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Board of Directors Appoints Two New Leaders and Welcomes Three New Members

Updated: Feb 17, 2022

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Baltimore (BGCMB) is pleased to announce that its board of directors recently elected new officers and welcomed three new members.

Leading the board is newly elected chair, Nicholas Tatum. Tatum is a Baltimore native and serves as senior director of corporate and global accounting with Under Armour. Last year, Tatum was one of six Maryland CPAs to receive the 40 Under 40 Black CPA Award by Black CPA Centennial. “The amount of genuine love and care I received from Boys & Girls Club staff as a child is why I had to be a part of the board,” said Tatum. “I would not be in this seat as board chair if I didn’t have someone to mentor me and take time from their day to help me whenever I fell,” he continued.

Tatum is joined by fellow Baltimorean Jamila Webb, who has been elected to serve as vice-chair and has been a board member at BGCMB for over three years. Webb is transitioning from her role as partner with Grant Thornton and has accepted a role in the partnership with Ernst & Young LLP beginning in March. Said Webb, “I have so much love for my city. Baltimore is a great place filled with great people, and as I take on a new role as vice-chair, I want to show even more gratitude to the city that raised me.”

Three new members were also elected to join the board.

  • Richard Finger, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, LifeBridge Health

  • Heather McLeod, Chief Marketing Officer, Authority Brands

  • Julia Verdery, Sr. Executive Assistant to the Chief People & Administrative Officer, Under Armour

“Every day at Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Baltimore our team shows up to meet the needs of young people in our Clubs. Our work and our growth across the region wouldn’t be possible without the caring and committed leaders that serve on our board of directors,” said Jeff Breslin, president & CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Baltimore. “The perspective and passion Nik and Jamila bring to their leadership positions will continue to inspire many to join our mission – most recently Richard, Heather, and Julia – and will ensure we continue to serve, advocate, and show up for kids and teens that need us the most.”

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Mar 18, 2022

Hi Jamila,

I wish you the best in your next role in Ernst & Young LLP. I will never forget you as one of my benefactors in Grant Thornton by given me an opportunity to be part of the Team. Best of luck!

Abbey Durosinmi

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