Tongue, Brooks & Co., a Baltimore-based employee benefits...

NEWS IN BRIEF

December 02, 1991

Tongue, Brooks & Co., a Baltimore-based employee benefits and insurance brokerage firm, has acquired H. Francies LeBrun Co. Inc. in Towson.

UNC Inc., an Annapolis-based aviation company, opened a 66,000-square-foot facility for its Tri-Remanufacturing Division in Terre Haute, Ind.

Trade organizations

American Academy of Otolaryngology named Dr. Charles W. Cummings president-elect and Dr. Michael E. Johns to the nominating committee. Dr. Cummings is director of the Department of Otolaryngology and Dr. Johns is dean of the medical faculty and vice president for medicine for the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions.

American Association of Dental Examiners elected Dr. Don-N. Brotman president of the American Association of Dental Examiners.

American Women in Radio and Television, Baltimore chapter, named Gloria Freed president. Mrs. Freed is president of the Baltimore advertising agency, Freed and Associates.

Advertising Media Credit Executives Association International, based in Aurora, Ill., named Kerry Kelly third vice president. Mr. Kelly is credit manager for The Baltimore Sun.

The Executive Committee, an organization for CEOs, named Sandra Savin leader of one of the groups in Baltimore. Ms. Savin is partner in E.B.S.

Enterprises, a consulting firm that provides training for the financial services and real estate industries.

Maryland Psychological Association named Dr. Neil Kirschner president. Dr. Kirschner is director of Child and Youth Services and director of psychology at Taylor Manor Hospital in Ellicott City.

Woman's Council of Realtors, Maryland Chapter, named Sharyn Steffey president. Ms. Steffey is manager of the Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate office in Eastpoint.

National Association of Independent Fee Appraisers, Baltimore chapter, elected the following officers: Brenda D. Friesen, president; Lewis Kurtz, vice president; Jean Scott, secretary; Dave Deaver, treasurer. The association also named Gerald Bitzel, Daniel Pollack, Harry "Bud" Shenton and Glenn Wagner directors.

Maryland Motor Truck Association in Baltimore elected W. Eugene Higgins president. Mr. Higgins is president of Joseph J. Hock Inc., a Baltimore-based hauling contractor and construction materials supplier.

Maryland Financial Services Association in Baltimore elected the following officers: president, William J. Pittler, president of Friendly Finance Corp.; vice president, Phil E. Hitz, vice president of government relations, Security Pacific Financial Services; secretary, Robert M. Grieser, assistant vice president for government relations, ITT Consumer Financial Corp.; and treasurer, Nicholas F. Catanese, regional general manager, American Finance Inc. Joseph V. DiPietro, government relations director for Beneficial Management Corp., was named chairman of the board of directors, and William R. Steward, senior state government relations manager of Household International was appointed Executive Committee chairman. The association also named Dick Stanley and Melvin L. Watson winners of the Gordon J. Thomasch Award.

National Association of Women in Construction, Baltimore Chapter, elected the following officers: Jo Ellen Sines of Corman Construction Inc., president; Jacqueline Womack of Protection Services Inc., vice president; Elizabeth McKinney of Corman Construction Inc., secretary; and Diane Foster of Speedy Sign*A*Rama U.S.A., treasurer.

Association of Home-Based Businesses elected the following to the executive board: Beverly Williams, president; Jill Groce, vice president; Debbie Finch, secretary and Jean Collins, treasurer. The association also appointed the following committee chairs: Ira Greene, finance; Steve Hales, legislative; David Asher, program; Wayne Viener, membership; Robert Whittaker, publicity; and Maggie Miller, publications. Adrian G. Teel, Maryland Port Administration executive director, won an environmental award from the American Association of Port Authorities for the development and operation of Hart-Miller Island.

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