Norman E. Parker Jr., of counsel in the public finance department in the Baltimore office of Ballard Spahr, has been elected vice chair of the board of directors of the Elijah Cummings Youth Program in Israel.
The program, created to improve relations between the black and Jewish communities, fosters positive relations among all ethnic communities in Maryland’s 7th Congressional District; it concentrates on leadership development, the promotion of inter-ethnic understanding and tolerance, and civic involvement.
At Ballard Spahr, Parker represents clients in financing affordable housing transactions and has experience in both public finance and economic development.
He has counseled state financing and development authorities and advised public housing authorities around the country in the development of affordable housing.
Parker is an adjunct professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law and a former chairman of the Board of Ethics of Baltimore City.
Norman Earl (“Pete”) Parker Jr.
Education: Ashburton, McDonogh School; Harvard University; University of Virginia Law School
Resides in: Hunting Ridge, Baltimore
Daily commute: Pretty easy
Recent vacation: Cape May
Hobbies: Cheryl (my wife); Leah, Norman and Lydia (my children); golf
Favorite book: “The Stand” by Stephen King
Recently read: “Finally: The Golf Swing’s Simple Secret” by J.F. Tamayo
Favorite food: Fried chicken, potato salad and watermelon (that’s right — sometimes a stereotype is right on the money); Cheryl’s salmon, carrot cake, a warm chocolate brownie with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream on top …
Favorite quotations: “Luck serves a man well in battle … if his courage holds.” “To get to better days you have to make it through the night.” “God is not through with me yet.”