Center for Forensic Economic Studies Inc. in Rockville and Philadelphia, which provides economic and statistical analysis,
appointed Edward A. Friedman senior economist.
Tissue Banks International, a Baltimore-based network of eye and tissue banks, promoted Kenneth D. Sterner to senior vice president.
Communications & Systems Specialists Inc., a Columbia-based computer software and hardware development company, named Tom Peters, senior member, technical staff; Ruth Berman, member, technical staff; Ken Simms, Steve Snodgrass and John Pickett, electronics technicians; Steve and Mike Olson, technical staff; and Carolyn Goldsteen, purchasing coordinator.
Greenhorne & O'Mara Inc., a Greenbelt-based consulting design firm, appointed Brian A. Collins senior project manager and promoted John C. Klimovitch to department head, traffic
American Tobacco Co. promoted Robert L. Mosberg Jr. to key accounts manager for sales in Maryland.
Richard Opfer Auctioneering Inc. in Timonium appointed John Burke to the auctioneering staff.
Standard Supplies Inc., a Gaithersburg-based contractor and industrial supply company, named David W. Stevens president and chief executive officer.
Arthritis Foundation, Maryland chap
ter, appointed Bette A. Rank assistant development director.
Taylor Rental Corp. named Leroy J. Dixon area manager for the Baltimore market.
The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory named Anne Anikis assistant director of the Johns Hopkins Space Grant Consortium.
Severn Graphics Inc. in Glen Burnie promoted Frederick Nuttle to sales manager and Douglas Trent Shaffer account executive.
Kayla Advertising, a Columbia-based advertising specialty distributor, appointed Kathy Seddon marketing and promotional specialist.
Small Business Development Center, Central Maryland, named John G. Casper consultant.
John E. Harms Jr. and Associates Inc., a Pasadena-based engineering, planning and surveying company, appointed Eugene C. Harvey principal-in-charge of the Quality Assurance
program and Richard S. Osborn, director of marketing.
Baltimore Thermal Energy Corp. promoted G. Michael Larkin Jr. to vice president, marketing.
Zurn Industries Inc., an Erie, Pa.-based designer and manufacturer of environmental products, appointed Michael P. Nickel manager, government programs.
Hecht's, an Arlington, Va.-based chain of regional department stores, appointed Duane R. Wolter vice president of finance.
Admiral Envelope & Printing Co. of Baltimore promoted Gary Zorn to executive vice president.
Business Interiors of Maryland Inc., a Baltimore-based office furniture dealership, named Wendy H. Warren sales executive and project manager.
Marks, Thomas and Associates Inc., an architecture firm in Baltimore, appointed Ann Geddes to the staff.
Brookshire Hotels Inc., a Columbia-based hotel management company, promoted Deborah L. Cannon to vice president of
Black & Decker, U.S. Service Operations in Hampstead, appointed Lisa Devine training manager.
Real estate and development
Smithy Braedon, a regional commercial real estate company, appointed George W. Parr to the Washington office as a senior leasing representative.
Talles Homes named Kathy and Lynn Posner sales managers for Cobblestone, a residential home community in Owings Mills.
Continental Realty Corp. in Towson promoted Julie A. Warehime to assistant project manager.
Legal and professional
Smith, Somerville & Case, a Baltimore-based law firmannounced these appointments: Bennett Gilbert Gaines, partner and chairman of the real estate division; Randall M. Lutz, partner and head of the environmental law section; Gordon R. Calvert, partner and head of the employee benefits practice.
Levin & Gann, a regional law firm, named Carole S. Gould and Murray L. Deutchman members of the firm, Olivia S. Byrne, Of Counsel; and Kathryn A. Turner and Stanford G. Gann Jr., associates.
Katz, Abosch, Windesheim, Gershman & Freedman, a Baltimore-based accounting firm, appointed Kathryn Rorke staff accountant.
Aronson, Fetridge, Weigle & Stern, a Rockville-based accounting firm, named Moira H. Monk and Lisa J. Cines shareholders of the
Life Insurance Co. of Virginia appointed Scott M. Jenkins to the Baltimore agency.
Signet Bank promoted James E. Sedlar to vice president, real estate division and Monica V. Bates to branch officer, Walbrook location.