BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU | GREATER MARYLAND
NAMES 2009 LEADERSHIP
AT&T Executive Larry Taylor Tapped As Board Chairman
Better Business Bureau | Greater Maryland recently named its 2009 leadership team. AT&T Director of Sales, Larry Taylor will serve as the Chairman of the Board. Other newly elected officers include BBB Treasurer, Keith F. Novak, partner, Clifton Gunderson and Past Chairman, Mike Smith, senior vice president, PNC Bank
"Trust in business, from ads on billboards, television and radio, to stories in the news and tweets on Twitter, has never been more relevant, more desired or more talked about," said Angie Barnett, President and CEO of Better Business Bureau | Greater Maryland. As BBB Chairman, Larry Taylor will guide our leadership in concert with our standards to foster marketplace trust and denounce substandard behavior.
Other new additions to BBB's volunteer Board of Directors include Brian Briggs, executive vice president/CFO, Custom Direct, Joseph A. Fick, president, The Fick Brothers Roofing Company, Bill Hurley, vice president, Bray & Scarff, Dr. Michael C. Okolo-1, chairman/CEO, Retirement Asset Protection Group, Alan Shephard, president/CEO, Advanced Computer Tech Support, Sue Struck administrator, Bayada Nurses, John F. Von Paris, Von Paris Moving & Storage.
The new leadership team officially began its tenure on Sept. 23 during BBB | Greater Maryland's Torch Awards for Marketplace Excellence, a yearly event which recognizes local businesses that embody a commitment to conduct ethical business practices toward customers, employees, shareholders and their community. This year's winners include Mid-Atlantic Waterproofing of Maryland, Inc., Next Day Blinds, Post & Beam Design\Build, Soft Touch Photography by Cynthia and Turf Valley Resort.
Taylor takes over for Michael T. Smith, Senior Vice President for PNC Bank, who held the position since September 2007.
"In the shadow of these tough economic times, I'm thrilled to help lead an organization recognized for being the authority on advancing trust in the marketplace," said Taylor. "In my new capacity, I look forward to continue BBB's mission of serving as a reliable information resource for consumers and insisting businesses maintain integrity by reporting and accrediting their performance."