Moving Up


May 31, 2006


Vertis Inc. announced that Michele Hanson joined the staff as vice president of strategic sales for the Baltimore targeted advertising, media and marketing services agency.

Banking and finance

Provident Bank appointed George D. Decker as a senior vice president in the Baltimore-based regional bank's real estate lending division.

First National Bank of North East said Megan Stackler joined the Cecil County bank as a private banker and investment representative.

The Columbia Bank named Robert P. Frey vice president of commercial banking; Sherifah Munis a mortgage loan officer; and James W. Branner as a consumer loan specialist for the Howard County bank.

Health care

Good Samaritan Hospital appointed Kris Roeder as director of marketing and communications and Nancy Lawrence as assistant vice president of long-term care services at the Northeast Baltimore health facility.

Chase Brexton Health Services, located in Baltimore, appointed Philip Saracino as chief financial officer. He was formerly the firm's accounting manager.

University of Maryland Medical System named Jon P. Burns senior vice president and chief information officer.

Accelovance has chosen Robert C. deGroof as chief scientific officer for the Rockville-based clinical services company.

Professional services

Gaines McHale named Ed Flack controller and Alexis Sophia Frecska a sales associate for the Baltimore antiques, replicas and private-label goods dealer.

Aon Consulting appointed Joyce Guerrieri as an assistant vice president in the retirement practice section of its Baltimore office.

Real estate

Preston Partners Inc. announced that Michael A. Elardo and E. Hayes Merkert joined the commercial real estate brokerage house as executive vice presidents.

Manekin LLC promoted Femi Ogunleye to network manager for the Columbia-based commercial and residential land development company.

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