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By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,Staff Writer | January 23, 1993
Hechinger Co., a Landover-based chain of home-improvement stores, said yesterday that its chief operating officer, Stephen E. Bachand, had resigned to become president and chief executive of a large Canadian chain of tire stores.Mr. Bachand's departure means that Hechinger's chief executive, John Hechinger Jr., will take a more active role in the day-to-day operations of a company with an increasingly trimmed-down management structure.Mr. Hechinger said yesterday that he would not replace Mr. Bachand as chief operating officer.
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By Peter Schmuck, The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2014
The final vote did not come easy, but Major League Baseball chief operating officer Robert D. Manfred finally achieved the necessary super-majority early Thursday night to become the the 10th commissioner of baseball. Manfred, who helped steer the sport through its most volatile labor period and has been a pivotal figure in the game's war on performance-enhancing drugs, was considered the heavy favorite to succeed Allan H. "Bud" Selig when the selection process entered its final stage during the two-day quarterly owners meeting at the Baltimore Hyatt Regency.
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BUSINESS
August 17, 1996
Gray Kirk/VanSant Advertising & Public Relations of Baltimore has named a new chief operating officer, culminating a series of new hires in the $90 million agency's efforts to restructure.Jeff McClelland, the new COO and executive vice president, comes to Baltimore from McAdams, Richman & Ong in Philadelphia, where he was president and chief executive officer. McClelland, 34, led a management team which boosted MR&O's revenues 100 percent in a one-year period, said Roger Gray, president of Gray Kirk.
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By Kit Waskom Pollard | October 3, 2013
As a young violinist and student of music education, Bel Air resident Wendy Bohdel became intrigued by the Suzuki method of teaching music, which relies on repetition, experience and listening. But soon Bohdel realized that the Japanese technique was more than just an approach to music: It was a teaching framework for life. First as an orchestra director with Harford County Public Schools and later, as chief officer for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake, and in her current role as chief operating officer at the wellness-focused Institute for Integrative Health in Baltimore, Bohdel has drawn on the Suzuki method to develop and implement programs.
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By Robert Guy Matthews and Robert Guy Matthews,SUN STAFF | July 26, 1996
In a bold move to improve the city's relationship with the business community, Baltimore business leaders are calling on Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke to hire a chief operating officer who would take over the mayor's day-to-day governmental duties.Donald P. Hutchinson, president of the Greater Baltimore Committee, stopped short of criticizing the mayor and his role in the business community yesterday.But the request underscores recent dissatisfaction with Schmoke and his chief of staff, Lynnette W. Young, who essentially functions as chief operating officer.
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By Andrea K. Walker and Andrea K. Walker,SUN STAFF | March 1, 2003
In the latest shake-up of its top ranks, the Rouse Co. announced yesterday that its vice chairman and chief operating officer had retired, effective immediately. Jerome D. Smalley, 53, stepped down from the position he assumed in September after 23 years with the company. Officials at Rouse said Smalley will not be replaced and that his departure allows the Columbia company to reduce corporate overhead. "We have been looking for ways to be more cost-efficient and when Jerry wanted to retire, we decided the structure that we put in place would work OK," said David L. Tripp, Rouse vice president of investor relations and corporate communications.
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By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,SUN STAFF | December 17, 1997
Giant Food Inc. said yesterday that its next chief operating officer will come from J. Sainsbury PLC, the British grocer that owns half of Giant's voting stock.The appointment of Michael W. Broomfield as Giant's chief operating officer marks the first time a Sainsbury executive has been chosen to fill a top management job at Giant Food, said Giant spokesman Barry F. Scher.In taking the job, Broomfield will resign from Sainsbury after 35 years and from Giant's board of directors. He will succeed Alvin Dobbin, who will retire March 1.Sainsbury, the major grocer in Britain, owns 20 percent of the nonvoting shares of Giant and controls four of nine board seats.
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By Kevin L. McQuaid and Kevin L. McQuaid,SUN STAFF | December 4, 1998
Rouse Co. elevated three of its top executives yesterday and for the first time in its nearly 60-year history created the position of chief operating officer.The naming of Douglas A. McGregor to COO and vice chairman and the promotion of its top financial and commercial development officers to executive vice presidents also paves the way for an eventual top-management succession.Jeffrey H. Donahue, Rouse's chief financial officer, and Jerome D. Smalley, head of commercial development, had been two of eight senior vice presidents at Columbia-based Rouse.
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By Julie Bell and Julie Bell,SUN STAFF | January 10, 2001
Provident Bankshares Corp. said yesterday that it has named Gary N. Geisel president and chief operating officer, dismantling a structure that in essence had Geisel and two other executives sharing the No. 2 position at the Baltimore bank holding company and its principal subsidiary, Provident Bank. John F. Novak and Richard J. Oppitz Jr., the other two executives, were appointed executive vice presidents of Provident Bank. As members of the Office of the Chairman, all three executives reported to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Peter M. Martin.
