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By Gus G. Sentementes, The Baltimore Sun | October 7, 2010
Daniel E. McKew, a 19-year veteran of the banking industry and a former SunTrust executive, was named president of Baltimore-based 1st Mariner Bank, the company said Thursday. McKew, a Baltimore native, had most recently been president and chief executive of SunTrust's equipment finance arm in Towson, where he ran a $6.8 billion leasing business. He takes over from George Mantakos, who will remain a director for the bank's holding company, First Mariner Bancorp. Edwin Hale Sr., the bank's founder, remains chairman and chief executive of First Mariner Bancorp, which has been under pressure from bank regulators to raise capital.
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By Lorraine Mirabella and The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2014
A former Macy's and I Magnin executive will step in as brand president of Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, part of the Hampstead-based Bank's integration into parent company Men's Wearhouse. Bank's new president, Paul Fitzpatrick, most recently served as president and chief operating officer of ESP Group Ltd., a designer of underwear, sleepwear and lounge wear. In another executive team change, former Jos. Bank executive Jim Thorne will become executive vice president of direct sourcing, overseeing Men's Wearhouse's overall product development, manufacturing and sourcing, the Houston-based men's apparel chain said Tuesday.
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Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | September 13, 2011
Giant Food, the region's largest grocer, has appointed a Walmart executive as its president. Giant parent Ahold USA said Anthony T. Hucker will take start as president of the chain on October 3. Hucker replaces Don Sussman, who has served as interim president since late last year. Sussman will resume his role as executive vice president supply chain for Ahold USA. Hucker worked most recently as corporate vice president and head of Walmart's express division. He has served in several leadership positions since joining Walmart in 2004.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2014
Seven years after the University of Baltimore admitted its first freshman class, new President Kurt L. Schmoke is considering a return to the school's roots as an upper-division college that enrolled only juniors and seniors. The enrollment growth that came with the first underclassmen in 2007 has stagnated. UB enrolls about 200 freshmen each fall, and the university still attracts mostly transfers and graduate students. In an interview Friday, Schmoke spoke of flat public funding and a need to work more efficiently.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | April 5, 2012
Maryland native Dawn Lindsay, who has been serving as president of Glendale Community College outside Los Angeles since 2009, said she would have gladly remained at the school until she heard that the presidency at Anne Arundel Community College, a position she referred to as "her dream job," became available. AACC has named Lindsay as its new president, allowing the McDaniel College graduate with extensive experience at local institutions the chance to return to the area after being away for 18 years.
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By Carrie Wells and Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2014
Baltimore City Community College has hired the former head of a Michigan community college campus as its next president, officials announced Thursday, nearly two years after its last leader was forced out of her job. Gordon F. May, who formerly served as president of two of Oakland Community College's campuses, is to start Sept. 2. He visited BCCC on Thursday to meet with the campus community. "My commitment is long-term," he said. "I know when I start that I'm going to have to hit the ground running.
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By Erica L. Green | October 29, 2013
The first alumna of Mercy High School to serve as its president will take the helm next year, according to a release sent by the school. The school's Board of Trustees appointed Mary Beth Lennon, a 1985 graduate, to the post effective July 1, 2014. Lennon is currently serving as director of communications and assistant to the president at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, which she helped open in 2007.  She is a 1989 graduate of Notre Dame oF Maryland University. Notre Dame also announced that it will begin offering two $40,000 scholarships to graduating seniors of the Catholic, college preparatory Mercy High School beginning next school year in honor of Lennon's appointment.
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By Larry Perl, lperl@tribune.com | March 8, 2013
Notre Dame of Maryland University will introduce its new president in style next month, with a week-long series of events including an installation ceremony on April 5 and a Presidential Day of Service on April 7 to benefit Baltimore City Head Start. James Conneely, 55, is the first man to lead the university in its 116-year history. The board of trustees hired him last February to succeed Mary Pat Seurkamp, who was retiring after 15 years as Notre Dame's president. Conneely came from Eastern Kentucky University, where he was associate provost for enrollment and vice president for student affairs.
HEALTH
By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | December 9, 2013
Howard County General Hospital said Monday that Steven C. Snelgrove will become president, succeeding Vic Broccolino, who plans to retire Jan. 15 after 24 years of service. Snelgrove has 34 years of health care management experience, most recently serving as president of two community hospitals, Lexington Medical Center and Davie County Hospital, part of the Wake Forest Baptist Health System in North Carolina. "Having grown in his career as part of a large hospital system, he brings established skills working with both community providers and academic-based physicians to advance care in the community," Brian Gragnolati, senior vice president of The Johns Hopkins Health System's Community Division, Howard County General Hospital's parent organization, said in a statement.
