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Alvin D. Katz, B.S. ’63, was elected treasurer for the Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools’ board of directors in October. He also serves on the board of directors for the Maryland/Israel Development Center.
Dennis C. Check, B.S. ’68, retired from Brody Transportation in Barrett, Maryland, and moved to Hampstead, North Carolina, in October 2013.
Maury J. Leibowitz, B.S. ’71, retired as regional manager for Sunbridge Healthcare in Peachtree City, Georgia, in April 2010 after a 37-year career in long-term-care management and operations.
Howard J. Rosen, B.S. ’71, was named to The Daily Record’s 2015 list of Maryland’s Most Admired CEOs in September.
Larry D. Unger, B.S. ’73, was named to The Daily Record’s 2015 list of Maryland’s Most Admired CEOs in September.
Kenneth W. Farrar, J.D. ’74, retired as a judge in Virginia’s 24th Judicial District in August.
R. Terence Farrell, B.S. ’74, retired as executive director of the Harford County Office on Mental Health in Bel Air, Maryland, in December 2014.
Barbara Ann Robinson, B.S. ’75, is serving her third term in the Maryland General Assembly. An author of six books, she also was inducted into the Maryland Women’s Hall of Fame in 1996, was named to The Daily Record’s Maryland’s Top 100 Women in 2009 and was a successful business owner for 30 years.
Paul S. Sugar, J.D. ’75, a principal at Ober|Kaler, was appointed to the Baltimore Museum of Industry’s board of trustees in November and was selected as a 2016 Maryland Super Lawyer by Maryland Super Lawyers magazine in January for his work in construction litigation.
Dalton A. Tong, B.S. ’73, MBA ’75, received the Frank Blacklock Outstanding Accounting Educator of the Year Award from the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants as well as an award from the American College of Healthcare Executives, both in June 2015.
Kenneth S. Rasheff, B.S. ’76, retired from SKF USA in March 2015 after 35 years.
Harry C. Storm, J.D. ’79, was appointed associate judge of the Montgomery County (Maryland) Circuit Court’s 6th Judicial Circuit in December.
Stephen J. Baker, J.D. ’80, retired as district administrative judge in the District Court of Maryland for Cecil County in October after 17 years on the bench.
Kenneth R. Coffey II, M.P.A. ’80, was named executive director of the Self Regional Healthcare Foundation in Greenwood, South Carolina, in August.
Simpson H. Gardyn, M.S. ’80, was named to The Daily Record’s 2015 list of Maryland’s Most Admired CEOs in September 2015.
Harry B. Bosk, M.A. ’83, had his street photography featured on The Darkroom, The Baltimore Sun’s photography and video blog, in October.
Douglas R. Miller, M.P.A. ’83, was elected city manager of Ocean City, Maryland, in February.
Arnold J. “Joey” Short, B.S. ’83, was hired at Dräxlmaier Group in Duncan, South Carolina, in 2015.
Paul J. Weber, J.D. ’83, was recognized in the 2016 Maryland edition of The Best Lawyers in America for his work in malpractice.
Samuel C.P. Baldwin Jr., J.D. ’84, published The John Hanson Briscoe Historical Project, an online biographical resource about the late John Hanson Briscoe, J.D. ’60, former speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates, in October.
Daniel J. Clifford, J.D. ’84, was elected to the Court of Common Pleas of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, in November. He is the first openly gay candidate to win a county office in Pennsylvania outside of Philadelphia.
Garrett V. Davis, J.D. ’84, joined the Washington, D.C., firm of Dickinson Wright in September as an intellectual-property attorney. He has experience in matters related to the preparation, prosecution and litigation of chemical and mechanical patents and represents clients before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Anne M. Irby, B.A. ’84, marked her 25th anniversary with the office of U.S. Sen. Benjamin Cardin (D-Md.) in 2015.
David J. Smith, J.D. ’85, is president of Forage Center for Peacebuilding and Humanitarian Education. He plans to publish his book, Peace Jobs: A Student’s Guide to Starting a Career Working for Peace, in 2016.
