Board of Directors 

The Owings Mills Corporate Roundtable Inc. Board of Directors bring a diverse and unique senior level executive experience in the business, hospitality, and medical fields. 

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Brian Dean

Vice Chairman
Head of Corporate Real Estate & Workplace Services, T. Rowe Price Group, Inc.

A real estate, facilities and workplace professional with particular expertise in: Aligning business strategy with real estate strategy; Strategic Facilities Planning; Creating and supporting high performance buildings and workplace environments; Creating and leading integrated teams; working with integrated teams to design build and support sustainable work environments; and Creating technology tools that allow teams to collaborate and provide services regardless of place or time.

Brian Dean is presently a Vice President of T Rowe Price Group, Inc., a Baltimore, Maryland based investment management firm offering individuals and institutions around the world investment management guidance and expertise.
 

In his present role as Head of Corporate Real Estate & Workplace Services, Brian leads a global team of professionals that provide real estate & workplace strategy, workplace solutions, workplace services, property management, and construction & project management services to a population of over

7,000 housed in over 2MSF of space across 36 office locations worldwide.

Prior to joining T Rowe Price in 2006, Brian spent 10 years with AOL in Northern Virginia as Director of Facilities Planning & Design and 6 years with IBM Inc. in Real Estate and Operations Services.
 

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Design & Environmental Analysis from Cornell University and a Masters of Science degree in Facilities Management from Pratt Institute’s School of Architecture.
 

Brian holds the LEED AP® credential from the Green Building Certification Institute, the CFM® designation through the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) and the Series 99 license from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).
 

Brian lives in Baltimore, Maryland with his wife of 18 years, daughter (17) and son (15). When not at work or with his family, Brian enjoys running, golfing and reading.

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Larry D. Unger

Immediate Past Chair

President & CEO,

Maryland Public Television
 

Larry D. Unger is the fifth president in the nearly 50-year history of Maryland Public Television.  A $32 million noncommercial broadcasting operation headquartered in Owings Mills, MPT is a state licensee of the Public Broadcasting Service. After serving as vice president of administration and finance, chief financial officer, and executive vice president and chief operating officer, he was named president and CEO in 2011.
 

Mr. Unger brought to the organization nearly three decades’ experience in financial services. Prior to joining MPT in 1997, he served for 11 years as a senior-level executive at Baltimore Bancorp and its main subsidiary, The Bank of Baltimore. Earlier, he was president of bank subsidiary Atlantic Leasing & Financial, Inc. Mr. Unger also gained significant industry experience over nearly a decade at Maryland National Leasing Corporation.

 

Mr. Unger’s community service includes his role as chairman of the Owings Mills Corporate Roundtable and membership on the Maryland State Department of Education Social Studies Advisory Council. He also has served on the boards of directors of several other not-for-profit organizations.
 

Within the public television industry, Mr. Unger is a board member of the National Educational Telecommunications Association, former co-chair of the Organization of State Broadcasting Executives, and former chairman and current member of the American Public Television (APT) board of trustees.
 

He earned a bachelor’s in finance from the University of Baltimore with a certificate in financial management and completed the Stonier Graduate School of Banking. He also served for six years in the United States Coast Guard Reserve.

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Carin Smith

Executive Director

Owings Mills Corporate
Round Table Inc. 

Carin Smith is the Executive Director of the Owings Mills Corporate Roundtable since January 2017. Prior to joining the Roundtable, she spent 5 years as a Family Navigator at Catholic Charities and prior to that she served as the Manager of Volunteer Services at Irvine Nature Center for 10 years. Carin has a outstanding relationship with the elected officials in the Owings Mills area as well as the local county partners. In fact, she ran for a seat on the House of Delegates in 2014. She and her family have lived in Reisterstown since 1993.  Carin is a graduate of Towson University.

 

Carin’s community service includes involvement with a number of organizations assisting families of children with developmental disabilities, including Karina Association and Young Life Cappernaum.

Martha Nathanson

Secretary

Vice President for Government Relations and Community Development

LifeBridge Health, Inc. 

