* Long & Foster Real Estate Inc., based in Fairfax, Va...

NEWS IN BRIEF

March 15, 1993

* Long & Foster Real Estate Inc., based in Fairfax, Va., established a commercial division to link commercial sales agents in the mid-Atlantic region. Owen Duke was named vice president and general manager of the commercial division.

New accounts

* Trahan, Burden & Charles Inc., an advertising and public relations agency in Baltimore, was hired to promote the All-Star FanFest, a baseball theme park that will be held in July at the Convention Center and Festival Hall in Baltimore.

* W.B. Doner & Co., an advertising agency in Baltimore, is representing Potomac Mills Mall in Dale City, Va.

Public service

* Betty Norman, Baltimore associate of the Sisters of Bon Secours, was named to the Board of Directors of Washington Village Community Medical Center.

* Joan Ryder was elected chairwoman of the board of directors for the Harford Community College Foundation Inc. Ms. Ryder is owner of Joan Ryder and Associates, a real estate brokerage in Bel Air.

* Laurie B. Schwartz, president of Downtown Partnership of Baltimore, was named the association's board of directors.

* Learning Independence Through Computers, a nonprofit organization that helps children and adults with disabilities gain access to computer technology, named Margaret Solnik and Gil Kennedy to the board of directors. Ms. Solnik is chief executive of Rockburn Systems, a health care information systems company, and Mr. Kennedy is a vice president at Union Trust/Signet Bank.

* Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service named the following officers: president, Gloria Warren, deputy director, Family and Child Welfare Services, Baltimore City Department of Social Services; vice president, Donald P. McPherson III, partner, Piper & Marbury; secretary, Thomas B. Corey, assistant dean, University of Baltimore Law School; treasurer, James E. Carbine, chairman, Litigation Department, Weinberg and Green. Todd L. Brace of the Howard County Employment and Training Center; Robert S. Brennen of Miles & Stockbridge; Aaron Kadish, a Baltimore attorney; and Joan H. Salim, director of the Maryland WIC Program of the Maryland Department of Health and Hygiene were named to the board.

Open for business

* French & Dobrochowski Inc., a crime prevention business, was opened by Leo E. French at 5807 Harford Road in Baltimore.

* The Money Store Investment Corp. opened an office at 9515 Deereco Road in Timonium. Diane Dei was named business development officer.

* Neil, Buckingham & Associates, a provider of political consulting and advocacy services, was formed by Jack Neil and Stephen C. Buckingham at One Church Circle in Annapolis.

Trade organizations

* American Academy of Family Physicians named Dr. C. Earl Hill vice president. Dr. Hill is associate professor of family medicine, University of Marylan Medical Center in Baltimore.

* American Board of Anesthesiology elected Dr. M. Jane Matjasko director. Dr. Matjasko is chairman of the anesthesiology department and president of the University of Maryland Medical System medical staff.

* American Sail Training Association named Linda Jordan, executive director of Pride of Baltimore Inc., to the National Advisory Board.

* Executive Women's Network elected Patricia W. Garrity president. Ms. Garrity is director of communications for Willse & Associates Inc., a health care claims processor and managed care company in Baltimore.

* Hotel & Motel Association of Greater Baltimore elected Michael Whipple to a second term as president. Mr. Whipple is general manager of the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel.

* International American Journal of Family Therapy named Jeffrey Jay Block to the executive editorial board. Mr. Block is an insurance broker with Berkshire Associates in Timonium.

* Masonry Institute of Maryland elected the following officers: TTC president, Thurston R. Adams Jr. of Belair Road Supply Co. Inc.; vice president, Frank Glorioso of Capital Cement Corp.; and secretary-treasurer, Scott Oler of Scott Oler Masonry.

* Sales Promotion Club Inc. of Baltimore elected the following officers: president, J.T. Mullin, president of Mullin Custom Clothing; vice president, Paul Riecks, principal of The Business Network; secretary, Phil Grillo, president, P.C. Grillo jewelry and diamond brokers; treasurer, George Mister, partner, Sheiner, Mister & Grandizio.

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