Kendel S. Ehrlich, J.D. ’87, was hired as an assistant state’s attorney in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, in October.
Kenneth A. Porro, J.D. ’87, joined the law firm of Chasan, Leyner & Lamparello in Secaucus, New Jersey, as a partner in May 2015. He was re-elected to represent Wyckoff Township, New Jersey, on the Ramapo Indian Hills Regional High School Board of Education in November.
Elrado G. Ramsay, B.S. ’88, is pursuing his master’s degree in finance and accounting at DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management in Decatur, Georgia. He plans to graduate in June.
George L. Salis, M.A. ’88, was one of 75 candidates nationwide to be awarded the Certified in Business Economics designation by the National Association for Business Economics in October.
Craig D. Roswell, J.D. ’91, managing partner of Niles, Barton & Wilmer, was appointed to the board of directors of Baltimore’s B&O Railroad Museum in September.
Kent J. Boles Jr., B.S. ’89, J.D. ’92, was appointed associate judge of the District Court of Maryland for Baltimore City in December.
Carolyn W. Evans, J.D. ’92, became interim CEO of the Center for the Arts in Harford County, Maryland, in August. She has served on the board since January 2014.
William J. McCarthy Jr., J.D. ’87, LL.M. ’92, received the St. Thomas More Society of Maryland’s 2015 Man for All Seasons Award in October.
Honora W. “Norie” Sutor, J.D. ’92, was elected to the board of Bello Machre in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, in July.
Sigrid A. Wright, M.A. ’92, became the first female CEO of the Community Environmental Council in Santa Barbara, California, in July and received a 2015 Women of Achievement Award from the Association of Women in Communications in June 2015.
Brenda B. Blom, J.D. ’93, retired from her professorship at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law in January 2013 and relocated to New Brunswick, Canada.
Chester G. “Chip” Davis Jr., J.D. ’93, was hired as president and CEO of the Generic Pharmaceutical Association in Washington, D.C., in August. He previously served as executive vice president for advocacy at Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America and as vice president of both government affairs and corporate external relations at AstraZeneca.
Howard B. Hall, M.P.A. ’93, chief of police for Virginia’s Roanoke County Police Department, was named to the executive board of the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police in September.
Chris S. Mason, J.D. ’93, joined the board of directors of the Salisbury University Foundation in September.
Alexander M. Orlando, B.S. ’91, MBA ’93, joined Towson, Maryland’s N&TS Group as managing director for North America and Europe in August.
Debra M. Davis, J.D. ’94, was elected chair of the board of trustees for Local Government Insurance Trust in Hanover, Maryland, in December and is the first African American to serve in this capacity.
Eric N. Schloss, J.D. ’94, joined the Law Offices of Lee Saltzberg in December in Towson, Maryland. He practices personal-injury law in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C.
David J. Shuster, J.D. ’94, was selected as a 2016 Maryland Super Lawyer by Maryland Super Lawyers magazine in January for his work in business litigation, construction litigation and plaintiff’s personal injury.
Stephen P. Buonanno, M.S. ’95, joined Coastline West Realty of Florida’s Bradenton office as a sales associate in November.
William M. Dunn, J.D. ’95, was appointed associate judge of the District Court of Maryland for Baltimore City in December.
Christopher Chick, M.S. ’96, was appointed chief lending officer and executive vice president of Severn Bancorp in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, in September.
Tonja M. Gaskins, J.D. ’96, was admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court bar in June 2015.
Stacey W. McCormack, J.D. ’96, was appointed associate judge for the Anne Arundel County (Maryland) Circuit Court’s 5th Judicial District in December.
Grace H. Kraemer, J.D. ’97, was promoted to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp.’s Office of the General Counsel Appeals Board in Washington, D.C., in October. She previously was an attorney for the corporation’s Regulatory Affairs Group.
Heidi J.A. Gilmore, B.A. ’93, J.D. ’98, an attorney with Baird Mandalas Brockstedt in Lewes, Delaware, was named among Delaware Today’s Top Lawyers 2015 in November.
Tara M. Turner, B.S. ’99, was hired by The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., as associate director of client services, events and venues in June 2015.
