Cordo Named New Howard County Tourism Director
Anthony Cordo is the new executive director of Howard County Tourism & Promotion (HCTP). He comes to HCTP after serving as the director of Explore Victoria, a convention and visitor’s bureau in Victoria, Texas.
Cordo has nearly a decade of experience in the destination marketing industry. He began his tourism career at Experience Columbus, serving as the visitor services manager and later senior visitor services manager. Most recently, Cordo ran Explore Victoria, marketing and selling a destination in Texas that focused on barbecue, the outdoors and history. Key initiatives at Explore Victoria included the Coastal Texas Barbecue Trail and Bootfest, an annual country and Tejano music event that draws more than 30,000 attendees.
CA Extends Contract With President/CEO Matthews
Columbia Association’s (CA) board of directors has announced that President/CEO Milton Matthews has accepted a new three-year contract. Matthews’s new contract started on May 1 and runs through April 30, 2019. He began with the CA in June 2014.
“The board has been impressed with Milton’s strong leadership and his outreach to the community,” said Andrew Stack, chairman of CA’s board of directors. “During the past two years Milton has enhanced our relationship with our partners and stakeholders, conducted a zero-based review of CA’s budget, relocated CA’s headquarters and designed a new membership structure. The board looks forward to working with Milton over the next three years to enhance CA’s mission of providing services to the people of Columbia.”
Maryland Chamber Names Ross CEO
The Maryland Chamber of Commerce has announced that Christine Ross will serve as its next president and CEO, with her first day on the job slated for July 11. Ross currently serves as the president and CEO of the Bonita Springs Area (Florida) Chamber of Commerce and the Bonita Springs Estero Economic Development Council.
As CEO of the Greater Bonita Springs Chamber since 2009, she transformed the 1,000-member organization through difficult times, winning the coveted five-star accreditation from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for effectiveness and impact. Ross also led a wide range of economic development activities such as long-range broadband planning for a five-county area of 1.2 million residents as well as a regional team for a state-wide strategic update for the Enterprise Florida 2014–17 economic development plan.
COPT Completes CEO Succession
Corporate Office Properties Trust, of Columbia, has completed its previously announced CEO succession. Stephen Budorick has been appointed president and CEO, succeeding Roger Waesche, Jr.; Waesche has also concluded his service as a trustee on COPT’s board, which has also appointed Budorick to a one-year term.
FMA Foundation Board Appoints Two New Members
The Fort Meade Alliance (FMA) Foundation has appointed two new board members. They are Linda Greene, former executive director of the BWI Business Partnership; and Ayanna Wooten-Days, counsel at Miles & Stockbridge. Greene led the Partnership from 2003 until last year and has more than 30 years’ experience in the transportation and aviation industry. Wooten-Days handles general corporate and securities law for a diverse range of clients, including government contractors.
TEDCO Honors Winsky
The Maryland Technology Development Corp. (TEDCO) presented its Vanguard Award to Renée Winsky. Winsky, currently president and CEO for Leadership Maryland, served as president and executive director of TEDCO from 2007–09. She was the first person hired by TEDCO’s first executive director, Phillip Singerman, when the organization was created in 1998.
Lalonde Joins The Squires Group
The Squires Group, of Annapolis, has hired Tarry Lalonde as a program manager to help broaden its base of business within the mid-Atlantic region. He started in information technology more than 20 years ago as an SAP plant and service maintenance consultant.
Robinson Joins DARS
Davis, Agnor, Rapaport & Skalny (DARS) has announced that Catherine Robinson has joined the firm as an attorney, working primarily in its Real Estate Practice Group. Her practice will focus on land use, zoning, real estate development and commercial leasing, as well as transactions.
Darrah Appointed to AACC Board
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has appointed Paula Darrah, an attorney with Warfield Darrah & Erdmann, to the Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) Board of Trustees to fill the unexpired term of Kimberly McCoy Burns. Darrah’s practice focuses on family law, including trial practice in divorce, custody and support.
Serenity Acres Names Medical Director
Serenity Acres Treatment Center has named Dr. Mark Illuminati medical director. He brings more than 20 years of experience in addiction treatment to the facility, and also serves as medical director for Gaudenzia, which operates drug and alcohol treatment programs in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware.
MIUH Names Lee as Adviser
Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH) has named Dr. Linda Lee, M.D., to serve as consulting medical adviser in its Natural Care Center. Board-certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology, Lee has remained active in gastrointestinal and cancer research and clinical care.
Ironmark Adds Kingsley
Ironmark, a business communications services company, has appointed Lynne Kingsley as marketing director. Previously, she was the director of marketing and development at BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown.
