People On The Move


November 29, 2006

Architect Banta wins Arc's auto raffle

Mark D. Banta, president of Banta Campbell Architects Inc. of Columbia, has won the Porsche raffle held recently as a fundraiser for the Arc of Howard County. He selected the $30,000 cash option.

Cole Schnorf, president of the Arc's board of directors, sold Banta the winning ticket. Tischer Porsche provided the vehicle at a discount to the Arc.

Gray heads APL's tech-transfer office

Kristin Gray is the new head of the Office of Technology Transfer at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in North Laurel. She succeeds Wayne Swann, the office's first director, who stepped down recently in preparation for retirement early next year.

Gray, formerly assistant director for technology transfer at APL, was part of the team that helped Swann establish the office in 1999. Since then, 1,120 U.S. patent applications have been filed by the office, 179 U.S. patents have been issued and 16 new companies formed.

The office helps APL's staff transfer technologies developed in the laboratory to business and industry. The laboratory conducts research for national security and nondefense projects of national and global significance.

Four join board of hospital foundation

Margaret H. Kim, Bruce A. Pfeufer, Brad Smith and Clarence Wooten Jr. have joined the Howard Hospital Foundation's board of trustees for a one-year term.

Kim is CEO of AllCare of Maryland LLC, a walk-in medical and wellness center. Pfeufer is a major donor to the hospital, Howard Community College and the YMCA. Smith, vice president of BearingPoint Inc. and a certified public accountant, provides consulting, risk management and other services to global firms and governmental organizations. Wooten is founder of CollectiveX, providing Web-based services for group and social networking.

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