Black & Decker, Power Tools Group in Hunt Valley, appointed Joseph Galli vice president of marketing.
The Baltimore Times newspaper promoted Jerome Stephens to national sales manager/corporate accounts.
McCormick & Co. Inc., a Hunt Valley-based producer of seasonings, flavorings and specialty foods, named Robert B. McFadden executive vice president.
WMAR-TV, Channel 2 News in Baltimore, appointed Linda Breshears general assignment reporter.
Essex Corp. in Columbia appointed Jeffrey R. Lapides as vice president, commercial products. Dr. Lapides is former president Alleco Inc. in Cheverly. Essex provides training, support services and information systems to government and industry, and manufactures digital-optical systems and processors.
East Coast Pictures, a Baltimore-based production company, named Darlene J. Smith general manager and Richard Meltzer assistant editor.
Legal and professional
Shapiro and Olander, a Baltimore law firm, named Margaret Lee Norton of counsel to the firm.
Hogan & Hartson, a Washington-based law firm, elected Clyde
Sorrell partner in the firm's Bethesda office.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Maryland named Thomas Higgins vice president of public policy.
Signet Bank promoted Pamela S. Dekowski to commercial loan operations officer; Cathy R. Fuchs, international banking officer for telecommunications and automation activities; and Michael A. Clancy, assistant vice president in the commercial services division.
A. J. Perry & Co., a Baltimore-based provider of financial services, named Mary Carol Rose principal.
Alexander & Alexander Inc., an insurance brokerage, risk management consulting company in Baltimore, appointed Thomas E. Nicholson producer and Sharon L. Walker account
manager in the transportation department.
Alexander & Alexander Services Inc. in Owings Mills promoted Cynthia Vacovsky to manager of state tax compliance, corporate tax department.
Baltimore Life Insurance Co. named W. Keith Mathis district manager and Donald D. Denault Jr. assistant manager.
MBNA America Bank in Wilmington, Del., promoted Michelle A. DeSantis to vice president.
Advertising and P.R.
Eisner & Associates, a Baltimore-based advertising and communications company, appointed Brian Decker media director/senior vice president.
Richardson, Myers & Donofrio, a Baltimore-based advertising and public relations firm, named Erin F. Rowe advertising copywriter.
The Martin Agency, a Richmond, Va.-based advertising agency, promoted Earl C. Cox to vice president of marketing.
The Kamber Group, a Washington-based public relations and communications consulting firm, named Robin Johnson senior producer.
HealthCare Corp. of America in Baltimore named Deborah L. Holloway vice president of medical affairs.
University of Maryland Medical Center named Dr. Jane Matjasko chairman of the anesthesiology department.
On the board
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Maryland named Barry P. Bosworth to the board of directors. Mr. Bosworth is a senior fellow in the Economics Studies Program of the Brookings
Real estate, development
Long & Foster Realtors in Towson named Scott F. Haupt sales associate and associate broker.
Landmark Homes named Sherry L. Platt sales director of the Arborwood community in Owings Mills and Padonia Woods in Timonium.