Constellation board is enlarged by 17 members

May 26, 1994|By From Staff Reports

The Constellation Foundation board of directors more than doubled in size yesterday as it elected 17 new members -- 13 of them business and civic leaders named by Baltimore Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke to help in devising repair and financing plans for the deteriorating ship.

Also yesterday, U.S. Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin, D-3rd District, announced that he is seeking an emergency appropriation of $1 million from the federal government in the next fiscal year to put the landmark ship in dry-dock and have it stabilized and surveyed for damage.

The business and civic leaders added to the nine-member board at Mr. Schmoke's urging are:

Gail R. Shawe, former executive director of Pride of Baltimore Inc.; Raymond A. "Chip" Mason, chief executive officer of the Legg Mason Inc. investment firm; Richard A. Swirnow, president of HarborView Properties Development Co.; Michael Cryor, executive vice president of the Susan Davis Cos., a public relations firm; and former Mayor Thomas J. D'Alesandro III,

TC partner at the D'Alesandro, Miliman & Yerman law firm.

Also, Dale Garvin, general manager of the Hyatt Regency Baltimore hotel; Mathias J. DeVito, chairman and chief executive officer of the Rouse Co.; Michael Riley, vice president of NationsBank; City Councilwoman Vera P. Hall, D-5th; Walter Sondheim, senior adviser to the Greater Baltimore Committee; Robert S. Hillman, partner at the law firm Whiteford, Taylor & Preston; H. Russell Frisby Jr., partner at the law firm Venable, Baetjer & Howard; and Linda Jordan, executive assistant at the Maryland Port Administration.

The others elected yesterday are J. Hollis B. Albert III, owner of the Operators Heat retail fuel oil company and member of the city fire board; Edmund B. Nolley Jr., a senior vice president of Signet Bank and colonel in the Maryland Army National Guard; William Kloepfer Jr., the ship's volunteer public relations director; and WBAL-AM radio newsman-commentator Alan Walden.

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