Four top executives from the region’s legal, housing, and media sectors were elected to the board of directors of the Greater Baltimore Committee during the GBC’s 2006 annual meeting on May 22.
New members of the GBC board of directors are:
- John Meade, president of Ryland Homes’ Baltimore Division, Ellicott City, Maryland;
- Albert J. Mezzanotte, Jr., managing partner of Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP, Baltimore, Maryland;
- Paul A. Tiburzi, managing partner of DLA Piper’s Baltimore office;
- Jordan Wertlieb, president and general manager of WBAL-TV, Baltimore, Maryland
John Meade has been Ryland Homes’ Baltimore Division president since July 2005. He leads the division’s business activities including land acquisition, development, marketing and sales. He began his career with the Ryland Group, Inc. in 1982 as senior auditor and has served in various positions including division and region controller. Born in Baltimore, Meade is a graduate of the University of Baltimore. He resides in West Friendship, Maryland with his wife, Nancy and two children.
Albert J. Mezzanotte, Jr. has been managing partner of Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP since May 2000. A member of the firm for more than 25 years, Mezzanotte has focused on business and commercial litigation as well as environment, tort and insurance law. He is vice chair of the University of Baltimore School of Law Advisory Council. He is also a director of Harford Mutual Insurance Company and the YMCA of Central Maryland, and serves on the McDaniel College Board of Trustees. He is a 1978 graduate of McDaniel College and a 1981 graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law.
Paul A. Tiburzi has been the managing partner of DLA Piper’s Baltimore office since May 2003. Since 1992, he has played a lead role in representing the Maryland Tort Reform Coalition. He has served on a number of state task forces and commissions addressing issues ranging from regulatory reform to ethics law. In 1986, Tiburzi served on Governor William Donald Schaefer’s transition team, where he handled insurance issues. The son of a Baltimore City Police Sergeant, Tiburzi graduated from Loyola High School in 1973, Loyola College in 1977, and received his J.D. from the University of Maryland in 1980.
Jordan Wertlieb became president and general manager of WBAL-TV, owned by Hearst-Argyle Television, Inc., in August 2005 after serving as the station’s general sales manager since 1999. He began his career as a research analyst at Katz Communications, a New York broadcasting sales representation firm. He became a television sales account representative in 1989, representing stations of Hearst Broadcasting (Hearst-Wrgyle’s predecessor company) and other station groups. In 1993 he joined Hearst-Argyle’s WCBV-TV in Boston, where he held two sales management positions until 1999. Wertlieb holds a B.A. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.