Blue Cross:Gary C. Baker is named corporate controller for...

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September 17, 1990

Blue Cross:

Gary C. Baker is named corporate controller for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Maryland. A certified public accountant, he was previously director of corporate audit.

Meryl Davis Burgin is named human relations counsel for the health insurer. She was previously a lawyer with the Baltimore law firm of Whiteford, Taylor & Preston where she specialized in labor litigation.

Julie S. Keating is named associate director of MEDCASH sales for BAKERHealth Line Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Blue Cross and Blue Shield. MEDCASH is the healthcare credit card that enables card members to pay pay for health care services and deductibles not covered by health insurance. She was previously territory sales manager for Citicorp Diners Club Inc.

John H. Kumm and Robert J. Marcinko are named project engineers for Outokumpu EcoEnergy Inc. Kumm will manage development of hazardous waste incineration projects. Marcinko will manage fluidized bed combustion power generation projects utilizing both conventional and waste fuels. Kumm most recently worked as production manager for Lever Brothers Co. Marcinko was previously project manager for Detroit Stoker Co.

At the State Highway Administration, Carl J. Vogel is named resident maintenance engineer for Harford County. He succeeds Charles R. Harrison, who was appointed district engineer for Baltimore and Harford counties. Vogel began his 23-year career with the SHA in the office of Materials and Research by collecting samples for laboratory testing. He most recently was office engineer for maintenance for Baltimore and Harford counties.


James P. Lang succeeds Edward D. Seidel as the public information officer for the Maryland Motor Vehicles Administration. Lang was previously with the Maryland Department of Transportation's Public Affairs Division where he worked on the highway safety program. Seidel is now manager of MVA's customer service. He oversees special projects and events as well as internal programs.


Judy Hyman is named director of development of The CollegeBound Foundation. The Greater Baltimore Committee created the foundation last year to enable more Baltimore City Public School graduates go to college. She was previously endowment and major gifts coordinator with The Children's Defense Fund in Washington.


Richard A. Bolandz joins PHH Corp. as vice president, information technology and strategy. He will direct and coordinate the overall development of the company's technological resources. He was previously director of the technology enabled business transformation practice for Index Group Inc. of Cambridge, Mass. Before that he held senior positions with MLI Ltd. and Booz, Allen and Hamilton.

Juvenile services:

Mark Booker is named assistant superintendent of Boys' Village, a residential detention facility in the Cheltenham area of Prince George's County.

He was previously director of Performance Training Inc., a program for unemployed and underemployed adults. He was also a consultant at Junction Bridge Inc., where he conducted weekly jobs readiness and decision processes seminars for adult

male inmates, and provided inmates with BOOKER drug and alcohol abuse counseling.

Before that, he was coordinator for support services at the Woodbourne Emergency Diagnostic Center, a multi-service center for abused and neglected youth in Baltimore. He also worked as a commissioner in the District Court for Baltimore City.

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