Sharon L. Harsher, who has a doctorate in business education, is named associate dean of career education and continuing studies at Dundalk Community College.
She was previously associate professor and chairperson of the college's Business and Management Division, a position she held since 1987. She joined the college in 1983 as program director of the Business Office Careers Department. She also served as the college's director of cooperative education.
At the Liberty Jewish Center, Reva Tokayer is named educational director of the religious school programs.
She will expand on the program's innovative curriculum for both children and their families, similar to the course curriculum she created in her previous position as principal of the Beth Emath Synagogue Hebrew School in Larchmont, N.Y. Richard E. Levine, a partner in the Baltimore-based law firm of Miles & Stockbridge, is appointed chairman of the American Bar Association's Section of Taxation Partnership Committee.
He will lead the 250-member committee, which focuses on tax issues relating to partnerships and joint ventures. The committee evaluates legislation and suggests improvements to such government agencies and political bodies as the Internal Revenue Service, House Ways and Means Committee, Senate Finance Committee and Treasury Department.
Levine specializes in the representation of real estate entrepreneurs with an emphasis on tax matters. Roy J. Schumacher is appointed vice president-finance, treasurer and chief financial officer for Fair Lanes Inc., an independent operator of bowling centers. He was previously vice president and chief financial officer for Pizza Inn Inc. in Dallas.
G. Kirk Culbertson is appointed chief financial officer and controller of the Charter Group Inc., an employee-owned insurance and financial services firm. He will handle financial planning and management of assets for the parent company and three insurance subsidiaries. He will also be responsible for the accounting and management information systems departments. Previously he was with USF&G, Ernst & Whinney and the Internal Revenue Service.
At Charter Risk Management, a commercial insurance subsidiary of the Charter Group, William B. Chambers is promoted to vice president. He had been with Corroon & Black/Stump, Harvey and Cook Inc. as vice president of commercial insurance.
Charlotte King is appointed director of social services administration; Deanna Phelps is named director of the office of project independence management and Judith M. Taylor is named director of the governmental relations office for the Maryland Department of Human Resources.
King previously worked in the department as a program manager in foster care and as director of the Charles County Department of Social Services. She most recently was executive director of Associated Catholic Charities in Washington.
Phelps was most recently director of the Income Maintenance Administration's Office of Corrective Action. Taylor previously held positions as director of the University of Maryland's Annapolis legislative office and director of development at the University of Maryland Baltimore County.
Advertising and public relations:
Patricia Koch is appointed media buyer for Maleson Advertising. She will be responsible for the ordering and placement of all print and broadcast advertising for the firm's clients.
At Mount St. Mary's College, the Public Relations Department is split into two departments, Public Affairs and Publications.
Michael E. Diegel, formerly assistant director of public relations for media relations, is promoted KOCH to director of public affiars. Joan Krodel, formerly assistant HTC director of public relations for publications, is promoted to director of publications. Gary C. Dick is named general manager for the Candler Building. Located on Market Place between Pratt and Lombard streets near the Inner Harbor, the building is managed by Beacon Management Co, a property management arm of The Beacon Companies, a Boston-based commercial developer.
He was previously property manager for One Post Office Square in Boston, and assistant property manager for DICK 1615 L. Street in Washington, both commercial office buildings also owned by Beacon.
Prior to joining Beacon, Dick held positions with the Australian and British Embassies. William E. Bingley is promoted to associate engineer for Whitman, Requardt and Associates. A registered professional engineer, he is responsible for water and wastewater projects in Maryland, Delaware and Virginia.
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