EngineeringGary B. Banko is named division director...

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January 14, 1991


Gary B. Banko is named division director, business management services, for EA Mueller, a division of EA Engineering, Science, and Technology Inc. The company's Building Systems Division names Alexander F. Petrlik marketing manager, and appoints Najad H. Tuffaha project manager.

Banko is an electrical engineer with more than 20 years experience in consulting, management and the sales and marketing of professional services. He will be responsible for managing the division's business management activities.

Petrlik, an industrial engineer, will be responsible for marketing EA Mueller's building systems services to wide range of clients.

Tuffaha is a mechanical engineer, and will be responsible for project management in the Building Systems Division.

At the plant

Joseph H. Callaway is promoted to telecommunications manager for McCormick & Co. Inc. He will be responsible for the strategic planning of the corporation's telecommunications activities. He joined the company in 1984.


Patricia Tobin is named an account executive at Don Richard Office Personnel, the temporary and permanent administrative placement division of Don Richard Associates of Baltimore. She was previously national marketing manager for PHH Environments and vice president of Riparius Construction.


Stephen A. Newhouse rejoins Lucas Bros. Inc. as vice president of the Lucas Contract Furniture Division. Previously he was with Dalsemer, Catzen & Associates as executive vice president.

Marion Elizabeth Vonderheid is appointed vice president of media for the Baltimore-based Reeves Agency. With the appointment, she also becomes an equity partner in the firm. She was previously marketing and audience research director for the Hearst Corp.

At the Blum Group, Al Altman is named director of development. He will help increase the client/project base for the full-service firm. He was previously the marketing director of Crown Shade Co. in Baltimore. He also owned and operated Altman bTC Advertising for 15 years.

Law: Christopher J. Russo Jr. is named chairman of the recently established Environmental Law Department at Parks, Hansen & Ditch, a Towson-based law firm. Active in the department with Russo will be Philip H. Lohrey Jr. and Anthony J. Breschi. The department will monitor new and existing federal, state and local environmental legislation and regulations, counsel firms on compliance with those laws and regulations and represent companies in environmental litigation.

At Frank, Bernstein, Conaway & Goldman, S. Nelson "Sandy" Weeks joins the firm as a partner and co-chairman of the Business Department. He was previously an executive vice president at Maryland National Bank. Before that, he was a partner at the firm of Miles & Stockbridge, where he served as chairman of the Tax Exempt Financing Group and a member of that firm's policy committee.

H. Terry Hancock is elected to the seven-member partnership board at Clifton, Gunderson & Co., Certified Public Accountants and Consultants. He will serve as the partner-in-charge of the firm's Baltimore office and the firm-wide coordinator of services to the health care industry. He joined the firm in 1982.

Baltimore International Culinary College appoints Jeanne-Marie "GiGi" Vernot as director of accounting. She will be responsible for supervising staff, overseeing the daily activities of the Accounting Department and automated record-keeping procedures. She was most recently supervising senior accountant with KMPG Peat Marwick.

David T. McLaughlin and Roy A. Schotland are appointed to the advisory board of Leominster Inc., a Baltimore-based investment management firm.

McLaughlin is president and chief executive office of the Aspen Institute, an independent nonprofit organization whose programs are designed to enhance the ability of national and international leaders to deal with the challenges to democratic institutions.

Schotland is a professor at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington.

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