Martha D. Nathanson is responsible for government relations and community development activities throughout LifeBridge Health. Ms. Nathanson’s portfolio includes legislative and regulatory policy at all three levels of government, covering all aspects of healthcare delivery, as well as community and economic development in the areas surrounding LifeBridge Health facilities. Ms. Nathanson serves on the Board of CHAI (Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc.), served as Chair of the Board of Park Heights Renaissance, and is a founding member of the Northwest Baltimore Partnership. She also serves on the Board of Advisors of the University of Maryland School of Social Work, and the Safe Streets Community Advisory Board. Ms. Nathanson is a graduate of the Leadership Maryland Class of 2014 and received The Daily Record’s Maryland’s Top 100 Women Award in 2017.

Ms. Nathanson received both her bachelor and law degrees from Indiana University, Bloomington. Prior to assuming her current duties, Ms. Nathanson was Associate General Counsel for LifeBridge. Before joining LifeBridge, she was Director of Risk Management and Legislative and Regulatory Affairs for Kirson Medical Equipment Company where she developed legal, regulatory and Joint Commission (JCAH) compliance programs and drafted and negotiated contracts with providers.  In addition, Ms. Nathanson was an attorney advisor at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services and an associate attorney at Ober Kaler in Baltimore. 

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Ronald Hux

Treasurer

President, Douron
Commercial Interiors

 

Ronald Hux began his full time employment at Douron in 1977. With over 40 years of experience in the industry he works with numerous public and private entities in Maryland, Delaware, Virginia and Washington D.C. Ron is a lifetime resident of Baltimore County. Ron serves as President of Douron, Office Furniture Loft, Office Images and Office Furniture Teks. All located in Douron’s Headquarters in Owings Mills. Throughout his career he has served on numerous manufacturer Dealer Councils, Community Committees including the Owings Mills Corporate Round Table where he serves as Treasurer.

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Richard Spencer, III
Senior Vice President

CEO & Treasurer

 

Rick Spencer joined the Baltimore Life Companies in 2002 and serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer.  He currently oversees the Finance, Infrastructure and Information Services departments, including accounting, financial reporting, investments, actuarial, tax, compensation, accounts payable, budgeting, financial analysis, building and IT infrastructure and development.

 

Prior to joining Baltimore Life, Mr. Spencer served as the Senior Vice President, Finance and Acting Chief Financial Officer of InsLogic Corporation, a private label insurance broker. Prior to that, Mr. Spencer also directed the delivery of audit and strategic risk management consulting services in the Washington,

DC offices of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Rick started his career with Berman, Goldman and Ribakow, LLP, providing tax, audit and accounting services to its middle-market clients in the Baltimore-Washington corridor.  Rick progressed from Staff Accountant to Principal during his 12-year tenure with BGR.

 

Mr. Spencer is a life-long resident of Maryland and currently resides in Kensington, Maryland with his wife and three children.  He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Mount Saint Mary’s University and is a Certified Government Financial Manager and Certified Public Accountant. He serves as a board member for Catholic Disability Foundation, which raises funds to support the National Catholic Partnership on Disability.

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Rick Bastinelli

Member At-Large

President, Centric
Business Systems

 

Alex Richard (Rick) Bastinelli is the President and CEO of Centric Business Systems, a leading provider of document imaging and management solutions. Centric’s corporate offices are in Owings Mills, Maryland. In addition, the company has 7 offices located throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region.

 

Mr. Bastinelli is responsible for managing a team of senior executives who overview the departments and operations at Centric. He also is focused on directing the company vision for growth, expansion and technological advancement.

Prior to acquiring Centric in 1990, he spent several years as Vice-President of Sales for a regional office 

technology distributor located in southeastern Pennsylvania.

Mr. Bastinelli is a member of the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center Board of Trustees and serves as the chairman of the Patient Safety committee. He is an Executive Committee member of the Living Classrooms Advisory Board and serves as their Facility Committee co-chair. In addition, he also is a member of the Advisory Boards for Stella Maris, the Owings Mills Roundtable and Sharp Electronics Corporation USA.

