David J. Markey, the president's chief adviser on telecommunications and information policy, will join the private sector in two weeks after a long career in government and politics.
Markey, 45, will leave his job as assistant secretary of Commerce and administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration to become vice president for federal regulatory affairs for BellSouth Corp., one of the offspring from the breakup of AT&T.
In an interview, Markey said he was approached by other Bell operating companies, but accepted the offer from BellSouth primarily because he was impressed with the company's government relations staff and senior management. He said he has a great deal of respect for his soon-to-be boss, R. L. Mickey McGuire, BellSouth's senior vice president of governmental affairs and formerly a congressional representative for American Telephone & Telegraph Co.
In his new post, Markey, a strong opponent of government regulation of the communications industry, will manage the company's relations and argue its cases before the industry's principal regulator, the Federal Communications Commission. He also is a former special assistant to the FCC's chairman, Mark Fowler.
McGuire said Markey would bring to the company broad experience of the government processes that affect BellSouth. "He's also been quite active in international policy, and we hope to draw upon his experience as our company enters the world market," McGuire added.
However, Markey will be restricted somewhat in his new job by federal law, which, in certain cases, prohibits former government officials from working directly on issues that they were involved in while with the government. Markey said he thought the law would limit his dealings with Commerce and NTIA, where he was most recently, and with certain cases that he worked on closely, such as the administration's ruling allowing competitors to Intelsat, the global satellite communications network. But, he said, they would limit his work with the FCC less.
A native of Frederick and graduate of University of Maryland School of Law, Markey also has served as chief of staff and legislative director for Sens. Frank Murkowski (R-Alaska) and J. Glenn Beall (R-Md.), and was vice president of congressional relations for the National Association of Broadcasters. FINANCIAL SERVICES
John Hanson Savings & Loan, the second-largest state-chartered thrift institution in Maryland, has announced four recent promotions. James H. Anderson, a former vice president of product sales and branch services, will become senior vice president with responsibility for savings, automatic tellers, corporate sales, market development and the thrift's 23 branches. Jane W. Bamber, who joined John Hanson in 1973, will become vice president, director of savings. She will oversee development of new policies and products. Rosemarie K. Wilkinson, previously vice president of research and development, will become vice president of finance. In her new job, Wilkinson will supervise daily financial operations and credit lines. Douglas R. Lawrence, formerly assistant controller, will become treasurer with responsibility for corporate investments.
First American Bank of Maryland, the Silver Spring-based affiliate of First American Bankshares Inc., a six-bank holding company, has named Stephen A. Horvath senior vice president in charge of corporate banking in Montgomery and Prince George's counties. Horvath was area president and senior corporate banking officer at BancOhio National Bank. In addition, First American of Maryland announced two promotions: Thomas P. Gallup to corporate banking officer from credit and financial analyst, and Lynda C. Waldeck to credit administration officer from credit analyst.
Bethesda-based Suburban Bank has elected John Brooks Slaughter to its board of directors, increasing membership to 23. Slaughter, a former director of the National Science Foundation, is chancellor of the University of Maryland. He also serves on the boards of Monsanto Co., the Baltimore Gas & Electric Co., the Annenberg School of Communications and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
United Virginia Bank of Richmond has named Robert H. Pry to the board of directors of its Northern Virginia region, increasing membership to 16. Pry is president of the Center for Innovative Technology, a cooperative effort by Virginia government and academia to make technological research available to area high-tech companies. % PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
Booz Allen & Hamilton Inc. has named Mitchell Diamond, a Bethesda-based member of the consulting firm's energy practice, to the post of vice president. Diamond joined the firm in 1978.
The Kostecky Group, a Pennsylvania-based architectural and engineering firm, has appointed Douglas B. Hatch director of operations. Hatch, formerly vice president of Gruen Associates and manager of its Washington office, will oversee the day-to-day management of projects.
Touche Ross & Co., one of the "Big Eight" accounting firms, has appointed six partners in its Washington offices. Three of the partners -- tax specialists Lawrence M. Axelrod and Glenn F. Mackles, and government contracting specialist Darrell J. Oyer -- are in the Washington Service Center, which provides government relations services to clients worldwide. The other three -- Melissa A. R. Krause, Lovie J. Jackson and Raymond J. Stewart -- are in the firm's local accounting practice.
Design and Production Inc., an Alexandria designer of major museum exhibits and millwork projects, has announced four recent appointments. Peter W. Masterson, formerly a sales manager, will become vice president of sales. Julian F. Barnwell, previously an account executive, will become vice president of the convention services division. Lorraine H. Schmidt, who has worked in museum research and artifact acquisition, will become vice president of the design and museum service division. And Raymon H. Thompson, formerly with VSE Corp., will become assistant to the chief executive officer. D&P is a subsidiary of VSE Corp., a publicly owned government contractor based in Alexandria.
Survival Technology Inc., a Bethesda firm that manufactures medical devices and provides aid in the treatment of emergency health problems, has promoted six vice presidents in a major reorganization of its corporate management responsibilities. Douglas J. Greenwold, previously vice president of the outpatient cardiac care division, has been appointed to the new post of vice president for planning and development, with responsibility for all product and marketing development. Max S. Shevitz, who has held numerous positions in the outpatient care division, has been promoted to vice president of that division. Gerlof Homan, formerly director of research and development, has been named vice president of that division. William J. Milinchuk, formerly in charge of the firm's St. Louis pharmaceutical manufacturing plant, has been promoted to vice president of pharamceuticals. Sharon Aichele Santa, formerly treasurer, was named vice president with responsibility for treasury operations, planning and development, computer systems and human resources. William C. Dietrich, controller, was named to the additional post of vice president in charge of government contracts, accounting and office management. COMMUNICATIONS
The Assemby of Parties of the International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (Intelsat), a nonprofit, cooperative organization that owns and operates the global satellite system used by countries for international communications, has elected Bob Vree as chairman of the group's governing body and Ibrahim Aliyu as deputy chairman. Vree, an engineer and the Netherlands' representative to Intelsat, is director of international telecommunications of the Netherlands PTT. Aliyu, the representative from Nigeria, is permanent secretary of that country's Ministry of Communications.
Communications Satellite Corp., the international communications satellite firm, has named Jerome W. Breslow to the new position of vice president and assistant to the chairman. Breslow will help manage the executive office and act as a liaison with the board of directors, the company said. Willard R. Nichols, who has been vice president and general counsel since 1984, will assume Breslow's former duties as secretary of the corporation in addition to his own. In a separate announcement, Gilbert D. Rye, formerly director of space programs for the National Security Council, has been appointed vice president of government systems for the Comsat communications services division. In this newly created position, Rye will direct the subsidiary's efforts to market communications and network services to the Defense Department and other government agencies.
American Satellite Co., a Rockville-based communications company, has appointed Sal Benti vice president of sales. Benti, who joined the firm 1981, has been eastern regional sales director and, most recently, major accounts manager. UTILITIES
Washington Gas Light Co. has named Frank H. Strickler, who has worked for many years as an outside attorney for the firm, as general counsel. He was formerly senior partner with the law firm of Ober, Kaler, Grimes and Shriver. Strickler replaces Lewis Carroll, who is retiring after 10 years with the local utility. COMPUTERS
Macro Systems Inc., a Silver Spring firm that specializes in management consulting, social science research and computer systems design, has named Louise Appell vice president and head of the firm's educational product development. Appell joined the firm three years ago to help develop audio, video and software products for special education markets and has worked on the company's Education Department contracts.