TFCU CEO Breland to Retire

Laurel-based Tower Federal Credit Union (TFCU) President and CEO Martin Breland will retire on June 30, after 28 years at Tower — 22 of them in his current position. Breland led Tower through a period of sustained growth to become the largest federal credit union in Maryland, with almost 160,000 members and $3 billion in assets. During this period, TFCU grew its net worth from $50 million to $328.9 million.

Rick Stafford, executive vice president of member services at Tower, will assume the role of president and CEO on July 1. “Rick is a seasoned financial services leader, with 28 years of extensive experience in community-based financial institutions. He is a champion of our culture and will carry forward the mission and core values of Tower and the credit union community,” said Breland.

SHA Names Conners, Smith

The State Highway Administration (SHA) has named Lisa “Betty” Conners as deputy administrator for administration; and Tim Smith as deputy administrator, chief engineer for operations. They will oversee the state’s network of more than 17,000 lane miles of highway, 2,565 bridges and more than $1.5 billion capital and operating annual budget.

Conners will oversee the offices of audits, administration, information technology, procurement and contract management and equal opportunity; Smith will manage the maintenance, construction, emergency and traffic operations, and district functions of SHA.

HCC Names Director for 2017 Track Nationals

Howard Community College (HCC) has named retired UMBC Director of Athletics Charles Brown as director of the 2017 NJCAA Outdoor Track and Field Division III National Championships, which will be held May 11–13, at HCC. Brown served as the athletic director at UMBC for 24 years and at Hunter College (in New York) for nine years.

DARS Adds Ewing

Davis, Agnor, Rapaport & Skalny (DARS), of Columbia, has announced that Greg Ewing has joined the firm as an attorney, and will work primarily in its Litigation Practice Group. Previously, he worked in Washington, D.C., for a global law firm and focused on international and general litigation, and arbitration.

Collard Honored by SmartCEO

John Collard, chairman of Strategic Management Partners, has been recognized by SmartCEO for his distinguished career and achievements in the turnaround community. His firm specializes in interim executive leadership, asset and investment recovery, board and private equity adviser, and raising capital.

Wollman Named VP of Development for HHF

Shannon Wollman has been named vice president of development for the Howard Hospital Foundation (HHF) at Howard County General Hospital, replacing the recently retired Sandra Harriman. She brings more than 16 years of experience directing philanthropic, institutional and major gift campaigns for hospital systems to her new post.

Arcadia Named VP of Ops

Carroll Lutheran Village has named Susan Arcadia vice president of operations at The Lutheran Village at Miller’s Grant, in Ellicott City; and Carroll Lutheran Village, in Westminster. Arcadia has served in management roles in senior living communities in Pennsylvania for more than 30 years, most recently at Normandy Farms Estates in Blue Bell, Pa.

BHC Promotes Garman

Bonnie Heneson Communications (BHC), of Owings Mills and Columbia, has promoted Amanda Garman to senior graphic designer. Garman is a member of American Institute of Graphic Arts and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in visual communication design from nearby Stevenson University.

Kendall Saluted by WLB

Jeannette Kendall, of Savage Mill-based Success in Style (SIS), is being recognized with the Mary Pickersgill Award for Women’s Leadership in Business (WLB). SIS is a nonprofit organization that provides interview attire to disadvantaged men and women seeking employment at no charge.

CarneyKelehan’s Dye Named Maryland Rising Star

Sarah Dye, associate attorney with Carney, Kelehan, Bresler, Bennett & Scherr, in Columbia, was named to the 2017 Maryland Rising Stars list for the third consecutive year by Super Lawyers, a rating service. Dye was recognized for her primary practice area, real estate/business.

Schuh Appoints McQuade Controller

Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh appointed Karin McQuade as Anne Arundel County Controller. McQuade will oversee the Office of Finance, which bills and collects most of Anne Arundel County’s revenues, oversees the expenditure of funds in accordance with approved operating and capital budgets, invests funds, and accounts for revenues and expenditures.