People On The Move


November 04, 2005

Madzel receives the Rouse Award

Malynda Hawes Madzel, CEO of Business Match Inc., a management consulting firm that assists small businesses in finding buyers, and former CEO of Custom Telemarketing Services Inc., recently received the James W. Rouse Award, recognizing extraordinary commitment to the Columbia Foundation and to the community.

The award was presented at the Columbia Foundation's annual dinner, held last month at Ten Oaks Ballroom in Clarksville.

Madzel, the foundation's immediate past chair, has served as president of the Howard County Chamber of Commerce and as a board member of Columbia Festival of the Arts and the county's Economic Development Authority. She is a trustee for the Horizon Foundation and has three times been named one of Maryland's Top 100 Women.

She was selected Woman of the Year in 2002 by the Baltimore regional chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners, and she was elected to the Howard County Women's Hall of Fame in 1998.

Joanne Howard, a reading specialist at Bryant Woods Elementary School in Columbia, received the Bonnie Schwartz Excellence in Teaching Award, a memorial award established through the Columbia Foundation by the Schwartz family to recognize an exceptional local elementary school teacher.

Dr. Eugene Willis presented the Casey Willis Making a Difference Award, also administered by the Columbia Foundation, to Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center for coordinating the county's cold-weather shelter. The award honors Willis' wife, the late community activist and Sun community columnist Casey Willis.

Andrea Ingram, Grassroots' executive director, accepted the cash award.

Candlelight Concerts appoints Katz

Ellen Pam Katz has been appointed managing director of the Candlelight Concert Society Inc. Along with Holly Thomas, the society's board president and artistic director, she will help promote the organization through fundraising, marketing and public relations.

Katz holds a bachelor's degree in music education from the University of Maryland, where she majored in voice. She was a member of the Baltimore Symphony Chorus and the Handel Choir, and for eight years she served as executive director of the Society for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, where she increased the organization's budget from $60,000 to $1.3 million.

Croxson wins Arc's Porsche raffle

Mike Croxson, president of Ascend One Corp., won the Porsche Boxster raffle recently held as a fundraiser for the Arc of Howard County.

Ascend One, the parent of a group of companies that offer services designed to help relieve or resolve consumer debt, is a longtime supporter of the Arc. Joseph V. Murray Sr., the company's director of communications, sits on the Arc's board of directors.

Murray sold Croxson the winning ticket.

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