Margaret (Peggy) Webster in July became chief of administration for project finance of the Housing Authority of Baltimore City.
Webster previously was chief operating officer and general counsel of ESG Re Ltd. Before that, she was vice president of information technology for TIG and Lincoln National Corp. after 18 years with Alexander & Alexander.
She is co-chair, with Mary Boenning, of A Harvest of Hope for Children, an Oct. 27 fundraiser at Oregon Ridge Lodge for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Baltimore County.
CASA advocates for abused or neglected children who have been removed from their parents’ or guardians’ care.
Boenning became a CASA volunteer after attending Towson University, working for Hyatt, helping her husband, Keith, start a dental practice, and raising her children.
Education: Vassar College undergrad; law degree from University of Maryland; master’s in management from College of Notre Dame.
Resides in: Towson
Daily commute: Carpool with my husband down the JFX or, if he is traveling, light rail from Falls Road.
Most recent vacation: South Africa (trip of lifetime, including a week on a game reserve, drive along the Garden Route and a week in Capetown/Stellenbosch.
Hobbies: Renovating houses, reading, hiking.
Favorite books: “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” series by Stieg Larsson, and any Henning Mankell novel.
Recently read: “Succeed Because of What You Have Been Through,” by Rhonda Sciortino. She survived a childhood of abuse and neglect and became very successful in both her personal and business lives as a result.
Favorite food: Wild salmon (in any form)!
Favorite quote: I probably say it ten times a day: “Accept what you cannot change …” from “The Serenity Prayer”