Marc Bunting, Leslie Delagran, Randall Larrimore and Dr. Mamie Parker have been elected to the board of directors of Chesapeake Conservancy and announced three members — Paul E. Hagen, Edward T. McMahon, and Nicholas H. Dilks – recently finished their terms of service.
The board also elected Douglas P. Wheeler to serve a second term as chair, Anne W. Scott as vice chair, Robert Gensler to serve a second term as treasurer and Robert G. Stanton as secretary.
Bunting is chief financial officer and co-founder of Alpine Food Service Solutions and also CEO of the Blue Jar Family Council, a multigenerational family council that inspires and encourages future generations to understand and strengthen the Bunting/Kranzlin/Duffy family values and foster wealth. Alpine was incorporated in 1996, and within two years had established itself as a unique food service provider for host locations on college campuses and hospitals within the United States. Alpine currently operates healthy food service concepts that have won numerous quality product and service awards since its inception. He received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stevenson University and earned a Wealth Management Certificate from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. A native Baltimorean, Bunting serves on the board of directors for a number of organizations, such as Civic Works, Alex Brown Reality Inc., Washington College, Outward Bound and Catholic Charities. His philanthropic ventures include his role as director of the Bunting Family Foundation.
Delagran is a senior fellow at the World Wildlife Fund, where she focuses on fisheries sustainability and environmental provisions in trade agreements. In recent years, she has worked to highlight the extent of illegally caught seafood in international trade and to limit fisheries subsidies that lead to global overfishing. She has more than 30 years of experience in government policy and economic consulting. She was previously an economist at Oceana. She earned a Bachelor of Science in economics from the London School of Economics, a Master of Arts in economics from the University of Toronto and a Master of International Public Policy from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.
Larrimore has been a director of Olin Corporation since 1997, director of Campbell Soup Company since 2002 and a director of Nixon Medical Wear since 2009. As a director, he has served on Audit, Compensation and Governance Committees. He brings extensive knowledge about strategy, marketing, sales and operations to the board. Larrimore was non-executive chair of Olin Corporation from 2003 to 2005 after retiring as president and CEO and a director of United Stationers Inc., now known as Essendant, in 2002. United Stationers, with current revenues of $5 billion, is North America’s largest wholesale distributor of business products. Prior to joining United Stationers in 1997, Larrimore was president and CEO of MasterBrand Industries Inc., now named Fortune Brands Home and Security, with current revenues of $5 billion. He was responsible for the operations of Moen Incorporated, Master Lock Company and other home improvement companies. Before 1984, Larrimore served as president of Pepsi-Cola Italy, was a consultant with McKinsey & Co. and a brand manager with Richardson-Vicks, now part of Proctor & Gamble. Larrimore, a former member of the Chesapeake Conservancy’s Chesapeake Council, has also served on numerous non-profit boards. He also was a captain in the U.S. Army Reserves. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Swarthmore College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Parker previously served on the Chesapeake Conservancy’s board from 2009 until 2015. Parker is currently the president of M.A. Parker and Associates LLC. She is the former assistant director of fisheries and habitat conservation at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Earlier, Parker served as the first African American FWS regional director of the 13 Northeastern states. She is an author in the American Fisheries Society’s most recently released book, “The Future of Fisheries.” She was inducted into the Arkansas Hall of Fame for her accomplishment as the first Arkansas native to rise to the Head of Fisheries in this country. Parker services on the Brown Advisory Sustainability Board and the board of directors of the Virginia chapter of The Nature Conservancy, Student Conservation Association, Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment, National Wildlife Refuge Association and Defenders of Wildlife.
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