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Brandkamp Named AP Data Center Manager

February 25, 2002

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) _ Robert E. Brandkamp has been promoted to manager of the Associated Press Data Center, a service that collects prep sports results and tabulates election returns for distribution to member newspapers and broadcasters.

Brandkamp’s appointment was announced Monday by Martin C. Thompson, director of state news, and Tom Jory, director of election information.

Brandkamp, who succeeds Ann Joyce as manager, joined the AP last September as assistant manager of the Data Center. He formerly was a senior underwriter for the Travelers Insurance Co. in Spokane.

Joyce, who has managed the Data Center since it opened in November 2000, will return to her former role as a regional election coordinator for AP. She had served in that capacity from 1994 until accepting the Data Center post.

Brandkamp, 37, is a native of Crawfordsville, Ind. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and holds an MBA from the University of Illinois at Springfield.

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