Children's World Learning Centers, a Golden, Colo.-based operator of child care centers, named Nancy Bailey area vice president for the eastern region, including Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and New England.
Computek Inc., a Cockeysville-based distributor of security systems, appointed Howard F. Cunningham Jr. executive vice president for customer engineering.
Charlestown Retirement Community in Catonsville appointed Daniel P. Rexford director of operations.
Nordstrom Rack, a Nordstrom clearance center opening April 2 in Silver Spring, appointed Sheila Schultz store manager.
Chesapeake Laser Systems Inc., a Lanham-based designer and manufacturer of laser measurement and inspection systems, promoted Lawrence B. Brown to president and appointed Gregory L. Wilson director of marketing and sales.
The Lady Maryland Foundation, a non-profit corporation that provides educational programs for youths, named Parker Rockefeller vice president/development.
UNC Inc., an Annapolis-based aviation company, promoted John Bonasia to executive vice president and chief operating officer.
Admiral Envelope & Printing Co. in Baltimore promoted Rodney Johnson to plant foreman.
McCormick & Co. Inc., a Sparks-based producer of seasonings, flavorings and specialty foods, promoted David E. Kuhns to vice president-sales, Eastern division and Cindy Rudman to marketing research manager. Both positions are in the McCormick/Schilling division.
Comp-U-Dent, a Baltimore-based provider of computerized dental management systems, appointed Bea Marie Fritsch-Bradley operations manager and Judith York marketing representative.
Baltimore Spice Inc., an Owings Mills-based producer of spices and seasoning blends, named Daniel J. Goeke Jr. director of technology.
Maryland Department of Economic & Employment Development appointed Scott M. Backlin director of the Maryland International Division, the Maryland agency that coordinates state efforts to develop trade and attract foreign investment.
Telecommunications Techniques Corp. in Germantown announced that John R. Peeler has been appointed president and chief executive officer. He also has been named corporate vice president of the parent company, Dynatech Corp., in Burlington, Mass.
Jerusalem Gifts & Baskets, a Jerusalem, Israel-based gift service, named Susan M. Shefter of Baltimore national sales agent.
Wartsila Diesel Inc., a Chestertown-based diesel engine manufacturer, appointed Paul B. Smith general manager.
Baltimore Thermal Energy Corp. promoted Steven H. Bergstrom to director of marketing.
Nova Pharmaceutical Corp. in Baltimore named Michael J. Demchuk Jr. vice president and chief financial officer and Vincent L. Fabiano assistant vice president and corporate secretary.
Advertising, public relations
Noble Steed Associates, a Baltimore-based advertising agency, promoted John Ballard to vice president of operations, Betty Ristau to controller and Julia Skelley to accounting department manager.
Penn Advertising of Baltimore Inc. appointed Michael A. Fleming local sales manager.
Eisner & Associates, a Baltimore-based advertising agency, promoted Debbie Martin to associate media director and Donna Wittrup to media supervisor.
Reeves Agency Inc., a Baltimore-based advertising, marketing and public relations company, named Stuart M. Cohen account representative and Kathleen Crocken art director.
Interstate General Co., a real estate company in St. Charles, appointed Lawrence C. Lauffer senior vice president of IGC and president of Homebuilding Operations.
Loyola Federal Savings and Loan Association in Baltimore promoted Sheila R. McCracken to senior vice president-savings administration; Peggy A. Rhodes to senior vice president-loan administration and Timothy J. Reynolds to vice president-commercial/construction.
USF&G Insurance, a subsidiary of USF&G Corp. in Baltimore, appointed the following: Mary Lura Duvall, assistant vice president-controller's department; James Pritchard, assistant vice president and marketing director-personal lines department; David J. Svec, assistant vice president-regional commercial lines manager; Daniel S. Cote, assistant secretary-insurance, engineering and audit manager; Marvin F. King, assistant secretary-underwriting manager of commercial lines; Charles D. Wright, assistant secretary-regional agency manager; and Bessie Ussery, assistant controller of Southern/Midwest/Western regions.
Fidelity and Guaranty Life Insurance Co., a subsidiary of USF&G Corp. in Baltimore, named Robert F. King assistant vice president-national sales manager, Douglas D. Barone assistant secretary of product development and Robert S. Eichel assistant secretary of advanced sales marketing.
Merrill Lynch, a securities firm in Baltimore, named the following assistant vice presidents: Jackalyn A. Noller, Kelah N. Clarke and Pamela J. Koerber in the Baltimore office; June C. Roper in the Columbia office; David B. Bormel and Scott G. McRoy in the Towson office and Suellen H. Cramer in the Frederick office. Merrill Lynch also named Mark E. Ryder resident finance specialist.