Kathy Liebler
                        Director of Public Information

   C   O   M   M   I   S   S   I   O   N                N   E   W   S             R   E   L   E   A   S   E

    Contact: Lowman S. Henry (717) 939-9551 Ext. #2934                           June 18, 1996


        The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission concluded a nationwide search today by naming Robert L. Brown of Sparks, Maryland to the newly-created post of Deputy Executive Director for Information Systems.
        Brown, formerly a worldwide manager for strategic planning and systems development at the Black and Decker Corporation headquartered in Towson, Maryland, will be responsible for developing the Turnpike Commission's new Department of Information Services. The new department consolidates under one Deputy Executive Director information systems which had previously been scattered throughout the agency.
        "One of the key recommendations in the recent study of Turnpike Commission management conducted by Deloitte & Touche was that we bring our information systems together under the management of one Deputy Executive Director," said James F. Malone, III, Chairman of the Turnpike Commission. "Bob Brown has a proven track record as an exceptional manager with a diversified background in the field of information services."
        Brown developed and managed an engineering and manufacturing services support group within the Corporate Information Systems organization at Black and Decker. He has also served as Manager for Management Information Systems in the Aero and Naval Systems Division of the Martin Marietta Corporation and as a Manager for Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering Services for the TRW Corporation's Energy Products Group.
        Brown was selected to head the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission's new Information Systems Department after a nationwide search which was conducted by Wolf Advisory, LTD. of Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
        "I'm looking forward to taking the experience I have gathered working for three major corporations and applying it to the special needs of one of America's foremost transportation systems," Brown said. "Not only are we going to bring the Turnpike's internal information systems into the 21st Century, but we are also going to have a positive impact on our customers through the development and implementation of Smart Card and E-Z Pass electronic toll collection systems."
        Brown is the second Deputy Executive Director to be hired from the corporate community following a nationwide talent search. Roger McCauley, formerly with the Quaker State Corporation, was hired earlier this year as the Turnpike's Executive Director of Finance and Administration. The Turnpike is currently in the midst of a complete reorganization of that department.
        Brown, is married and lives with his wife, Barbara Jean, in Sparks, Maryland. They plan to relocate to central Pennsylvania in the near future. His wife is an educator in the South Western School District in Hanover, Pennsylvania. They have four grown children.


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