Real estate:J. Christopher Collidge is named senior vice...

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January 07, 1991

Real estate:

J. Christopher Collidge is named senior vice president of acquisitions and marketing and a principal for The Berkshire Corp. He was previously vice president of finance for the Mason Hirst Companies, a commercial real estate development firm based in Reston, Va. Before that, he was a vice president at Dean Witter Realty Inc. in New York.

At Continental Realty Corp., Julie A. Warehime is promoted to assistant project manager. She will be responsible for various duties specific to the development and construction of the firm's various business parks. From 1985 to 1987, Warehime was president and owner of a commercial landscape management firm.

On the board:

George D. Edwards 2nd is named to the Maryland Historical Society's board of trustees. He is president of Hottman Edward Advertising Inc., a Baltimore-based advertising agency. He has been a member of the society for over 10 years.

Jerold C. Hoffberger is named chairman of The Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute Advisory Council. He has been a member of The Johns Hopkins Hospital Board of Trustees since the 1960s. The council, comprised of 28 individuals from across the country, guides Wilmer in establishing funding priorities and assists in development efforts.

Financial services:

Linda M. Adams, Sharon P. O'Brien and Cathy D. Tidwell are promoted to officers of Signet Bank. Adams, manager of Signet's Jumpers Mall branch, joined the bank in 1979 as a teller. Before that, she was a teller at savings and loans in Pennsylvania and Virginia.

O'Brien joined the bank in 1988 and currently analyzes the financial information and collateral of Maryland customers who use commercial finance services. She previously was a staff nTC accountant with Grabush, Newman & Co.

Tidwell works in the Educational Funding Division where she monitors the student loan product to ensure the federal regulations and bank policies are followed and maintained. She joined Signet in 1981 as a collector in the MasterCard Department. Before that, she was a credit and collection analyst for American Express Co.

To your health:

Dr. Jane Matjasko is named chairwoman of the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Maryland Medical Center. She is one of six women who head anesthesia departments at academic medical centers, out of 126 such programs in the country. She has spent her entire professional career at the University of Maryland, where she held a variety of positions including chief of neuro-surgical anesthesia and vice-chairman of anesthesia. Alan M. Waller Jr. joins Don Richard Associates of Baltimore Inc. as a senior recruiter for the company's new Recruiting and Placement Division for data processing executives. He will develop all facets of the firm's data processing service, including recruitment, search and placement for professionals at all levels up to information system directors.

He was previously a technical recruiter specializing in data processing and financial search at White-Ridgely & Associates. Randall M. Lutz joins the Baltimore-based firm of Smith, Somerville & Case as a partner. He will be responsible for heading the firm's environmental law section. He will also assist with the firm's health law group practice. He was previously a partner in the Baltimore law firm of Kaplan, Heyman, Greenberg, Engelman & Belgrad. He has also been an assistant attorney general of Maryland, principal counsel to three of the state's secretaries of health, and director of the office of Criminal Enforcement Counsel for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Washington. He also writes an environmental law column for The Daily Record. Gary L. Smith is named associate director of The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. He succeeds James E. Colvard, who is retiring. Smith was most recently assistant director for research and programs. Before that, he was assistant director for research and exploratory development. In his new position, he will be responsible for laboratory program planning, oversight, review and approval. He joined APL in 1970. David Gillis is named junior designer for Morton Street Studio, the in-house graphic design division of the Baltimore-based advertising agency Trahan, Burden & Charles. He previously held a similar position with Corey Design in Boston.

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