 

He has a degree in Business Administration from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.

Joseph Esposito 

Member At-Large

Director, Corporate Real Estate & Administrative Services, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

Joseph Esposito was appointed to the OMCR Board of Directors in 2010   He joined CareFirst in 1996 and currently holds the position of Director, Corporate Real Estate & Administrative Services.  Joseph oversees CareFirst’s real estate portfolio including 1.7M square feet of leased office space as well as a $93M operating budget for all facilities and Corporate Services.  In addition, Joseph is responsible for all divisional strategic planning and procurement activities associated with construction, facilities management and corporate support services.  

Joseph is a 2017 graduate of the Leadership Baltimore County program.  Prior to joining CareFirst, Joseph served in various financial and contract management capacities with SAIC and Northrup Grumman.  Joseph is a graduate of Mount Saint Mary’s University with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting.  He resides in Reisterstown, MD with his wife and two sons.

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Kenneth Buck

Member At-Large

Director Westside Extension Centers, Community College Baltimore County

 

Kenneth Buck has more than 24 years of experience in higher education administration and workforce development in the Baltimore region.  He is currently the Director of the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC), Westside Extension Centers.  Mr. Buck has also served as director of CCBC’s Liberty Center in Randallstown, and was an inaugural member of the college’s Faculty Senate, serving two terms.  Prior to joining CCBC, Mr. Buck worked at The Business and Workforce Development Center, Inc. in Anne Arundel County, where he developed and administered job readiness programs for at-risk youth. 

A 2012 graduate of Leadership Baltimore County, Mr. Buck served on its board from 2014-2015, and is a member of the Owings Mills Corporate Roundtable. He has also served on the Maryland Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Mission Advancement Committee, participating in advocacy, community outreach and fundraising initiatives in the region. 

A 1986 graduate of Frostburg State University, Mr. Buck holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance.

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Stevenson welcomed its seventh president, Elliot Hirshman, Ph.D., on July 3, 2017. Hirshman has nearly 30 years of experience in higher education. Before coming to Stevenson, he had served as president of San Diego State University (SDSU) since 2011. Prior to Hirshman's appointment at SDSU, he served as provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

He also had been chief research officer at the George Washington University and chaired the Department of Psychology there and at the University of Colorado at Denver. He began his academic career, rising to the rank of full professor, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Elliot Hirshman

Member At-Large

President, Stevenson University 

 

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Stevenson welcomed its seventh president, Elliot Hirshman, Ph.D., on July 3, 2017. Hirshman has nearly 30 years of experience in higher education. Before coming to Stevenson, he had served as president of San Diego State University (SDSU) since 2011. Prior to Hirshman's appointment at SDSU, he served as provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

He also had been chief research officer at the George Washington University and chaired the Department of Psychology there and at the University of Colorado at Denver. He began his academic career, rising to the rank of full professor, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Elliot Hirshman

Member At-Large

President, Stevenson University 

 

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Barak Hermann

Chairman

CEO, Jewish

Community Center

 

Barak Hermann is the Chief Executive Officer of the JCC of Greater Baltimore. Before relocating to Baltimore in 2012, Barak was the Executive Director of the JCC of Central NJ for five years and prior was the Assistant Executive Director/Chief Operating Officer of JCC MetroWest in NJ. Barak began his JCC career in 1994 at the Suffolk Y JCC on Long Island where he held many positions throughout his nine-year tenure. His last position there was as Program & Camp Director & Director of Eastern Long Island Services. 

 

Barak is a Leadership Fellow with the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation. He has completed

the Strategic Perspectives in Leadership of Non-Profits program at Harvard Business School and the Institute for Not-for-profit management at Columbia University Graduate School of Business & UJA-Federation of New York.  Barak is a graduate of the National JCC Association Executive Development Program.
 

 Barak has his B.A from Stony Brook University and earned a MSW from Wurzweiler School of Social work at Yeshiva University. Barak has been married to Cory for 24 years and they have three sons, Jake 21, Zach 19, and Jonah 14.

