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UB Foundation Announces New Chair, Three New Board Members

June 26, 2013
Contact: University Relations
Phone: 410.837.5739

The University of Baltimore Foundation has announced the appointment of a new chair as well as three new members to its board. The new members, two of whom are alumni of the University of Baltimore, will participate in fundraising and other activities designed to provide financial support to the University. The board chair serves a two-year appointment, while the newly appointed members hold a three-year term, each renewable two more times for a total of nine years of service.

The board also announced a slate of new officers.

The foundation is a designated 501c3, first established in 1969. In addition to assisting in the financial well-being of the institution, the board also provides leadership, oversight and guidance to the UB administration in advancing the mission of the University.

Stuart J. Silberg, B.S. '71, retired co-founder of the former C-Mart Discount Warehouse, has been named chair of the board. Silberg began his career at Black & Decker while still in college, rising to the position of divisional controller, which he held from 1966 to 1977. In 1971, Silberg's brother-in-law started C-Mart, a retail outlet for designer clothing, furniture, housewares and more that became a legendary Baltimore institution. Silberg joined this growing family business as vice president and CFO six years after it started. For UB's Merrick School of Business, Silberg has served in several capacities as a mentor and advisor, the latter including membership and chairman of its Entrepreneurship Advisory Board.

Learn more about Silberg in The Merrick Exchange.

The new board members are:

Clifton L. Brown Jr., J.D. '78, retired special agent and head of the Operations Division in the Office of Investigations for the Office of the Inspector General in the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Before joining the federal government, Brown served as a law enforcement officer. He has hosted several alumni events at his home, and co-hosted (along with Holly Sadeghian, J.D., ’88) the sixth annual UB Night at the Vienna Inn in Vienna, Va., this past January.

Cynthia H. Jones, J.D. '92, assistant commissioner of Enforcement and Consumer Services in the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation’s Office of the Commissioner for Financial Regulation. Prior to that position, Jones served in the Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City, including work as a deputy state’s attorney. She also has been an instructional provider to both temporarily homebound and adolescent detainees in high school-level English for the New York City Board of Education.

Daniel J. Klein, a partner at Metropolitan Management Company with responsibilities in leasing, asset management, development and acquisitions, and a focus on sustaining the company’s existing assets while also continuing its long-term growth. Klein, the fourth generation of his family to enter its real estate business, first worked as a broker and real estate investor in Massachusetts while attending Boston University. There, he earned he earned a bachelor of arts degree in communications with a concentration in economics. Klein is a member of the boards of directors for both the Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc. and THE ASSOCIATED: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore.

The newly announced officers, their titles and terms of service are:

Vice Chair: James P. Nolan, J.D. '74, managing partner, Council, Baradel, Kosmerl, & Nolan, P.A.

Secretary: Holly H. Sadeghian, J.D. '88, attorney and real estate professional in private practice

Treasurer: R. Thomas Crawford, M.B.A. '91, administrative vice president and group manager, M&T Bank

The University of Baltimore is a member of the University System of Maryland and comprises the School of Law, the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Public Affairs and the Merrick School of Business.