Category: Class Notes
Herbert S. Garten, A.B.A. ’53, a longtime cantor with Baltimore’s Chizuk Amuno Congregation, received the lifetime achievement award from the Cantors Assembly in November at a tribute concert held in his honor.
Stephen F. Meszaros, B.S. ’64, was named executive vice president/regional manager of Yerman, Witman, Gaines & Conklin Realty in February 2011. He oversees day-to-day operations and management of the company’s three Baltimore offices.
Joseph P. Binder, B.S. ’65, was honored by Baltimore’s Calvert Hall College High School with a plaque dedication and first-pitch ceremony in May 2011. He taught physical education at Calvert Hall 1967-2005 and coached baseball 1975-76 and 1981-2001, finishing with a 460-151 record and 11 titles.
Elliott L. Oppenheim, B.A. ’65, retired as the head baseball coach at the Community College of Baltimore County, Dundalk, in June after 24 years. He has spent 49 years coaching various Maryland college teams.
Ronald M. Sharrow, J.D. ’65, released The Sword of Justice: A Lawyer’s Revenge in February 2011. The book is about an aggressive young lawyer whose determination for revenge against his client is overcome by his compulsion to win.
Stuart Steiner, J.D. ’67, retired as president of SUNY Genesee Community College in Batavia, N.Y., after the 2010-11 academic year; he served in that position for more than 37 years. He also received the Genesee County Chamber of Commerce’s first Lifetime Achievement Award in April 2011.
Ralph E. Alexander, B.S. ’69, was appointed chief executive officer of Lattice Government Services in Pennsauken, N.J., in May 2011.
Richard A. Streett, B.A. ’69, earned a Ph.D. in Theology from the University of Wales in Cardiff, Wales, U.K., in June.
Bernard A. Raum, J.D. ’70, was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences’ Jurisprudence Section in February 2011. He also acted as counsel and as a forensic-science trial consultant to the Orange County (Fla.) State’s Attorney's Office in the case of the State of Florida v. Casey Marie Anthony.
William S. Kelly, B.S. ’71, was named to Baltimore magazine’s 2011 list of Five-Star Wealth Managers in February 2011.
Lenore R. Gelfman, J.D. ’73, was appointed as an administrative judge for the Howard County (Md.) Circuit Court in July. She is responsible for policy decisions and for the administration of the court.
Brian A. Goldman, CERT ’73, was elected president of Baltimore-based Jewish Community Services in July.
Larry D. Unger, B.S. ’73, was promoted to president and chief executive officer of Maryland Public Television in Owings Mills, Md., in May 2011.
Stuart M. Goldberg, B.A. ’70, J.D. ’74, received an Unsung Heroes Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Maryland Chapter in November in recognition of his volunteer efforts with both the University of Baltimore Foundation and the UB Alumni Association.
Kenneth O. Hassan, J.D. ’74, was appointed to the advisory board of Florida Atlantic University’s Jupiter Lifelong Learning Society in Jupiter, Fla., in September.
Carolyn H. Thaler, J.D. ’74, joined the firm of Turnbull, Nicholson & Sanders in Towson, Md., in February 2011.
Brian B. Dembeck, B.S. ’75, was appointed to the board of directors of the Y of Central Maryland in June.
Michael C. Hodes, J.D. ’75, of Hodes, Pessin & Katz in Towson, Md., was named to Baltimore magazine’s 2011 list of Five-Star Wealth Managers in February 2011.
Susan B. Watson, J.D. ’76, celebrated 26 years as a senior attorney in the Office of Chief Counsel for the Internal Revenue Service in Lanham, Md. She is currently with the Small Business Division Counsel Headquarters staff.
Joseph I. Cassilly, J.D. ’77, was honored in August as the 2011 Outstanding Disabled Veteran of the Year by the Disabled American Veterans at its national convention in New Orleans, La.
Michael L. Curry, B.S. ’77, was selected by U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team coach Jergen Klinsmann to serve as a goalkeeper’s coach for the team’s Aug. 10 match against Mexico in Philadelphia, Pa.
