Business Notes

Business Notes

January 20, 2003

Housing foundation names four to board

The Partnership For Housing Foundation founded by the Maryland Association of Realtors recently named four new board members.

New members to the board are: Louis Costanzo, regional vice president of Ivy Mortgage of New Jersey; Silvia Rodriguez, owner, Silvia International Realty in Rockville; Steve Fox, owner, Fox Realty Inc./GMAC RI Estate in Frederick; and Rochell Brown, broker/owner, Re/MAX Realty, Columbia.

The foundation works with state and local governments, nonprofit and for-profit housing organizations and others dedicated to promoting homeownership. As one of its initial projects, the foundation, in partnership with Freddie Mac, has trained more than 200 real estate agents to educate consumers about the importance of establishing and maintaining good credit. Their Annapolis office is at 2594 Riva Road.

Libby named executive at Specialty Direct

C. David Wallace, president of Specialty Direct Marketing Inc., has announced that Art Libby has joined the company as vice president of business development.

Libby has just completed his 30th year in the direct marketing industry. Specialty Direct, a 23-year-old company in Annapolis, provides customer and deposit retention solutions for the retail banking services industry.

People

Christine Dunn of Glen Burnie recently became a consultant for Tastefully Simple Inc., a national direct sales company based in Alexandria, Minn. As a consultant, Dunn conducts in-home presentations of upscale, convenience-driven gourmet foods. She joins more than 10,000 Tastefully Simple consultants in 50 states.

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