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Five Minutes With Lou Cohen of BMW of Towson

A lot has changed in the auto sales business since Lou Cohen opened a small used car lot on Liberty Heights Avenue in Baltimore in 1961. Cohen, now president and CEO of BMW of Towson, was fresh out of the Army when he took his his first job with another dealer before branching out to sell, and...

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  • Hopkins invests $100 million in institute to focus on basic science

    Hopkins invests $100 million in institute to focus on basic science

    The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine will invest $100 million in an institute to focus on the role of basic science in medical advancements. Officials with the medical school announced Thursday they would make the investment in its Institute for Basic Biomedical Sciences over the next...

  • Maryland Tech Council CEO steps down

    Maryland Tech Council CEO steps down

    The CEO of the Maryland Tech Council, who has led the organization since its creation in 2017, is stepping down. Tami Howie will be taking a job as a partner at DLA Piper, where she worked previously, the organization announced. The decision to leave the biotechnology trade group was Howie’s, a...

  • University of Maryland Medical System announces CEO for its Prince George's hospitals

    University of Maryland Medical System announces CEO for its Prince George's hospitals

    The University of Maryland Medical System promoted a longtime executive to head its health system in Prince George’s County. Officials with the medical system named Sherry B. Perkins president and CEO of the University of Maryland Capital Region Health, effective Thursday. Perkins was most recently...

  • Real estate consultant will lead Economic Alliance

    Real estate consultant will lead Economic Alliance

    A consultant in real estate development and government relations will head the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore through the end of the year while the organization seeks a permanent CEO. Bill Jones, an adviser to former Baltimore County Executive Jim Smith and head of Farview Advisors, will...

  • Howard Bank CEO Mary Ann Scully named 'Industrialist of the Year' by Baltimore Museum of Industry

    Howard Bank CEO Mary Ann Scully named "Industrialist of the Year" by Baltimore Museum of Industry

    Mary Ann Scully, the chairman and CEO of Howard Bank, was honored Thursday as Industrialist of the Year by Baltimore Museum of Industry. The William Donald Schaefer Industrialist of the Year Award recognizes business leaders with innovative approaches to industry and dedication to their communities....

  • Five Minutes with Mick Arnold of Arnold Packaging

    Five Minutes with Mick Arnold of Arnold Packaging

    As a seventh-grader, Mick Arnold tagged along one summer as his father visited customers of his packaging business. One asked the boy what he wanted to do when he grew up. “I said I’d like to do what my dad does. I’d like to be involved in packaging,” Arnold, now 47 and president of the fourth-generation...

  • CareFirst elevates chief operating officer to head the company

    CareFirst elevates chief operating officer to head the company

    CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield has chosen an internal candidate as its next CEO. Brian D. Pieninck, the insurer’s chief operating officer since April 2017, will take the helm when Chet Burrell retires June 30 after more than a decade as CEO. The state’s largest insurer announced the appointment...

  • Former loan officer sanctioned in kickback scheme fined $525,000 for violating court order

    Former loan officer sanctioned in kickback scheme fined $525,000 for violating court order

    Gary L. Klopp of Nottingham was ordered to pay more than $525,000 and temporarily barred from working in the mortgage industry by a U.S. District Court judge for violating a previous court order, according to Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh. The order stems from a 2015 settlement resolving...

  • Apartment building developed by Wendell Pierce to open in April

    Apartment building developed by Wendell Pierce to open in April

    Actor Wendell Piece, star of “The Wire,” announced the grand opening of his new apartment complex called The Nelson Kohl Apartments in Station North will be early next month. In a tweet, he said, “Grand Opening of The Nelson Kohl Apartments 20 E. Lanvale. April 6th 11:30am. Come and join me as...

  • Five Minutes with Al Rubeling of JMT Architecture

    Five Minutes with Al Rubeling of JMT Architecture

    Al Rubeling was a 26-year-old architect when he pooled his life savings of $2,000 and opened his own firm. “I was an entrepreneur and I didn’t know it,” said Rubeling, now 63 and a leader in an organization larger than he ever imagined. Rubeling had grown Rubeling & Associates to a local force...

  • Five minutes with Chris Boyle, president of Boyle Buick GMC

    Five minutes with Chris Boyle, president of Boyle Buick GMC

    Chris Boyle prides himself on recognizing his customers when he sees them around town. Well, he usually remembers their cars, at least — if not immediately their names. “I can walk up to them and say, ‘How’s your [Buick] Lacrosse doing?’” he said. “Then all of a sudden, I pull the name out.” The...

  • Baltimore Police colonel leaves for Johns Hopkins security post

    Baltimore Police colonel leaves for Johns Hopkins security post

    Baltimore Police Col. Melissa R. Hyatt, the highest-ranking woman in the department, is leaving to take a vice president post at Johns Hopkins University. Hyatt will oversee security operations for Johns Hopkins Medicine and the Johns Hopkins University, “both domestically and around the globe,”...

  • Leadership changes at Baltimore law firm Miles & Stockbridge

    Leadership changes at Baltimore law firm Miles & Stockbridge

    The Baltimore law firm Miles & Stockbridge announced new leadership on Wednesday. The firm’s principals elected Nancy W. Greene as chairman and Joseph W. Hovermill as president and CEO, succeeding John B. Frisch, who’d held the posts since 2003. Greene is the first woman to lead the firm in its...

  • Maryland hospital association hires new president

    Maryland hospital association hires new president

    The Maryland Hospital Association has hired a longtime health consultant and advisor as its newest president and CEO. Bob Atlas will start his new job March 5. He replaces Carmela Coyle, who left to head the California Hospital Association. Atlas is currently president of EBG Advisors, a consulting...

  • Longtime Baltimore developer Reed Cordish to leave White House post

    Longtime Baltimore developer Reed Cordish to leave White House post

    A former Baltimore-based developer who led a White House effort on infrastructure and government innovation is leaving the job, the White House said Friday. Reed S. Cordish, a former partner at the Cordish Companies, joined the Trump administration in January as the head of the Office of American...

  • Five Minutes with Leo Kelly of Verdence Capital Advisors

    Five Minutes with Leo Kelly of Verdence Capital Advisors

    Leo Kelly’s clients at Verdence Capital Advisors are mostly business owners, corporate executives, entrepreneurs and athletes, many whose wealth exceeds $10 million. They seek advice from the Hunt Valley-based financial advisory firm on decisions such as selling businesses, setting investment strategies,...

  • McCormick & Co. CEO earned $9 million in 2017, a 39 percent jump

    McCormick & Co. CEO earned $9 million in 2017, a 39 percent jump

    The CEO of McCormick & Co. Inc. earned $9 million in compensation last year, a 39 percent increase, as the Sparks-based spice and flavorings maker reported record financial results for the year and completed the acquisition of the maker of French’s Mustard and Frank’s Red Hot sauce. Performance-based...

  • Baltimore attorney selected to help lead class-action lawsuit over massive Equifax data breach

    Baltimore attorney selected to help lead class-action lawsuit over massive Equifax data breach

    Baltimore attorney Hassan Murphy has been selected to help lead a class-action lawsuit against Equifax over the credit bureau’s massive data breach last year. Murphy, of Murphy Falcon Murphy, was selected by a federal judge in Georgia on Monday to serve on a seven-member steering committee for...

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