For the 12th consecutive year, it announced, Baltimore-based Bob Davidson Ford Lincoln has received Ford Motor Co’s President’s Award, which honors dealerships for achieving the highest levels of customer satisfaction in sales and service.
The Baltimore Community Foundation has elected six new members to its board of directors: Tedd M. Alexander III is managing partner and founder of Credo Capital Management; he is a member of the board of trustees of the Gilman School and Catholic Charities of Maryland, and co-chair of the board of trustees of the Baltimore School for the Arts. George L. Bunting Jr. returns to the board after a one-year stint as an honorary trustee; in the previous 16 years he served as vice chair and treasurer and on many of the governance and grant-making committees. He is chairman and CEO of Bunting Management Group and a trustee of the Bunting Family Trusts. Patricia H. Joseph was a faculty member, a division chair, and a dean at Stevenson University before her retirement; she also served as special assistant to the provost at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and on the board of visitors. Patrick McCarthy is president and CEO of The Annie E. Casey Foundation; before that he was the senior vice president, and the initiative manager for its Mental Health Initiative for Urban Children. Marsha Y. Reeves is an associate general counsel to eBay working in support of its PayPal North America business; she previously had been vice president and general counsel of Bill Me Later, which eBay acquired. Reeves was an associate general counsel in the eCommerce and Technology Transactions practice group at Fannie Mae in Washington, D.C., from 2003 to 2008. Yolanda Maria Welch is the founder and CEO of Respira Medical, a respiratory and durable medical equipment company. She is chair of the Governor’s Commission on Hispanic Affairs, chair of the board of the Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, chair emeritus of Women Entrepreneurs of Baltimore, and chair of Centro de la Comunidad; she also serves on the Regulatory Oversight Commission for the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the Baltimore Workforce Investment Board, and the board for the Living Classrooms Foundation. In addition, BCF retiring trustees Arnold I. Richman and Sandra Levi Gerstung were named honorary trustees, and William C. Baker and Susan B. Katzenberg were elected vice chairs.
Baltimore trial lawyer and businessman Francis B. Burch Jr. has been elected chairman of the board of Johns Hopkins Medicine, effective July 1. He is now chairman of the DLA Piper global board and co-chairman of DLA Piper LLP. Burch is a permanent member of the Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference and a director of the Leadership Council for Legal Diversity and of Equal Justice Works. He is a trustee to the Johns Hopkins University and on the board of overseers of its Carey Business School. Burch is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law.