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Under Armour signs lacrosse star Taylor Cummings

Under Armour has signed its most accomplished lacrosse player -- Taylor Cummings, a three-time winner of the award for the most outstanding female collegian in the sport. The Baltimore brand is announcing the signing of the former University of Maryland star today. ''It was an easy decision,''...

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  • United Way of Central Maryland executive stepping down

    United Way of Central Maryland executive stepping down

    The president and CEO of United Way of Central Maryland is stepping down, the nonprofit group announced Friday. After 12 years, Mark Furst will leave the position at the charity in late October, announced Jim Wheeler, chair of the United Way's board, in a statement. Furst "has helped redefine United...

  • Under Armour executive leaves for Starbucks

    Under Armour executive leaves for Starbucks

    When one of America’s hottest brands needs to poach talent it goes to one of America’s other hottest brands. Leanne Fremar, until earlier this month a top marketing executive at Under Armour, is going to Starbucks. Fremar was senior vice president/executive creative director of concepts for the...

  • Kevin Plank donates $1 million to Baltimore's CollegeBound Foundation

    Kevin Plank donates $1 million to Baltimore's CollegeBound Foundation

    The CollegeBound Foundation, a Baltimore-based nonprofit that has helped thousands of Baltimore city graduates attend and complete college, has received its second seven-figure donation in three months.The latest donation is a $1 million gift from The Cupid Foundation, a charitable organization...

  • Five Minutes with Kelly DeAngelo, refinery manager at Domino Sugars

    Five Minutes with Kelly DeAngelo, refinery manager at Domino Sugars

    When he had an appendectomy in his early 20s, Kelly DeAngelo's career took a sweet turn. As he recovered from the operation, the Pennsylvania native, then a production manager at a carpeting manufacturer, decided he wanted to better use his chemical engineering degree. He updated his resume and...

  • Stanley Black & Decker CEO To Retire

    Stanley Black & Decker CEO To Retire

    Stanley Black & Decker Inc. announced Friday that CEO John F. Lundgren, who oversaw significant growth at the tool manufacturer over the past 12 years, will retire July 31. Lundgren, who turns 65 in September, is stepping down after 12 years on the job. James M. Loree, president and chief operating...

  • Bank of America names new Baltimore market president

    Bank of America names new Baltimore market president

    Bank of America Baltimore market president, Dave Millman, is retiring after 35 years with the Charlotte, N.C.-based bank and a longtime executive has been named as his successor. Sabina Kelly, who has been with Bank of America for 20 years, will take over as Baltimore market president effective...

  • Five Minutes with Arthur Bell Jr. of the eponymous advisory firm

    Five Minutes with Arthur Bell Jr. of the eponymous advisory firm

    Arthur Bell Jr. seems to have a knack for knowing when it's time for change. That's why after years of contemplation, Bell has chosen to appoint a new managing member for his 42-year-old accounting and future trading advisory firm, Arthur Bell. It's not retirement, the 74-year-old said. He will...

  • Arthur Bell passes leadership at Arthur Bell accounting firm

    Arthur Bell passes leadership at Arthur Bell accounting firm

    Arthur Bell, a Hunt Valley-based accounting and advisory firm, announced Monday that Corey A. McLaughlin has been named the firm's managing member. Arthur F. Bell Jr., the company's namesake, assumed the newly created role of chairman. Established as a sole proprietorship in 1974, Arthur Bell has...

  • Five Minutes with Hamed Faridi, McCormick & Co.'s chief science officer

    Five Minutes with Hamed Faridi, McCormick & Co.'s chief science officer

    Food scientist Hamed Faridi describes his role at spice maker McCormick & Co. as the "voice of science." As chief science officer for the Sparks company, Faridi uses that voice to tout the health benefits of herbs and spices. Ten years ago, he persuaded McCormick executives to let him found the McCormick...

  • Johns Hopkins University president's term extended until 2024

    Johns Hopkins University president's term extended until 2024

    The Johns Hopkins University's governing board has extended president Ronald J. Daniels' term through 2024, the college announced Thursday. Daniels, 56, who became president of the institution in March 2009, also had his tenure extended an additional five years in 2014. Jeffrey H. Aronson, chair...

  • Five Minutes With Joe Suehle, CEO of visual effects company

    Five Minutes With Joe Suehle, CEO of visual effects company

    As Ravens fans well know, NFL players don't merely jog on to the field at the start of games. Their introductions require a certain panache. Enter Joe Suehle and his Baltimore firm, Image Engineering, which designs and runs the sorts of pyrotechnics that have become a familiar part of the NFL spectacle....

  • Maryland dairy farmer Randy Sowers will have seized money returned

    Maryland dairy farmer Randy Sowers will have seized money returned

    A Frederick County dairy farmer whose bank account was seized by the federal government -- capturing national attention from conservatives and groups concerned about asset forfeiture -- will get his money back, the Department of Justice said in a letter made public on Wednesday. Randy and Karen...