Ellen M. Lazarus, J.D. ’77, was appointed to the advisory board of Florida Atlantic University’s Jupiter Lifelong Learning Society in Jupiter, Fla., in September.
Harry W. Wilson Jr., B.S. ’77, joined Cook Associates Executive Search in Charlotte, N.C., as a managing director in September; he supports the company’s financial services and insurance practice.
Donald W. Biles, B.S. ’78, was named chief financial officer of the Arc Baltimore in August.
Therese A. Schoen, B.A. ’78, owner of Mythic World Tours in Denver, Colo., has expanded her company’s tours beyond Europe to include South Africa and the Amazon.
Jeffrey Van Grack, J.D. ’78, was elected to serve as dean of the national College of Community Association Lawyers for 2011 and 2012. He founded and co-chairs Lerch, Early & Brewer’s community association practice in Bethesda, Md., and is an active member of the Community Associations Institute.
Barry M. Chasen, J.D. ’80, founder of Chasen Boscolo Injury Lawyers, of Greenbelt, Md., marked his firm’s 25th anniversary in March 2011. He also was appointed to the board of directors of the University of Baltimore Foundation in June. His son, Ben, is a second-year student at the UB School of Law.
G. Lawrence Franklin, B.S. ’80, was appointed to the board of directors of the University of Baltimore Foundation in June.
Donald C. Fry, J.D. ’80, was appointed to the board of directors of the University of Baltimore Foundation in June.
Janis M. Leftridge, J.D. ’80, was named the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s first diversity officer in June. She oversees and facilitates the Harrisburg, Pa.-based association’s efforts to improve diversity internally and within the state’s legal profession.
Bruce L. Schindler, B.S. ’80, president of Baltimore’s Bob Davidson Ford Lincoln, was named to a number of national Ford Motor Co. committees, including the dealer product advisory committee and the Baltimore Washington Ford Dealer Advertising Fund Board.
Darlene B. Smith, B.S. ’78, M.B.A. ’80, dean of UB’s Merrick School of Business, was elected to the board of directors of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship’s Baltimore affiliate in July. She will serve a three-year term.
David N. Pessin, J.D. ’81, a member of Hodes, Pessin & Katz, was named to Baltimore magazine’s 2011 list of Five-Star Wealth Managers in February 2011.
William M. Feehley, B.S. ’82, was inducted into the board of directors of the Maryland Society of Accountants as second vice president in July.
Wendy G. Rothstein, J.D. ’82, was appointed to serve on the Long-Range Planning Committee of the Montgomery County (Md.) Bar Association in April 2011.
Mark A. Shapiro, B.A. ’82, released Dream Catcher, an album of acoustic and indie rock, in May 2011.
Louise A. Lock, J.D. ’83, was installed as president of the Columbia, Md.-based Maryland Association for Justice in May 2011.
Ronald D. Rudich, B.S. ’68, M.S. ’83, is the director of business valuation and litigation support services at Gorfine, Schiller & Gardyn in Owings Mills, Md.
Mark G. Allen, B.S. ’81, M.S. ’84, is the director of security forces for the Air Force District of Washington, D.C., and is a civilian employee. In September, he returned from a six-month deployment as the deputy provost marshal for the U.S. Forces–Afghanistan.
Richard C. Bittner, J.D. ’84, was reappointed by Gov. Martin O’Malley to the Maryland Board of Physicians for a four-year term in February 2011.
Kevin F. Bress, M.S./J.D. ’84, a member of Hodes, Pessin & Katz in Towson, Md., was named to Baltimore magazine’s 2011 List of Five-Star Wealth Managers in February 2011.
Raymond E. DiBiagio Jr., J.D. ’84, retired from the Bankruptcy Judges Division of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts and opened his own law firm, Raymond DiBiagio, Attorney at Law, in Glen Burnie, Md., in August. He concentrates on bankruptcy law.
Francis C. Heim, M.S. ’84, was appointed to the board of trustees for the Annapolis, Md.-based Chesapeake Bay Trust in September.
E. Kenneth Henschen, B.S. ’76, M.P.A. ’84, was appointed as an assistant director in the Office of the Comptroller of Maryland in Annapolis, Md., in May 2010.
