LMD named Karen Killian president of the Laurel, Md-based firm, succeeding founder and CEO Sarah Pugh.  Scott Van Der Meid has been named executive vice president.

Killian, who joined LMD in 2000, leads the marketing and branding efforts for clients including Time Life, Hooked on Phonics and University of Maryland. Van Der Meid, who has been with the firm for 21 years, sets the creative vision for the firm, and leads the creative team in developing print, broadcast and digital communications for clients such as TekSystems and the Department of Homeland Security.

According to a release, “under Pugh’s leadership, which has stretched over almost 40 years, LMD evolved from a design studio to a full-service, integrated marketing communications firm with regional and national commercial and government clients. Pugh will continue to provide strategic consultation to the leadership team in support of their innovative vision. Sarah, who is passionate about the future success of LMD noted that while she’s not going away, “it’s time for a walk on the beach.””


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