• Dave Thompson, licensed in Maryland and West Virginia
• Amanda Llewellyn, licensed in Maryland
• Grettell Delcid, licensed in Maryland
• Kris and Kristin Jose, licensed in Maryland
• Sihin Tsegaye, licensed in Maryland
Maryland State Police
PIKESVILLE, Md. — Lt. Col. G. Robert Turano will retire Jan. 1 from the Maryland State Police after 26 1/2 years of service to the citizens of Maryland.
Turano is chief of the Support Services Bureau of the Maryland State Police, overseeing departmentwide responsibilities involving training and personnel, records command and logistics command. He was first appointed to the rank of lieutenant colonel in 2008 through August 2010. He served then as chief of the Field Operations Bureau of the state police, the largest of the three department’s bureaus, comprised of 1,500 sworn and civilian men and women.
Turano’s service in the county began in 1997, when he was a detective sergeant, first sergeant and barrack commander at the Hagerstown barrack. From 1999 to 2002, he served as the commander of the Frederick barrack. His previous assignments included patrol, executive protection, statewide auto theft investigations and criminal section supervisor as a detective sergeant in the Bureau of Drug and Criminal Enforcement.
He also has held every command position in the Field Operations Bureau, including barrack commander, troop commander and region commander/assistant bureau chief. Turano also served as the commander of the Firearms Enforcement Division under the Bureau of Drug and Criminal Enforcement.
Turano holds a Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice administration from Mansfield (Pa.) University. He attended the Police Executive Research Forum at Harvard University. He has served on a number of committees for police executives and is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the Maryland Chiefs of Police Association.
Turano lives in Washington County with his wife, Candy, and his two children, who attend local colleges.
Community Foundation of Washington County MD, Inc.
The Community Foundation of Washington County MD, Inc. recently announced a new slate of officers and the appointment of several new trustees. The new officers and trustees were welcomed at the foundation’s annual meeting in November.
Officers include Dr. Mitesh Kothari, chairman; Vice Chairmen Spence Perry and the Rev. D. Stuart Dunnan; Treasurer John P. Itell; Secretary Brian A. Kane; and Past Chairman David Beachley.
New trustees of the board include Michael G. Day, Bradley D. Pingrey, Melissa Reabold and Todd M. Snook.
Business People - Dec. 30
Tracie Hovey (Submitted photo / December 24, 2012)