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By Bill Atkinson and Bill Atkinson,SUN STAFF | December 18, 1998
First Maryland Bancorp yesterday named Susan C. Keating president and chief operating officer of the company and its largest subsidiary, First National Bank of Maryland.Keating, 48, will oversee the $17.3 billion-asset company's corporate, retail, trust and investment-management businesses. She will also be responsible for marketing, operations and information technology as well as about 6,000 employees."Susan was the clear choice," said Frank P. Bramble, First Maryland's president and chief executive.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | August 9, 2013
Over the past 35 years, Baltimore architect Glenn Birx has nurtured a global career without having to leave the firm he started at in 1978. At Ayers Saint Gross, Birx has had the opportunity to work on projects as diverse as the construction of a hospital in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and the transformation of ruins in the ancient walled city of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, into a museum. "There's always new things to learn," said Birx, Ayers Saint Gross' chief operating officer. Not only do his projects offer variety, but the business itself is also constantly changing, offering new challenges: "The way we did buildings in 1978 is completely different from the way we do buildings in 2013.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | December 5, 2012
Howard County schools deputy superintendent of operations Ray Brown is retiring from the system effective Jan., 1, Howard County officials said Wednesday night. New Superintendent Renee Foose named Brown deputy superintendent in August, a month after her tenure began. A former schools chief operating officer, Brown replaced Mamie Perkins, who announced her retirement in July. Among Brown's duties were to oversee the school system's state-mandated Bridge to Excellence plan and its strategic planning.
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By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | July 28, 2011
Corporate Office Properties Trust, an owner and developer of office complexes for government agencies and contractors, said Thursday its second-quarter funds from operations rose 6 percent because of gains on investments and properties the company acquired or opened last year. The Columbia-based real estate investment trust said funds from operations rose to 57 cents per diluted share for the quarter ended June 30, compared with 54 cents per share for the second quarter of 2010, excluding a non-cash impairment charge for acquisition costs.
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | April 28, 2011
A high-ranking city school official, whose resume includes degrees from institutions that require little or no classroom work and which academic watchdog groups have referred to as "diploma mills," resigned abruptly Thursday after questions about his credentials were raised by The Baltimore Sun. Kevin Seawright, deputy chief operating officer with an annual salary of $135,200, said he resigned his post to enter the private sector. Schools CEO Andrés Alonso revealed the resignation in an email to school system staff Thursday, saying that Seawright "worked tirelessly during my administration to improve our responsiveness to schools.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | October 23, 2010
The Anne Arundel County school system is about three years away from facing a $54 million shortfall in its health care fund for workers, despite having a current balance of $18.7 million, chief operating officer Alex Szachnowicz told the board of education Wednesday. The figures were among several Szachnowicz revealed showing that, though the system has kept costs down well enough to have millions to work with, it will probably face huge deficits once federal stimulus money runs out and state and county contributions dwindle because of predicted budget shortfalls.
BUSINESS
March 24, 2009
15 AIG workers agree to return bonuses NEW YORK : New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo says 15 employees who received some of the largest bonuses from American International Group have agreed to return the money in full. The commitments amount to more than $30 million of the $165 million in bonuses awarded this month by the troubled insurer. Cuomo says he hopes that more AIG employees will return the bonuses. He says that he expects his office will be able to recoup about $80 million of the money the insurer paid out. Last week, Edward Liddy, AIG's chief executive officer, told Congress that some of the employees were going to give the money back.
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By Mark Guidera and Mark Guidera,SUN STAFF | September 16, 1998
Melvin D. Booth, Human Genome Sciences president and chief operating officer for the past three years, has resigned that post to be president and chief operating officer of another Maryland biotechnology star, MedImmune Inc.Rockville-based Human Genome said yesterday that William A. Haseltine, chairman and chief executive officer, will assume Booth's duties when he departs. Booth is expected to assume his post at MedImmune by Nov. 13, said MedImmune spokesman Mark Kaufmann."Booth has the marketing experience and caliber we need to take us to the next level as a growing biotechnology company," Kaufmann said.
BUSINESS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins and Jamie Smith Hopkins,jamie.smith.hopkins@baltsun.com | October 8, 2008
Ferris, Baker Watts' parent announced yesterday that it has replaced the Baltimore brokerage firm's chief executive and chief operating officers, three months after the firm was acquired. RBC Wealth Management, a division of Royal Bank of Canada that bought Ferris for more than $230 million, said the president of its private client group took over as president and CEO of Ferris on Monday. Jim Chapman succeeds Roger Calvert, who had been CEO since 2001 and a Ferris employee for 34 years.
BUSINESS
August 10, 2008
Banking BB&T said it promoted Henry Rosendale to banking officer at the bank's Broken Land Parkway branch in Columbia. Advertising Renegade, a Hunt Valley advertising agency, said it added Tykia Murray as proofreader/project manager and Gina Richardson as account manager. The firm also promoted Maggie Ross to training coordinator, Noah Thomason to director of production and Julianna Wittig as director of business development. On the board Shareholders of Glen Burnie-based J.J. Haines and Co., a floor covering distributor, recently elected three new directors: Frederick M. Strader, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Textron Industries; Pierce B. Dunn, partner at Brown Advisory; and Ellen H. Yankellow, president and chief executive officer of Correct Rx Pharmacy Services Inc. Biotechnology Stem cell drugmaker Osiris Therapeutics Inc. named Richard W. Hunt chief financial officer and Philip R. Jacoby Jr. to the post of vice president of finance.
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