Brian Dean

Vice Chairman
Head of Corporate Real Estate & Workplace Services, T. Rowe Price Group, Inc.

Larry D. Unger

Immediate Past Chair

President & CEO,

Maryland Public Television
 

Mr. Unger’s community service includes his role as chairman of the Owings Mills Corporate Roundtable and membership on the Maryland State Department of Education Social Studies Advisory Council. He also has served on the boards of directors of several other not-for-profit organizations.
 

Within the public television industry, Mr. Unger is a board member of the National Educational Telecommunications Association, former co-chair of the Organization of State Broadcasting Executives, and former chairman and current member of the American Public Television (APT) board of trustees.
 

He earned a bachelor’s in finance from the University of Baltimore with a certificate in financial management and completed the Stonier Graduate School of Banking. He also served for six years in the United States Coast Guard Reserve.

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Carin Smith

Executive Director

Owings Mills Corporate
Round Table Inc. 

Carin Smith is the Executive Director of the Owings Mills Corporate Roundtable since January 2017. Prior to joining the Roundtable, she spent 5 years as a Family Navigator at Catholic Charities and prior to that she served as the Manager of Volunteer Services at Irvine Nature Center for 10 years. Carin has a outstanding relationship with the elected officials in the Owings Mills area as well as the local county partners. In fact, she ran for a seat on the House of Delegates in 2014. She and her family have lived in Reisterstown since 1993.  Carin is a graduate of Towson University.

 

Carin’s community service includes involvement with a number of organizations assisting families of children with developmental disabilities, including Karina Association and Young Life Cappernaum.

Martha Nathanson

Secretary

Vice President for Government Relations and Community Development

LifeBridge Health, Inc. 

Martha D. Nathanson is responsible for government relations and community development activities throughout LifeBridge Health. Ms. Nathanson’s portfolio includes legislative and regulatory policy at all three levels of government, covering all aspects of healthcare delivery, as well as community and economic development in the areas surrounding LifeBridge Health facilities. Ms. Nathanson serves on the Board of CHAI (Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc.), served as Chair of the Board of Park Heights Renaissance, and is a founding member of the Northwest Baltimore Partnership. She also serves on the Board of Advisors of the University of Maryland School of Social Work, and the Safe Streets Community Advisory Board. Ms. Nathanson is a graduate of the Leadership Maryland Class of 2014 and received The Daily Record’s Maryland’s Top 100 Women Award in 2017.

Ms. Nathanson received both her bachelor and law degrees from Indiana University, Bloomington. Prior to assuming her current duties, Ms. Nathanson was Associate General Counsel for LifeBridge. Before joining LifeBridge, she was Director of Risk Management and Legislative and Regulatory Affairs for Kirson Medical Equipment Company where she developed legal, regulatory and Joint Commission (JCAH) compliance programs and drafted and negotiated contracts with providers.  In addition, Ms. Nathanson was an attorney advisor at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services and an associate attorney at Ober Kaler in Baltimore. 

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Ronald Hux

Treasurer

President, Douron
Commercial Interiors

 

Ronald Hux began his full time employment at Douron in 1977. With over 40 years of experience in the industry he works with numerous public and private entities in Maryland, Delaware, Virginia and Washington D.C. Ron is a lifetime resident of Baltimore County. Ron serves as President of Douron, Office Furniture Loft, Office Images and Office Furniture Teks. All located in Douron’s Headquarters in Owings Mills. Throughout his career he has served on numerous manufacturer Dealer Councils, Community Committees including the Owings Mills Corporate Round Table where he serves as Treasurer.

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Richard Spencer, III
Senior Vice President

CEO & Treasurer

 

Rick Spencer joined the Baltimore Life Companies in 2002 and serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer.  He currently oversees the Finance, Infrastructure and Information Services departments, including accounting, financial reporting, investments, actuarial, tax, compensation, accounts payable, budgeting, financial analysis, building and IT infrastructure and development.

