Kittleman Announces New Staff Appointments

Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman has announced appointments to round out county administration leadership with four veterans of prior public service. They include Holly Sun, budget director; Jahantab Siddiqui, deputy chief of staff; Deidre McCabe, director of communications; Sandy Schrader, director of intergovernmental affairs; and John Butler, chief of the Department of Fire and Rescue Services.

Rebuilding Together Howard County Forms Advisory Board

Rebuilding Together Howard County (RTHC) has established an advisory board. Its members are Mary Becker, Howard County Office on Aging; Dave Borkowski, Harkins Builders; Bita Dayhoff, Community Action Council of Howard County; Doug Eder, Oak Contracting; Edward Hamel, Hamel Builders; Bruce Harvey, Williamsburg Homes; Hugh O’Donnell, John S. Wilson Lumber Co.; Christopher Rachuba, Maryland Community Builders Foundation; Lee Seifert, Cincinnati Insurance; and John Startt, JST Builders.

CRTC Announces Five New Board Members

The Chesapeake Regional Tech Council (CRTC) has announced five new members to its board of directors. They are Greg Boucher, Bengur Bryan; Swadesh Guchhait, Alliance InfoSystems; Joan Majoros, Parrot Labs | KEYW; Chuck Mosser, IntelliGenesis; and Geri Sullivan, Comcast.

Revere Bank Adds Quartet

Revere Bank has expanded its Howard County commercial banking team with the addition of four senior vice presidents. The new members are Dave Gramil, senior vice president and Howard County team leader; Bruce Hollander, senior vice president and relationship manager; Theresa Fodel, senior vice president, commercial banking; and Ken Williams, senior vice president and relationship manager.

Northwest Announces New Commercial Lenders

Northwest Savings Bank has announced a new commercial lending team to serve Howard County. It includes Darryl Brantley, divisional vice president; Greg Manuel, divisional vice president; Craig Vogel, divisional vice president; and Mark Wagner, divisional vice president.

Startup Maryland Tabs Kaviani

Startup Maryland has announced the appointment of serial entrepreneur Shahab Kaviani as Entrepreneur-in-Residence. Kaviani brings more than a decade of first-hand entrepreneurial expertise and leadership experience to the position, most recently as co-founder and CEO of Rockville-based CoFoundersLab (now Onevest).

The Children’s Guild Names Dodson VP

The Children’s Guild has named Tim Dodson vice president of program support. He joined the organization in 2002 and has served as director for its therapeutic group living program, The Academy.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Names Lawrence

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake has announced that Michelle Lawrence has been hired as director of marketing and communications, a first-of-its-kind role for the organization. Lawrence comes to the nonprofit from the Atlanta Track Club.

Kuhn Admitted by WiserAdvisor

Fulton-based WiserAdvisor announces that Brian Kuhn of PSG Clarity has been awarded admittance as a member of its directory of financial advisers. All members offer their services to investors with a fee rather than solely with commissions, allowing them to assist investors with a variety of options.

BGE’s McMullen Completes Leadership Maryland

Christie McMullen, vice president of support services and chief safety officer for BGE, completed Leadership Maryland’s professional development program. She was among 51 applicants chosen to complete the organization’s program, which focuses on social, economic and environmental issues.

Walter Graduates From Leadership Maryland

Brian Walter, market president of M&T Bank’s Chesapeake region, has completed the Leadership Maryland professional development program. He currently serves on the boards of the 21st Century Education Foundation and BWI Business Partnership, and on the executive leadership team of the American Heart Association.

Crosby Tabs Grenier

Crosby Marketing Communications, with offices in Annapolis and Washington, D.C., has announced that Robert Grenier has joined the firm as a web developer. He most recently served as a web developer at Heavy Hammer, a digital media company.

Colliers Hires New Associate

Colliers International has hired Bobby Lanigan as a leasing and sales associate. Lanigan will help lease and acquire properties within the 3.5 million square feet of industrial, warehouse and flex portfolio that is available along the Interstate 95 Corridor.