Charles Blomquist, J.D. ’00, was selected to head the Baltimore state’s attorney’s new Crime Strategies Unit in August. He has 10 years of experience as a homicide prosecutor, is a commander with the Maryland National Guard and has been deployed to combat three times.
Andrew C. Katz, B.S. ’00, became executive director of Beth Israel Congregation in Owings Mills, Maryland, in September.
Gerald C. Kowalczik, B.S. ’00, retired from the Department of Defense at Maryland’s Fort George G. Meade in June 2015 after 30 years of service as a contractor in the information technology field.
Kathleen A. Murphy, B.A. ’00, has worked as director of clinical respiratory care at Baltimore City Community College since 2007.
Buthaina Shukri, M.S. ’00, became the senior associate director for the development team of The George Washington University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science in Washington, D.C., in January; her territory covers the mid-Atlantic, West Coast and Southwest regions. She has worked in alumni relations for the school since April 2012.
Xiao M. Wu, M.S. ’00, began working as an activity assistant at Rainbow Adult Health Care Center in Waltham, Massachusetts, in 2015. She also operates her own art business, InDiviArt.
Amy E. Askew, J.D. ’01, was named a Maryland Super Lawyer by Maryland Super Lawyers magazine in January for her work in civil litigation and professional liability. She was also recognized as a Future Star in the 2016 edition of Benchmark Litigation.
Uwakwe U. Azikiwe, M.A. ’99, J.D. ’02, was hired as post-licensing head for the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission in Abuja, Nigeria, in 2015.
Hendrick “Briggs” Bedigian, J.D. ’02, was inducted into the Inner Circle of Advocates, an invitation-only group of the 100 best plaintiff lawyers in the United States. He was the first graduate of a Maryland law school to be nominated and is a founding partner of Gilman & Bedigian in Timonium, Maryland.
Jennifer C. (Rader) Lanthorn, B.S. ’02, serves as director of admissions and marketing in the Atlantic region for HRC ManorCare, a national health-services company.
Michelle A. Brady, J.D. ’04, joined the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe’s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights as deputy chief, rule of law in Warsaw, Poland, in September.
Angeliki M. Frangos, M.A. ’04, was hired as marketing director for Metropolitan Meat, Seafood & Poultry in Landover, Maryland, in April 2015.
Taylor Gray, J.D. ’04, was named to Baltimore magazine’s 40 Under 40 list, which identifies innovative individuals in Baltimore, in August.
Adam C. Lawrence, M.S. ’04, joined KeyBank’s Capital Region headquarters in Albany, New York, as a human resources business partner in October.
Scott T. Schoenborn, B.A. ’04, serves as senior Bank Secrecy Act officer for National Capital Bank in Washington, D.C.
Jacqueline D. (Jillson) Shemwell, M.A. ’04, won gold in Dan Poynter’s Global Ebook Awards (suspense fiction category) in August for her self-published novel, The Devil in Canaan Parish.
Julia S. Oaten, J.D. ’05, returned to Annapolis, Maryland, in December after practicing consumer bankruptcy in Honolulu for seven years.
Daniel N. Soderberg, MBA ’05, co-authored and published a children’s book, Elevator Jones, with his son, Greyson, in 2015.
André Walters, J.D. ’05, launched Yuno, an e-commerce site that rewards users who promote products on social media, in September.
Mark R. Holtzman, B.S. ’06, was appointed chief of police in Greenville, North Carolina, in September.
Marc R. Partee, M.S. ’06, was appointed director of the Baltimore City Police Department’s Professional Development and Training Academy in September.
Steven M. Poynot, B.S. ’06, was named to Baltimore magazine’s 40 Under 40 list in August.
Christopher W. Roberts, J.D. ’06, was named a principal at the law firm of Lerch, Early & Brewer in Bethesda, Maryland, in January.
Dennis S. Akotia, MBA ’07, married Shermona Sueann Mapp in August.
Maureen (Lanigan) Howart, J.D. ’07, was hired as Worcester County (Maryland)’s attorney in September.
