Capitol Tech Announces New President
Capitol Technology University’s board of trustees has selected Bradford Sims as the university’s eighth president. He succeeds Michael Wood, who is retiring after 13 years in that position for the Laurel-based independent institution of higher education.
Formerly chief academic officer and professor at Embry-Riddle University-Worldwide, Sims has built significant experience in higher education, including stints as a professor, dean, department chair, chief operating officer and chancellor. He will officially become president of the institution on June 1.


Howard Bank Adds Berlin, Bowers
Howard Bank has made two additions to its staff. The Ellicott City-based institution has named Bram Berlin as business banking relationship manager, and Burke Bowers as vice president and business banking relationship manager.
Berlin will manage existing relationships with clients and attract new clientele to help expand the bank’s mid-sized company growth; Bowers will be responsible for all aspects of business development and customer relationship management in Baltimore and Harford counties.


The LeaseWright Adds
Shenas, Kneisly
The LeaseWright commercial real estate team has announced that George Shenas and John Kneisly have joined its commercial brokerage division, in Columbia, as sales and leasing associates.
Shenas specializes in the Annapolis region, while Kneisly covers the I-795 and I-83 corridors. Prior to joining The LeaseWright, Shenas spent a year with the Douglas Commercial Group; for 10 years, Kneisly was a research manager at the commercial industry’s top vendor, CoStar Group.


Chaney’s Childs Garners Two Major Industry Awards
Bill Childs, CEO of Gambrills-based Chaney Enterprises, was recently recognized by the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) with two of the industry’s top awards: the Chairman’s Award and the national Building Promoter of the Year Award for outstanding contributions in support of low- to mid-rise concrete buildings.

For the former, Childs was recognized for his lifelong dedication to the ready mix industry; for the latter, the salute was for advancing the industry through his leadership on the boards and committees of many organizations, including serving as 2013 NRMCA chairman.


TEDCO Announces
New Board Director
The Columbia-based Maryland Technology Development Corp. (TEDCO) has announced that Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has appointed Dr. Jennifer Elisseeff, of The Johns Hopkins University (JHU), to its board of directors. Elisseeff is the Morton Goldberg Professor and director of the Translational Tissue Engineering Center at Wilmer Eye Institute and the Department of Biomedical Engineering at JHU.


QAI Hires Burgess as Consultant
Fulton-based Quality Associates Inc. (QAI) has hired John Burgess as a senior ECM sales consultant. Burgess is a strategic leader who brings 22 years of experience in the document management industry to this position.


CA Board Chairman Stack Named Outstanding Leader by CAI
Andrew Stack, chairman of Columbia Association’s (CA) board of directors, has been named one of six recipients of the 2017 Outstanding Board Member Leadership Award by the Community Associations Institute (CAI). More than 150 people were nominated by their community associations, colleagues, clients and acquaintances for the honor.


HCCC Tabs Porter
The Howard County Chamber of Commerce (HCCC) has hired Sylvie Porter as communications manager. Most recently, she spent four years working with ABC2 News in Baltimore, producing the 5 p.m. newscast. She has also worked for Discovery Communications and at inSITE Training & Development.


Arc Maryland Hires Kolp
Ande Kolp has been named executive director at The Arc Maryland. She succeeds Cristine Marchand, who is retiring in July after nearly 30 years of service. Kolp’s most recent position was as executive director for Compass Inc., a nonprofit that provides services for people with co-occurring intellectual/developmental disabilities and mental health conditions in Montgomery, Prince George’s, Howard and Charles counties.


It’s a Love Thing
Jason Love, music director with the Columbia Orchestra, has been recognized with a Peabody Alumni Achievement Award for his contributions to music in Maryland. His positions and accolades include music director of the Columbia Orchestra for 18 years, as well as winner of the American Prize for Orchestra Programming.


Meiser Named at Elville & Associates
Columbia-based Elville & Associates has announced that Verena Meiser has been named a partner at the firm. Meiser joined Elville in 2014 as a senior associate and has been an integral part of the firm’s estate planning, estate and trust administration, and elder law practices.


Hasseltine Cited at Sports Conference
Terry Hasseltine, executive director of Maryland Sports, was recognized as Sports Tourism Executive of the Year during the 2017 National Association of Sports Commissions Sports Event Symposium Annual Awards. In fiscal 2016, Maryland Sports, with its TEAM Maryland partners, was involved with more than 300 events that resulted in more than $176.6 million in direct spending for the state.


Loyola Prof Named
Fulbright Specialist
Gerard Athaide, a professor of marketing and department chair at Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business and Management, was named a Fulbright specialist with the State Department’s Fulbright Specialist Program. Athaide’s teaching, research and consulting focus on innovation management and new product development.


Enterprise Homes Names Del Tufo VP
Enterprise Homes, of Columbia, has promoted Todd Del Tufo to vice president, acquisitions and asset management. He oversees the company’s portfolio of multi-family communities, with roles that include asset protection and risk mitigation, while enhancing the operating performance of the portfolio.


Pedal Power: Bike Maryland
Hires Feldmark
Bike Maryland has announced the selection of Joshua Feldmark as its executive director. Previously, Feldmark served as founding director of Maryland’s first local government sustainability office, and as executive director of a Washington, D.C.-based environmental nonprofit. He succeeds Steve Miller, who will remain with the organization as a volunteer.