GBC Board members named to The Baltimore Sun’s Business & Civic Hall of Fame

More than 40 percent of the inductees into The Baltimore Sun’s Business & Civic Hall of Fame are current or former members of the GBC’s Board of Directors. The Sun, which established the award in 2016, has presented the award to 30 inductees, 13 of whom are current or former members of the GBC’s Board of Directors. The 2018 Hall of Fame awards event, held June 7 at the Sagamore Pendry … Continue reading

Miles & Stockbridge attorney Ford Loker honored by Maryland Defense Counsel with Inaugural John H. Mudd Lifetime Achievement Award

Miles & Stockbridge is pleased to announce that F. Ford Loker, a litigator in the firm’s Baltimore office, was selected by the Maryland Defense Counsel to receive the first-ever John H. Mudd Lifetime Achievement Award. The award commends members of the bar for their dedication, service and membership in the Maryland Defense Counsel, as well as their leadership in the law. Loker joins three other MDC members as its inaugural recipients. As a … Continue reading

Maryland Tourism Coalition names new executive director

The Maryland Tourism Coalition has named Ruth Toomey, an Anne Arundel County-based marketing and communications veteran, as its Executive Director, effective June 1. Toomey, who most recently worked as the Director of Sales and Marketing for An Extraordinar Limousine Service in Glen Burnie, replaces former executive director Wini Roche, who is running for a seat on the Harford County Council. Toomey, a Glen Burnie resident, has been a board member for the coalition … Continue reading

CareFirst Names Brian Pieninck CEO

Company’s Chief Operating Officer will succeed Chet Burrell on July 1 The Board of CareFirst, Inc. and its affiliate Boards have named Brian D. Pieninck as President and Chief Executive Officer of CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst), effective July 1, 2018. Pieninck, who currently serves as the company’s Chief Operating Officer, will succeed Chet Burrell, who will retire after more than a decade as the company’s top executive on June 30. Since April … Continue reading

Sinai Hospital of Baltimore names Linda Kosnik as Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Patient Care Services

After serving as interim chief nursing officer (CNO) for four months at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Linda Kosnik, R.N., MSN, Ph.D.-d, has been selected to fill the position permanently. Kosnik will also serve as Vice President of Patient Care Services. “We launched a nationwide search for a new chief nursing officer, however we knew very quickly that Linda was the perfect person for the job,” said Jonathan Ringo, M.D., President and … Continue reading

Maryland Zoo lion pride to temporarily move

As The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore continues with the expansion of the African Journey section, the Zoo’s pride of lions, Hassan, Zuri and Luke will temporarily move behind the scenes. During the time while they are behind the scenes, four-year-old Luke will be leaving The Maryland Zoo to make his home as a companion with several female lions at another zoo also accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums … Continue reading

Archdiocese of Baltimore names new Director of Community Affairs

Archbishop William E. Lori appointed Mary Ellen Russell, currently Executive Director of the Maryland Catholic Conference, to a new position with the Archdiocese of Baltimore as Director of Community Affairs. The archbishop said he created the new position “to assist the archdiocese in building partnerships within and beyond the Catholic Church in Maryland to strengthen the Church’s service to local communities.” The appointment was announced June 4. Russell will begin … Continue reading

McDaniel College selects Janelle Holmboe as Vice President of Enrollment Management and Dean of Admissions

Janelle Holmboe has been selected as the new Vice President of Enrollment Management and Dean of Admissions at McDaniel College following a national search. She joins McDaniel effective mid-July. As a member of McDaniel’s leadership team, she will be responsible for developing and implementing the college’s enrollment management, financial aid and marketing strategies. She brings to McDaniel a wide range of strategic enrollment and marketing experience coupled with strong financial … Continue reading

Comcast Business brings Shark Tank casting call to Studio XFINITY D.C. on June 5

Are you a fan of Shark Tank?  Have you come across an entrepreneur with a great idea wanted a bit of help…a chance to “make it”? Comcast Business is proud to sponsor ABC’s SHARK TANK casting call and bring local entrepreneurs the chance to grow their business, by hosting an open casting call for the hit ABC show Shark Tank at Studio Xfinity D.C on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Aspiring … Continue reading

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