Category: Class Notes
Arrie W. Davis, LL.B. ’69, retired in October after almost 30 years on the bench. He had served on the Maryland Court of Special Appeals since 1990 and previously served on the Baltimore City District Court and Circuit Court.
Michael H. Mannes, J.D. ’70, joined the Baltimore law firm of Niles, Barton and Wilmer as a partner in the firm’s real estate group in June 2010. His practice includes the creation of condominium and planned unit developments and the representation of condominium and homeowners’ associations and cooperatives in dispute resolution, construction and governance issues.
C. Philip Nichols Jr., J.D. ’73, received the State Bar Foundation Award for Legal Excellence in Public Service Responsibility in December at the 18th Annual Professional Legal Excellence Awards Reception, held in Annapolis, Md.
William Sherman, B.S. ’74, was named vice president of commercial lending for Baltimore County (Md.) Savings Bank in July 2010.
Meyer Simon, J.D. ’74, joined the law firm of Lamm Rubenstone in Trevose, Pa., in October.
Frederick A. Goldstein, J.D. ’75, donated one of his sculptures to the Ft. Lauderdale office of Florida’s Department of Children and Families in July 2010. The 6-foot-tall sculpture is titled Parents and Child.
C. Gregory Kallmyer, J.D. ’77, was appointed to the board of trustees of Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Md., in December. He is currently a wealth adviser for UBS Financial Services in Hunt Valley, Md., and a senior partner in the Murray Group, a team recognized by Barron’s as one of the top 1,000 advisers in the nation.
Stephen F. Pugh, B.S. ’77, retired in September as a finance manager at CSX Transportation in Jefferson, Ind., after 41 years with the company.
Stephen D. Wyman, J.D. ’77, was appointed associate judge of the Baltimore County (Md.) District Court by Gov. Martin O’Malley in July 2010.
Bradley K. Fountain, B.A. ’78, joined Partner Engineering and Science as a national client manager in the firm’s Baltimore office. He will focus on the firm’s U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development due diligence group.
Leonard E. Maiolatesi, B.S. ’78, retired from the Department of the Army after 31 years, during which time he served as an operating accountant, auditor, program analyst and budget analyst. He is a lifetime member of the American Society of Military Comptrollers and also served as treasurer of the Chesapeake Chapter in 1985.
Jeffrey Van Grack, J.D. ’78, was elected dean of the national College of Community Association Lawyers, based in Falls Church, Va., for 2011 and 2012 in December.
Keith A. Baynes, J.D. ’79, was appointed associate judge for the Cecil County Circuit Court, 2nd Judicial Circuit, by Gov. Martin O’Malley in January.
Donald Fry, J.D. ’80, was named a 2010 Innovator of the Year by The Daily Record in October. This award honors Maryland businesses and individuals “who have had a positive effect and tremendous impact in Maryland.”
Alan F.M. Garten, J.D. ’80, received the Maryland Law & Jurisprudence Award at the Grand Annual Community Dinner for the Chabad at Johns Hopkins Anniversary Celebration in October.
David Rice, J.D. ’80, was appointed judge for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland in September. Rice was previously a partner with the Baltimore law firm of Venable and represented clients in a variety of bankruptcy and creditors’ rights matters.
John C. Wilson, M.A. ’80, directed a production of The Laramie Project for Spotlight UB, the University’s performing arts series, in November.
Gary C. Perlow, CERT ’81, received the Caron Community Leadership Award at Caron Treatment Centers’ 6th Annual Washington Metropolitan Area Community Service Awards Breakfast in October. This award is given to an individual or community-based organization with a proven track record of leadership in the area of chemical dependency education, awareness, program delivery and counseling services.
David A. Goldner, M.S. ’83, was elected president of the board of directors of the Baltimore Estate Planning Council, an interdisciplinary organization for professionals involved in estate planning. The managing partner at Gross, Mendelsohn & Associates, a certified public accounting and consulting firm in Baltimore, he is also a certified financial planner and a certified valuation analyst.