Devon E. Faison, B.S. ’08, was hired as a quality assurance assistant at Shura in Pikesville, Maryland, in 2015.
Kemp Hammond, J.D. ’08, was hired as an attorney with the Anne Arundel County, Maryland’s Office of Law in August.
Christiane A. Koffi, MBA ’08, moved to Ottawa, Canada, and welcomed her first child, Daniel, in 2014.
Robert S. Mitchell, B.S. ’08, married Kelsey M. Fleming in September.
Ryan A. Mitchell, J.D. ’08, was named a Rising Star by Maryland Super Lawyers magazine in January for his work in business litigation and construction litigation.
Craig A. Vollmer, B.S. ’08, joined Wilmington Trust/M&T Bank in Baltimore as vice president and marketing manager within the company’s marketing and communications division in October.
Christine B. Conyers, J.D. ’09, joined the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in Washington, D.C., as attorney adviser and deputy ethics official in September 2014.
Nakita T. (Paul) Long, B.S. ’06, M.S. ’09, is the coordinator for the Family Violence Council within the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention in Towson, Maryland.
Wendy R. (Parcells) Marshall, J.D. ’09, is an attorney-adviser for the U.S. Access Board in Washington, D.C.
Adam Rathbun, MBA ’09, joined Pennsylvania State University’s Beaver campus in Monaca, Pennsylvania, as director of finance and business in September.
Stephen M. Cornelius, J.D. ’10, was promoted from associate to supervising attorney at Eccleston & Wolf in Hanover, Maryland, in January.
Brian W. Hammock, J.D. ’10, was named to The Daily Record’s 2015 list of Maryland’s Most Admired CEOs in September.
James R. Osborne III, J.D. ’10, was named general counsel at Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson, a leading architecture and engineering firm in Sparks, Maryland, in June 2015.
David E. Bauer, J.D. ’11, joined Hyundai Motor Co. as manager of government affairs at the company’s Washington, D.C., office in September.
Kevin Fields, M.P.A. ’11, is in formation for the Roman Catholic priesthood with the Archdiocese of Washington in Washington, D.C. He is pursuing a Master of Divinity degree and a master’s degree in moral theology at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland.
Aaron Guy, MBA ’11, was appointed associate dean of extended learning at California State University San Marcos in September.
Kimberly Owusukoko, J.D. ’11, married Eric Afoakwah in August.
Matthew M. White, J.D. ’11, was elected as the northern Virginia region’s area representative for the real property section of the Virginia State Bar in December.
Rachel Gray, B.S. ’12, was promoted to audit senior at Arthur Bell Certified Public Accountants in Hunt Valley, Maryland, in July.
Efrain Solis, B.S. ’10, M.S. ’12, was appointed to the board of examiners for the 2015 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation’s highest honor for organizational innovation and performance excellence, by the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology in December. He works as a senior project manager at Memorial Hermann in Sugar Land, Texas.
Rachael Thomas, M.S. ’12, co-founded CARA Total Wellness in Ellicott City, Maryland, in July.
Jessica C. Moore, M.F.A. ’13, serves as president of AIGA Colorado. She also launched a new line of woodcut silhouettes, inspired by her summer working for the Girl Scouts of Colorado, on her Etsy shop.
Sonya Sadjadi, B.S. ’11, M.A. ’13, married Alan Tsao, B.S. ’11, in June 2015.
Mihaela Ciulianu, B.S. ’14, began Generali’s Global Graduate Program in Italy in September 2015. After 18 months, she will have completed three international job rotations and earned a master’s in insurance management.
Jessica C. Ricker, B.S. ’14, was hired as manager of bank regulatory reporting with Charles Schwab in Denver in November.
Eugene M. Dunn, B.S. ’15, relocated to Gladstone, Missouri, and began working as a technical solutions analyst with Cerner Corp. in Kansas City, Missouri, in July.
Gregory Gilleland, MBA ’15, was promoted to general manager of Ring of Honor Wrestling in Baltimore in December.
Marya De La Cruz Sabalbaro, B.S. ’13, M.S. ’15, received the 2015 Leadership Impact Award from Adventist Healthcare in November 2015.