Architecture and development:
J. Thomas Hyde joins Gaudreau Inc., a Baltimore-based architectural and engineering firm, as an architect. He was previously a principal with the architectural firm of Browne, Worrall & Johnson Inc. of Baltimore.
He is currently serving as project architect for Otsuka American Pharmaceuticals' 120,000-square-foot corporate office building in Montgomery County.
Don Arenth and Cesar Gomez join the Baltimore- based interior design and planning company, H. Chambers Co.
Arenth will be an associate with the firm working with a widely varied clientele, and Gomez will join the hospitality group in providing architectural support.
Darlene Collier is promoted to manager for Rowles & Co., Certified Public Accountants. She will serve in the Audit Services Group and will be responsible for audits of Federal Credit Unions and Commercial Banks.
She has been with the firm for five years.
At Heine & Hermann, Davis M. Rosas becomes a principal of the firm. He will be responsible for audits, accounting and review services, corporate and individual taxes.
He has been with the firm for nine years.
Dr. Garry Warren Berg joins the Columbia-FreeState Health System as a nuclear medicine specialist with the Internal Medicine Department at the Columbia Regional Center. He previously served as medical officer at the Department of Nuclear Medicine, National Institutes of Health, in Bethesda.
Dr. James P. Nataro joins the health system's Pediatrics Department. He is a member of the Fellowship of Pediatric Diseases at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Dr. Nicholas J. Tavani joins the health system's Family Practice-Urgent Care Department. He previously worked part-time in the department as well as working as a family practice resident at Prince George's County Hospital.
H. Grant Hathaway, chairman of the board of Maryland National Bank, is named president of Downtown Partnership of Baltimore, successor to Charles Street Management Corp.
He will lead the quasi-public organization's board in shaping the direction of and fostering additional corporate support for the downtown management corporation.
Captain J. Frederick Ver Planck is named commanding officer of Supply Center Curtis Bay for The U.S. Coast Guard. He relieves Captain Richard Cook, who assumes duties as chief, Contract Support Division, Office of Acquisition at Coast Guard headquarters in Washington.
Ver Planck was previously in command of Coast Guard Group Seattle. He has served in various planning, programming and budgeting staff positions at Coast Guard headquarters and also worked as controller, Coast Guard Activities Europe in London, England.
Bill Carnes is named sales representative at Maran Graphic Specialties, a Baltimore printing company.
He has experience in production at the facility, which features typography, lithography, die-cutting, foil-stamping and the manufacture of plastic cards and products.
At Hopkins-Reiter Associates, an office furniture dealership in Laurel, Matthew Hopkins is named a sales representative.
He has worked with the family-owned business since it was founded in 1988.
At LifePlus, a physician-supervised weight reduction program, and the Nutritional Products Division of Hunt Valley-based Benn Kel Corp., Stacey Bennett is named sales coordinator. She will be responsible for all phases of customer relations and sales throughout the country.
She serves as a liaison between the physicians and Benn Kel's nutrition and health education department, keeping open communication channels on product developments.
She previously worked for Dominion Bank of Virginia.
At PS Graphics Inc., J. Donald Gerding is appointed director of sales and marketing. He joins the commercial printing firm with 30 years' experience in the field. He was previously president of the Gerding Printing Division of the John D. Lucas Printing Co., and vice president and treasurer of the Gerding Printing Co. Inc.
Submit personnel changes to Business People, c/o Meredith Schlow, The Evening Sun, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, Md., 21278. Black-and-white photos are welcome but cannot be returned.