Stuart D. Kaplow, J.D. ’84, was nominated for Corridor Inc.’s 2010 Person of the Year for his work creating and advancing the emergent body of law that is green building and sustainable business law.
Barry F. Levin, J.D. ’84, was named chair of Saul Ewing’s business and finance department in Baltimore. He oversees more than 90 lawyers and others who advise public and private companies, nonprofit businesses and other entities and individuals around the world.
Gregory J. Morgan, B.A. ’84, works as an account manager in the commercial and facility services division of Brothers Services Co., a roofing and exterior renovations company in Hampstead, Md.
Carolyn M. Peoples, B.S. ’83, M.B.A. ’84, president and chief executive officer of Jeremiah Housing in Randallstown, Md., was honored in February 2011 with the 2010 LifeSpan Network Member Service Award for her outstanding services in the community.
Barbara A. Rishel, B.S. ’82, M.B.A. ’84, joined the Baltimore investment firm of Hardesty Capital Management as an investor in July.
Robert A. DeAlmeida, M.S. ’85, was elected to the executive committee of the Annapolis, Md.-based Maryland Bankers Association in July and will serve as vice chairman.
Edward J. Hanko, B.S. ’85, was named special agent in charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Cincinnati (Ohio) Division in July.
James A. List, J.D. ’85, founding partner of the Law Offices of James A. List, of Towson, Md., was named to Baltimore magazine’s 2011 List of Five-Star Wealth Managers in February 2011.
Carol M. McGowan, J.D. ’87, was honored for 38 years of service with Baltimore-based Maryland New Directions in a November ceremony at the Mount Washington Conference Center.
Laurie G. Precht, M.A. ’87, is at McDaniel College, working on what will be her third master’s degree in liberal arts. She has worked as the library media specialist at the Hannah More School in Reisterstown, Md., since 2003.
Robin C. Jones, M.S. ’88, celebrated 26 years with the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services in Towson, Md., in April 2011.
Lawrence F. Maykrantz, B.S. ’80, M.B.A. ’88, was named president of St. John Properties in Baltimore in March 2011. He oversees all day-to-day operations, including all phases of development, asset management, marketing, leasing and financial operations.
R. Delacy Peters Jr., B.S. ’86, J.D. ’88, was named to the 2011 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists by Illinois Super Lawyers magazine in January 2011.
Jonathan S. Beiser, J.D. ’89, joined the board of directors of Baltimore-based Kids’ Chance of Maryland in August.
Janice Bledsoe, J.D. ’89, a criminal defense attorney, heads the Police Integrity Unit within the Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City.
Jeffrey B. Gould, CERT ’89, was elected secretary of the National Association of Public Insurance Adjusters, based in Potomac Falls, Va., at its annual meeting in June.
Kathryn D. Claypoole, B.A. ’90, joined the Baltimore-based law firm of Al Betz & Associates as firm administrator in September.
Stephen A. DaRe, B.S. ’90, was named chief financial officer of Access MediQuip in Lake Mary, Fla., in July.
Jeffrey A. Bateman, B.S. ’91, was named controller of Barcoding in September. He manages the Baltimore company’s financial operations.
Renee B. Battle-Brooks, J.D. ’91, was appointed a member of the board of trustees for Adventist HealthCare in Rockville, Md., in April 2011.
Richard E. Guida, J.D. ’91, was appointed a federal administrative law judge for the Social Security Administration in Wilkes Barre, Pa., in 2010.
Oren D. Saltzman, J.D. ’85, LL.M. ’91, a member of the Baltimore law firm of Adelberg, Rudow, Dorf & Hendler, began a two-year term as board chair of Learning, a nonprofit organization that provides at-risk adolescents in Baltimore with academic and life skills.
Mark F. Scurti, J.D. ’91, received the Maryland State Bar Association Consumer Bankruptcy Section’s Belsky Award in 2010 and 2011 in recognition of his extraordinary support of the section.
Ray M. Shepard, J.D. ’91, joined Smith, Gildea & Schmidt in Baltimore in August. He practices in the areas of complex civil, administrative and criminal litigation.
