Charles W. Cummings, director of the department of Otolaryngology at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, has been voted president-elect of the American Academy of Otolaryngology (head and neck surgery). He will take office in September, 1992. Michael E. Johns, M.D., dean of the medical faculty and vice president for medicine at Hopkins, has been elected to the academy's nominating committee.
George Merovich, of Penn Advertising/Corporate in York, Pa., was recently named president of the Outdoor Advertising Association (OAA) of Pennsylvania. Merovich wil oversee all of the association's legal, legislative, and public service activities.
* Briggs & Kowenski Advertising of College Park is now called Briggs, Kowenski & Beskid after the naming of creative director Stephen Beskid as a partner in the agency. The agency represents a variety of accounts in the hotel, health care and leisure products industries.
Tydings & Rosenberg, a 60-year old Baltimore law firm, announced that Paul W. Grace has joined the firm as a partner in its litigation group. Grace, a former partner in the Washington office of Graham & James, a San Francisco firm, will continue to focus his representation on Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Resolution Trust Corporation cases around the country. Grace received his law degree from the Southwestern University School of Law where he served as editor-in-chief of the Law Review.
Susan Seifried-Steckman, former director of the Baltimore County Office of Promotion and Tourism, has been named corporate director of marketing for Marshall Management Inc., a Salisbury-based hotel management company. Steckman will market and promote properties under contract with Marshall Management Inc. Steckman previously promoted Baltimore County as a vacation and business travel destination.
Dundalk Community College appointed Michael Zekonis as the new coordinator of literacy programs. Zekonis will be responsible for the development and administration of the General Motors, United Auto Workers and basic skills programs in reading writing and mathematics, communication and English a second language, both on campus and at the work site. Zekonis holds a degree in special education from West Chester State University and a degree in reading, writing and literacy from the University of Pennsylvania.