Christopher R. McCleary, chairman and CEO of Annapolis-based USinternetworking Inc. (USi), will discuss the role of public relations in the success of his company at a luncheon meeting Thursday of the Public Relations Society of America's Annapolis chapter.
USi was launched by McCleary in 1998 as an application service provider. It built a network of "enterprise data centers" for the delivery of software over the Internet.
The company has supported Annapolis events and engaged in education-and-technology initiatives to help area youths and lower-income residents.
The society meeting -- at Griffins West, 2049 West St. -- is open to members and people in the business community. The cost is $18 for members, and $25 for guests. Reservations: Pamela Bowen-Falsis, 410-626-2102.
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Patricia A. Miller, president of the National Institute for Conflict Resolution, has been appointed to the board of directors of Hospice of the Chesapeake Foundation. Miller is founder and director of Anne Arundel County's Court Appointed Special Advocates, a program for volunteers who serve as court-appointed representatives for abused and neglected children.
Mark Crissman, a professional land surveyor, has been named a vice president of Harms and Associates, a consulting engineer, planning and survey firm in Pasadena. Crissman has been with the firm since 1994 and managed its Frederick office for three years.