Edward J. Bernacki has been named director of the newly created office of staff and employee health and safety at Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins University. He will be responsible for streamlining the activities of the medical adviser's office, the compensation clinic, and the hospital's and university's safety programs. A graduate of the Yale University School of Medicine, Bernacki was previously professor and chief of occupational medicine at the University of Texas-Houston. Signet Bank appointed S. Fay Miller to assistant vice president in the consumer real estate division and Jo Ann Kerzel to officer in the commercial finance division. A member of the Mortgage Bankers Association, Miller brings 12 years of financial experience to consumer real estate's wholesale production department. Kerzel will work in commercial finance's audit group, after working for two Baltimore-area banks and State Street Bank and Trust in Boston. The Columbia Design Collective, an architecture, interior architecture, planning and landscape architecture firm, hired Katherine L. Bockenhauer as designer for the interior architecture division. Formerly with KPA Design Group Inc. in Philadelphia, Bockenhauer completed a number of corporate office interiors, including Deloitte & Touche regional offices and the Price Waterhouse corporate offices.
Stephen H. Henderson, director of food and beverage for the Omni Inner Harbor Hotel in Baltimore, was named national retailer of the month by Beverage Journal. The publication recognized Henderson for the successful marketing of The Corner Bar, which features one of the city's largest beverage selections.
* The Reeves Agency promoted Katharine Dixon to account executive. Dixon has worked on a variety of accounts, including Basics Food Centers, since joining the agency in 1990 as assistant account executive. In her new position, Dixon will supervise account services for two of the agency's most important clients, Everfast Inc. and Basics Food Centers.
* Friedman and Fuller has hired Amy Friedman for its marketing department. Friedman is a graduate of New York University with a B.S. in accounting.
Maryland's secretary of agriculture, Robert L. Walker, has been named to head a national task force to promote, develop and expand agricultural ties with Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Republic. The task force is part of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture's efforts to maximize American agricultural opportunities.
* Maryland Bank Commissioner Margie Muller was named to the state liaison committee of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC).The FFIEC is the interagency committee of the five federal banking systems, and the state liaison meets with FFIEC at least twice a year to advise the FFIEC in all its deliberations, particularly those that affect state-chartered financial institutions.
Richard W. Frisch has been named vice president and managing director -- continental Europe for the International Group of McCormick & Co. Inc. Frisch will be responsible for the company's consumer and catering businesses in Europe. Soon to be relocating to Zurich, Switzerland, Frisch is a native of Baltimore and a graduate of Towson High School. Wanda Queen Draper has become the new public affairs manager at WBAL-TV after being the director of community affairs and visitor services for the National Aquarium. Prior to her position at the aquarium, she was Maryland's director of public information for the Department of Human Services. Draper did graduate work at Johns Hopkins University and earned a degree in journalism from the University of Maryland.
On the Board:
Thomas P. Healy and Joseph E. Peters have joined the board of trustees at Notre Dame. Healy, executive vice president of Riggs, Counselman, Michaels and Downes, will serve on the student affairs committee. Peters, executive vice president of First Maryland Bancorp, will serve on the academic affairs and investment committees.