Rick Botti, senior vice president and relationship manager/team lead; Bart Boland, senior vice president and senior relationship manager; and John Wasowicz, senior vice president and senior relationship manager. Boland and Wasowicz will be based in the Parkville branch and work directly with Botti to create new business opportunities.

McClarty Earns CCE Certification

The Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives has designated Leonardo McClarty, president and CEO of the Howard County Chamber of Commerce (HCCC), as a Certified Chamber Executive. McClarty has served in those positions since joining the HCCC in November 2014.

Hat’s Off to Hunt

Stacie Hunt, president and CEO of Leadership Howard County, was honored by SmartCEO magazine as a 2016 Brava Award winner. The award recognizes women who have shown exemplary leadership and made a significant impact on their communities.

Howard High Grad Aboard ‘WTC Ship’

Petty Officer 3rd Class Jamal Murray, an Ellicott City native and a graduate of Howard High School, is a culinary specialist aboard USS New York. The U.S. Navy ship was built using steel from the World Trade Center (WTC).