93.1 WPOC Morning Show Host Laurie DeYoung has been hosting mornings on the station for thirty years. In honor of her anniversary, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake declared September 29, 2015 Laurie DeYoung Day in Baltimore. During her tenure at WPOC DeYoung earned many honors including being nominated eleven times for the Country Music Association’s Personality of the Year award. She took the award home twice, most recently in 2014. DeYoung was a 2010 inductee into the Country Music DJ Hall of Fame and a 2014 Maryland D.C. Delaware Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame inductee. She was named one of the “Best 100 Things about Baltimore” by the Baltimore Sun and one of the “Most Influential Marylanders” by the Daily Record.
Baltimore-based Groove named Engel Baldwin, left, director of client strategy. In her new position, Baldwin is responsible for leading the strategic direction of Groove’s marketing services business. Previously, she served as U.S. account director for Jellyfish.
In Hunt Valley, Damian Rintelmann, senior vice president, is IMRE’s new digital lead. Rintelmann comes to IMRE from Delucchi Plus, and previously Weber Shandwick, where he was SVP of their digital teams.
Emily Cullen has joined marketing & advertising firm Ainsley & Co. as project coordinator. Prior to Ainsley, she led service engagements and was a primary point of contact at SocialToaster. Also at Ainsley, Tim Moorhead joins as project coordinator from Live! Casino and Jimmy Smutek joins as web developer.
Deborah Baum has been named director of communications and strategic institutional marketing at The Bryn Mawr School.
MileOne Automotive Group in Towson announces the hiring of Mark Westerman as chief marketing officer. He joins from Ascend One where he led marketing for Nava and CareOne Services. Previously, he was vice president of global marketing at Fila and founder of the West33 Consulting Group.
In Columbia, Merkle announces the appointment of two senior members to its Retail & Consumer Goods practice: Mark Guenther, vice president, and Alex Kooluris, vice president.
[Photo by Jessica Kartalija, WJZ]