On the board:The Daughters of Charity National Health...

Newswatch . . .on business people

October 28, 1991

On the board:

The Daughters of Charity National Health System-Southeast Inc. has appointed Sister Veronica Tinseth as chairman of St. Agnes Hospital's board of directors. Sister Veronica, who has a master's in public health from Johns Hopkins University's School of Public Health and Hygiene, is the administrator of Jenkins Memorial Nursing Home.

* Neil Kirschner, Ph.D., assumed the presidency of the Maryland Psychological Association this fall. Kirschner, who is director of child and youth services as well as psychology services at Taylor Manor Hospital, is the former president of the national organization, Psychologists in Hospital Practice. The Maryland Psychological Association is dedicated to the promotion of and the establishment and maintenance of ethical standards in the field of psychology.

* The United Way of Central Maryland has appointed Larry Symonds as director of Select 50 accounts. Symonds will advise managers and employees on charitable giving and will monitor United services at companies that contribute $100,000 or more to the United Way. Symons previously served as director of Top 50 accounts for the United Way of Greater Los Angeles. William C. Donovan was promoted to superintendent of the cold sheet mills division of Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s Sparrow Point plant. Donovan, who has more than 30 years experience in steel manufacturing, had been assistant superintendent of the hot strip mill division since joining the Sparrows Point plant in 1987. Jeri E. Mahan was named director of media for Parks & Ottenheimer Advertising in Baltimore. Mahan will research and evaluate all media for agency account executives, negotiate rates and conduct media analyses for clients. A graduate of Union College in Kentucky, Mahan was previously a media specialist at Faulkner Advertising.


CSX Intermodal promoted Douglas J. Ridgway to general manager-equipment distribution and utilization. Ridgway, who has 15 years of transportation operation experience, is responsible for linehaul movements and asset utilization, which includes 24-hour monitoring of all trains carrying CSX Intermodal business.


Signet Bank has promoted the following people to officers: Cheryl E. Dorsey in the branch administration division, and Barbara I. Hagaman and Sharon K. Moxey, both in the consumer real estate division. The bank also appointed Gretchen A. Rittenhouse to officer in the commercial real estate financing division, where she serves as a risk analyst.

Dorsey joined Signet in 1977 and now works as a branch operations specialist. Hagaman came to the bank in 1975 and now manages and maintains computer-based information systems for the mortgage information systems and planning department. Moxey joined the bank in 1984 and works in the first mortgage lending unit's secondary marketing department. Rittenhouse had worked in project management for the Kaempfer Co. in Washington and H.J. Davis Development Corp. in Newton, Mass. She has 10 years of financial and real estate experience.


Meridian Healthcare has named Nancy E. Stocks administrator of its 140-bed Silver Spring facility. She formerly served as administrator of Meridian's Frederick facility for three years. A graduate of the 100-hour management course at George Washington University, Stocks attended Frostburg University and is completing a degree in health science/policy at the University of Maryland Baltimore County.


William Mason Inc., based in Baltimore and the nation's oldest customs broker, announced that Patrick J. Mahon rejoined the firm as vice president, import. Mahon will be responsible for administration and growth of the department. He is a licensed customs broker. Larry C. Pryor has been promoted to field sales director of Landmark Homes. He is responsible for customer relations, sales staff supervision and sales presentations. Pryor, a graduate of Catonsville Community College, has been with Landmark Homes for three years.

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