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August 21, 1991


Greg Conderacci, a 22-year veteran of the communications industry, has been named vice president of marketing for Prudential Health Care Plan of the Mid-Atlantic, former the Johns Hopkins Health Plan. He will oversee the marketing, public affairs and member services department for the health maintenance organization, which has 118,000 members. Conderacci had been director of consulting services for Price Waterhouse Management Consulting Services.

* Gardner D. Redd Jr. has been appointed assistant manager of the Baltimore district of the Baltimore Life Insurance Co. Redd joined the district in March of this year with some 14 years of insurance sales and management experience.

* Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Maryland, the state's largest health insurer, announced four recent appointments. Martin Klenke has been named head of staff, reporting to the chief operating officer of the non-profit organization. He formerly was director of finance in the group division. Dr. Maura J. Rossman has joined the Columbia Medical Plan's pediatrics department at the Columbia office. She received her medical degree in 1985 at the State University of New York Upperstate Medical Center in Syracuse, N.Y.

Columbia Medical Plan also hired Dr. I. Semra Engin in its radiology department. She was employed by the department of radiology at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Dr. Louis Kofi Essandoh has joined the Medical Plan's cardiology department in the Annapolis office. He had served as director of cardiology and intensive care at St. James Hospital in Pontiac, Ill. David A. McGovern Jr. has been appointed vice president of marketing at Peterson & Associates, a full-service advertising firm based in Baltimore. Prior to joining Peterson & Associates, McGovern was corporate director of new business development at Transamerica Insurance Finance Corp.

* Nancy R. Beall has joined Hottman Edwards Advertising Inc., and Connie M. Joslyn was named public relations account executive at the full-service advertising and marketing agency based in Baltimore. Beall had been administrative assistant to the president at F.E. Worthington Inc., a Baltimore-based graphic design and consulting firm. Joslyn is a recent graduate of Towson State University who has experience in copy writing, sales and public relations.

* Mimi Azoubel as been appointed to the position of media planner and buyer for the Baltimore-based advertising firm called Cornerstone. Azoubel formerly researched and developed media plans and market analysis for Gray, Kirk & Evans. Michael D. Lippy was elected director and vice president of James Posey Assoc. Inc., a Baltimore consulting engineering firm. He joined the company in 1963 and has recently been a senior project manager.

* Romeo H. Freer has been elected president of the Maryland Society of Professional Engineers. The Chevy Chase resident is retired from ATT Technologies in Hunt Valley and is also a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel. Patrick M. Byer has been named audit supervisor in the accounting and consulting firm of Clifton, Gunderson & Co. * Marjorie E. Frisk and Steven J. Issac have become shareholders and officers in Issac & Issac, P.A., a Pikesville accounting firm. Frisk specializes in accounting and auditing engagements and Issac in management consulting and taxation. * Christopher J. Strauch has been promoted to senior accountant in the audit and accounting department of Coyne & McClean, Chartered, a Towson-based accounting and management consulting firm.

On the board:

Earl L. Diamond, professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health and Hygiene, has been elected chairman of the Baltimore Hebrew University's board of trustees. BHU, a constituent of THE ASSOCIATED: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, is the only institution of higher learning in Maryland devoted solely to Judaic and Hebraic studies.

* The board of the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra has elected new officers and four new members. President is Jonathan D. Rogers, a financial consultant with Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner & Smith in Columbia. New vice presidents are Barbara Fritze and Paul T. Reamer. New board members are John G. Moran, president of the Eastern Division of Household Bank FSB; Carol L. Hirschburg, director of the Baltimore County Office of Communications; Cary Smith, general manager of WBJC-FM; and Harriette Ambach, a lawyer who now devotes her time to pursuing her interest in the arts and community service.

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