Hospitality and tourism
The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore appointed Karl Kranz as general curator, Kerry Graves as vice president of marketing and sales, Grant Healey as vice president of development and Caroline Tippett as promotions and events manager.
Greater Baltimore Medical Center appointed as clinical nurse managers Sally Dawn Bashaar, post-anesthesia care; Linda Custis, medical/psychiatric unit; and Dawn Smith-Walsh, newborn nursery.
Retail and merchandising
Nelson Coleman Jewelers said John Rinker joined the Towson firm as its on-site jeweler and designer.
On the board
Atlantic Industrial Inc. announced that Ken Whipple, retired chairman and chief executive officer of Ford Motor Co.-Europe, was named vice chairman of the Columbia-based company's board of directors.
Proxy Aviation Systems Inc. appointed Francis Raborn to the Germantown company's board of directors.
Banking and finance
Provident Bank appointed Ellen S. Grossman as senior vice president and division head in its consumer banking division. The Baltimore-based regional bank also appointed Jacqueline Marbell-Edson as a vice president and senior credit and portfolio manager in its Washington commercial banking division.
Notari Associate PA named Ken Szpara director of operations for the Baltimore-based architectural firm.
Benelogic LLC of Timonium said Marcella Rosati joined the online employee benefits firm as regional sales manager.
Katz, Abosch, Windesheim, Gershman & Freedman PA appointed Arlene Ciroula as chief operating officer of the Baltimore-based accounting and business consulting firm.
Merkle named Rick Burgess vice president of talent acquisition for the Lanham-based database marketing agency. He will streamline the firm's interviewing and hiring process and oversee staffing and recruiting efforts.
Performax named Tracie A. Canby senior vice president of operations for the Baltimore-based developer, manager and administrator of self-funded employee health and benefits plans.
AVIcode named Mark Davis vice president of sales for the Baltimore provider of .NET applications monitoring solutions.
Morris & Ritchie Associates Inc., based in Harford County, appointed John O. Smith as senior project manager for the regional firm's Laurel office.