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Beazer Homes of Atlanta named Ed Gold its Maryland division president in Columbia. Before founding and operating his own homebuilding company, Gold was president of Ryland Homes’ mid-Atlantic division.

Micros Systems of Columbia named Peter Altabef, 53, president and CEO, succeeding A.L. Giannopoulos, effective Jan. 2. Giannopoulos will continue as executive chairman until June 30, 2014. Previously, Altabef, who also was named a director, was president and CEO of Perot Systems, then president of Dell Services, following Dell’s acquisition of Perot Systems.

Nemetschek Vectorworks of Columbia promoted Maria Bible to CFO.



Music & Arts of Frederick named Steve Zapf president. Previously, Zapf was executive vice president of multi-channel management for Guitar Center, and founder and president of Music 123.


The Association for Financial Professionals of Bethesda named Nilly Essaides director-practitioner content development. Previously, Essaides was managing director at NeuGroup and also worked for the Economist Intelligence Unit and Thomson Corp.

Ronald D. Paul, chairman, president and CEO of Eagle Bancorp of Bethesda, was named one of three Community Bankers of the Year by American Banker magazine, for "steadily [building] the company into an outstanding performer and one of the most active lenders in the Washington area, with much of its loan growth coming from the real estate sector."

Kevin J. Sexton, president and CEO of Holy Cross Health in Silver Spring, was named Catholic Business Person of the Year by the Catholic Business Network of Montgomery County.

Adventist Behavioral Health Rockville named Nadia McFarlane a child and adolescent psychiatrist, Julie Worman chief nursing officer and Carol Simmons practice administrator for outpatient services. Previously, McFarlane worked at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Worman was nursing director at Spring Mountain Treatment Center. Simmons worked for Adventist Medical Group.

Choice Hotels International of Silver Spring named Chris Wallace assistant general counsel, franchising. Previously, Wallace was counsel for Nixon Peabody.

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The Cloudburst Group of Landover named Vladimir Knezevic director of its center for public health. Previously, Knezevic was director of the Center for Peer Review and Science Management at SRA International, vice president for research and development at 20/20 GeneSystems, and a research scientist at the National Cancer Institute.


The Association of Interim Executives named John M. Collard chairman. Collard is chairman of Strategic Management Partners of Annapolis.

Baltimore magazine named Shelly May marketing and events coordinator, and Lauren Giordano assistant art director. Previously, May was an account executive for Profiles, and marketing director and assistant manager at South Moon Under. Giordano was a graphic designer with Baltimore Sun Media Group, George Washington University, Prince George’s Community College, Tom Dolle Design, and Pedone and Partners Advertising.

Warschawski of Baltimore promoted Dana Dorsheimer to associate from junior associate. Previously, Dorsheimer was an assistant account executive with TBC.

Notre Dame of Maryland University named Kathryn Doherty of Columbia associate vice president for academic affairs. Previously, Doherty was assistant vice president for assessment and operations, and an adjunct professor in the graduate program at Morgan State University; assistant vice president for assessment and institutional research, and a graduate instructor at Towson University; and also worked at Howard Community College, Marymount University, George Washington University and the University of Massachusetts.

The following won Next Leaders in Banking Awards from the Maryland Bankers Association and the Warren Group: John Camden, vice president, commercial branch manager, Sandy Spring Bank; Joseph Clarke, senior vice president, EagleBank; Alysson DuPont, human resources manager, Calvin B. Taylor Banking; Amanda Ebert, assistant vice president, marketing and communications, Frederick County Bank; Michele Judman, area president, Wells Fargo Bank; Tia Kirschner, deposit compliance coordinator, Baltimore County Savings Bank; David Long, network administrator, officer, Howard Bank; Joseph Mitchell, accounting assistant, Slavie Federal Savings Bank; Eric Nutter, marketing director, First United Bank & Trust; Stacy Orem, operations manager, Washington Savings Bank; and Matthew Paugh, assistant vice president, Susquehanna.

BV Financial of Edgemere, parent of Bay-Vanguard Federal Savings Bank, named David M. Flair, Wm. Street Baldwin and Michael J. Birmingham III directors. Flair is CFO of BV Financial and the bank. Baldwin is a director with Ellin & Tucker and Birmingham owns MJ Birmingham Co.

Force 3 of Crofton promoted Mike Greaney to chief revenue officer from vice president of sales; Steve Scribner to vice president of accounting and finance from controller; Sudhir Verma to chief services officer from vice president of consulting services; and Chris Knotts to chief technology officer from vice president of technology and innovation.

Constellation Energy Nuclear Group of Baltimore promoted Mark Flaherty to plant general manager at its Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant in Lusby, succeeding Christopher Costanzo. Previously, Flaherty was acting corporate site operations plant general manager; he joined the company in 1989 as a licensing engineer. Costanzo was named site vice president at Constellation's Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station in Oswego, N.Y.

Bowie & Jensen of Towson named Carolyn Mech an associate in its litigation and labor and employment departments. Previously, Mech was a law clerk for Judge Sally D. Adkins of the Maryland Court of Appeals and for Administrative Judge Lenore R. Gelfman of the Howard County Circuit Court.

The Edward A. Myerberg Center of Baltimore named David Golaner executive director. Previously, Golaner was managing funeral director of Sol Levinson & Bros. and also worked for the Park School of Baltimore.

K12 Enterprise of Towson named Ally Barfield to its Powhatan, Va., office. Previously, Barfield worked for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and Burroughs.

Jerald B. Lurie of Adelberg, Rudow, Dorf & Hendler of Baltimore was named a trustee of the Bar Associations Insurance Trust, a joint venture of the Maryland State Bar Association and Bar Association of Baltimore City.

KatzAbosch of Timonium named Robert P. Kollra manager of its small business and outsourcing department. Previously, Kollra worked for its associate firm, Getz Tax Services.

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