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LaSalle Capital opens regional office in city

LaSalle Capital Markets, a division of ABN AMRO Securities, Inc., has opened a regional office in Baltimore.

The office will serve the Mid-Atlantic states, including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. The company also has offices in Denver, Chicago, Santa Fe, Dallas, Little Rock, Ark., and Boston.

LaSalle Capital Markets provides tax-exempt financing to state and local governments acquiring real and personal property.

Marketing group forms three new committees

The Chesapeake Chapter of the Society of Marketing Professional Services has formed three new committees: programs, membership, and publicity. Creation of the committees follows the election of a new board of directors.

More than a dozen marketing, architecture and engineering professionals have been recruited to serve on the new committees, including the following chairmen: Kevin Bowes, marketing director of Birchfield Food Systems, will serve as chairman of the programs committee; Christine Bill, marketing director of Marks, Thomas & Associates, as chairwoman of the membership committee; and Debra Lacey, director of business development with Purdum and Jeschke, as publicity committee chairwoman.

SMPS, based in Alexandria, Va., is a national association of marketing professionals serving the architectural, engineering and construction industries.

Partner is elected president of chapter

Susan Souder, a partner in the litigation department of the Baltimore office of Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, has been elected president of the Maryland Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.

Maryland's Federal Bar Association has more than 500 members and is directed by a 30-member Board of Governors.

Ms. Souder, who joined Ballard Spahr in 1994, concentrates on tax, labor, ERISA, RICO and commercial and real estate litigation.

She has served as president of the Women's Bar Association and on the board of the Maryland Trial Lawyers Association.

Partnership forms Capital Mortgage

C. Richard Bell, former senior executive vice president of Temple Inland Mortgage Company, and Jay Dressel, president of Maryland Home Mortgage, have formed Capital Mortgage Bankers, Inc.

The new company was created in June through a 50 percent stock purchase of Maryland Home Mortgage by Mr. Bell from Mr. Dressel, then an asset purchase of the eastern regional offices and wholesale operation of Temple Inland Mortgage Co.

Mr. Bell and Mr. Dressel, co-owners of Capital Mortgage, bring a combined 40 years of experience to the new venture. Mr. Bell will serve as president and chief executive officer and Mr. Dressel will serve as chairman.

Capital Mortgage provides residential home loans for resales, new homes and refinancing. The company also has a wholesale division that provides loans and funding for other mortgage companies and banks throughout the United States.

The company has offices in Baltimore, Anne Arundel County, McLean, Va., and Indianapolis and is looking to expand to other areas.

Firm's associate is appointed to board

Charles J. Morton Jr., an associate in the Baltimore law firm of Wright, Constable & Skeen, has been appointed to the advisory board of the Maryland Homebased Business Association.

The Maryland Homebased Business Association supports home-based businesses by providing materials, information, networking opportunities and other products and services.

Mr. Morton concentrates on commercial litigation, including construction and management employment law, and the representation of small and midsized businesses.

Oak Contracting official to work for festival

Kenneth F. Mills Jr., of Oak Contracting Corp., will serve as marketing director of the Kennedy Krieger Institute's 1995 Festival of Trees.

Mr. Mills is director of business development for Oak Contracting, a Baltimore-based general contractor and construction management firm. The festival will be held at the Maryland State Fairgrounds from Nov. 22 to 27.

In addition to his work with Kennedy Krieger, Mr. Mills is president of the Towson Business Association, the Blue Jays Unlimited and the Johns Hopkins University athletic alumni association.

The Kennedy Krieger Institute helps children with disorders of the brain, such as cerebral palsy, mental retardation, genetic disorders and severe behavior problems, through innovative research, specialized patient care and community outreach programs.

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