 

Prior to joining Baltimore Life, Mr. Spencer served as the Senior Vice President, Finance and Acting Chief Financial Officer of InsLogic Corporation, a private label insurance broker. Prior to that, Mr. Spencer also directed the delivery of audit and strategic risk management consulting services in the Washington,

DC offices of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Rick started his career with Berman, Goldman and Ribakow, LLP, providing tax, audit and accounting services to its middle-market clients in the Baltimore-Washington corridor.  Rick progressed from Staff Accountant to Principal during his 12-year tenure with BGR.

 

Mr. Spencer is a life-long resident of Maryland and currently resides in Kensington, Maryland with his wife and three children.  He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Mount Saint Mary’s University and is a Certified Government Financial Manager and Certified Public Accountant. He serves as a board member for Catholic Disability Foundation, which raises funds to support the National Catholic Partnership on Disability.

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Rick Bastinelli

Member At-Large

President, Centric
Business Systems

 

Alex Richard (Rick) Bastinelli is the President and CEO of Centric Business Systems, a leading provider of document imaging and management solutions. Centric’s corporate offices are in Owings Mills, Maryland. In addition, the company has 7 offices located throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region.

 

Mr. Bastinelli is responsible for managing a team of senior executives who overview the departments and operations at Centric. He also is focused on directing the company vision for growth, expansion and technological advancement.

Prior to acquiring Centric in 1990, he spent several years as Vice-President of Sales for a regional office 

technology distributor located in southeastern Pennsylvania.

Mr. Bastinelli is a member of the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center Board of Trustees and serves as the chairman of the Patient Safety committee. He is an Executive Committee member of the Living Classrooms Advisory Board and serves as their Facility Committee co-chair. In addition, he also is a member of the Advisory Boards for Stella Maris, the Owings Mills Roundtable and Sharp Electronics Corporation USA.

 

He has a degree in Business Administration from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.

Joseph Esposito 

Member At-Large

Director, Corporate Real Estate & Administrative Services, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

Joseph Esposito was appointed to the OMCR Board of Directors in 2010   He joined CareFirst in 1996 and currently holds the position of Director, Corporate Real Estate & Administrative Services.  Joseph oversees CareFirst’s real estate portfolio including 1.7M square feet of leased office space as well as a $93M operating budget for all facilities and Corporate Services.  In addition, Joseph is responsible for all divisional strategic planning and procurement activities associated with construction, facilities management and corporate support services.  

Joseph is a 2017 graduate of the Leadership Baltimore County program.  Prior to joining CareFirst, Joseph served in various financial and contract management capacities with SAIC and Northrup Grumman.  Joseph is a graduate of Mount Saint Mary’s University with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting.  He resides in Reisterstown, MD with his wife and two sons.

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Kenneth Buck

Member At-Large

Director Westside Extension Centers, Community College Baltimore County

 

Kenneth Buck has more than 24 years of experience in higher education administration and workforce development in the Baltimore region.  He is currently the Director of the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC), Westside Extension Centers.  Mr. Buck has also served as director of CCBC’s Liberty Center in Randallstown, and was an inaugural member of the college’s Faculty Senate, serving two terms.  Prior to joining CCBC, Mr. Buck worked at The Business and Workforce Development Center, Inc. in Anne Arundel County, where he developed and administered job readiness programs for at-risk youth. 

A 2012 graduate of Leadership Baltimore County, Mr. Buck served on its board from 2014-2015, and is a member of the Owings Mills Corporate Roundtable. He has also served on the Maryland Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Mission Advancement Committee, participating in advocacy, community outreach and fundraising initiatives in the region. 

A 1986 graduate of Frostburg State University, Mr. Buck holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance.

