People On The Move


June 18, 2008

Croxson is Heart Walk chairman

Mike Croxson, chief operations officer of Ascend One Corp., has been named chairman of the 2008 Howard County Heart Walk.

Vice chairwoman is Jeanne Kennedy of CareFirst BlueCross Blue Shield.

Executive Committee members include Tracey Anderson of Patuxent Publishing, Preeti Benjamin and Sarah Sherman of Howard County General Hospital, Peter Chadwick of Bridgeway Community Church, Joseph V. Murray Sr. of Ascend One Corp., Lisa Rhodes and John Scaldara of Columbia Bank, Stephen Smith of BB&T, and Christa Spalding of Howard Bank.

The 2008 Start! Heart Walk promotes physical activity for families. The event is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Oct. 11 at Centennial Park. A 5K walk or run, which is to begin at 10:30 a.m., raises funds to support research and educational programs for the Howard County Community.

Collins appointed to MIT forum

Larry O. Collins, executive director of the Howard Technology Council, has been appointed to the Washington-Baltimore board of advisers of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Enterprise Forum, a worldwide organization staffed largely by MIT alumni.

Collins will provide guidance and resources to support the mission of the enterprise forum, which is to encourage entrepreneurship and offer networking opportunities. Collins will also help prepare emerging entrepreneurs to make presentations to potential investors.

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