People On The Move


January 17, 2007

Board names Naftal as its chairman

Jordan Naftal, owner of Jordan's Steakhouse in Ellicott City, has been named chairman of the Maryland Hospitality Education Foundation's board of directors.

The foundation works to ensure the growth of the Maryland hospitality industry and trains students for hospitality careers. It offers food safety certifications, responsible alcohol service certifications and management training, as well as ProStart, its two-year curriculum for high school students interested in the restaurant and foodservice industry.

Naftal, who was founding president of the Howard County chapter of the Restaurant Association of Maryland now serves on the organization's board.

He opened Jordan's Steakhouse in 2001.

Norton opens film; event aids hospital

Edward Norton, a Columbia native, opened his new film, The Painted Veil, during a sold-out benefit event last month at the Senator Theatre in Baltimore.

The event, which was planned in cooperation with the Howard Hospital Foundation, raised more than $365,000 for Howard County General Hospital's Campus Development Plan Capital Campaign.

The hospital plans to build a five-level, four-story tower.

Norton, an actor and a longtime supporter of the hospital, is grandson of Columbia's founder, James W. Rouse.

$50,000 pledged to hospital drive

Glenn Wilson, president, Citizens National Bank, and a director of the Howard Hospital Foundation, has announced that the bank has pledged $50,000 to the foundation for the hospital's Campus Development Plan Capital Campaign.

The bank pledged $40,000 to the foundation in 2002.

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