The board of URAC has picked Alan Spielman to be the nonprofit health care accreditation group’s new president.[@@]

Spielman succeeds Garry Carneal, who left URAC to take a job as president of InforMed Medical Management Services Inc., Baltimore.

Spielman previously was a senior health care reimbursement advisor at Covington & Burling, Washington, a law firm.

Spielman also has served as senior vice president of federal programs at the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, Chicago.

Spielman has a bachelor’s degree from John Hopkins University and a master’s degree in business from Loyola College.