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February 12, 1985

Neal F. Meehan resigned Monday as president and chief operating officer of ailing Midway Airlines, the carrier's second high-level departure in recent weeks, the airline said.

His departure comes on the heels of that of Chairman Arthur C. Bass, who announced his resignation last month. Both resignations are effective Friday. Bass is to be replaced as chairman by David Hinson, who was among the founders of Midway in 1978.

Under Bass, the airline had expanded into the leisure travel market by acquiring the assets of bankrupt Air Florida. The company lost $15 million in 1983 and lost $7 million in the first nine months of 1984.

CALIFORNIA

Robert H. Elsner has been named executive vice president and chief executive of the 33,000-member California Medical Assn., based in San Francisco. He is currently chief executive of the Los Angeles County Medical Assn., a post he will hold until joining the state organization May 1.

Martin Katz has been named senior vice president and director of research and development for Advanced Polymer Systems Inc., Redwood City.

James T. Hubbell has been named senior vice president-savings operations at Oakland-based World Savings & Loan Assn.

LOS ANGELES COUNTY

Allan H. Kurtzman has been named president of the consumer products division of Neutrogena Corp., a Los Angeles-based maker of specialty soap and skin-care products.

Dennis Gillespie has been named senior vice president-marketing for Viacom Enterprises, a division of Viacom International Inc., with offices in Los Angeles and New York.

Los Angeles-based Metrobank has named Elmo F. Andatje, currently a vice president, as head of its newly formed international division.

Gary Kaplan has been made a partner in the newly renamed Garofolo, Curtiss & Kaplan, an executive search firm based in Ardmore, Pa. He heads a new office in Pasadena.

James O. Erickson has been named senior vice president-corporate controller and treasurer of Embassy Communications, Los Angeles.

Maureen B. Crow has been appointed a senior vice president at Berkhemer & Kline Inc., a Los Angeles public relations firm.

John C. Garner, Gloria J. Munger and Lawrence A. Wangler have been named principals in the Century City office of Towers, Perrin, Forster & Crosby, New York-based management consultants.

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