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By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2014
City Councilman William H. Cole IV appeared as the new president of the Baltimore Development Corp. at its board meeting Thursday, on a day when the mayor announced six new board members and the board approved three new projects for the city's west side. The new appointments, which include former Mayor Kurt Schmoke, are the latest changes at the quasi-public agency. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake chose Cole about two weeks ago to take over as the BDC's leader, replacing Brenda McKenzie, who cited personal and family reasons for her departure after less than two years.
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By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2014
City Councilman William H. Cole IV appeared as the new president of the Baltimore Development Corp. at its board meeting Thursday, on a day when the mayor announced six new board members and the board approved three new projects for the city's west side. The new appointments, which include former Mayor Kurt Schmoke, are the latest changes at the quasi-public agency. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake chose Cole about two weeks ago to take over as the BDC's leader, replacing Brenda McKenzie, who cited personal and family reasons for her departure after less than two years.
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By Carrie Wells and Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2014
Baltimore City Community College has hired the former head of a Michigan community college campus as its next president, officials announced Thursday, nearly two years after its last leader was forced out of her job. Gordon F. May, who formerly served as president of two of Oakland Community College's campuses, is to start Sept. 2. He visited BCCC on Thursday to meet with the campus community. "My commitment is long-term," he said. "I know when I start that I'm going to have to hit the ground running.
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By Will Fesperman and The Baltimore Sun | July 14, 2014
Washington College in Chestertown has named Jack Griswold, an investment executive, as the interim president of the college, according to a press release issued Monday. Griswold - an emeritus member and former chair of the college's board of visitors and governors - will replace current President Mitchell B. Reiss and serve until the school hires a new president. Reiss is leaving Chestertown to become the president and CEO of the Colonial Williamsburg foundation in Virginia. Griswold, a graduate of Princeton University and the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, works at Black Oak Associates, a property development and investment management company in Owings Mills.
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By Jules Witcover | May 16, 2014
Every two-term president since the 22nd Amendment was ratified in 1951 has faced being a lame-duck upon his re-election. Barack Obama clearly is no exception. With approximately 28 months left in his presidency, the clock is running out as he seeks to achieve a favorable legacy. Unless Mr. Obama's party defies the odds and retains control of the Senate and recaptures the House in the November elections, the outlook seems dim to reverse the Republican obstructionism that has hobbled most of his White House tenure.
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By Eileen Ambrose, The Baltimore Sun | December 21, 2013
If you want to know something about the history of the Baltimore investment community, you might want to call James Hardesty. The 67-year-old history buff and chairman of Hardesty Capital Management has spent his career in Baltimore, starting with a job in the mail room of Alex. Brown & Sons and later as an executive at the old Mercantile Safe Deposit & Trust Co. Both Baltimore companies eventually were acquired. He founded his own investment firm in Baltimore in 1995. Today, it manages $800 million in assets, with a goal of reaching $1 billion within two years.
HEALTH
By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | December 9, 2013
Howard County General Hospital said Monday that Steven C. Snelgrove will become president, succeeding Vic Broccolino, who plans to retire Jan. 15 after 24 years of service. Snelgrove has 34 years of health care management experience, most recently serving as president of two community hospitals, Lexington Medical Center and Davie County Hospital, part of the Wake Forest Baptist Health System in North Carolina. "Having grown in his career as part of a large hospital system, he brings established skills working with both community providers and academic-based physicians to advance care in the community," Brian Gragnolati, senior vice president of The Johns Hopkins Health System's Community Division, Howard County General Hospital's parent organization, said in a statement.
NEWS
By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | September 6, 2012
Dawn Lindsay was walking across the Anne Arundel Community College campus on the first day of classes when she approached a student who appeared lost. "Can you tell me where the Florestano Building is?" asked the student, explaining that she was en route to the school's nursing orientation. "Sure I can," said Lindsay, pointing the student in the right direction. About 45 minutes later the two met again during the nursing orientation, and the student discovered that the woman who had given her directions was the school's new president, who spent the first day of classes engaged in impromptu meet-and-greets.
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August 29, 1991
When students and faculty return to Frostburg State University's campus early next month, a new president will greet them, one whose collegial style, integrity and academic skills seem well suited to an institution that is still haunted by the prior administration's tilt toward self-promotion and questionable spending practices.Catherine R. Gira, now provost of the University of Baltimore, takes over Sept. 1 at Frostburg. At UB, she was responsible for much of the academic growth, budgeting and strategic planning that helped that campus thrive in the 1980s.
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By Jonathan Pitts, The Baltimore Sun | November 11, 2013
The nation's top Catholic bishops will convene this week in Baltimore to choose a new leader, a decision that will help set the course for an American church striving to build its appeal while grappling with stances on immigration and contraception coverage. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops expects close to 300 active and retired members as it holds its annual convention at the Waterfront Marriott Hotel. Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York is to begin the four-day gathering Monday with his final address as president after serving a three-year term.
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