Joan Worthington, B.S. ’84, M.B.A. ’91, was appointed to the board of directors of the University of Baltimore in June.
Robert D. Cole Jr., J.D. ’92, opened the Law Office of Robert D. Cole Jr. in Baltimore in September. He practices in the areas of criminal defense and civil litigation.
Christine M. Curtis, B.S. ’92, was hired in July by Rice County, Minn., as the director of community corrections; she oversees all probation, parole and juvenile services.
Geoffrey P. Friedman, B.A. ’92, is the owner of Quarry Bagel & Cafe in Pikesville, Md.
Cynthia H. Jones, J.D. ’92, joined the Maryland Labor Department’s Office of the Commissioner of Financial Regulation as assistant commissioner of enforcement and consumer services in April 2011. She directs the office’s investigative and enforcement staff and supervises the handling of consumer inquiries and complaints.
Christopher K. Kyanko, B.S. ’92, started a new business, Cirrus Valuation Services, in August. His Westminster, Md.-based firm provides business valuation and litigation support services to attorneys, accountants, business owners and fiduciaries.
Paul R. Purdum, B.S. ’92, is the branch controller at LVI Demolition in Gaithersburg, Md.
David L. Thurston, J.D. ’92, was sworn in for a three-year term as a member of the Baltimore County (Md.) Board of Appeals in May 2011.
Brian A. Boone, B.S. ’93, was promoted to chief operating officer for Amereco BioFuels Corp. in Phoenix, Ariz., in March 2011.
Kimberly M. Burns, J.D. ’93, was named president of Maryland Business for Responsive Government in Towson, Md., in March 2011. She oversees the nonprofit organization’s daily operations.
Mary Beth Robinson, M.B.A. ’93, was promoted to director of underwriting at the Baltimore Life Cos. in Owings Mills, Md., in June.
Dario J. Broccolino, J.D. ’70, LL.M. ’94, was elected president of the Maryland State’s Attorneys Association in June. He is responsible for the association’s business affairs.
Caroline D. Ciraolo, LL.M. ’94, a partner at Rosenberg/Martin/Greenberg in Baltimore, was selected as a member of Network2000 in February 2011. The organization advocates and monitors women’s progress in becoming leaders and offers a mentoring program in the metropolitan Baltimore business community.
Callista M. Freedman, J.D. ’94, joined the Baltimore firm of FSquared Law as a principal in September 2010. She specializes in the areas of employment, general business services, arbitration and real estate.
Ann K. Goodman, J.D. ’94, joined the Easton, Md., firm of Parker Counts & Melton in summer 2011 as a partner. She focuses on estate planning, elder law and estate administration.
William C. Holzman, J.D. ’94, was promoted to assistant vice president, retail leasing for St. John Properties in Baltimore in July.
Sara B. Long, B.A. ’91, M.S. ’94, was named dean of instruction for Monarch Academy’s Baltimore campus in July.
George J. Nemphos, J.D. ’94, was appointed to the board of directors of the University of Baltimore Foundation in June.
Annette C. Quigley, B.S. ’94, program director/financial consultant with Baltimore County Savings Bank Financial Services, was named to Baltimore magazine’s 2011 list of Five-Star Wealth Managers in February 2011.
Jocelyn C. Carter, J.D. ’95, was named president of the United Healthcare Community Plan in Ridgeland, Miss., in September.
Dianna N. Fornaro, M.A. ’95, received a 2011 Bronze Anvil Award of Commendation in August from the National Public Relations Society of America. She was recognized for superior performance in the design and execution of an individual public relations tactic within a broader campaign.
Heidi Salow, J.D. ’95, joined Greenberg Traurig’s intellectual property practice in Washington, D.C., as a shareholder in January 2011.
Robert A. Scott, J.D. ’95, became a partner with the Baltimore firm of Ballad Spahr in July.
Tamika L. Tremaglio, M.B.A. ’95, was named chair of the National Aquarium’s Washington, D.C., board in April 2011. She leads the board’s involvement in the continued growth of the aquarium’s D.C. venue.
