Moving Up


October 26, 2005

Banking and finance

The Columbia Bank announced the selection of Roger E. Drechsler, as commercial banker for the Howard County-based financial institution.

Business Loan Express appointed Gerald Baroudi as business development officer in the Baltimore office of the nationwide small-business loan company.

The Riderwood Group said Herbert W. Finn has joined the local investment banking firm as a senior managing director and member of the management committee.

CommerceFirst Bank appointed W. Craig Engelhaupt as senior vice president of the Annapolis-based bank.

Legal and insurance

McCarter & English elected James G. Koutras as a litigation partner in the regional law firm's Baltimore office.

Venable LLP named Michael J. Baader partner-in-charge of the Maryland law firm's Baltimore offices.

Hodes, Ulman, Pessin & Katz admitted Jennifer Kleeman to the Towson law firm as an associate in its litigation group.

Baltimore Life Insurance Co. said Harold B. Rojas joined the more-than-century-old insurer as vice president-general counsel and corporate secretary.

Professional services

Giles Engineering Associates Inc. announced that Michael D. Kroenke, staff engineer, and Karen Fitze, business development representative, recently joined the staff of the Linthicum-based regional firm.

Center Stage named Debra Weible director of development for the Baltimore theater company.

Hopkins Educational Resources appointed Carolyn J. Humphrey as chief executive officer of the Baltimore-based provider of educational products to home health care professionals.

Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital appointed Aric Spitulnik as administrator of the Northwest Baltimore comprehensive-care facility.


84 Lumber named Lee Claytor as a manager trainee at the building materials supplier's Curtis Bay operation.

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