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The Lutheran Village Hires Two

The Lutheran Village at Miller’s Grant has hired Tamara Griffin as general manager of dining services; she previously held the same position at Glen Meadows Retirement Community, in Glen Arm. Also, Don Knepper was selected as the director of facilities management. He is employed by Sodexo Senior Living, which provides maintenance services for the village.

Keller NA Names Hussin

Keller North America, of Hanover, has appointed James Hussin as business development and marketing director for the company. Previously, Hussin served as a director for Hayward Baker, also of Hanover, one of seven Keller NA companies.

Tohn Cited by SmartCEO

David Tohn, CEO of BTS Software Solutions, a software development company; and Verb8tm, a speech-to-text services firm, has been named by Under Armour and Baltimore SmartCEO magazine as the winner of the Game Changer Award at the publication’s 2015 Circle of Excellence Awards. Tohn also won the Small Technology Business Circle of Excellence Award.

Lang Passes CPCM Exam

Linda Lang, of KatzAbosch, has passed her Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM) exam. The certification demonstrates that she has met the National Contract Management Association’s highest standards for education, training and experience, and has demonstrated knowledge of the contract management competencies in the Contract Management Body of Knowledge.

NAPW Honors Griffin

The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) has honored Diane Griffin, president and CEO of Security First & Associates, of Columbia, as a 2015-16 VIP Woman of the Year. Griffin started Security First & Associates after serving in high-level security positions for a variety of government contractors.

Bay Bank Hires Mortgage Officer

Columbia-based Bay Bank has hired Jonathan Zemarel as a mortgage loan officer. Zemarel has more than 40 years of experience in the mortgage banking/brokerage and real estate industry and has held positions at companies such as 1st Mariner Bank, First Home Mortgage and Maryland National Mortgage, among others.

TFCU Hires New VPs

Tower Federal Credit Union (TFCU) has hired Rick Stafford as the new senior vice president of member services. In his new position, Stafford, who has more than 25 of years retail banking experience, will lead and direct TFCU’s Member Services Division, which is composed of the Member Service Center, Tower Financial Services and Branch Administration.

TFCU also hired Daniel Balkin as its new vice president of marketing and e-commerce. Balkin has more than 25 years of marketing experience and has held multiple leadership positions in the financial services industry.

Webb Scornaienchi Grad of Leadership Maryland

Leadership Maryland announced that Joan Webb Scornaienchi, executive director at HC DrugFree, recently completed the professional development program. Scornaienchi was one of 47 applicants chosen by a selection committee to complete Leadership Maryland’s eight-month hands-on learning program.

Ward Joins KatzAbosch

KatzAbosch has announced that Tim Ward has joined the firm as shareholder. Ward will provide a specialized range of tax and consulting services to the firm’s niche industry markets.

FNB Hires Commercial Banking Team Leader

First National Bank (FNB) has hired Robert Barclay as senior vice president, middle market commercial banking team leader. Barclay will lead a team of bankers who provide lending, relationship management and portfolio management products and services to mid-sized companies in Maryland.

FCS Announces Burden as CEO

Family and Children’s Services of Central Maryland (FCS) has announced the appointment of F.T. Burden as CEO. Burden joins FCS after nearly 15 years as president and CEO of AIDS Interfaith Residential Services Inc./Empire Homes of Maryland.

CRTC Tabs Farrell

Trish Farrell, vice president with MacKenzie Commercial Real Estate Services, has been elected to the board of directors for the Chesapeake Regional Tech Council (CRTC). The organization is based in Annapolis.

Stetler Joins Arundel Federal

Arundel Federal Bank has appointed Patricia Stetler as vice president and chief risk officer. Stetler has received certifications from the Institute of Certified Bankers of the American Bankers Association as a Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager, and from the Association of Anti-Money Laundering Specialists as a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist.

Harkins Hires Tillotson

Harkins Builders announced that Mark Tillotson has joined the company as vice president. He will lead its commercial division. He previously served as a director at Harvey-Cleary Builders, and has overseen the construction of 4.5 million square feet of commercial office space in the Washington, D.C., area.

HCPSS Educator Named No. 1

Howard County Public Schools educator Jody Zepp has been named the top Claes Nobel Educator of the Year by the National Society of High School Scholars. With that honor, Zepp will be awarded $5,000 to further her professional and educational goals.

BGH Adds Two

Bormel, Grice & Huyett (BGH), of Laurel, has hired Luke Higgins to the firm’s accounting and auditing department. He graduated last spring from York College; the firm has also added Joe Hernando, a CPA. He is a graduate of Park University and has extensive experience in the field of taxation.