Gregory M. Derwart, M.A. ’96, was named to The Daily Record’s 2011 VIP List of very important professionals age 40 and under in September.
Todd A. Feuerman, M.B.A. ’96, was awarded the certified construction auditor credential by the National Association of Construction Auditors in September.
Kirk J. Halpin, J.D. ’96, was selected in April 2011 to serve a three-year term on the board of the Baltimore-Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce, based in Laurel, Md.
Joseph T. Kearney, M.B.A. ’96, was appointed director of client solutions at TrustPoint International in Washington, D.C., in September.
Ali Agan, M.B.A. ’97, was nominated for the Business Leader’s Award to Fight Human Trafficking in December 2010. He is the chief executive officer of Azercell Telecom, which contributed to an awareness-raising campaign in Azerbaijan and helped establish a shelter for homeless children.
Victoria A. August, J.D. ’97, accepted a position with West, Thomson Reuters, in Washington, D.C. She works with companies to maximize their legal research, due diligence and outside counsel budgets.
Alexander M. Giles, J.D. ’97, was elected to the board of directors of the Maritime Law Association of the United States in May.
Aaron J. Greenfield, J.D. ’97, was appointed to the lawyers committee of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., in May. The committee aims to foster study of the Holocaust’s legal ramifications through ongoing professional development initiatives for judges, lawyers, law students and professors.
David C. Matukaitis, B.A. ’97, was named program director of Jewish Recovery Houses in Baltimore in February 2011. He is responsible for all aspects of resident and family recovery programs.
Christina J. Pappas, B.A. ’94, J.D. ’97, was promoted in May 2011 to of counsel in the real estate practice of DLA Piper’s Baltimore office. She practices in the area of real estate development and finance.
Adrienne L. Bennett, J.D. ’98, a candidate for state delegate in Virginia’s 21st district, was endorsed by the Farm Team, an organization committed to recruiting, supporting and electing Democratic women to all levels of elected office in Virginia.
Alex J. Brown, J.D. ’99, joined the Baltimore firm of Silverman, Thompson, Slutkin & White as a member in March 2011.
Peter C. O’Malley, J.D. ’99, joined the Baltimore office of Venable as a partner in its government relations practice in April 2012.
Jennifer J. Stearman, J.D. ’99, was appointed chair of the board of visitors for the University of Maryland Children’s Hospital in June. She leads the board in continuing its support of capital campaigns and awareness initiatives benefiting the hospital.
Deborah J. Weider-Hatfield, J.D. ’99, has been working as an assistant attorney general for Missouri since February 2006. She is in the Financial Services Division and represents the Family Support Division of the Missouri Department of Social Services.
Renee B. Ades, B.S. ’74, J.D. ’00, opened the Law Offices of Renee Bronfein Ades in March 2011. She focuses on matrimonial and family matters.
John C. Berkley, M.B.A. ’00, was named Man of the Year by the Second District of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity at its 63rd annual conference in April 2011 in recognition of his notable contributions to society.
Clayton A. Mitchell Sr., J.D. ’00, was appointed to a fourth six-year term as an associate member of the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation Board of Appeals in June. He was also appointed to the Maryland Region 1 Selective Service Board by President Barack Obama.
Donna H. Williams, M.B.A. ’00, joined Waltham, Mass.-based Actifio as vice president of global services and support in February.
Dorine C. Andrews, D.C.D. ’01, was appointed to the board of directors of the University of Baltimore Foundation in June.
Mariusz Dabrowski, M.S. ’01, was named vice president of Web effectiveness consulting for Systems Alliance in Hunt Valley, Md., in April 2011. He is responsible for managing and growing the company’s Web consulting practice.
Dale K. Cathell, J.D. ’01, became a partner with the Baltimore firm of DLA Piper in May 2011.
Darrell S. Cherry, B.A. ’01, and the company he works for, J.E. Berkowitz in Pedricktown, N.J., are manufacturing the windows for the Varsity at the University of Baltimore and the interior glass for UB’s new John and Frances Angelos Law Center.
Brian K. O’Connell, M.B.A. ’01, married Amy Pearson on May 7, 2011.
