Annapolis Symphony Names New Director

The board of trustees of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra (ASO) announced that Jeth Mill has been named executive director. Mill will provide leadership and vision to achieve the orchestra’s continued goals of artistic excellence, community engagement and education outreach.

Prior to joining the ASO, Mill held the position of executive director for the Windsor Symphony Orchestra in Ontario, Canada for five years and most recently managed a major arts center renovation for the orchestra.

Carroll Receives Performance Award

Carroll Hospital Center has received the American College of Cardiology Foundation’s 2013 NCDR ACTION Registry — GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award, making the hospital one of 197 nationwide to achieve this recognition. The award recognizes the organization’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients.

To receive the award, the hospital consistently followed the treatment guidelines in the ACTION Registry — GWTG Premier for eight consecutive quarters and met a performance standard of 90 percent for specific performance measures. Following these treatment guidelines improves adherence to the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association’s clinical guideline recommendations, monitors drug safety and improves the overall quality of care provided to ST-elevation myocardial infarction and non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction patients.

Yeshiva Fellowship Turns 10

With more than 150 alumni in an array of professional and communal careers and 15 stellar new graduates taking the reins this fall, Yeshiva University’s Presidential Fellowship in University and Community Leadership is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Adam Neuman and Meirah Shedlo of Baltimore have been selected for this year’s cohort.

The highly competitive program was established by President Richard M. Joel in 2004, shortly after his arrival at YU, with the goal of transforming the university into a leadership incubator for the Jewish people

Letters to Clinton Celebrates Milestone

“Letters To President Clinton” celebrates a unique, widely unknown chapter in President Bill Clinton’s history — a written dialogue between him and prominent American Orthodox Rabbi Menachem Genack that spans more than 15 years.

The two first met when then-Arkansas Gov. Clinton was just beginning his road to the White House.  As their friendship deepened, Rabbi Genack started sending Clinton essays highlighting spiritual insights from the Bible to help him navigate difficult decisions and issues.  During his presidency, Clinton asked Genack to write these pieces more regularly and formally.

On the heels of Clinton’s request, Genack invited many of his distinguished acquaintances — Bible scholars, political leaders, scientists, clergy members and laypeople — to contribute.  “Letters to President Clinton” is an inspirational collection of more than 100 of these mini-sermons.  The book features a foreword by President Clinton and includes copies of his handwritten notes.

Kohn Named Business Group Chair

101813_Kohn-Named-Business-Group-ChairAdelberg, Rudow, Dorf & Hendler has appointed member Thomas D. Kohn as chairman of its business and corporate practice group. Bringing more than 26 years of legal experience, Kohn focuses his practice on business and corporate law, civil and commercial litigation and franchise law. He regularly assists business owners and corporate leaders in navigating the complicated issues they face in today’s constantly changing business environment.

PVFC Members Honored

The Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company was well represented at the recent Baltimore County Volunteer Firemen’s Association annual meeting, with current PVFC President Allen Roody being elected to the BCVFA Hall of Fame and former captain Glenn Resnick being named senior vice president for the association.

Roody, a PVFC member for nearly 35 years, was elected as one of 11 members of the BCVFA Hall of Fame Class of 2013. Resnick, a PVFC member for more than 28 years, has been active with the BCVFA in various committees and roles for many years.

In addition, the association’s Executive Officer of the Year Award was renamed in honor of former PVFC Life Member Lee Sachs, past president of the Baltimore County

WJRO Elects Co-Chairs

Abraham Biderman was elected co-chairman of the World Jewish Restitution Organization, joining Natan Sharansky as co-chair. Biderman brings several decades of experience as a Jewish communal leader and a deep involvement in Holocaust-related restitution issues to his new position. Biderman replaces Steven Schwager, who is stepping down following his retirement as executive vice president and CEO of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee.

Giant Honored By USO

101813_Giant-Awards-100KGiant Food of Landover, Md., was honored by the USO of Metropolitan Washington and named to USO-Metro’s 2013 Circle of the Stars during the nonprofit’s 10th Annual Stars and Stripes Night networking event at the Sheraton National Hotel in Arlington, Va.

USO-Metro’s 2013 Circle of Stars is an elite award bestowed on the top-level corporate donors who provide generous funding to support USO-Metro’s mission to lift the spirits of military service members and their families.  Giant was named to the Circle of Stars at the four-star level, which is the highest level honored by USO-Metro.

Abilities Network Names President

Abilities Network has announced longtime board member Maxine Seidman, co-founder and executive director of Play Keepers, Inc., as the organization’s new board president.

Seidman began her involvement with Abilities Network in 1992. Her dedication to the agency made her the ideal candidate. Seidman’s involvement with the agency extends outside of Abilities Network’s board of directors, as she participates on the Project All Children Together (ACT) Advisory Board and the Walkabout Abilities Committee.

Bozzuto Homes Honored

Bozzuto Homes, a division of Bozzuto Group, a Greenbelt, Md.-based real estate services company, has been recognized in five categories by the Great American Living Awards, an annual program that recognizes the building industries top achievers.

This year, Bozzuto Homes achieved awards in five categories and was also recognized as one of the region’s leaders in providing quality affordable housing by the Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing’s 2013 APAH Annual Fundraiser Awards, held Oct. 8 at the Clarendon Ballroom in Arlington, Va.