FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Ray Weiss or Jessica Trzyna
443-451-7144 or email@example.com
Attorney James A. List Named President of The Arc Baltimore
New Slate of Officers Also Elected at Organization’s 2011 Annual Meeting
Baltimore, MD (6/21/11) — James A. List, founding partner of The Law Offices of James A. List, LLC, has been named President of The Arc Baltimore Board of Directors.
List, whose firm focuses a substantial part of its practice on working with families which have members with developmental disabilities, was elected to the post when The Arc Baltimore held its 2011 Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony at the Crowne Plaza Baltimore in Timonium, MD. List previously served as The Arc’s Vice President.
Also elected officers during the Annual Meeting were: Carla N. Murphy, Esq., a principal in Ober/Kaler’s Employment and Litigation Groups (elected Vice President); Thomas Sand, a partner at Ernst & Young, LLP (Secretary); and Michael J. Young, CPA, a director at Stout, Causey & Horning, P.A. and SC&H Tax and Advisory Services (Treasurer). Gilbert F. Kennedy, III is The Arc Baltimore’s Immediate Past President.
“The Arc Baltimore’s Annual Meeting celebrates a tradition of volunteer and staff commitment,” says the organization’s Executive Director, Stephen H. Morgan. “The contributions and continuing commitment of these individuals have been critical to The Arc’s continued success in serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.” The officers assume their new posts effective July 1.
In addition to the election of new officers, the 2011 Annual Meeting celebrated The Arc Baltimore’s recent decision to join with a network of more than 700 other independent Arc chapters nationally in introducing a new mission, brand identity, and logo, all of which embody those qualities that have always been at the heart of The Arc’s mission – opportunity, achievement, respect, and connection.
“The new mission, brand, and logo mark our opportunity to build on the progress we have made, while continuing to raise awareness around the challenges faced by more than seven million Americans and their families as they strive to be fully included in society,” says Morgan.
About The Arc Baltimore:
Dedicated to helping individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities achieve their greatest potential since 1949, The Arc Baltimore supports more than 4,000 Baltimore City and Baltimore County residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. As one of the nation’s largest and most respected organizations of its kind, The Arc Baltimore is an indispensable resource, providing vocational training, residential services, supported employment, and other programs and services. For more information, visit www.thearcbaltimore.org or call 410-296-2272.