  • McCormick & Co. announces new CFO

    McCormick & Co. announces new CFO

    Spice maker McCormick & Co. Inc. has promoted executive Michael R. Smith to chief financial officer as of Sept. 1 in advance of CFO Gordon M. Stetz's planned retirement this year. Smith, who also will become an executive vice president, joined the company in 1991. He is currently senior vice president...

  • Five Minutes with Janine DiPaula Stevens, founder of Vircity and entrepreneur

    Five Minutes with Janine DiPaula Stevens, founder of Vircity and entrepreneur

    The failure of Janine DiPaula Stevens' first company led her to her successful business, helping fledgling enterprises get off the ground. Last month, after 11 years, DiPaula Stevens sold that company, Vircity, which provides businesses and nonprofits with administrative services such as bookkeeping,...

  • Bloomberg gift lures star professors to Johns Hopkins

    Bloomberg gift lures star professors to Johns Hopkins

    They came from Harvard, Michigan, Columbia and Cornell, every one an academic superstar. Their research crosses disciplines, tackling complex questions about the consequences of environmental regulations on the poor, computational methods for analyzing DNA, and statistical measures of the distribution...

  • Traci Kodeck to head HeathCare Access Maryland

    Traci Kodeck to head HeathCare Access Maryland

    Community non-profit health care organization taps long-time official as new leader

  • Five minutes with BGE CEO Calvin G. Butler Jr.

    Five minutes with BGE CEO Calvin G. Butler Jr.

    Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. CEO Calvin G. Butler Jr. can look out the windows of his 15th-floor office in downtown Baltimore and reflect on how the city has changed since it was first lit by gas lamps in 1816 and how far the company he leads has come since it introduced that innovation 200 years...

  • Five Minutes with Esther Collinetti and Rick Zambrano, co-owners of Rev Cycle Studio

    Five Minutes with Esther Collinetti and Rick Zambrano, co-owners of Rev Cycle Studio

    Rick Zambrano was training for an IronMan triathlon. Esther Collinetti was mustering up the courage for a career change. Both found what they were looking for when they met at a spin class Collinetti was teaching at Merritt Athletic Clubs in 2013. The two struck up a friendship and, a year later,...

  • Tenable Network Security CEO steps down

    Tenable Network Security CEO steps down

    Tenable Network Security co-founder Ron Gula has stepped down from his role as CEO and is leading a search for a successor to help the company grow globally. Gula will remain with the Columbia cyber security company as chairman. His co-founders, Chief Operating Officer Jack Huffard and Chief Product...

  • Legg Mason CEO's total compensation declined 3 percent in fiscal 2016

    Legg Mason CEO's total compensation declined 3 percent in fiscal 2016

    Legg Mason Inc. CEO Joseph A. Sullivan's total compensation fell for the second straight year in fiscal 2016. Sullivan received total compensation of $10.21 million in fiscal 2016, down from $10.57 million the year before. The 3 percent drop in Sullivan's compensation reflects a challenging year...

  • Timonium native and CollegeHumor co-founder heads to Facebook

    Timonium native and CollegeHumor co-founder heads to Facebook

    Timonium native and CollegeHumor co-founder Ricky Van Veen has been hired by Facebook as head of global creative strategy. Van Veen announced the move in a post late Wednesday on his Facebook page. InterActiveCorp, which owns the humor website, confirmed the news. Facebook could not be reached...

  • Rosedale Federal names new CEO

    Rosedale Federal names new CEO

    Rosedale Federal Savings and Loan Association has promoted its chief lending officer to president and CEO. Kevin Benson will take over July 1 as the Baltimore bank's top administrator. He succeeds Thomas S. Wintz Sr., who is retiring after 43 years with the company. Benson has worked as chief lending...

  • Former shipping executive from Chile charged with price-fixing at Port of Baltimore

    Former shipping executive from Chile charged with price-fixing at Port of Baltimore

    Federal prosecutors in Maryland indicted a former shipping executive from Chile on Tuesday in an alleged bid-rigging and price-fixing conspiracy involving cargo shipped through the port of Baltimore and other U.S. ports, the Department of Justice said. Mauricio Javier Garrido Garcia, a former executive...

  • Mosby's newfound popularity made her a sought-after national speaker in 2015

    Mosby's newfound popularity made her a sought-after national speaker in 2015

    Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby's newfound popularity last year translated into $12,000 worth of free travel to speak at events around the country, as well as dozens of awards and other gifts, according to her ethics form filed with the state. After indicting six police officers in the...

  • Five minutes with Sylvan Learning CEO John McAuliffe

    Five minutes with Sylvan Learning CEO John McAuliffe

    Sylvan Learning's hundreds of tutoring centers can be found all over the United States and in such far-flung spots as Bahrain, Guam and Hong Kong. The Baltimore-based company is growing geographically, but it's heading in new directions in subject matter as well under new CEO John McAuliffe. Sylvan's...

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