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DOC Announces Three Key Hires

Department of Commerce (DOC) Secretary Mike Gill has appointed Col. Ken McCreedy, USA (Ret.) as senior director of cyber development and aerospace, Peter O’Neill as senior director of strategic industries and entrepreneurship, and Bret Schreiber as director of education and innovation.

McCreedy will lead Maryland’s cybersecurity and aerospace initiatives, and was garrison commander of Fort Meade from 2005 to 2008; O’Neill returns to Maryland from Pennsylvania, where he served as executive director of the Department of Community and Economic Development from 2004 to 2015; and Schreiber joins DOC from Harford County government, where his responsibilities included higher education, as well as K–12 education and funding.

Celebrate: Armingers Cited for Philanthropy

As part of a ceremony during the Community Foundation of Howard County’s annual dinner, Board Member Mary Armiger and her husband, Earl, were honored for their contributions to local nonprofit organizations. Together, they founded the Orchard Development/Armiger Management corporate partnership, which was given the Philanthropist of the Year Award in the business category.

CRTC Announces Howie as New Leader

The Chesapeake Regional Tech Council (CRTC) Board of Directors has selected Tami Howie as its new executive director. Howie comes to the CRTC from a $75 million technology government contractor, where she served for five years as the general counsel and, most recently, president. Previously, Howie spent 13 years as a technology lawyer and partner at law firms such as DLA Piper and Cooley.

HCEDA Hires New Executive Director of MCE

The Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA) has hired Peter Ettinger as the new executive director of its business incubator, the Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship (MCE). Ettinger most recently worked as a managing director at Lyceum Partners; he also directs the Medical and Educational Perspective program at The John’s Hopkins Medical School.

Hogan Taps Carey for Commission

Gov. Larry Hogan has tapped Duane Carey, president of Maryland Business for Responsive Government (MBRG) and IMPACT Marketing & Public Relations, of Columbia, to serve on the One Maryland Blue Ribbon Commission. He will work closely with Commission Chairman and Maryland Sen. Justin Ready and a bipartisan group of legislators, business leaders, civic leaders and leaders from each of Maryland’s executive departments.

The Partnership Tabs Weisman

The BWI Business Partnership has hired Jackie Weisman as member programs specialist. Weisman comes to the Partnership with experience in membership recruitment and retention, event management, social media marketing and entrepreneurship; she had been membership development manager for The Entrepreneurs’ Organization.

Athey Joins The Arc

Dee Athey has joined The Arc of Howard County as director of resource development. Athey has more than 20 years of nonprofit and grants management, program administration, resource development and volunteer management experience, most recently as the association vice president of impact strategies and grant development at the United Way of Central Maryland.

Flynn Giles Named Treasurer

Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) Board of Education Member Ellen Flynn Giles has been elected treasurer of the Maryland Association of Boards of Education. The association serves and supports boards of education in Maryland.

Faust Joins Casey Cares Board

The Casey Cares Foundation has announced that Michael Faust, head of Horizon Services’ business development for Maryland, will be joining its advisory board. Prior to joining Horizon, Faust worked for MBNA and Bank of America, working closely with motorsports marketing.

Colliers | Baltimore Names Lastner Senior VP

Colliers International in the Baltimore region has named Marty Lastner senior vice president and portfolio manager of retail. Lastner, who has 30 years of experience in real estate management, recently served as a partner at Cross Street Partners in Baltimore.

Bay Bank Hires New VP

Columbia-based Bay Bank has hired Travis Teal as vice president and business banking sales manager. He will be responsible for driving sales performance in the branches. Teal comes to Bay Bank with nearly 10 years of experience in the industry, after holding leadership positions at SunTrust Bank, BB&T Bank and Wells Fargo.

ICAT Logistics Appoints New Senior VP

Elkridge-based ICAT Logistics (ICAT) has announced that Ray Smith has joined the company as its new senior vice president at its BWI Business District office. Smith brings more than two decades of operations and management experience across the freight and logistics industries to the new role.

Kennedy Named to Lead Commission

The Downtown Columbia Arts and Culture Commission has announced the appointment of Ian Kennedy as its first executive director. Kennedy will join the commission on Jan. 1, after more than three years of leading communications efforts with The Horizon Foundation.

HHF Names Director of Major Gifts

Howard Hospital Foundation (HHF) has promoted Jan Hines to director of major gifts. In her new role, Hines will identify, solicit and cultivate donors to raise major and planned gifts for Howard County General Hospital. Previously, Hines directed development for the foundation, where she created and implemented the Honor a Caregiver program.

NACE Announces Mahoney as President

The Columbia-based National Association for Catering and Events (NACE) has named Joe Mahoney president. Mahoney has been an active member of NACE since joining the organization in 1999, and has been elected to almost every position on the local board.

Bowman New PASBA President

Tom Bowman of Bowman & Co., of Columbia, has been named president of the Professional Association of Small Business Accountants (PASBA). PASBA is a nationwide organization of accounting firms that represent small businesses.

Poynot Cited by CFHoCo

Steve Poynot, Howard Bank senior vice president, received the 2015 Leadership Council Award, presented by the Community Foundation of Howard County (CFHoCo) at its recent annual Celebration of Philanthropy dinner. Poynot was honored for his service and contributions to the Howard County Arts Council, where he serves on the board as immediate past president.

Colliers Hires Young as Building Engineer

Colliers International has hired Ted Young as a building engineer. Young brings more than 10 years of experience maintaining buildings and specializes in painting and finish work. Prior to joining Colliers, Young was a building engineer assistant for Guardian Realty, in Silver Spring.

Conifer-LeChase Hires Lander

Columbia-based Conifer-LeChase Construction has announced the addition of Donald Lander as senior project superintendent. Lander, who brings more than 30 years of experience to the company, has successfully completed more than 30 $20 million projects during his career.

Candlelight Concert Society Appoints Kaplan Lande

The Candlelight Concert Society has announced the appointment of Irina Kaplan Lande as its new artistic director. Kaplan Lande is a concert pianist, founding member and artistic director of the internationally-acclaimed Poulenc Trio. She has also served for more than 20 years as an educator on the faculty of the Peabody Institute, in Baltimore.

Scornaienchi Re-Elected Chair of ADAAB

Joan Webb Scornaienchi, executive director of HC DrugFree, was re-elected to a sixth term as the chair of the Howard County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Advisory Board. Scornaienchi serves as Howard County’s substance abuse prevention coordinator on behalf of the Howard County Health Department and coordinates the county’s Opioid Coalition.

Shamblen Joins WCC

Marnea Shamblen has joined the West County Chamber as an administrative assistant. She spent 15 years as a teacher with Prince George’s County Schools, including six years at Scotchtown Hills Elementary, in Laurel.

Reeder Cited by MAR

Champion Realty Associate Broker Paula Reeder is the Maryland Association of Realtor’s (MAR) choice for the 2015 President’s Award for Outstanding Service and Dedication.

MAR’s outgoing president, Janice Kirkner, chose Reeder out of 22,000 Realtors for the award, in recognition of her service as the chairman of the association’s legislative committee.

BHC Promotes Aldrich to VP

Bonnie Heneson Communications (BHC) has promoted Andrew Aldrich to vice president of public relations. His responsibilities include developing and executing media plans, working with clients and media outlets to publicize client news, and publications copywriting. Previously, Aldrich was director of media relations for BHC.

Coble to Retire From Providence Center

Chuck Coble, CEO of Providence Center, a nonprofit that serves adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Anne Arundel County, has announced plans to retire. He has served the nonprofit for 30 years and has set on June 30, 2016, as his last day.