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The College of Southern Maryland Foundation has announced the addition of David N. Hruda of Charles County to the foundation board of directors.

Hruda managed the start-up of Watermark Medical Inc., a national provider of diagnostic testing through Web-based platforms for health care providers and patients. He is currently the firm’s chief compliance officer and general counsel.

“I am honored to serve on this very important foundation. I look forward to contributing to the growth of CSM,” Hruda said.

Hruda attended the George Washington University and the University of Maryland, and earned a bachelor’s degree in behavioral and social sciences from University of Maryland University College and a law degree from the University of Baltimore.

He helped found and create PDSHEART Inc., a cardiac telemedicine monitoring health care company that grew to serve 4,000 clinics, 12,000 doctors, 110 hospitals and 30 universities nationwide and is now a publicly traded company, according to a foundation news release. He served as president of Somerset Development Co., a regional developer and home builder, handling real estate transactions from acquisition to full legal entitlement process. Hruda also was a trial attorney in Baltimore before becoming a partner in a private law firm in Southern Maryland.

Hruda is past chairman of the board for Civista Health Foundation and is a former director of the Charles County Chamber of Commerce.

“We are pleased to welcome a knowledgeable and devoted leader in our community to join a board of directors who are active in supporting the growth and mission of the College of Southern Maryland,” said CSM Director of Development Martina Arnold.

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