SOURCE: W.C. & A.N. Miller Companies

August 04, 2005 12:08 ET

W.C. & A.N. Miller Appoints Retired Bechtel Executive to New Board Position

Larry Ruhland Is First Outside Board Member of 94-Year-Old Company

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 4, 2005 -- As a sign of the times and its continued effort to keep key business focuses in its advisory ranks, W.C. & A.N. Miller Companies today announced that Larry E. Ruhland will become the first non-Miller family member or Associate to serve on its Board of Directors. Ruhland, who will also serve on the 94-year-old real estate services company's Advisory Committee, is retired from the Bechtel Corporation, where he held various executive level national and international management positions.

In accepting the invitation to join the Board, Ruhland said he had been looking for a way to parlay his professional experience in a meaningful way. "In addition to being an excellent steward of the community, Miller is a well-run, progressive company. I am honored to be a member of the Board and look forward to helping the company chart its future." Ruhland also pointed out that like Miller, Bechtel is a fourth-generation, family-owned company. "Professionally I grew up in a family-owned business. I know how they operate and how important it is to keep a continuous connection to the community."

W.C. & A.N. Miller President and CEO, Edward J Miller, Jr. described Ruhland as a perfect fit for the Miller Board. "We are not only making history with Mr. Ruhland's board appointment, we are doing it with a professional who will bring a different perspective to our business decisions."

Ruhland currently resides in Darnestown, Maryland. His appointment begins immediately.

W.C. & A.N. Miller is a full service real estate company serving the Washington Metro area since 1912. Miller has Realtor offices in Bethesda, Potomac, Chevy Chase, Gaithersburg, the District and McLean, Virginia. Best known for building in Spring Valley and Sumner, Miller's companies also include relocations services, new homes, commercial development, leasing, and management, and financial services through Greenway Lending Group. For more information about the W.C. & A.N. Miller Companies visit www.wcanmiller.com.

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