Ryland expected to announce Jews named to board

January 07, 1995|By Kevin L. McQuaid | Kevin L. McQuaid,Sun Staff Writer

The Ryland Group Inc. is expected to announce Monday that it has appointed William L. Jews to its 10-member board of directors.

Mr. Jews, president and chief executive of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Maryland Inc., would replace Ryland Chief Financial Officer Alan P. Hoblitzell Jr., who retired at the end of last year.

Mr. Jews also is a director of NationsBank of Maryland, Crown Central Petroleum Corp. and Morgan State University.

In addition, the 42-year-old executive chairs the Greater Baltimore Committee, a local business group.

Ryland cited Mr. Jews' achievements and the similar size of the two organizations in making the appointment.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield, the state's largest insurer with 1.4 million customers, has an annual income of $1.5 billion.

Ryland is the nation's third-largest homebuilder with annual revenues of roughly $1.5 billion.

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