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Burger hired as tech manager

Linda L. Burger has been hired as technology manager by the Howard County Economic Development Authority, a newly created position supporting the technology community in Howard County.

She will work in the Center for Business and Technology Development, which also houses the Business Resource Center and the county's NeoTech Incubator.

Burger is to form a Technology Council of Howard County, providing support for a number of smaller technology groups in the county, said Richard W. Story, CEO of the economic development authority.

Her responsibilities, Story said, include developing a database of technology companies, working with the MIT Enterprise Forum to help evaluate new technology initiatives and supporting organizations such as the National Security Agency, the National Institutes of Health, universities, federal government facilities and private companies.

Burger was previously technology transfer business development specialist for the Frederick County Office of Economic Development, dividing her time between the Office of Economic Development, the Fort Detrick Business Development Office and Frederick Innovative Technology Center Inc.

Crump appointed Toastmasters official

Danielle Crump, a member of the Patuxent Toastmasters, has been appointed area governor, responsible for motivating clubs to reach their public speaking and organizational goals.

A member of Toastmasters for a year, Crump became a "competent communicator," an achievement involving the completion of 10 speeches.

She lives in Ellicott City.

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