Bankruptcy and Commercial Litigator, Brian N. Nestor, joins Whiteford, Taylor & Preston’s Falls Church Office

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP (WTP) is pleased to announce Brian M. Nestor has joined the firm as counsel in its Business Reorganization and Bankruptcy practice. Nestor is admitted to practice in Maryland and Virginia and is a member of the Maryland Bar Association, the Maryland Bankruptcy Bar Association and the American Bankruptcy Institute. Prior to joining WTP, Nestor practiced with Linowes and Blocher in Bethesda, Md. Nestor also has … Continue reading

Woodrow Wilson Fellow Goodfriend discusses ‘making a living or making a killing’

“To Make a Living or to Make a Killing” is the topic of Juliet J. Goodfriend’s 2009 Baldwin Lecture in the Humanities on April 15 at 7:30 p.m. in Knott Auditorium at College of Notre Dame of Maryland. The lecture is open to the public and free of charge. Goodfriend, a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow, is the founding president of The Bryn Mawr Film Institute, a nonprofit film education and … Continue reading

Martek and Ragasa sign multi-year exclusive supply agreement

DHA omega-3 innovator and maker of the life’sDHA brand, Martek Biosciences Corporation (NASDAQ: MATK) and Ragasa, one of Mexico’s largest providers of raw and refined oil products and maker of Mexico’s leading consumer cooking oil brand, Nutrioli, announced March 26 they have entered into a long-term supply agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, Ragasa has agreed to purchase all of its DHA omega-3 needs from Martek and plans to … Continue reading

Julie Mercer named Red Cross Chief Marketing, Development Officer

The Central Maryland Red Cross has tapped Julie Mercer, an innovator with a successful career in nonprofit management, advertising, executive search and newspaper reporting, to help bolster the organization’s fundraising efforts in a challenging economy. “The Red Cross Board needed someone like Julie with strong ties to the community and a passion for the nonprofit sector,” said Central Maryland Red Cross chairman Peter Rosenwald. “Our Disaster Relief Fund is suffering, … Continue reading

BVU’s Volunteer Central to host ‘Volunteer Cafe’

Learn about volunteer opportunities throughout Greater Baltimore from five local nonprofit organizations at “Volunteer Cafe” on April 2 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Teavolve Cafe & Lounge (1401 Aliceanna Street, Harbor East, Baltimore). Organizations introducing their programs to potential volunteers include My Sister’s Circle, Meals on Wheels, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Baltimore, Girl Scouts of Central Maryland, and the Baltimore Free Store. Guests will also learn about the volunteer services provided by … Continue reading

Kirwan appointed chair of National Research Council’s Higher Education and Workforce Board

William E. Kirwan, chancellor of the University System of Maryland, has been appointed chair of the National Research Council Board on Higher Education and Workforce. The National Research Council is one of the four organizations comprising The National Academies, which brings together committees of science and technology experts to address critical national issues and offer advice to the federal government and the public. As chair of the National Research Council … Continue reading

Statement from world’s experts emphasizes importance of preformed DHA Omega-3

Preformed DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), not EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) or ALA (alpha-linolenic acid), should be consumed to achieve an enhanced DHA status which is important for optimal health, according to a recent statement from the International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids (ISSFAL). ISSFAL is a respected international body of the world’s experts dealing with the health impact of dietary fats. According to ISSFAL, omega-3s are a subset … Continue reading

Reminder: Artscape application deadlines are fast approaching

Have you always wanted to be a part of the Artscape festivities? Then don’t miss the opportunity to participate in this year’s event. America’s largest, free arts festival is seeking visual and performing artists, cultural, fashion and children exhibitors, dance and theater companies and more. The deadlines to apply for consideration are fast approaching. Deadlines vary depending on application and discipline and must be completed online. The 28th annual Artscape … Continue reading

University System of Maryland Foundation appoints new board members

The University System of Maryland Foundation, Inc., announced March 23 the election of two new members to its board of directors: John J. (Jack) Cronin, Senior Vice President of ATK; and Eric E. McLauchlin, a shareholder in the firm of Gessner, Snee, Mahoney & Lutche, P.A. Cronin has served as senior vice president of ATK, a premier aerospace and defense company, since 2006, and currently serves as president of ATK’s … Continue reading