McCormick & Co. has named James A. Hooker chief financial officer. He succeeds James J. Harrison Jr., who will take early retirement Oct. 1 after 25 years with the spice and seasonings manufacturer.
Hooker also was named to McCormick's board of directors. He (( joined McCormick in 1982 as controller and was elected vice president in 1984. He previously worked as controller for the Hanes Group of Winston-Salem, N.C., a division of Sara Lee Corp.
Arthur D. Perschetz has been appointed senior vice president and general counsel of Maryland Casualty Co., a Baltimore-based property and casualty company. Perschetz will oversee all legal, regulatory and government affairs. Previously he was vice president and corporate secretary for Royal Insurance in Charlotte, N.C.
Boswell Building Surveys Inc. has hired Thomas W. Snyder to provide professional inspection services to homebuyers and commercial investors. Previously, he managed construction and development for residential and commercial projects in Baltimore and in Boulder, Colo.
Richard H. Wade has been named senior vice president of communications for the American Hospital Association in Chicago. He will be responsible for all internal and external communications in his new job. Wade has been with the Maryland Hospital Association since 1979. Before that, he served for eight years as a press secretary and aide to county executives in Maryland.
* At Henning & Cole Therapy Associates, Diane Abel Brocato has been named director of hand therapy and Marialena Luperini has been appointed assistant to the physical therapy administrative partner. Brocato has nine years of occupational and hand therapy experience. Luperini, who will continue her clinical practice, will be responsible for performance management and systems analyses for the firm, which is a physical, speech and occupational therapy practice.
Charles F. Imhoff has been appointed to the Maryland State Board of Accountancy. He heads Charles F. Imhoff P.A., an accounting firm with offices in Towson and Bel Air.
* At the accounting firm of Kamanitz Uhlfelder Permison P.A., Patricia Yevics-Eisenberg, administrator, has been elected to the board of the National Association of Accounting Administrators. Bernie Liebtag, head of the tax department, has been appointed chairman of the State Taxation Committee of the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants; Morris N. Saks, a firm director, chairman of MACPA's Computer Resources Committee; and Harvey Milhiser, a firm partner, chairman of the Accounting and Auditing Conference Committee. Liebtag, Saks and Milhiser are certified public accountants.
Chello Elizabeth Pitts has been named an employment specialist for the Cooperative Education Program at Dundalk Community College. Pitts will be responsible for job development and the placement of Dundalk students. Pitts formerly was human resource recruiter for the Central Maryland Chapter of the American Red Cross and personnel specialist and manager for LIFE, a residential service agency in Catonsville.
Tasi Animashaun and Charles Terry have been named management trainees by the Disabled American Veterans. Animashaun, who was a supervisor for the Vietnam Veterans of America in Trenton, N.J., will be assigned to the DAV Thrift Store at 1300 E. North Ave. Terry, who spent 10 years in the U.S. Army, will be assigned to the thrift store in Hollinswood Park Shopping Center.
Steven Saval has been named sales representative for Acme Paper & Supply Co. Inc., a supplier of paper products and janitorial products based in Savage. He will be responsible for sales on the Eastern Shore and in the Baltimore metropolitan area. A 14-year veteran of the food service industry, Saval most recently was the owner and manager of Justin's Deli and Kaitlyn's Cafe.
* Kathleen Kashen has been promoted to assistant sales manager for the Catholic Review. She has been a sales account representative for the newspaper for four years.
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