Insurance:Richard J. Potter has been named head of...

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July 01, 1991


Richard J. Potter has been named head of personal lines at United States Fidelity and Guaranty Co. The company is the property/casualty subsidiary of USF&G Corp. Potter joined USF&G's senior management earlier this year as senior vice president, strategic planning. Previously he was president of Credit Life Insurance Co. of Springfield, Ohio.

Crown Central Petroleum Corp. has elected Jack Africk as a member of the board of directors. Africk, vice chairman of UST Inc. of Greenwich, Conn., has been a member of UST's board of directors since 1980. He served as UST's executive vice president from 1985 to 1990 and as president and chief executive officer of its United States Tobacco Co. subsidiary from 1987 to 1990. He also is a director of Duty Free International Inc., a company operating and selling merchandise at duty-free stores in international airports in the United States. Iris Warren Park, a certified public accountant, has been appointed vice president and controller of the Rothschild Co. She began her career in 1977 with the company, which is one of Baltimore's largest independent investment management firms. Before joining Rothschild, she worked in the personnel department of USF&G Corp. for five years.

Thomas H. Maddux 4th, a retail real estate specialist, has joined Kayne/Levin/Neilson/Bavar Realtors. He serves the firm's retail clients with tenant representation, leasing and sales from the brokerage's Baltimore office. Previously, he was associated with CB Commercial Real Estate Group for seven years. Five Maryland winners have been chosen in the annual Entrepreneurs of the Year contest sponsored by Ernst & Young, Merrill Lynch, Inc. Magazine and the Baltimore Business Journal.

Recipients are Willard Hackerman, the Whiting Turner Contracting Co. Inc., socially responsible entrepreneur; John S. Hendricks, the Discovery Channel, master entrepreneur; Robert N. Elkins, Integrated Health Services Inc., emerging entrepreneur; John W. Stealey, MicroProse Software Inc., high technology entrepreneur; and Frank A. Adams, Grotech Partners supporter of entrepreneurship.

The winners are now eligible to the chosen as the U.S. Entrepreneur of the Year by a national judging panel. They will also be inducted in the Institute of American Entrepreneurs in the fall along with winners from 40 other regions of the country. David Rothenberg has been named chief financial officer for Drs. Schultze, Snider & Associates P.A., a group of 28 physicians specializing in radiology. Rothenberg, a certified public accountant, has 12 years of experience in the administration and management of professional firms. The McCormick/Schilling Division of McCormick & Co. Inc. has named Robert L. Harris 3rd, group brand manager-developmental brands; Thomas G. Swain, manager of the Richmond, Va., zone; Richard Morse, Eastern Division sales planner; and Stan N. Shields, human relations group leader for the division's Hunt Valley plant. Shields will also be the group leader for the McCormick Press facilities of the parent company.


CSX Intermodal, a unit of CSX Corp., has appointed Rimas Gulbinas as vice president and general manager of its drayage operation. He will have responsibilities for the operations of CMX Trucking and its 21 facilities nationwide. He succeeds M. Scott Palen, who recently left CMX to pursue other business interests. Gulbinas has more than 20 years of trucking experience with special expertise in streamlining operations and enhancing productivity.

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