Roger C. Melchior, B.S. ’81, M.P.A. ’84, was named fire chief of Niagara Falls, N.Y., in October.
Kevin Shepherd, J.D. ’84, chair of Venable’s Baltimore real estate practice and chair of its finance group, received the Distinguished Maryland Real Property Practitioner Award from the Maryland State Bar Association’s Section of Real Property, Planning and Zoning in July 2010. Shepherd is also president of the American Academy of Real Estate Lawyers.
Elissa C. Bellassai Strati, B.A. ’84, co-owner of Avenue Antiques in Baltimore, was named Hampden’s Merchant of the Year by the Hampden Village Merchant Association.
Kim DiGiovanni Aluisi, J.D. ’85, was named to the board of Anne Arundel County (Md.)-based Providence Center, which provides services to individuals with developmental disabilities, in August 2010. Aluisi is a family law attorney in Annapolis, Md.; her practice focuses on managing conflict between spouses or other domestic partners and on promoting solutions outside of the courtroom for issues including divorce, adoptions, equitable division of property and domestic violence.
James A. List, J.D. ’85, was elected vice president of the board of directors for the Arc of Baltimore, a nonprofit organization that provides services to individuals and families affected by developmental disabilities, in November.
Leo Ryan, B.S. ’81, J.D. ’85, was appointed associate judge for the Baltimore County (Md.) District Court by Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley in July 2010.
Timothy B. Maison, B.S. ’86, is currently living in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and serves as a captain of a VIP aircraft in Abu Dhabi.
Dennis P. McGlone, J.D. ’86, is a partner with the law firm of Treanor Pope & Hughes in Towson, Md.
David B. Applefeld, J.D. ’90, was selected to serve on the branch development and relations committee of the Towson, Md.-based International Dyslexia Association and was appointed to serve on the board of directors of the association’s Maryland branch. Applefeld serves as national panel trial counsel and special litigation counsel with the Baltimore firm of Adelberg, Rudow, Dorf & Hendler.
Robert Y. Hamilton, M.B.A. ’90, has served as chief operating officer of the James F. Knott Realty Group since February 2002. He recently earned a doctorate in education with a concentration in executive leadership/human and organizational learning from The George Washington University and was also appointed to the board of trustees of the Sheppard Pratt Health System.
Leonard B. Rus, M.S. ’91, was elected treasurer of the Parent Teacher Association of Chatsworth Elementary School in Baltimore County, Md. Rus is a tax partner at Gross, Mendelsohn & Associates, a certified public accounting and consulting firm in Baltimore.
Steven D. Silverman, J.D. ’91, managing partner of the Baltimore-based firm Silverman, Thompson, Slutkin & White, was named one of the top 10 criminal defense attorneys in the Northeast by Avvo.com, as published in the December issue of Arrive magazine.
Alisa M. Hoffman, M.A. ’92, is a technical writer for Pacific Coast Steel in Glendale, Ariz. She is also the marketing director and culinary educator for The Chef’s Loft in Scottsdale.
Adrian S. Johnson, B.S. ’92, senior vice president and chief financial officer at the Municipal Employees Credit Union of Baltimore, received the Finance Professional of the Year award at the National Academy Foundation High School in Baltimore’s 15th annual awards banquet in June 2010.
Stuart S. Rienhoff, M.B.A. ’92, joined Jones Lang LaSalle’s Baltimore office as the managing director in August.
Marsha L. Russell, J.D. ’92, was appointed associate judge of the Baltimore County (Md.) District Court by Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley in July 2010.
Peter Hammen, B.S. ’89, M.P.A. ’93, Maryland state delegate (District 46), received the Maryland Public Service Award at the Grand Annual Community Dinner for the Chabad at Johns Hopkins Anniversary Celebration in October.
Timothy Longo, J.D. ’93, chief of police for Charlottesville, Va., was named to the board of the Virginia Association of Police Chiefs in August.
