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Preservation Maryland Elects Five New Board Members
10/20/2017 By Preservation Maryland
At the 2017 Six-to-Fix Benefit and Annual Meeting held in the historic Parker Metal Building, the membership of Preservation Maryland elected five new Board members to help lead and guide the organization with its expanded focus and mission.
The new Board members represent diverse backgrounds and interests and will help support the organization which has expanded its programs and impacts in the past several years.
The new Board members include:
Joe Ferlise J.D.
Joseph Ferlise, J.D., is a strategic advisor at Brown Advisory providing estate, succession and fiduciary planning services to private clients, families and foundations. Prior to joining Brown Advisory, Joseph was a senior vice president with Hawthorn, PNC Family Wealth, where he worked with multigenerational families for 15 plus years. Joe is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association. He enjoys challenging himself through tasks involving analytics and problem solving, taking particular interest in mentoring new professionals and emerging family leaders.
Tom Jester AIA, FAPT, LEED AP
Tom is a principal at Quinn Evans Architects and is a well-respected leader in preservation with widespread experience on projects spanning from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries with a particular passion for modern-era architecture. He knows the future of these buildings hinges on materials, as many of the mid-century exteriors have not aged well. The author of the book, Twentieth-Century Building Materials: History and Conservation, he enjoys the deliberation on how to upgrade mid-century building envelopes to improve energy efficiency, while remaining respectful of original design intents. Tom brings an experienced influence and exceptional guidance to every project. He informs his designs with research into new methodologies and materials science to inform his approach to the decision to replace or preserve materials, and to find repair techniques to extend building life.
Brian Michael Lawrence is one of Baltimore true style experts. Brian was the longtime editor-in-chief at STYLE Magazine, which specialized in covering everything stylish around the Baltimore area. Brian also served as editorial director for the digital division at Sinclair Broadcasting, and creative director at Blue Sky Design. Currently, he oversees communications and marketing for the Division of Tourism Film and the Arts at the Maryland Department of Commerce.
Ali Von Paris
Ali von Paris is owner and founder of Route One Apparel, the area’s original online source for trendy and affordable Maryland pride apparel and accessories. She created her company in 2010 from within her dorm room while still an undergraduate student at the University of Maryland. In 2012, she was selected as a top 5 finalist in the Cupid’s Cup competition hosted by the Dingman Center of Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland. She serves on the Tourism Board of Maryland appointed by Governor Larry Hogan as well as the Robert H. Smith School of Business Board at University of Maryland. Today, Route One Apparel offers more than 1,500 unique products, has a huge social media following, and is sported by both local icons and fans of all ages across Maryland.
John Leith-Tetrault has 38 years of experience in community development financing, banking, community organizing, historic preservation, training and organizational development. He has held senior management positions with Neighborworks, Enterprise Community Partners, Bank of America and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. He is the founding president of the National Trust Community Investment Corporation and chairman of the Historic Tax Credit Coalition.