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Jay A. Perman - 7/27/16

Jul 27, 2016

Jay A. Perman, MD, became the sixth president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) in July 2010.

A pediatric gastroenterologist, Perman continues to practice medicine through his weekly President’s Clinic, where he teaches team-based health care to students of medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, law, and social work.

Toby Bozzuto - 7/19/16

Jul 19, 2016

As President and Chief Executive Officer of The Bozzuto Group, Toby Bozzuto is responsible for providing strategic as well as day-to-day leadership for the company and its nearly 2,000 employees, in addition to helping guide future growth for all four of the company’s operating businesses - Bozzuto Development, Bozzuto Construction, Bozzuto Management and Bozzuto Homes.

Toby joined The Bozzuto Group in 2001, in 2007 was named Partner, and in 2013 was named President. He previously worked with J.P. Morgan Chase's Real Estate Debt Group, and was also a financial analyst with Columbia National Real Estate Finance.

Kurt L. Schmoke - 7/12/16

Jul 12, 2016

 Kurt L. Schmoke was appointed as the University of Baltimore’s eighth president as of July 7, 2014. Schmoke served as the mayor of Baltimore from 1987-1999 and was the Baltimore City State’s Attorney from 1982-1987.

Prior to joining UB, he was dean of the Howard University School of Law in Washington, D.C. from 2003-2012. During his tenure as Baltimore’s mayor, Schmoke initiated a number of innovative programs in housing, education, public health and economic development.

Laura L. Gamble - 7/5/16

Jul 5, 2016

Laura L. Gamble is regional president of PNC Bank, Greater Maryland. In this role, she is the senior banking executive in the region accountable for the growth of PNC's core business in Greater Maryland.

Before joining PNC in April 2012, she was founding partner of Skipjack Partners LLC, a women-owned business consultancy. Prior to Skipjack Partners, Gamble spent more than 20 years in banking, the most recent as seven years as president Bank of America, Maryland.

Don Fry - 6/28/16

Jun 28, 2016

Donald C. Fry has been the president and CEO of the Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC), the central Maryland region's most prominent organization of business and civic leaders, since November 2002.

Under Don’s leadership, the GBC is recognized as a knowledgeable and highly credible business voice in the Baltimore region, Annapolis and Washington, D.C. on policy issues and competitive challenges facing Maryland. Its mission is to apply private-sector leadership to strengthening the business climate and quality of life in the region and state.

Jay A. Perman - 6/21/16

Jun 21, 2016

 

Jay A. Perman, MD, became the sixth president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) in July 2010.

A pediatric gastroenterologist, Perman continues to practice medicine through his weekly President’s Clinic, where he teaches team-based health care to students of medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, law, and social work.

Toby Bozzuto - 6/14/16

Jun 14, 2016

As President and Chief Executive Officer of The Bozzuto Group, Toby Bozzuto is responsible for providing strategic as well as day-to-day leadership for the company and its nearly 2,000 employees, in addition to helping guide future growth for all four of the company’s operating businesses - Bozzuto Development, Bozzuto Construction, Bozzuto Management and Bozzuto Homes.

Toby joined The Bozzuto Group in 2001, in 2007 was named Partner, and in 2013 was named President. He previously worked with J.P. Morgan Chase's Real Estate Debt Group, and was also a financial analyst with Columbia National Real Estate Finance.

Kurt L. Schmoke - 6/7/16

Jun 7, 2016

 

    

Kurt L. Schmoke was appointed as the University of Baltimore’s eighth president as of July 7, 2014. Schmoke served as the mayor of Baltimore from 1987-1999 and was the Baltimore City State’s Attorney from 1982-1987.

Prior to joining UB, he was dean of the Howard University School of Law in Washington, D.C. from 2003-2012. During his tenure as Baltimore’s mayor, Schmoke initiated a number of innovative programs in housing, education, public health and economic development.

Laura L. Gamble - 5/31/16

May 31, 2016

Laura L. Gamble is regional president of PNC Bank, Greater Maryland. In this role, she is the senior banking executive in the region accountable for the growth of PNC's core business in Greater Maryland.

Before joining PNC in April 2012, she was founding partner of Skipjack Partners LLC, a women-owned business consultancy. Prior to Skipjack Partners, Gamble spent more than 20 years in banking, the most recent as seven years as president Bank of America, Maryland.

Don Fry 5/24/16

May 24, 2016

Donald C. Fry has been the president and CEO of the Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC), the central Maryland region's most prominent organization of business and civic leaders, since November 2002.

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