Patrick Communications Tabs Wilkin

Patrick Communications, a media brokerage and investment banking firm in Elkridge, has hired Diana Wilkin as partner. She brings more than 20 years of experience in broadcasting to the company.

TranZed Alliance Names Rao to Board

The TranZed Alliance, parent company of The Children’s Guild and Monarch Academy, named Paul Rao to its board. Rao brings more than 40 years of experience in health care leadership and speech-language pathology.

Champion CEO Coile Rises in Realtor Ranking

In his second year on the Swanepoel Power 200, Jon Coile, president and CEO of Severna Park-based Champion Realty, is ranked the 92nd most powerful person in residential real estate. His position is up from 132 a year ago.

TargetGov Welcomes New Program Manager for GCI

Melinda Adamczyk has joined TargetGov as program manager for the Government Contracting Institute (GCI). She brings more than 25 years of experience, including training center management, operations, grant and proposal experience to the position.

NGC Names Jones VP/GM of Advanced Concepts & Technologies

Northrop Grumman Corp. (NGC) has named Thomas Jones vice president and general manager of Advanced Concepts & Technologies (AC&T) for the company’s Electronic Systems sector. He will have executive responsibility for all AC&T strategic planning, activities and operations, including advanced architectures and advanced technologies.

McClatchy, Jr., Joins MacKenzie’s Annapolis Office

MacKenzie Commercial Real Estate Services has announced the addition of David McClatchy, Jr., to its Annapolis office. A 25-year veteran of the Washington, D.C. market, McClatchy will look to increase MacKenzie’s reach in the Suburban Maryland office and investment sale markets.

Edsall Kromm Named Senior Director at HCGH

Howard County General Hospital (HCGH) has appointed Elizabeth Edsall Kromm as senior director of population health and community relations. She will be responsible for designing and implementing HCGH’s population health management program with community partners and with hospital parent Johns Hopkins Medicine.

KatzAbosch Adds Lang

KatzAbosch has announced that Linda Lang has joined the firm as government contracts consultant. She has spent more than 25 years as a government contractor for large and small businesses in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C., Metro areas.

Krebs Joins Golf Channel Academy

Rick Krebs, director of instruction at Waverly Woods Golf Club, in Ellicott City, has been named one of the inaugural instructors of the newly formed Golf Channel Academy. The Academy is the first network of its kind devoted to efficiently growing the business of golf instruction.

Finnegan Named Howard Bank EVP

Dennis Finnegan has joined Howard Bank as executive vice president and chief deposit officer. He previously served as executive vice president, retail banking, for 1st Mariner Bank.

Conifer-LeChase Hires Stolcenberg as Project Manager

Conifer-LeChase Construction has announced the addition of Joseph Stolcenberg as project manager for its Columbia office. He will oversee the management, administration and safety of various project teams for the company.

Horizon Announces New Officers, Three New Trustees

Horizon Foundation president and CEO Nikki Highsmith Vernick has announced the election of new officers and three new members of the foundation’s board of trustees. Its new chair and vice chair are Glenn Falcao, Falcao Investment Group; and Henry Posko, Humanim; while its new trustees include Lawrence Appel, M.D., Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research; Greg Olaniran, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp; and Yvette Oquendo, M.D., Maryland Academy of Family Positions.

Joining Falcao and Posko as officers are Lynn Coleman, who will remain the foundation’s treasurer, and Feli Solá-Carter, who will continue as secretary.

Neighbor Ride’s Executive Director to Retire

Brad Closs, Neighbor Ride’s executive director, is retiring after eight years with the Howard County nonprofit. During his tenure, Closs oversaw the number of active volunteers tripling to more than 300 and the number of trips provided for seniors quadrupling to an average of 1,400 per month.

CMRT Names Harrison Executive Director

The Central Maryland Regional Transit Corp. (CMRT) has named Stephen Harrison as its executive director. Harrison has been involved in independent education for more than 30 years and brings almost two decades of nonprofit leadership experience, mainly heading schools, to his new role.