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Horizon Hires New Communications Director

The Horizon Foundation, of Columbia, has hired Olivia Doherty as the organization’s director of communications. Doherty most recently served as a senior director of communications at The Hatcher Group, a Maryland-based firm specializing in public relations for nonprofit organizations.

CCMIT Expands Its Outreach Client Support

The Conference Center at the Maritime Institute (CCMIT), of Linthicum, has appointed Jill Porter as assistant director of sales. She had previously been manager of sales for CCMIT. In her new role, Porter will support Brian Senft, director of sales, in the execution of CCMIT’s marketing strategy. She also will continue to assist maritime and other trade unions with their training and conference needs, and will add sports marketing to her portfolio.

CCMIT also hired Bethe Brekke as sales manager for religious and educational groups, Lorraine Cornish as sales manager for corporate and social organizations, and Taffy Rice as sales telemarketing associate.

Four Promoted at KatzAbosch

Columbia-based KatzAbosch has announced the promotions of four of its employees. They include Kristin Bailey, who joined the firm in 2003, to principal; Michael Gentry, co-chair of the firm’s Construction Group, to director; and Kristin Hucht, a senior member of the firm’s Accounting and Auditing Committee, and Ryan Sturm, a member of the firm’s Tax Department, to shareholders.

Hodge Named VP of MarComm at Miller’s Grant

Karen Hodge has been named vice president of marketing and communication for Carroll Lutheran Village and The Lutheran Village at Miller’s Grant. She has more than 30 years of experience in marketing and sales of retirement housing in the nonprofit and for-profit sectors.

Schuh Names Aftung Emergency Management Director

Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh named Kevin Aftung as Anne Arundel County emergency management director, a new cabinet level appointment. Aftung will oversee the day-to-day operations of the county’s Emergency Operations Center, which helps coordinate responses to weather-related emergencies and other disasters.

Quotient Inc. Welcomes Fisher

Quotient Inc. has announced that Robert Fisher recently joined the company as director of strategic solutions. Fisher brings to the position more than 25 years of professional experience working with various federal agencies.

BGCMB Hires New VP

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Baltimore (BGCMB) has hired Matt Death as vice president of corporate and business partnerships. He has nearly nine years of experience in community outreach and promotions roles with the Baltimore Orioles.

Mobley Joins PNC Wealth Management

Ben Mobley recently joined PNC Wealth Management as vice president and relationship manager for greater Maryland. He has 16 years of wealth management experience and was formerly a wealth adviser at Morgan Stanley.

Northrop Joins USM Foundation Board

Creig Northrop, president and CEO of the Creig Northrop Team of Long & Foster Real Estate, joined the board of directors for the University System of Maryland Foundation. The Northrop Team ranks No. 4 (by volume) in the United States and No. 1 (by volume and transactions) in the team’s home state of Maryland among all brokerages, according to REAL Trends and The Wall Street Journal.

Champion Realty CEO Ranks on Power List

For the third year in a row, Champion President and CEO Jon Coile made the Swanepoel Power 200 list of the most influential people in residential real estate. This year, he was ranked at No. 102. The Swanepoel list is released annually, following a 400-hour research process in which more than 1,000 executives and other C-level leaders are analyzed.

HHF Names Director of Development

Howard Hospital Foundation (HHF) has named Amanda Pizzurro director of development. Prior to joining HHF, Pizzurro was director of U.S. network engagement for United Way Worldwide, where she engaged local United Ways in major markets across the country.

MPCP Promotes Ceradini

Maryland Primary Care Physicians (MPCP), of Millersville, has promoted chief operating officer Colleen Ceradini to CEO of Physicians Management Group, the management company for MPCP. Ceradini has more 35 years of experience in the health care industry.

Bridges to Housing Stability Names Nwolisa Executive Director

Bridges to Housing Stability hired Millicent Nwolisa as its executive director. Nwolisa replaces Jane O’Leary, who retired in January.

Nwolisa brings more than 10 years of strategic planning, administration and advocacy experience.