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Stevenson welcomed its seventh president, Elliot Hirshman, Ph.D., on July 3, 2017. Hirshman has nearly 30 years of experience in higher education. Before coming to Stevenson, he had served as president of San Diego State University (SDSU) since 2011. Prior to Hirshman's appointment at SDSU, he served as provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

He also had been chief research officer at the George Washington University and chaired the Department of Psychology there and at the University of Colorado at Denver. He began his academic career, rising to the rank of full professor, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Elliot Hirshman

Member At-Large

President, Stevenson University 

 

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Stevenson welcomed its seventh president, Elliot Hirshman, Ph.D., on July 3, 2017. Hirshman has nearly 30 years of experience in higher education. Before coming to Stevenson, he had served as president of San Diego State University (SDSU) since 2011. Prior to Hirshman's appointment at SDSU, he served as provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

He also had been chief research officer at the George Washington University and chaired the Department of Psychology there and at the University of Colorado at Denver. He began his academic career, rising to the rank of full professor, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Elliot Hirshman

Member At-Large

President, Stevenson University 

 

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Brian Dean

Vice Chairman
Head of Corporate Real Estate & Workplace Services, T. Rowe Price Group, Inc.

A real estate, facilities and workplace professional with particular expertise in: Aligning business strategy with real estate strategy; Strategic Facilities Planning; Creating and supporting high performance buildings and workplace environments; Creating and leading integrated teams; working with integrated teams to design build and support sustainable work environments; and Creating technology tools that allow teams to collaborate and provide services regardless of place or time.

Brian Dean is presently a Vice President of T Rowe Price Group, Inc., a Baltimore, Maryland based investment management firm offering individuals and institutions around the world investment management guidance and expertise.
 

In his present role as Head of Corporate Real Estate & Workplace Services, Brian leads a global team of professionals that provide real estate & workplace strategy, workplace solutions, workplace services, property management, and construction & project management services to a population of over

7,000 housed in over 2MSF of space across 36 office locations worldwide.

Prior to joining T Rowe Price in 2006, Brian spent 10 years with AOL in Northern Virginia as Director of Facilities Planning & Design and 6 years with IBM Inc. in Real Estate and Operations Services.
 

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Design & Environmental Analysis from Cornell University and a Masters of Science degree in Facilities Management from Pratt Institute’s School of Architecture.
 

Brian holds the LEED AP® credential from the Green Building Certification Institute, the CFM® designation through the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) and the Series 99 license from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).
 

Brian lives in Baltimore, Maryland with his wife of 18 years, daughter (17) and son (15). When not at work or with his family, Brian enjoys running, golfing and reading.

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Larry D. Unger

Immediate Past Chair

President & CEO,

Maryland Public Television
 

Larry D. Unger is the fifth president in the nearly 50-year history of Maryland Public Television.  A $32 million noncommercial broadcasting operation headquartered in Owings Mills, MPT is a state licensee of the Public Broadcasting Service. After serving as vice president of administration and finance, chief financial officer, and executive vice president and chief operating officer, he was named president and CEO in 2011.
 

Mr. Unger brought to the organization nearly three decades’ experience in financial services. Prior to joining MPT in 1997, he served for 11 years as a senior-level executive at Baltimore Bancorp and its main subsidiary, The Bank of Baltimore. Earlier, he was president of bank subsidiary Atlantic Leasing & Financial, Inc. Mr. Unger also gained significant industry experience over nearly a decade at Maryland National Leasing Corporation.

 

Mr. Unger’s community service includes his role as chairman of the Owings Mills Corporate Roundtable and membership on the Maryland State Department of Education Social Studies Advisory Council. He also has served on the boards of directors of several other not-for-profit organizations.
 

Within the public television industry, Mr. Unger is a board member of the National Educational Telecommunications Association, former co-chair of the Organization of State Broadcasting Executives, and former chairman and current member of the American Public Television (APT) board of trustees.
 

He earned a bachelor’s in finance from the University of Baltimore with a certificate in financial management and completed the Stonier Graduate School of Banking. He also served for six years in the United States Coast Guard Reserve.

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Carin Smith

Executive Director

Owings Mills Corporate
Round Table Inc. 

