NU Online News Service, July 22, 9:34 a.m. – Covantage, Austin, Texas, a company that sells benefits administration services to national employers, has hired Brian Walker to be vice president of sales and marketing.

Walker will be based in an office in Baltimore and report to Barbara Lapwing, the general manager of Covantage.

Walker has a bachelor’s degree from Towson University and is a licensed life and health representative.

Covantage is a unit of PacifiCare Health Systems Inc., Cypress, Calif.