John N. Bowers Jr. is named president of lobbying group...

Industry Watch

April 01, 2001

John N. Bowers Jr. is named president of lobbying group

John N. Bowers Jr. has been named president of the Maryland State Builders Association, the main lobbying body for the homebuilding industry in the state.

Bowers is an assistant vice president of Towson-based Nottingham Properties, a property developer and homebuilder.

Bowers previously was president of the Home Builders Association of Maryland and president of the Land Development Council of HBAM. In 1998, HBAM named Bowers the Builder of the Year.

News in brief

Artisan Mortgage Group, a Hunt Valley firm that provides mortgages to consumers with large debt, plans to merge operations with Columbia-based Amerix Corp. Amerix provides customer service and data to credit counseling agencies. The company expects to complete the merger in April.

Century 21 Diana Realty Inc. honored Steve Kuzma for gaining Masters Hall of Fame status. The recognition is awarded to real estate agents who, for five of the last seven years, achieve $175,000 to $525,000 in adjusted gross commissions, or 60 to 180 closed sides, during a calendar year.

On the move

Grayson Development Co., an affiliate of Grayson Homes, announced the hiring of Mike Breen as director of land acquisition. Breen, formerly of Pulte Homes and Ryan Homes, will be responsible for identifying and acquiring raw ground and finished lots for the company.

Richstone Custom Homes, announced that Danielle Barron joined the Owings Mills-based homebuilder as an administrative assistant.

The Bozzuto Group announced the promotion of Audra Vernier to assistant controller in its property management division. Vernier joined Bozzuto in 1997 and worked in various positions in the controller's office. Bozzuto Homes, its builder subsidiary, announced that Nancy Erzin joined the company as design coordinator for new home sales.

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