Lawrence Hammond, J.D. ’94, became a partner with the Baltimore firm of Tydings & Rosenberg in July 2010.
Nolan Rollins, M.A. ’95, president and CEO of the Urban League of Greater New Orleans, La., was elected chairman of the New Orleans Aviation Board in August.
Saul Silen, B.S. ’95, is the vice president and senior field examiner for Bank of America in Baltimore.
Barbara L. Smith, M.A. ’95, published Elizabeth Sparhawk-Jones: The Artist Who Lived Twice, a biography of the Baltimore-born painter. She also works as a contributing writer for AVALON, a women’s magazine based on Martha’s Vineyard.
Dina K. Wasmer, M.A. ’96, was named in September to The Daily Record’ s 2010 VIP list of very important professionals age 40 and under.
Kathleen A. Bergin, J.D. ’97, is a law professor and director of You. Me. We., a disaster-response law and policy center at South Texas College of Law in Houston.
Robert D. Porter, J.D. ’97, joined Wagonheim Law in Hunt Valley, Md., in November. He practices real estate and business law.
Eric R. Smith, J.D. ’97, was elected as a partner with Venable in Baltimore in January. He focuses primarily on corporate and securities transactions and on general corporate matters.
Michael Stanley, J.D. ’97, was named a Maritime Magic Rising Star by Living Classrooms in October 2010. Rising Stars are “recognized for their outstanding achievements in their professional and personal lives” and serve as ambassadors for Living Classrooms’ education and job-training programs.
Brian Betz, B.S. ’98, received the Coast Guard Commendation Medal in July 2010 for his service as the commanding officer of the Coast Guard cutter Cushing, based in Puerto Rico.
Neil Duke, J.D. ’98, is serving his second term as president of the Baltimore City School Board.
Laura C. Lillicotch, M.S. ’98, has a private practice counseling adults in Manchester, Md.
Crystal Windsor Owens, M.S. ’98, was named a 2010-11 Maryland Teacher of the Year by Dorchester County Public Schools. She teaches elementary school in Salisbury, Md.
Scott M. Trager, J.D. ’98, was named a Rising Star by Maryland Super Lawyers magazine in January.
Gerald C. Kowalczik, B.S. ’00, was promoted to technical consulting manager for the National Security Group of Oracle America in Elkridge, Md.
Daniel W. Powell, J.D. ’00, was elected state's attorney for Somerset County (Md.) in November.
Donna Senft, J.D. ’00, a principal in the health law group of Baltimore-based firm Ober|Kaler, began writing the health law blog Medicareforgeeks.com in 2010. The blog focuses on Medicare enrollment issues with information concerning the requirements and new initiatives related to the Provider Enrollment, Chain and Ownership System.
Xiao Wu, M.S. ’00, registered her sole proprietorship business, InDiviArt, in Acton, Mass.
Aimee M. Bader, J.D. ’01, is working as an associate at Friedman & MacFadyen in Baltimore.
Dawn Elaine Bowie, J.D. ’01, was named a 2010 Innovator of the Year by The Daily Record in October.
Courtney C. Geduldig, J.D. ’01, was named managing director, head of federal government relations and chief counsel of the Washington, D.C.-based Financial Services Forum in December.
Min Huo, M.B.A. ’01, is working for Advanced Micro Devices (China) Co.
Ginina A. Stevenson, J.D. ’01, opened her own firm, the Law Office of Ginina A. Stevenson, in Pasadena, Md., in August.
Lisa M. Walker, M.B.A. ’01, was elected president of the board of directors for the Asbury Church Assistance Network of Severna Park, Md.
Monique L. Bell, M.A. ’02, has been designated a Ph.D. candidate in marketing by the LeBow College of Business at Drexel University after passing the Ph.D. candidacy exam in August.
Melissa Fannin, M.B.A. ’02, joined the Timonium (Md.) office of Clifton Gunderson as a senior manager. She most recently served as a project manager/program manager for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in Rockville, Md.
