The Baltimore Community Foundation Board of Trustees has elected Laura L. Gamble its new board chair, elected Matthew D. Gallagher trustee and welcomed both Lee Carpenter and Ricka Neuman into its Professional Advisor Recognition Society.
Gamble, regional president for greater Maryland at PNC Bank, succeeds Raymond L. Bank, who has been named trustee emeritus. Gamble, a BCF trustee since 2007, has more than two decades of experience in banking. She spent seven years as president at Bank of America, Maryland, where she led the bank’s leadership team. She also has been a partner in several startups in the Baltimore area. She has a long history of civic and philanthropic involvement in the region, serves on boards for Sheppard Pratt Health System, Ready at Five, University of Maryland Medical System, Central Maryland Transportation Alliance, Mercy Health System and the Greater Baltimore Committee.
Gallagher serves as the president and CEO of the Goldseker Foundation. Before joining the foundation in 2013, he served as chief of staff to Maryland Gov. Martin J. O’Malley and was responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of the executive branch of Maryland government. Prior to his position at the state, he was director of CitiStat, Baltimore’s nationally recognized public sector accountability program. He has also served as project director for the Greater Baltimore Committee, as an assistant deputy mayor in Philadelphia Mayor Edward G. Rendell’s administration and in educational programs for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
Neuman is a Principal with PBMares LLP. She has 40 years of tax and accounting experience, 15 with an international accounting firm, and 25 as the managing partner Neuman & Associates LLC. She works with highly compensated and high net worth individuals, assisting them with tax compliance and planning for income and estate taxes. BCF honors legal and financial advisors who actively promote philanthropy to their clients. Advisors play a key role in educating their clients about charitable giving and through that work they create a positive impact in their communities.
Carpenter is an associate at Semmes, Bowen and Semmes and his legal practice focuses on estate planning and administration, trusts, and general business and corporate law. His estate-planning work includes a special emphasis on the unique needs of same-sex couples and other members of the LGBT community.