Carin Smith is the Executive Director of the Owings Mills Corporate Roundtable since January 2017. Prior to joining the Roundtable, she spent 5 years as a Family Navigator at Catholic Charities and prior to that she served as the Manager of Volunteer Services at Irvine Nature Center for 10 years. Carin has a outstanding relationship with the elected officials in the Owings Mills area as well as the local county partners. In fact, she ran for a seat on the House of Delegates in 2014. She and her family have lived in Reisterstown since 1993.  Carin is a graduate of Towson University.

 

Carin’s community service includes involvement with a number of organizations assisting families of children with developmental disabilities, including Karina Association and Young Life Cappernaum.

Martha Nathanson

Secretary

Vice President for Government Relations and Community Development

LifeBridge Health, Inc. 

Martha D. Nathanson is responsible for government relations and community development activities throughout LifeBridge Health. Ms. Nathanson’s portfolio includes legislative and regulatory policy at all three levels of government, covering all aspects of healthcare delivery, as well as community and economic development in the areas surrounding LifeBridge Health facilities. Ms. Nathanson serves on the Board of CHAI (Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc.), served as Chair of the Board of Park Heights Renaissance, and is a founding member of the Northwest Baltimore Partnership. She also serves on the Board of Advisors of the University of Maryland School of Social Work, and the Safe Streets Community Advisory Board. Ms. Nathanson is a graduate of the Leadership Maryland Class of 2014 and received The Daily Record’s Maryland’s Top 100 Women Award in 2017.

Ms. Nathanson received both her bachelor and law degrees from Indiana University, Bloomington. Prior to assuming her current duties, Ms. Nathanson was Associate General Counsel for LifeBridge. Before joining LifeBridge, she was Director of Risk Management and Legislative and Regulatory Affairs for Kirson Medical Equipment Company where she developed legal, regulatory and Joint Commission (JCAH) compliance programs and drafted and negotiated contracts with providers.  In addition, Ms. Nathanson was an attorney advisor at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services and an associate attorney at Ober Kaler in Baltimore. 

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Ronald Hux

Treasurer

President, Douron
Commercial Interiors

 

Ronald Hux began his full time employment at Douron in 1977. With over 40 years of experience in the industry he works with numerous public and private entities in Maryland, Delaware, Virginia and Washington D.C. Ron is a lifetime resident of Baltimore County. Ron serves as President of Douron, Office Furniture Loft, Office Images and Office Furniture Teks. All located in Douron’s Headquarters in Owings Mills. Throughout his career he has served on numerous manufacturer Dealer Councils, Community Committees including the Owings Mills Corporate Round Table where he serves as Treasurer.

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Richard Spencer, III

Member At-Large

Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, Baltimore Life

Rick Spencer joined the Baltimore Life Companies in 2002 and serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer.  He currently oversees the Finance, Infrastructure and Information Services departments, including accounting, financial reporting, investments, actuarial, tax, compensation, accounts payable, budgeting, financial analysis, building and IT infrastructure and development.

 

Prior to joining Baltimore Life, Mr. Spencer served as the Senior Vice President, Finance and Acting Chief Financial Officer of InsLogic Corporation, a private label insurance broker. Prior to that, Mr. Spencer also directed the delivery of audit and strategic risk management consulting services in the Washington,

DC offices of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Rick started his career with Berman, Goldman and Ribakow, LLP, providing tax, audit and accounting services to its middle-market clients in the Baltimore-Washington corridor.  Rick progressed from Staff Accountant to Principal during his 12-year tenure with BGR.

 

Mr. Spencer is a life-long resident of Maryland and currently resides in Kensington, Maryland with his wife and three children.  He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Mount Saint Mary’s University and is a Certified Government Financial Manager and Certified Public Accountant. He serves as a board member for Catholic Disability Foundation, which raises funds to support the National Catholic Partnership on Disability.

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Rick Bastinelli

Member At-Large

President, Centric
Business Systems

 

Alex Richard (Rick) Bastinelli is the President and CEO of Centric Business Systems, a leading provider of document imaging and management solutions. Centric’s corporate offices are in Owings Mills, Maryland. In addition, the company has 7 offices located throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region.

