Newsmakers: Sparks, Phoenix residents recognized

David Garbarino, of Sparks, was appointed in September to a three-year term to the board of directors of Junior Achievement of Central Maryland.

With more than 13 years in the finance industry, Garbarino serves as the Baltimore area executive and senior vice president of BB&T.; As the senior banking officer and market leader, he is responsible for coordination and advancement of the bank within the community.

He also oversees the management of all commercial banking functions, including the administration of all business loan portfolios, commercial deposit acquisitions, the development of additional business clients, the delivery of noncredit services to the commercial market, and the integration of the retail/commercials lines of business.

Active in the community, Garbarino supports several nonprofit organizations including the Kennedy Krieger Institute, the House of Ruth, Independent College Fund of Maryland, the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Baltimore Area Council – Boy Scouts of America.

Garbarino earned a bachelor's degree in finance from Elon University and currently is enrolled in the banking, finance and leadership program at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School. He and his wife, Kristie, have three children.

David B. Applefeld, of Phoenix, was recognized earlier this year, along with four other lawyers from Adelberg, Rudow, Dorf & Hendler LLC to be listed in Super Lawyers Business Edition 2012. His specialty is Construction Litigation. Super Lawyers Business Edition is an annual resource that serves as the go-to guide for general counsel and executives in charge of making legal hiring decisions. The 400-page magazine recently was distributed to 40,000 presidents and CEOs of Fortune 1000 companies and in-house counsel.

Overall, only 5 percent of Maryland attorneys are chosen annually for Maryland Super Lawyers. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

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