Financial services:William M. Griffin has been named...

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July 24, 1991

Financial services:

William M. Griffin has been named chairman of the board of the Maryland Credit Union League, which is the trade association for credit unions in the state. He succeeds Allan T. Moore Jr., who held the position for the past three years.

Griffin is the chief executive officer of the State Employees Credit Union of Maryland Inc., the largest credit union in the state. He currently serves as chairman of the league's State Legislative Committee and is chairman of the industry advisory council of the National Association of State Credit Union Supervisors. Walter F.H. "Buddy" Oberfeld has joined Frederick Realty Inc. as vice president, industrial brokerage group. He will be responsible for coordinating sales and leasing of commercial and industrial real estate throughout the Baltimore area. Previously, he was associate broker at Parker Frames & Co. Inc., the industrial real estate firm that recently agreed to merge with W.C. Pinkard & Co.

Awards:

Terry Allen Perl, president of The Chimes, has received the Jewish Vocational Service Philip M. Wainer Memorial Achievement Award. Perl was honored for his service as a JVS board member. In his professional capacity, he oversees a staff of 300 that provides a full range of services for people with mental retardation and other related disabilities.

* Lorraine M. Sheehan, president of the Association for Retarded Citizens of Maryland, has received the association's Bernard A. Gould Award for her leadership in governmental affairs. Sheehan has served in the General Assembly and as secretary of state.

John Everett, executive director of the association in Howard County, was named outstanding professional of the year. Catherine A. Raggio received the Gilbert John Zucchi Award for her work on an advocacy committee. Mary Riston won the Stanley S. Sidle Memorial Citizenship Award. Marilyn "Dolly" Solomon was the association's outstanding employee and Annie Joe Berkowitz was honored as a volunteer. Phillips Harborplace was named outstanding employer. The restaurant employs 13 people who have mental retardation and has identified positions for additional workers. Joseph Sweigart has been promoted to the supervisor level at Katz, Abosch, Windesheim, Gershman & Freedman, working in the Towson office. His expertise includes computer software and state and personal property taxes.

* Lyle K. Benson Jr. has become an officer and stockholder of Coyne & McClean, Chartered. He joined the firm in 1985 and is responsible for managing its Personal Financial Planning Services. David M.K. Metzger has joined Semmes, Bowen and Semmes as an associate, practicing in the firm's tax and employee benefits department. Metzger, who is also a certified public accountant, was formerly an associate with Piper & Marbury.

* Brian A. Balenson has become associated with the firm of Michael C. Hodes, practicing in the areas of estates and trusts, taxation and elder law. Previously he was an associate with the firm of Venable, Baetjer and Howard.

* Vincent M. Wills has joined the firm of Blum, Yumkas, Mailman, Gutman & Denick as an associate. He will practice in several areas of civil litigation.

Transportation:

Michael R. Crawford has been promoted to director, corporate collections and revenue management for CSX Intermodal. He is responsible for improving cash flow and managing receivables for the company. He has 10 years of accounting experience, having held positions with McCormick & Co. Inc., Londontown Corp., and KMG Main Hurdman. Immediately prior to joining CSX Intermodal in 1988, he was senior internal auditor in Baltimore for the parent company, CSX Corp.

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