Originally Released: January, 1998
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Mark L. Wasserman, former secretary of the Maryland Department of Economic and Employment Development, has joined the University of Maryland Medical System as vice president for development and corporate/public sector relations.
Wasserman will direct the Medical System's fund raising activities and will be responsible for planning and leading the organization's efforts to enhance its relationships with the region's business and government leaders.
"Mark brings a wealth of experience that gives him tremendous insight into the complexities of the business and legislative environments," says Morton I. Rapoport, M.D., president and chief executive officer of the University of Maryland Medical System. "He will help us fulfill our responsibility as a major downtown employer of being a good corporate citizen." He also will coordinate community development initiatives such as the Live Near Your Work program, the Howard Street redevelopment project and the Medical Center's role in the revitalization of West Baltimore." Wasserman also will work on legislative issues that affect the Medical System and on partnerships aimed at developing new technologies in health care.
He was most recently assistant vice president for business development at Amtrak, where he led and coordinated initiatives that included commuter contracts, joint ventures with recreational railroad partners, marketing surplus assets and creating strategic alliances. In his previous role as secretary of DEED, Wasserman played a major role in attracting a variety of domestic and foreign firms to Maryland and worked to keep major industries in Baltimore, including Lockheed Martin, Westinghouse and Kelly-Springfield. In addition, Wasserman helped expand Maryland tourism, its manufacturing base and technology development strategy. He also served as chief of staff to former Gov. William Donald Schaefer.
Wasserman, a resident of Ruxton, is active in business and community organizations and serves on the boards of directors of several organizations, including the Baltimore Council on Foreign Affairs and Maryland Bioprocessor.
The University of Maryland Medical System is a private, non-profit institution that consists of the University of Maryland Hospital, the Greenebaum Cancer Center, the Shock Trauma Center, Kernan and Deaton Hospitals. The Medical System provides care for more than 225,000 patients each year.
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