Kittleman Announces Two Appointments
Howard County Allan Kittleman has announced two leadership appointments within county administration. Dean Hof has been selected as the new administrator for the Office of Purchasing; and Robert Phillips has been named administrator of the county’s central fleet operation. Hof joined Howard County government in October 2012 as a senior buyer; Phillips has worked for Anne Arundel County government in various capacities since 2004.

Jarrell Returns to Annapolis as
Its DPW Director
Annapolis Mayor Mike Pantelides has announced that David Jarrell will be returning to the city in the position of public works director. He was confirmed at the March 13 city council meeting.

Howard Bank Hires TD Bank Execs
Howard Bank has hired two TD Bank executives to help build its business in Anne Arundel County. They are Jay Baldwin, senior vice president and relationship manager team lead; and Marc Czosnowski, vice president and business banking relationship manager.
Baldwin has 30 years of banking experience in the Baltimore metropolitan area. He was vice president for TD Bank after stints with Commerce One Bank and M&T Bank. Czosnowski began his banking career at Provident Bank and has held positions at various regional institutions, including M&T Bank.

Howard Bank Names
Shipler Senior VP
Blaine Shipler has been hired as senior vice president and business banking team lead for Howard Bank, where he will be responsible for building and developing a team of relationship managers serving small business clients. Previously, he was a business banking team leader with PNC Bank.

Columbia Festival of the Arts
Adds Board Members
The Columbia Festival of the Arts is expanding its board of trustees with the addition of Anthony Cordo of Visit Howard County and Chimaobi Chijioke of BGE. Cordo has been expanding the partnership of tourism with the festival, while Chijioke has been sharing his business acumen with the festival’s nonprofit board.

Kudchadkar Cited by IOM
The Institute for Organization Management (IOM) has announced that Raj Kudchadkar, president and CEO of the Central Maryland Chamber of Commerce, has been awarded a State Partner Scholarship in partnership with the Maryland Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (MACCE). The scholarship is awarded to first-year Institute attendees who were chosen based on qualifications set by MACCE in conjunction with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation program.

Crosby Adds Two to Growing Team
Jasmine McGee and Wallen Augustin have joined Annapolis-based Crosby Marketing Communications’ growing team of social media content creators. McGee will develop concepts and create copy and graphics for social and digital media programs; Augustin will focus on content management, analytics and social listening programs.

McGrath Confirmed to Run MES
The Maryland Senate unanimously confirmed Gov. Larry Hogan’s appointment of Roy McGrath as the new director of Maryland Environmental Service (MES). McGrath was a member of then governor-elect Hogan’s transition team, then served as his deputy chief of staff from 2014–16.

SECU’s Tynes Sr. Joins AACUC Hall
Donald Tynes, Sr., board chairman of SECU, has been inducted into the African American Credit Union Coalition (AACUC) Hall of Fame. Tynes has served on SECU’s board of directors since 1975, during which he was elected multiple terms as chairman, vice chairman and secretary.

Auger Joins ACS
Cheri Auger has joined the Association of Community Services (ACS) staff as the manager of its new Nonprofit Center. She comes to ACS after working for 10 years at the Horizon Foundation, carrying out a variety of duties in the financial, administrative and grantmaking areas.

Combs Named MUIH’s New President, CEO
Steven Combs has been appointed president and CEO for Maryland University of Integrative Health. Combs most recently served as executive vice president and provost of Drury University in Springfield, Mo.; he previously served in leadership positions at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and Hawaii Pacific University.

The Columbia Bank Adds Becker
Joshua Becker has been named senior commercial relationship manager in The Columbia Bank’s Commercial Banking Department. He will be responsible for developing and managing commercial relationships throughout Maryland. Becker comes to the bank from BB&T, where he held the position of business service officer IV.

Sheppard Joins CFAAC
Jennifer Sheppard has joined the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County as philanthropic services manager. She will assist donors, giving circle members, nonprofits and other community partners in a variety of ways, helps support the board of trustees, and staffs of the Governance and Nominating Committee for CFAAC.

Chesapeake Conservancy Hires New Grants Specialist
The Chesapeake Conservancy announced that Jared Schultz has joined the organization as a grants specialist. Schultz will manage the Annapolis-based nonprofit’s grants program and cultivate relationships with foundation and corporate funders. Previously, Schultz was a lecturer at both Rowan and Philadelphia Universities.

Williams Recognized by Commonwealth Financial Network
Gary Williams, an independent financial adviser affiliated with Commonwealth Financial Network, and founder and CEO of Williams Asset Management, in Columbia, has been invited to Commonwealth’s 2017 Chairman’s Retreat. This distinction recognizes the most successful financial advisers based on a ranking of annual production among Commonwealth’s network of 1,710 financial advisers.

Smith Joins Wellness Within
Stephanie Smith, an Ellicott City hypnotherapist, is joining forces with Morrison Chiropractic and will work at its wellness center, Wellness Within. Smith worked for large pharmaceutical companies for the last 14 years, while studying the mind-body connection through yoga, Reiki, meditation and hypnosis.

LM Announces New Officers, Directors
Leadership Maryland (LM) has announced the election of its officers and its board of directors for the coming year. Re-elected to their official roles are Chair Eric Brotman, Brotman Financial Group; Vice Chair Memo Diriker, Salisbury University; Secretary Howard Freedlander; and Treasurer Jeanne Forrester Singer, The Law Offices of Jeanne Singer.
LM’s newly-elected directors are Pamela Ruff, Maryland Economic Development Association; and John Wasilisin, Maryland Technology Development Corp. In addition, Derryck Fletcher, The Y in Central Maryland; Sean Looney, Comcast; and Susan Simmons, Caroline County, have also joined the board as representatives of Maryland Leadership Workshops, which became a division of LM in January.
Kimberly Clark, Baltimore Development Corp.; Ranjit “Ron” Dhindsa, Hollingsworth LLP; and Bonnie Marie Green, The Patuxent Partnership, were re-elected as directors for second consecutive terms.

Winter Growth Adds Two to Board
Winter Growth, of Columbia, has added two new members to its board of directors. They are Michael Valazak, who is CFO of Miller Development, and a member of the Urban Land Institute and the D.C. Building Industry Association; and Barbara Bednarzik, who spent more than 20 years at Winter Growth. She now works for Jessica Rowe ElderCare Consulting.