The Johns Hopkins University appointed Don P. Giddens dean of the university's G.W.C. Whiting School of Engineering. Mr. Giddens is a co-director of the Emory/Georgia Tech Biomedical Technology Research Center and director of the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech.
Western Maryland College named Stevenson W. Close Jr. associate vice president and director of development.
Sinai Hospital of Baltimore named Lawrence R. Tarnoff vice president of public relations and marketing.
The Jewish Community Center in Owings Mills named Vivian Chait the on-site director of the preschool/kindergarten.
The Columbia Design Collective named Charles Alexander, Luis Bernardo, and Donald Harris associates.
Biohabitats Inc. and Ecological Restoration and Management Inc. of Towson named Walter A. Frey III vice president for administration and finance.
Southland Container Inc. of Jessup named Christopher Cuetara sales representative for the Pennsylvania/Delaware area.
Atlantic Builders Group Inc. named Daniel B. Schneider to the estimating department of the Baltimore County-based design/builder and general contractor.
A. K. Robins named William H. Wagner regional sales engineer for the upper Mississippi Valley region, from Arkansas to Wisconsin.
Comcast Cablevision of Harford County named Brian Lynch general manager.
Caledonian Consultants Inc. named Matthew R. Johnson executive director. He will assume the roles of executive vice president and chief financial officer.
Crown Central Petroleum Corp. named George R. Sutherland Jr. vice president of supply and transportation. He will report to Charles L. Dunlap, president and chief operating officer, and will
be located in Crown's Bellaire, Texas, office.
Citibank named Danny Liu director of retail banking; Bruce Gouldey director of credit and financial operations; and Marcia Morlan treasurer for Citibank F.S.B.
Legg Mason Inc. named J. Eric Leo executive vice president and chief investment officer and Joseph W. Haley senior vice president and director of marketing for Legg Mason Capital Management, Inc.
Mercantile-Safe Deposit & Trust Co. named Frank J. Musotto, senior vice president of the installment loans department; Coleen M. Burke, senior vice president of administrative services; Nancy J. Cawley, vice president of the wire transfer/federal funds department; and Patrick G. Martinez, vice president in the personal trust department.
Harleysville Insurance Companies in Chesapeake promoted Thomas Stout to senior district claims manager.
Legal and professional
Handwerger & Funkhouser, P.A., named Barry S. Miller manager.
Tydings & Rosenberg, a Baltimore law firm, named Marc J. Lipchin, Claude Edward Hitchcock, and Deborah W. Steele partners.
Kaplan, Heyman, Greenberg, Engelman & Belgrad, P.A., announced that Michael L. Foreman has joined the firm.