G. James Benoit, J.D. ’02, was nominated for Corridor Inc.’s 2010 Person of the Year.
John S. Butler, B.A. ’03, chief administrative officer with the Howard County (Md.) Department of Fire and Rescue Service, completed the leadership in crisis program in April 2011.
Patricia Ann Cotten, B.S. ’83, M.S. ’85, D.P.A. ’03, director of the University of Baltimore’s Schaefer Center for Public Policy, is president of the Southern Consortium of University Public Service Organizations for 2012-13.
Mary E. Quick, M.A. ’03, launched Mary Quick Designs, her new business venture as a surface designer; she designs prints to be licensed for commercial application.
Beverly E. Richards, B.S. ’03, was elected to the board of directors of the Hearing and Speech Agency of Baltimore in September.
Kathleen J.P. Tabor, J.D. ’03, published a book, Maryland Equine Law: A Legal Guide to Horse Ownership & Activities, in April 2011.
Vincent M. Garufi, M.S. ’04, organization development director for Adventist Midwest Health in Bolingbrook, Ill., received the company’s regional pillar award in January 2011 for his commitment to helping enhance the company’s culture.
Arun Subhas, M.S. ’04, became a partner with Ernst & Young’s tax practice in Baltimore in July.
Brenda N. Taylor, B.S. ’91, J.D. ’04, and Dawn A. Nee, B.A. ’00, J.D. ’03, formed Family Law Assistant in Manchester, Md., in May. The company focuses on assisting family law practitioners and individuals with family law matters.
Barbara D. Thompson, B.A. ’04, joined Franklin & Prokopik in Baltimore in August. She practices in the area of workers’ compensation defense.
Byron B. Warnken, J.D. ’04, opened a financial advisory practice handling insurance and investments with Wells Fargo Advisors in Hunt Valley, Md., in September.
William F. Burnham, J.D. ’05, received a 2011 Maryland Pro Bono Service Award from the Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland at the Maryland State Bar Association’s annual meeting in June.
Albert J. Hannan, B.A. ’66, J.D. ’05, celebrated 25 years as a professor of economics at Notre Dame of Maryland University in May 2011.
Heather A. Mewshaw, B.S. ’05, was appointed president of the Potomac Chapter of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, which serves Maryland and Washington, D.C., in August.
Mark P. Samuel, B.A. ’05, completed his M.B.A. studies at the University of Maryland University College in September.
Aimee V. String, J.D. ’05, was named as the senior criminal justice planner for Delaware’s Domestic Violence Coordinating Council in Wilmington, Del., in May 2011.
Imoh E. Akpan, J.D. ’06, joined Franklin & Prokopik in Baltimore in August; she concentrates her practice in the area of general liability defense.
Ari N. Laric, J.D. ’06, joined the Towson, Md., law firm of Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby, in May 2011. He represents injured workers throughout the state.
Rosa M. Linnear, B.S. ’06, was hired as project manager for IndiSoft in Columbia, Md., in September.
Erin McCarthy Naylor, J.D. ’07, joined the Office of Financial Regulation in Baltimore under a Department of Justice grant to work on criminal mortgage and fraud prosecution.
Carol C. Shepherd, B.S. ’07, was promoted to senior accountant at UHY Advisors Mid-Atlantic of Columbia, Md., in September.
Lisa D. Sparks, B.A. ’05, J.D. ’07, joined the Towson, Md., law firm of Bowie & Jensen as an associate in its construction practice in May 2011.
Adam P. Di Palma, M.A. ’08, is the lead graphic designer of the Nutramax Laboratories’ veterinary division in Lancaster, N.C.
Sarah R. Dorsett, J.D. ’08, accepted a commission in November 2010 with the Judge Advocate General’s Corps of the U.S. Navy and has been assigned to the Navy Legal Services Office at the Bangor Trident Base in Silverdale, Wash.
Thomas E. Dunlap, J.D. ’08, joined the Bethesda, Md., firm of Budow & Noble. He concentrates on civil litigation.
Hana R. Kondratyuk, J.D. ’08, joined the Baltimore firm of Rosenberg Martin Greenberg as an associate in April 2011.
