Greater Baltimore Committee elects 10 new board members

Ten top executives from the region’s technology, media, professional services, health, education and humanitarian sectors have been elected to the Greater Baltimore Committee board of directors. The GBC, the region’s most prominent organization of business and civic leaders, elected new board members at its 2011 annual meeting on May 25.

New members of the GBC board of directors are:

  • Maria Beckett, CEO of Maricom Systems Incorporated, Baltimore, Maryland. Beckett has 20 years experience in the information technology industry. She has taught and authored a wide range of data management related courses.
  • Martin P. Brunk, managing partner of the Baltimore office of McGladrey, Brunk heads Baltimore operations for the nation’s 5th largest provider of assurance, tax, and consultancy services. He has more than 25 years of experience in public accounting.
  • Thomas Coughlin, regional senior vice president of Comcast. Coughlin has worked at Comcast for the past 25 years previously serving in capacities as general manager, and as vice president.
  • Dean Ertwine, vice president army sector of Battelle East Science & Technology Center, Aberdeen, Maryland. Ertwine served in the U.S. army for 31 years and retired as an Army Brigadier General.
  • Adam Gross, principal of Ayers/Saint/Gross, Inc., Baltimore, Maryland. Gross has more than 30 years of experience in planning and architectural design and provides the broad design direction for his firm.
  • Karl R. Gumtow, chief executive officer of CyberPoint International, Baltimore, Maryland. Gumtow has more than 16 years of operational, professional, and technical experience as well as expertise in directing large engineering organizations and diverse technical teams.
  • Daniel Joerres, president and general manager of WBAL-TV, Baltimore, Maryland. Previously Joerres served as general sales manager at WXII-TV, serving Greensboro, High Point, and Winston Salem, N.C. While there, he was instrumental in the station’s revenue growth and expanded community service projects.
  • Bradley T. MacDonald, executive chairman, Medifast, Inc., Owings Mills, Maryland. MacDonald was the principal architect of the turnaround of Medifast and formulated business models that are the primary drivers of revenue today.
  • William J. McCarthy, Jr., executive director of Catholic Charities of Baltimore. McCarthy brings experience in finance and law. He is a former president of the Greater Baltimore region of SunTrust Bank and has extensive service to Baltimore non-profit and civic organizations.
  • David Wilson, Ph.D., president of Morgan State University, Baltimore, Maryland. Wilson came to Morgan State University from the University of Wisconsin, where he was chancellor of the University of Wisconsin Colleges and the University of Wisconsin-Extension. He has published more than 20 books and articles on education and diversity.

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