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December 19, 1990


Macie L. Cooper is appointed assistant vice president-Customs Department for Samuel Shapiro & Co., a Customs broker and international freight forwarder.


William S. Galkin, Carol Kaufman Lisman and John P. Vita join Adelberg, Rudow, Dorf, Hendler & Sameth as associates. Galkin will concentrate his practice in the areas of commercial and corporate transactions, and estate planning. Lisman specializes in the areas of banking and real property. Vita focuses his practice on the areas of commercial and civil litigation, including malpractice and personal injury claims.


Arbee Associates, a Baltimore/Washington contract office furniture dealer, appoints Carole E. Downey to account executive. She will work out of the company's new Baltimore showroom in the Candler Building.


Peg and Sid Singer, owners of Burdell's Jewelers in Mondawmin Mall, are named Jewelers of the Year by the Mid-Atlantic Travelers Association. The award was presented at the convention of Tri-State Jewelers Association, a part of the Maryland Retail Merchants Association.


Auburn R. Bell joins Richardson, Myers & Donofrio as advertising account executive. His responsibilities will include Marriott Corp.'s Mid-Atlantic Hotel Division, Avis Leasing and Crown Central Petroleum. He most recently held a market development position with USAir in Arlington, Va. Before that, he was an account executive with W.B. Doner.


Keith J. Smith is named controller for Wallace, Montgomery & Associates, a consulting engineering firm. He will be responsible for all accounting activities and overall office management. He had been with the firm for more than four years. Bernard L. Grove is appointed executive vice president of Genstar Stone Products Co. He will assume top management responsibility for aggregates, ready-mixed concrete and paving construction. He joined the firm in 1958 as a sales representative, and most recently worked as vice president-aggregate operations. Mary Carol Rose joins A.J. Perry & Co. Inc., a Baltimore firm that provides financial advisory services, as a principal. She will provide financial and investment advice. She has 10 years experience in finance, investments and economics, including positions as an investment executive at Kidder Peabody & Co. Inc. and Paine Webber Inc.

At Signet Bank, Margaret W. Haile is promoted to assistant vice president in the Cash Management Sales Department of Commercial Services. She joined the bank in 1984 as a commercial finance auditor after working for First Valley Bank in Bethlehem, Pa.

Sara G. Lenes is promoted to assistant vice president of Signet Mortgage Corp., where she produces first mortgages in Howard, Prince George's, Montgomery and Frederick counties. Benjamin H. "Hank" Kaestner III is named director of vendor development for the Global Sourcing Team of McCormick & Co. Inc. He will be responsible for the commodities vanilla, cassia and Egyptian spices. He joined the company in 1967, and after completion of military service, returned to McCormick in 1969 as administrative assistant in corporate purchasing. He was most recently manager-commodity purchasing. Susan Garrett Baker, Yvonne Brathwaite Burke, Henry Cisneros and Karen Hastie Williams join the board of directors of The Enterprise Foundation.

Baker is chairwoman of the National Alliance to End Homelessness; Burke is a former U.S. representative and California assemblywoman; Cisneros is former mayor of San Antonio, Texas, and Williams is a former administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy and chief counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on the Budget.

The foundation, headquartered in Columbia, is a national charitable organization dedicated to assisting neighborhood-based, non-profit housing ventures across the country develop affordable housing for the poor.

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