Joseph M. Coale 3rd has been named director of corporate communications and public affairs for Crown Central Petroleum. He will be responsible for corporate communications, investor relations and relations with governmental agencies. Coale recently was president of the Historic Annapolis Foundation. Previously, he was an executive assistant to former Maryland Gov. Harry Hughes and an investment broker with Alex. Brown & Sons Inc.
Frederick D. D'Alessio, president and chief executive officer of C&P Telephone Co. has been appointed to the Goucher College Board of Trustees. D'Alessio was previously vice president of operations and engineering with the Bell Atlantic Network Services Organization. The Goucher board is chaired by Bruce D. Alexander, senior vice president of the Rouse Co.
* Loyola College welcomed tennis star Pam Shriver as one of its four newly appointed trustees. Shriver, who won the 1991 doubles championship at the U.S. Open, is an active supporter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Baltimore's Children Hospital, and the president's Council on Fitness.
* The National Aquarium in Baltimore has re-elected founding chairman Frank A. Gunther as its chairman of the board of governors. Elected as the first chairman of the aquarium's foundation in 1983, Gunther has played a major role in the aquarium's development, working in various capacities since its founding in 1976.
The Clergy United for Renewal of East Baltimore (CURE) is the recipient of the Johns Hopkins Health System's third annual Clarence "Du" Burns Award for Community Service. The $1,000 award was given to CURE, a group of ministers, for making significant inroads on a variety of health and social issues in the East Baltimore community. The award was established in recognition of the long relationship between the former Mayor "Du" Burns and Johns Hopkins.
Arthur H. Keeney was named executive director and chief administrative officer of the American Foundation for Urologic Disease Inc. which is headquartered in Baltimore. Keeney will be responsible for overseeing all foundation activities, including program administration, legislative affairs and research support. An M.B.A. graduate of the Wharton School, Keeney most recently served as executive vice president at Signet Bank/Maryland. The American Foundation for Urologic Disease is a national association dedicated to urologic disease prevention through medical research, education and legislative initiatives.
The First National Bank of Maryland promoted Diana T. Gaines to vice president of in the Health Care Banking Division. Gaines will be responsible for new business development, and is a portfolio manager for long-term care facilities, substance abuse treatment centers and specialty hospitals.
* Signet Bank promoted Gretchen A. Rittenhouse in the commercial real estate financing division, where she serves as a risk analyst. She has worked in project management for the Kaempfer Co. in Washington and H.J. Davis Development Corp. in Newton, Mass.
* Signet also promoted John F. Ayers to assistant vice president in the loan administration division, where he reviews real estate loan portfolios in the metro Washington area. Ayers joined Signet in 1989 as a loan review officer after working for a savings and loan in Northern Virginia and for Ferris & Company Inc.
Barry S. Brown joined Semmes, Bowen & Semmes as an associate in the Employer's Liability and Workers Compensation Department. Brown was previously with Biranne, Harlan and Cooke where he practiced in the areas of insurance regulation and insurance-related litigation.
* The law firm of Michael C. Hodes P.A. announces that Elise Abell Butler will join the firm to practice in areas of corporate, commercial and real estate law. Butler is a 1990 graduate of the University of Baltimore law school where she served as a member of the Moot Court Board.
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