Lenora Robinson Mills

Lenora Robinson Mills was appointed the first chief operating officer for IMB Partners, the Bethesda, Md.-based private equity firm specializing in the utility and infrastructure services and government contracting sectors. She formerly served as chief operating officer for the District of Columbia Public Charter School Board. She also worked with IMB founder and CEO Tarrus Richardson at ICV Capital Partners, where she served as an investment associate. IMB also appointed Alison Alexander as its first general counsel. She is also a managing director. Before joining IMB, Alexander was senior vice president, general counsel and chief compliance officer at Precision Medicine Group.

Janice Gray

Janice Gray has been named chief human resources officer at A. Morton Thomas and Associates Inc., a Baltimore-based multidisciplinary engineering and design consultancy. Previously, she served as vice president and HR director for the firm.

Falls Church, Va.-based Hitt Contracting promoted Josh Foreso to executive vice president overseeing the firm’s corporate office base building, multifamily and hospitality sectors. Previously, he was senior vice president for the corporate office base and multifamily business unit. Hitt promoted Mike Smith to vice president and regional office leader of its Richmond office. He previously served as vice president. The firm promoted Luke Marshall to vice president on its government team with a focus on its federal cloud solutions business. He previously served as a project executive. The firm also promoted Gary Stewart to vice president of business development for the firm’s health care and life sciences sectors. He was previously director of business development.

Catherine Seavitt Nordenson

The University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design has selected Catherine Seavitt Nordenson as a tenured professor and chair of the department of landscape architecture, effective July 1. She succeeds Richard Weller, professor of urbanism, who served two terms as department chair. Seavitt Nordenson currently serves as a professor of landscape architecture at the City College of New York, where she directs the master of landscape architecture program.

Baltimore-based mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering firm RMF Engineering Inc. has named three project managers as shareholders. Steven Bucker, a leader of RMF’s civil and structural engineering team, joined the firm in 2011 and manages strategic relationships with several key clients, dedicating much of his work to federal, private and higher education projects. Jared Markle, the second shareholder, is a member of RMF’s Baltimore infrastructure team. In that role, he has guided prime electrical projects for regional clients and several nationally recognized higher education clients. The third shareholder, Elizabeth Nolder, leads RMF’s civil engineering team for higher education clients. She has designed and managed multidiscipline campus-wide distribution projects along the East Coast.

Mark E. Shaffer

Global law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP has added construction litigator Mark E. Shaffer in its Northern Virginia office. Shaffer, a first chair trial attorney has 15 years of experience representing clients in Virginia, Maryland, Washington, D.C., and around the nation for a range of litigation concerns, including construction, land use, leasing disputes and eminent domain. He has also advised clients regarding government contracts and general business litigation.