July 17, 2011
Robert E. DeNike, a retired United States Fidelity and Guaranty Co. executive, died July 10 of pneumonia at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 83. The son of a window washer and a homemaker, Mr. DeNike was born and raised in Detroit. Mr. DeNike began his business career in 1954 when he joined USF&G as a special agent in the company's Detroit office, and the next year was promoted to superintendent of the agency department. In 1958, he was appointed assistant manager of the Detroit branch and in 1962 was transferred to Syracuse, N.Y., as branch manager.
March 31, 2011
They sat for hours, discussing the mutual acquaintances they've made over many years in the game, their philosophies on building a roster and what had become of the once-proud Orioles franchise. In a secluded cabin situated on a golf course about 45 minutes from where the floundering Orioles were playing a road game against the Texas Rangers last July, Andy MacPhail and Buck Showalter, polar opposites on the surface, found common ground. MacPhail, the Orioles' president of baseball operations whose rebuilding project was bursting at the seams, wanted a manager with a big persona and a lot of swagger, somebody to get the attention of a youthful and underachieving roster and inspire a defeated fan base.
February 10, 2011
Orioles president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail wanted to make a larger point about risk and about baseball's financial imbalance Thursday during a question-and-answer session with a group of Baltimore School of Law students. So at one point, after taking questions for more than 40 minutes, MacPhail decided to throw out a query of his own. "Who is the worst free agent signing in baseball history?" MacPhail asked. "I invite all of you to think about this for two minutes. " The answers shouted back at MacPhail were varied.
October 2, 2010
Orioles president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail sat in the visiting dugout at Fenway Park recently with his arm draped across the top of the bench and one leg resting on top of the other. With the sleeves of his white dress shirt rolled up and his sunglasses on, MacPhail looked content and relaxed. It was a far different picture 10 weeks earlier, when MacPhail, sitting in his office overlooking Camden Yards, declared it the most difficult summer of his professional life. "I feel much better now than I did six, seven weeks ago, and I think the industry does, too," MacPhail said.
October 12, 2008
Advertising * Bonnie Heneson Communications announced that Courtney Dunevant was named vice president of the Owings Mills-based agency. She will assist in business operation, serve major accounts and direct publicity and Web site development. She formerly was with the American Gaming Association. * Merkle, the Columbia-based database marketing firm, named Michael Mathias as executive vice president and group leader, Kathleen Hart as senior director of production management, Bob Ball as senior director of creative resources and Ken Geis as vice president of engagement and innovation.
December 20, 2006
K Bank announced that Roger Lee joined the Owings Mills-based bank as senior vice president of commercial lending. He formerly was a vice president and loan officer with Mercantile Safe-Deposit & Trust Co. Mid-Atlantic Business Finance Co. appointed William B. Freeman Jr. as vice president of operations. He is responsible for underwriting loans for presentation to the company's board and the U.S. Small Business Administration. Education Goucher College appointed Marc M. Roy as the Towson liberal arts college's provost and chief academic officer.