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Governor Hogan Appoints New Members to Commission on Service and Volunteerism

Stacey Ullrich of Under Armour Elected Commission Chair

ANNAPOLIS, MD –¬†Governor Larry Hogan recently appointed two new members to the Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism – Bruce Evans, Jr. and Stephen Salem.

Commissioners serve as both ambassadors to local communities and advisors on issues related to service and volunteerism. Overseen by the Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism, the commission works to engage businesses in developing employee volunteer programs, help nonprofits recruit and retain volunteers, and support Marylanders in service to their communities through AmeriCorps. In addition, the commission reviews and approves requests for AmeriCorps state funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service. Commissioners are appointed to a three-year term and can be re-appointed for one additional term (a limit of six years).

“Service and volunteerism play a vital role in Maryland’s communities,” said Governor Hogan. “I congratulate Mr. Evans and Mr. Salem on their appointments. Their commitment to serving fellow Marylanders, particularly at-risk youth, will enrich the work of the commission and help to change Maryland for the better.”

Bruce J. Evans, Jr. is part-owner of Credit Sweepers, LLC, a credit consultation business in Pikesville, and an advocate for youth financial literacy. A graduate of the Community College of Baltimore, Evans is also a leader in the West Baltimore community, working for positive change, better education opportunities, and economic growth and empowerment.

Stephen Salem is president of the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation, which helps to build character and teach critical life lessons to at-risk young people living in America’s most distressed communities through sports-themed programs. Prior to joining the Foundation, Salem served as vice president of government relations for Boys & Girls Clubs of America. He has worked closely with youth advocates to help pass critical child safety legislation, including the Adam Walsh Child Safety and Protection Act of 2006, and the National Amber Alert program in 2003.

Salem serves on several nonprofit boards, such as SuperLeaders, founded by the NFL Players Association, which works with some of Washington, D.C.’s toughest schools; and the national Policy Board of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, the nation’s leading youth safety organization.

Additionally, Stacey M. Ullrich was elected chair of the commission for 2017. A resident of Howard County, Ullrich has been the head of global philanthropy for Under Armour since 2012. She serves on boards for the Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers, St. Agnes Foundation, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Baltimore, Inc., Business Volunteers Maryland, and the Corporate Advisory Board for the National Afterschool Association.

Brian Dunne was re-elected as vice chair, and both William Mandicott and Erin Lewis were newly elected as secretary and member-at-large.

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