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Laurel man named Neall's deputy chief


County Executive Robert R. Neall has appointed Gorham L. Black, a former garrison commander at Fort Meade, as his deputy chief administration officer.

The 49-year-old Laurel resident started his $67,591-a-year job on Friday.

"Gorham Black's extensive managerial experience will be an important asset to Anne Arundel County," Mr. Neall said in a statement.

Mr. Black's job will be to implement management policies, serve as a liaison between the county and independent boards, such as the community college and the library system, and perform special assignments.

Before joining the county, Mr. Black served as assistant secretary for the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services, a post he held for two years. He commanded Fort Meade from 1988 to 1990.

He also has been operations officer for the U.S. Army South in Panama and the Army General Staff at the Pentagon.

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