Medical Communications Network Inc., the Baltimore-based publisher of Physician's Practice Digest, appointed Peter S. Sheldon account executive in its office in Richmond, Va.
Bottcher America Corp. in Belcamp, a subsidiary of Felix Bottcher Gmbh & Co. in Cologne, Germany, named James K. Andreen treasurer.
Hess Shoes in Baltimore appointed Ronald B. Crouse director of advertising.
McCormick & Co., a Sparks-based producer of seasonings, flavorings and specialty foods, announced the following appointments: J. Allan Anderson, vice president and controller; Michael S. Procyk, senior financial analyst; Mary B. Zaske, manager of corporate training in Corporate Human Relations; Donna DeLawder, competitive allowance supervisor, McCormick/Schilling Division; and Kevin A. Everline, raw material specification developer, McCormick Flavor Group.
WMAR-TV in Baltimore promoted Michele McDowell to local sales manager.
Electric Motor Repair Service in Silver Spring appointed Richard Lee branch manager.
Advertising and P.R.
Porter/Novelli, a public relations agency in Washington, promoted Laura Tomasetti to senior account executive and Vince Powers and Shannon Beaudin to account executives.
Earle Palmer Brown Yellow Pages, a division of Earle Palmer Brown Advertising in Bethesda, named Michael A. Colistra president.
Briggs Kowenski Beskid Advertising in College Park named Andrew Ferrin vice president of client services.
RMR & Associates, a Rockville-based advertising and public relations firm, named George Tzamaras public relations associate.
Image Dynamics, a Baltimore-based advertising and public relations firm, appointed Michael T. Gabriele assistant account executive.
Hottman Edwards Advertising Inc. in Baltimore appointed Mike Gonick account supervisor.
Advance Federal Savings and Loan Association in Baltimore named John M. Hamilton president and chief administrative officer.
Legal and professional
Venable, Baetjer and Howard, a Baltimore-based law firm, promoted the following to partner: Sondra Harans Block, J. Michael Brennan, Gary M. Hnath, Thomas J. Kelly Jr., Herbert G. Smith II and James F. C. Worrall.
Weinberg and Green, a Baltimore-based law firm, made Bert Black a partner.
North Arundel Hospital in Glen Burnie promoted T. Wyatt Medicus to executive vice president.
CMC Occupational Health, a Baltimore-based provider of employee health services, named Carol Keene and Ricky Ressin account representatives.