Edward F. McNally, J.D. ’08, is the executive director of Baltimore’s Franciscan Center, a nonprofit organization serving the poor and homeless.
Ronni H. Monaghan, J.D. ’08, was named director of development for St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson, Md., in August.
Paul E. Nesterovsky, M.S. ’00, M.S. ’08, was promoted to vice president–tax of Sinclair Broadcast Group in Hunt Valley, Md., in September.
David D. Nowak, J.D. ’08, opened the Law Office of David D. Nowak in Towson, Md., in 2010. He focuses his practice on family law and workers’ compensation cases.
Sarah B. Sherman, J.D. ’08, joined the Towson, Md., office of Bodie, Dolina, Smith & Hobbs in February 2011. She focuses her practice on general litigation, particularly toxic tort defense.
Daniel B. Wechsler, J.D./M.B.A. ’08, works at the Social Security Administration in Woodlawn, Md.
Paul B. Beaulieu, B.S. ’09, is president of Harrison Marketing and managing partner of Open Air Lighting in Abingdon, Md.
Julie S. Harada, J.D. ’09, joined the Baltimore office of Gorman & Williams as an associate in September. She concentrates her practice on intellectual property and health-care law.
Lucy D. Holman, D.C.D. ’09, began her term as president of the Maryland Library Association in Baltimore in June.
Heather L. Winkel, M.A. ’09, was named one of Folio magazine’s Rising Stars: Ten Under 30 in November 2010. She is an art director and graphic designer for Network Media Partners in Hunt Valley, Md.
Matthew J. Youssef, J.D. ’09, received The Daily Record’s 20 in Their Twenties Award in April 2011.
David E. Bauer, J.D. ’10, joined Global Automakers of Washington, D.C., as the state relations manager in July.
Simone J. Christian, M.A. ’10, joined the Baltimore Community Foundation as the communications officer for integrated design in February 2011.
Scarlett M. Corso, B.A. ’07, J.D. ’10, joined Franklin & Prokopik in Baltimore in August. She concentrates her practice in the area of general liability defense.
Jin Luo, B.S. ’02, M.B.A. ’10, joined the New York Life Insurance Co. in Columbia, Md., as a financial services professional in May 2011.
Ryan M. McConnell, J.D. ’10, was elected to the board of directors of Chesapeake-Potomac Spina Bifida in April 2011.
Michael E.J. Merod, J.D. ’10, joined the Baltimore law firm of Ingerman & Horwitz in August. His practice areas include automobile torts and personal injury claims.
Trang T. Phan, M.S. ’10, joined Stoy, Malone & Co. in Towson, Md., as an accountant in October. She works in auditing and assurance services and tax preparation.
Timothy R. Polanowski, B.S. ’03, M.B.A. ’10, was promoted in July to president and chief executive officer of the Kornblatt Co. in Baltimore.
Luke D. Smith, B.S. ’10, was promoted to senior accountant at UHY Advisors Mid-Atlantic of Columbia, Md., in September.
Matthew M. Somers, J.D. ’10, is an associate with Chason, Rosner, Leary & Marshall of Towson, Md. He focuses on business litigation, insurance litigation, medical malpractice, personal injury, products liability, professional liability and complex civil litigation.
Bradley A. Wasser, J.D. ’10, married Sherri Weiss on April 9, 2011, in North Brunswick, N.J.
Kathleen L. Wright, J.D. ’10, was admitted to the New York Bar Association in March 2011 and is an associate at the Long Island, N.Y.-based law firm of Miranda, Sambursky, Slone, Sklarin, Verveniotis. She married Daniel Wright in October 2010.
Jonathan E. Yoffe, J.D./M.B.A. ’10, was sworn into the Maryland Bar Association in June. He is an associate attorney at Ezrine, Castro & Stavisky in Baltimore and focuses his practice on personal injury law, workers’ compensation and small-business matters.
Martin D. Coleman, B.S. ’11, enrolled in the University of Maryland University College’s graduate program in cybersecurity policy.
Christopher M. Craig, B.A. ’06, M.A. ’11, works as a sales associate for Bisco Industries in Glen Burnie, Md.