TD Bank Names Olney Branch Manager
TD Bank has promoted Soufian Moutanabbih to assistant vice president and store manager of the location at 18108 Town Center Drive, Olney. He joined TD Bank in 2015 as a customer service representative.
Walker New Sales Director at Miller’s Grant
Sheila Walker has been named director of sales for The Lutheran Village at Miller’s Grant, a new continuing care retirement community in Ellicott City. She has more than 20 years’ experience in senior living management, sales and marketing.
Evergreen Adds Charalambous
Evergreen Advisors has announced the addition of Harris Charalambous as a new CFO adviser in its Columbia office. He will be responsible for helping to expand the CFO Advisory Practice, focusing on the Baltimore metro area.
Impact’s Lane Recognized by CF Foundation
Marketing Specialist Sarah Lane, of Impact Marketing, Columbia, will be honored by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation as part of its Maryland’s Finest campaign, which recognizes outstanding young professionals. She has set a goal to raise $5,000 in funds to help raise awareness for the control and cure of cystic fibrosis (CF).
Dippel Cited by Washingtonian
Lyn Dippel, president and CEO of Columbia-based FAI Wealth Management, was recognized as one of Washingtonian’s Best Financial Advisers in its April 2016 issue. She has been an executive and business owner for 15 years.
Morrone Named PT Hero of the Year
Odenton resident and physical therapist Michael Morrone was recognized as the national Physical Therapist Hero of the Year by BAYADA Home Health Care. Morrone was presented with the award during the company’s recent annual awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.
Williams Hires McKinney
Columbia-based Williams Asset Management has hired Brian McKinney as a financial planning services specialist. He graduated from Loyola University Maryland cum laude, with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance and minor in Information Systems.
Lewis Chosen for Leadership Maryland
Tim Lewis, COO and managing director at Chesapeake Corporate Advisors, has been chosen to participate in Leadership Maryland. He is among 52 Maryland business and community leaders chosen for its Class of 2016,
Larkin Honored for Leadership
Gloria Larkin, president of TargetGov and the Government Contracting Institute, was honored by the Women of Prince George’s at their Annual Women’s Conference in Greenbelt. A Women of Prince George’s Community Leader Honoree, she has helped her clients win more than $3.9 billion in government contracts.
Tong Wins Tawes Award
The Maryland Departments of the Environment, Natural Resources and Maryland Petroleum Council presented a Tawes Awards for a Clean Environment to Clarksville Middle School student Bill Tong, who was named a Tawes Youth Award Winner. Tong developed a fishery science education program for Clarksville Middle School.
Marriner Adds Towey
Marriner Marketing Communications, of Columbia, has hired Anthony Towey as social media manager. Previously, he was an editor/social media manager at StateVentures, where he developed and implemented highly successful social media strategies for a range of restaurants and hotels within the travel industry.
Solá-Carter Named to HCC Board of Trustees
Felícita Solá-Carter has been appointed as the newest member of the Howard Community College (HCC) Board of Trustees. Solá-Carter operates her own consulting business, in which she serves as an executive development coach to government executives.
SECU Cites Scarborough, Novak
Linthicum-based SECU has named Darlene Scarborough and Steve Novak its 2015 Employees of the Year. As a branch manager, Scarborough has made SECU’s Towson Branch one of the credit union’s top performing retail branches; Novak, manager of business analysis, lending administration, serves as the primary resource for development and enhancement of the lending division’s reporting and data analytics models.
Grassroots Elects New Board Members
Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center has elected four new members to its board of directors. They are Sonya Bajwa, John William Cheek, Jr., Sheila Donahue and Alice Wade.
Columbia resident Bajwa is the CFO of the Abilities Network in Baltimore; Cheek, also of Columbia, is serving as an ordained minister after a career in education and the military; Donahue, a nurse and educator who lives in Eldersburg, is the director of Women’s and Children’s Services at Howard County General Hospital; Wade, of Ellicott City, is retired and served as the deputy chief actuary of the Social Security Administration.
Re-elected officers include Mary Lasky, president; Sheryll Ziporkin, vice president; Tim Samuel, treasurer; and Rochelle Michaux Conway, secretary.
Patapsco Heritage Greenway Announces New Board Members
The Patapsco Heritage Greenway elected four new members to its board of directors: Chris Gallant, president and CEO of Alternative Capital Funding; Marsha McLaughlin, who retired in 2015 as the Director of the Department of Planning and Zoning for Howard County; David Shackelford, chief curator of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum; and James Wagandt, vice president of the Oella Company.
In addition to the new members, officers elected for the coming year include President Grace Kubofcik, Vice President Victoria Goodman, Vice President Sylvia Ramsey, Vice President John Slater, Secretary Kathy Younkin and Treasurer Cathy Hudson.