Local Resident Honored With Congressional Badge of Bravery

An Ellicott City resident, Officer Dorian DeSantis, has been honored with the State and Local Congressional Badge of Bravery. DeSantis, of the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia, was one of the first responders to the Sept. 16, 2013, mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard. He took a bullet in his vest, helped secure the safety of many innocent civilians and fired the weapon that fatally wounded the gunman and ended the threat.

EBA Promotes Duo

EBA Engineering has promoted Misrak Tatek and John Walker to project managers in the company’s civil/site engineering department in the company’s Laurel office. Tatek has 13 years of civil engineering experience, has handled site layout, grading, utilities, storm drainage and stormwater management; Walker has nearly 25 years of experience in civil engineering and has worked on commercial sites, roadway projects, institutional projects and residential developments.

Conley, Mosberg Join Long & Foster’s Columbia Office

Long & Foster Real Estate, has added Gretchen Conley and Sandy Mosberg as sales associates in its Columbia sales office at 10805 Hickory Ridge Road. Conley is a director on the Howard County Association of Realtors board of directors.

Neighbor Ride Names New Executive Director

Neighbor Ride has hired Bruce Fulton as executive director. Fulton has volunteered with Neighbor Ride as both a driver and ride coordinator since 2010. Prior to coming to Neighbor Ride, he spent 11 years at T. Rowe Price, working in marketing, information technology, strategic planning and project implementation.

The Lutheran Village at Miller’s Grant Selects Executive Director

Paula O’Neill has been selected as executive director of The Lutheran Village at Miller’s Grant, a continuing care retirement community under construction in Ellicott City. O’Neill has been the executive director and nursing home administrator for the Maryland Masonic Home in Cockeysville since 2005.

FNB Intros Prusak as Regional Banking Exec

First National Bank (FNB) Corp. has hired James Prusak as regional banking executive for the Maryland region. In this role, he will be responsible for developing FNB’s retail banking strategy for the greater Maryland market. He has 30 years of diverse business and retail experience, including 18 years in financial services with M&T Bank.

Staatz New Vice Chair of CUNA Board

Rod Staatz, president and CEO of SECU, has been elected vice chairman of the board of directors of the Credit Union National Association (CUNA). Staatz, who has served on the CUNA Board since 2010, has testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services regarding the Overdraft Protection Act, as well as before the House Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit regarding the proposed Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Foose Named Among Maryland’s ‘Top 100 Women’

Howard County Public School System Superintendent Renee Foose has been named one of The Daily Record’s (TDR) 2015 Top 100 Women. Foose was previously honored by TDR as a Most Admired CEO and as a 2014 Innovator of the Year.

CarneyKelehan Hires Associate Attorney Dye

Carney, Kelehan, Bresler, Bennett & Scherr, a law firm based in Columbia, has hired Sarah Dye as an associate attorney. Dye brings experience in commercial and residential real estate law and finance. Prior to joining the firm, Dye was an attorney for Weinstock, Friedman & Friedman, of Baltimore.

Children’s Guild Names Anderson

The Children’s Guild has named Lisa Anderson program director of residential services. She brings more than 11 years of experience in the behavioral health field to her new position. Anderson will direct The Guild Academy, which consists of The Children’s Guild’s group homes in Maryland.

CBIZ Tabs Valentino

CBIZ has hired Ric Valentino as a sales executive for the Columbia office of CBIZ Insurance Services. Valentino brings to the position more than 25 years of experience in the property and casualty insurance industry.

DelSignore Joins USTA Board

Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Conference and Visitors Bureau President and CEO Connie Del Signore has begun serving on the U.S. Travel Association’s (USTA) board of directors. She is among nine individuals who have embarked on their first two-year term as at-large directors.

May Joins Law Firm

Jonathan May has joined the law firm of Rosenberg Martin Greenberg (RMG) as a partner. May will lead the firm’s Business Planning & Transactions practice group and contribute to the Tax & Wealth Planning and Tax Controversy groups. He joins RMG after spending more than 25 years at Whiteford, Taylor & Preston.

Thibault Joins Bank of Glen Burnie

The Bank of Glen Burnie has hired Michael Thibault as vice president of commercial lending. He joins the bank to assist in expanding commercial lending activities and supporting branch locations. He has more than 25 years in the industry and previously served in a similar role with PNC Bank.