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HOWARD COUNTY BUSINESS

November 24, 1994

PEOPLE

Suzanne Ricklin elected to board

Suzanne Ricklin of Columbia has been elected to the Family Life Center's board of directors.

Ms. Ricklin, a principal of Century Mental Health in Columbia, has a masters of social work degree from the University of Maryland.

Richard J. Nelson to head company

Richard J. Nelson has been named president of the Mid-Atlantic Region for Corporate Express, one of the nation's largest office supply companies, and Donald A. Quinn has been vice president of sales and marketing for the Mid-Atlantic region.

Corporate Express established its Mid-Atlantic headquarters in Jessup in October 1993 after merging with Lucas Inc., an office supply firm.

Mr. Nelson will be responsible for overseeing operations from Pennsylvania to North Carolina. He has 15 years of experience as a manager.

He lives in Ellicott City.

Mr. Quinn, a former IBM employee, will be responsible for sales and marketing efforts in the Mid-Atlantic for Corporate Express.

He has relocated to Columbia.

Karen S. Justice heads Tourism Council

Karen S. Justice has been named executive director of the Howard County Tourism Council by its executive board.

Ms. Justice She has worked in Oslo's Department of Economic and Industrial Development in Norway during the Winter Olympics and managed the Chamber of Commerce in Killeen, Texas.

JoAnn Hawkins to lead college consortium

JoAnn Hawkins, director of Lifelong Learning at Howard Community College, was elected president of the College of the Air, a consortium of 28 colleges in Maryland, Virginia, Delaware and Washington that offers telecourses and instruction.

Ms. Hawkins, an Ellicott City resident, has worked at HCC since 1982.

Theresa Van Meter promoted at Turf Valley

Theresa Van Meter of Brooklyn Park has been promoted to reservations manager at Turf Valley Hotel and Country Club in Ellicott City.

Ms. Van Meter began her career in July 1993 as a front desk agent.

Jeff Pluta joins Woodbine landscapers

Jeff Pluta has joined the Chapel Valley Landscape Company in Woodbine as a landscape designer for its Virginia branch.

Mr. Pluta is a graduate of the landscape architecture program at Penn State University.

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