Scott Handwerger, M.S. ’02, a CPA, was promoted to principal at the Baltimore-based accounting and management consulting firm of Gross, Mendelsohn & Associates in November.
Jaime W. Luse, J.D. ’02, was named partner at the Baltimore firm of Tydings & Rosenberg in January.
Dennis M. Robinson Jr., J.D. ’02, was named partner at the Baltimore firm of Whiteford, Taylor & Preston in January.
Astrid Schmidt, J.D. ’02, director of the UB School of Law’s Law Career Development Office, was awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to study Germany’s higher education system as it pertains to those American college administrators whose responsibilities have a direct relationship with international exchanges, career services, alumni affairs, or development and fundraising.
Richard R. Chambers, J.D. ’03, was named deputy director of the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service in Baltimore in November. He is responsible for the organization’s pro bono programs.
Stella M. Fouts, B.A. ’03, is working as a library associate for adult services at the Westminster (Md.) branch of the Carroll County Public Library.
Michael F. Connolly, B.A. ’00, J.D. ’04, with the law offices of Joseph S. Lyons in Towson, Md., received the Baltimore County Bar Association’s individual Attorney Pro Bono Award in November. He has handled numerous family law cases as a pro bono volunteer for the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service.
Nicholas M. Collins, M.S. ’05, and Stephanie A. Moss, B.S. ’02, M.B.A. ’04, were married in Annapolis on Nov. 13. Among those in the bridal party was Heather B. Holsey, M.S. ’05, J.D. ’06.
Sheena K. Gill, J.D. ’06, joined The Chugh Firm in Fairfax, Va., as a partner in August.
Jennifer A. Pratt, B.A. ’96, J.D. ’00, LL.M. ’06, was elected as a partner with Venable in Baltimore in January. She is a member of the tax and wealth planning practice group.
Joseph S. Johnston, J.D. ’07, is an associate at the law firm of Morgan Carlo Downs & Everton in Hunt Valley, Md.
Kimberly Hankins Neal, J.D. ’07, was named among Baltimore’s “Legal Elite” in a Baltimore SmartCEO magazine readers’ poll published in November.
Taren N. Stanton, J.D. ’07, joined the Washington, D.C., firm of Thompson Hine as an associate. She practices business litigation.
Byron E. MacFarlane, J.D. ’08, was elected register of wills for Howard County, Md., in November and began his four-year term in December.
Cara A. Murray, B.S. ’08, married Jonathan S. Malfi, B.S. ’07, in May 2007. She works as a senior graphic designer for a local design agency, and Malfi is an event technology specialist for a large audiovisual firm in Baltimore.
Heather M. Dunn, J.D. ’09, joined the Baltimore firm of Niles, Barton and Wilmer as a paralegal in June 2010.
Alicia D. Stewart, J.D. ’09, joined the Baltimore firm of Niles, Barton and Wilmer as an associate in June 2010.
William F. Alcarese, J.D. ’10, proposed to longtime girlfriend Caroline Thaler, daughter of David and Carolyn Thaler, J.D. ’74, in December at Santa’s Workshop in Towson, Md.
Scarlett M. Corso, B.A. ’07, J.D. ’10, has accepted a position as a drug-court law clerk for the Juvenile Division of the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office.
Christopher J. Martini, J.D. ’10, joined the firm of Franklin & Prokopik in Easton, Md., as an associate in January. He concentrates his civil litigation practice in workers’ compensation defense.
Ryan M. McConnell, J.D. ’10, was sworn into the Maryland Bar in December and is now an associate at the firm of Hodes, Pessin & Katz in Towson, Md. He concentrates his practice in estate planning and elder law.
Jessica L. Murray, B.A. ’06, J.D. ’10, joined the Baltimore firm of Franklin & Prokopik as an associate in January. She concentrates her civil litigation practice in general liability defense, insurance litigation and mediation.
Kathleen M. Parks, J.D. ’10, is an associate at the law firm of Morgan Carlo Downs & Everton in Hunt Valley, Md.