August 10, 1991
William A. Badger, one of the five regulators who helps set telephone and electricity rates in Maryland, will step down Aug. 30 to take a job heading a trade association of Pennsylvania electric companies.After 14 years as a member of the Public Service Commission, Mr. Badger had become known both in and out of Maryland for his outspoken opinions, including support for proposals to limit regulators' ability to second-guess electric companies' decisions to build power plants.Last year, he cast the sole dissenting vote in a decision enabling callers to hide their identity from machines that can display their phone numbers.
July 27, 1999
Anne Arundel County Executive Janet S. Owens named yesterday the senior vice president of the county's economic development corporation to temporarily replace president Richard J. Morgan, who abruptly resigned two weeks ago to take a private-sector job.William A. Badger Jr., 44, joined the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation (AAEDC) -- a private corporation that receives public funds and is overseen by a county-controlled board -- as Morgan's right-hand man in 1994.Morgan handed his letter of resignation to Owens at the groundbreaking for Arundel Mills mall on July 15, a week after state officials criticized AAEDC's operations in a private meeting with the county executive and her chief advisers.
March 14, 2007
Business leaders across Anne Arundel County have rushed to the defense of a former economic development chief who was criticized in a confidential county report for alleged mismanagement, misappropriation of funds and political favors. Several have said that the attacks against William A. Badger Jr., who served as chief executive of the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corp. for nearly seven years until February last year, were unfounded. The entrepreneurs also questioned the inclusion of the allegations in the report, which was prepared by 14 community and business leaders to advise County Executive John R. Leopold on economic development and military expansion at Fort Meade.
September 16, 1992
Sylvia Badger's column, which has been appearing in this space on Wednesdays, is moving to Fridays. It will continue to run as well in the People section of The Sunday Sun.
June 9, 1995
Sylvia Badger is on vacation. Her column returns next week.The lazy days of summer are just around the corner. But for some party planners, summer means picnics and crab feasts. If your organization is planning a fund-raising picnic, an awards dinner or some other benefit during July, August and September, we'd like to know.Please send an announcement with a contact name and phone number to Sylvia Badger, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, Md. 21278 or fax her at (410) 783-2519. Deadline is June 20.
January 25, 2006
Anne Arundel County's head of economic development will take a job with M&T Bank Corp. after 11 years promoting growth in one of the state's key employment centers, the bank announced yesterday. Bill Badger's last day as president and chief executive of the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corp. will be Feb. 20. He leaves at a time of impending change for the county, which expects 20,000 to 25,000 jobs to be created in the Fort Meade area over several years as a result of the Pentagon's consolidation of military bases.