LawSix associates are named partners in the Baltimore law...

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January 21, 1991


Six associates are named partners in the Baltimore law office of Venable, Baetjer and Howard. They are: Robert J. Bolger Jr., tax; N. Lark Schulze, health care; Paul A. Serini, public finance; Joel J. Goldberg, real estate; David J. Heubeck, litigation, and Francis R. Laws, labor.

At the law office of Rosenberg Proutt Funk & Greenberg, Douglas J. Furlong and Aaron I. Lubling join the firm. Furlong was previously associated with Miles and Stockbridge. Lubling previously worked for Edelman & Dicker.

At the plant

Tracy Bilbrough is named director of marketing, drills and metal-working for Black & Decker's U.S. Power Tools Group. In his new position, he has marketing responsibility for industrial and consumer drills and metal-working power tools. He succeeds Scott Hennessy, who is named vice president of sales and marketing for the company's U.S. accessories and fastening business.

At McCormick & Co. Inc., Jeff Pierce is named northeast regional sales manager-food service for the McCormick Flavor Group. He will be responsible for managing the group's food service distributor sales in the northeast sector of the United States. He was previously a national account manager for Golden West Foods Inc., the company's subsidiary in Bedford, Va. Before that, he held a variety of sales positions with Rymer Foods, Hillshire Farm and Oscar Mayer Foods.

Karen M. Duerling is promoted to purchasing agent for the company's Ingredients unit. She will be responsible for all non-inventory procurement and claims-management administration and will supervise the purchasing coordinator staff. She joined the company in 1979 as a cost accounting clerk, and most recently worked as purchasing coordinator. Patrick C. Kerr has formed his own real estate appraisal group, The Patrick C. Kerr Appraisal Group Inc. Kerr, principal, has 15 years experience in the real estate appraisal profession. He was most recently president of Legg Mason Appraisal Group, which he formed for the company on 1983.

Judith A. Borns joins Landmark Homes as the sales representative of Amyclae Estates, a single-family homes community in Bel Air. She will be responsible for the overall sales duties of the community, which include marketing and the details of financing and settlement. As part of a reorganization of The Baltimore Sun's Marketing and Communications Department, three managers are named to head the department's new divisions.

Regina P. Swearingen is named marketing, communications and research manager, K.C. Burton is appointed manager of corporate responsibility and James P. Rowley Jr. becomes marketing and promotion manager.

Swearingen is responsible for corporate communications and special events. She adds these responsibilities to her current duties supervising marketing research and sales development.

Burton is responsible for insuring the company's responsiveness to the communities it serves.

Rowley is responsible for supervision of education services, tours and contests and the company store. He will continue to supervise the creative services and promotion functions.

David R. Belz is named corporate communications manager. His duties include media relations and employee communications.

Michael G. Kane is named manager of marketing operations. He is responsible for management of the creative staff, reader promotions, sports marketing, advertising agency liaison and continuing supervision of circulation sales support. He most recently worked as consumer marketing manager, a position now held by Lauren L. Vanhoy. She will continue to be responsible for the company's suburban promotion team, the company store and tours. Michel M. Pratka, special events manager, takes on new duties planning and supervising events. Debra E. Levin is named a senior staff member for the accounting firm of Coyne & McClean, Chartered. She will provide management advisory services and specialize in offering computer consulting services to the firm's clients.

Submit personnel changes to Business People, c/o Meredith Schlow, The Evening Sun, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, Md., 21278. Black-and-white photos are welcome but cannot be returned.

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