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November 07, 1990

Accounting

Accounting: Claudia Wolter is promoted to in-charge for Katz, Abosch, Windesheim, Gershman & Freedman. She has been with the company for two years and specializes in service to the construction industry.

Elizabeth Hymel is promoted to tax department supervisor for the firm. She specializes in estate, gift and trust taxation.

At Rowles & Co., Timothy M. Dougherty becomes a principal. He joined the firm in 1982, and provides accounting and tax services to individuals and small businesses, primarily in the fields of engineering, construction, retail and wholesale.

Education: John R. Sanders is named director of the Ornamental Horticulture Technology program at Dundalk Community College. He will oversee the college's degree and certificate programs.

He was previously vice president/landscape designer for Nickerson Landscaping Inc. in Grafton, Va. He has taught horticulture courses at Lenoir Community College in Kinston, N.C., and at the George Washington University, Hampton Center.

At Western Maryland College in Westminster, Frank Waller is named director of administrative services. He will be responsible for supervising the operations of the college's dining services, // pub and grill, bookstore and mail services.

He was previously assistant director of auxiliary services at the Johns Hopkins University, where he was responsible for the review, development and implementation of auxiliary services including housing, food services and campus bookstore. Before that he was assistant director of housing and assistant to the associate vice president at Towson State University.

: Margaret E. Grayson, formerly chief financial officer, is named vice president of finance for Biospherics Inc. Helyn Oscanyan is appointed director of the Department of Human Resources for the corporation, which she joined 11 years ago. Gilbert V. Levin, chief executive officer, resumes the office of president following the resignation of Edwin A. Wilcox by mutual agreement after an exploratory period as company president.

Non-profit

: David Reed is named director of sales and marketing for Blind Industries and Services of Maryland. He will be responsible for expanding and coordinating the organization's current base of government and private sector customers and developing new business opportunities, particularly in subcontracting. He joined the organization in 1989 to head its vending division.

Insurance

Thomas Higgins is named vice president of public policy and strategic planning for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Maryland.

He was previously co-founder and editor-in-chief for HealthWeek, national newspaper covering the U.S. health industry, and Managed Health Care, with combined circulation of over 110,000.

He also served as deputy secretary to President Jimmy Carter's cabinet in 1980.

Timothy Gianaris is appointed director of financial planning and analysis at Blue Cross. He will be responsible for coordinating corporate-wide financial projects.

He was previously director of group financial reporting and analysis, where he coordinated monthly financial reporting and variance analysis for the insurer's Group Market Division.

At the United States Fidelity and Guaranty Co., Joseph B. McCardell is named assistant secretary of the home office's Purchasing and Supply Department.

He joined USF&G in 1981 as a buyer-supply services in the same department. He was most recently manager-furniture and equipment.

At the Baltimore Life Insurance Co., Carl A. Delmont is appointed assistant manager of the company's Westminster District.

Dr. Don-N. Brotman is elected National President of the American Association of Dental Examiners. He was elected at the organization's 107th annual meeting in Boston.

He began practicing dentistry in 1955 and currently practices in Baltimore.

He serves on the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners.

The American Association of Dental Examiners includes members from every state board as well as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. They meet regularly to share and discuss issues relating to licensure of dentists.

State Board of Dental Examiners have three main responsibilities: licensing dentists and dental hygienists, disciplining dentists and dental hygienists and creating new law through rules and regulations.

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