 

Mr. Bastinelli is responsible for managing a team of senior executives who overview the departments and operations at Centric. He also is focused on directing the company vision for growth, expansion and technological advancement.

Prior to acquiring Centric in 1990, he spent several years as Vice-President of Sales for a regional office 

technology distributor located in southeastern Pennsylvania.

Mr. Bastinelli is a member of the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center Board of Trustees and serves as the chairman of the Patient Safety committee. He is an Executive Committee member of the Living Classrooms Advisory Board and serves as their Facility Committee co-chair. In addition, he also is a member of the Advisory Boards for Stella Maris, the Owings Mills Roundtable and Sharp Electronics Corporation USA.

 

He has a degree in Business Administration from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.

Joseph Esposito 

Member At-Large

Director, Corporate Real Estate & Administrative Services, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

Joseph Esposito was appointed to the OMCR Board of Directors in 2010   He joined CareFirst in 1996 and currently holds the position of Director, Corporate Real Estate & Administrative Services.  Joseph oversees CareFirst’s real estate portfolio including 1.7M square feet of leased office space as well as a $93M operating budget for all facilities and Corporate Services.  In addition, Joseph is responsible for all divisional strategic planning and procurement activities associated with construction, facilities management and corporate support services.  

Joseph is a 2017 graduate of the Leadership Baltimore County program.  Prior to joining CareFirst, Joseph served in various financial and contract management capacities with SAIC and Northrup Grumman.  Joseph is a graduate of Mount Saint Mary’s University with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting.  He resides in Reisterstown, MD with his wife and two sons.

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Kenneth Buck

Member At-Large

Director Westside Extension Centers, Community College Baltimore County

 

Kenneth Buck has more than 24 years of experience in higher education administration and workforce development in the Baltimore region.  He is currently the Director of the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC), Westside Extension Centers.  Mr. Buck has also served as director of CCBC’s Liberty Center in Randallstown, and was an inaugural member of the college’s Faculty Senate, serving two terms.  Prior to joining CCBC, Mr. Buck worked at The Business and Workforce Development Center, Inc. in Anne Arundel County, where he developed and administered job readiness programs for at-risk youth. 

A 2012 graduate of Leadership Baltimore County, Mr. Buck served on its board from 2014-2015, and is a member of the Owings Mills Corporate Roundtable. He has also served on the Maryland Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Mission Advancement Committee, participating in advocacy, community outreach and fundraising initiatives in the region. 

A 1986 graduate of Frostburg State University, Mr. Buck holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance.

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Stevenson welcomed its seventh president, Elliot Hirshman, Ph.D., on July 3, 2017. Hirshman has nearly 30 years of experience in higher education. Before coming to Stevenson, he had served as president of San Diego State University (SDSU) since 2011. Prior to Hirshman's appointment at SDSU, he served as provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

He also had been chief research officer at the George Washington University and chaired the Department of Psychology there and at the University of Colorado at Denver. He began his academic career, rising to the rank of full professor, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Elliot Hirshman

Member At-Large

President, Stevenson University 

 

Craig Carmichael 

Member At-Large

President and Chief Operating Officer, Northwest Hospital 

 

Craig Carmichael is president and chief operating officer of Northwest Hospital in Randallstown, one of five hospitals in the LifeBridge Health system. Carmichael leads a team of more than 1,000 dedicated caregivers at the 253-bed hospital, which has served the northwest Baltimore community for nearly 60 years. With a patient-friendly design and impressive array of specialties, the hospital provides patient-centered care with an emphasis on quality and safety. Carmichael joined Northwest Hospital in March 2020 from the University of Maryland Medical System. He has more than three decades of business and healthcare experience, including expertise in hospital operations and strategic planning.  Carmichael also has a long history of community involvement in Baltimore County, including his work with the Baltimore County Workforce Development Council, Towson Chamber of Commerce, and as a board member and the treasurer for Leadership Baltimore County.

Carmichael earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Alma College and a master’s degree in business administration from Towson University. He also has certifications as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).