McGuireWoods Partner Appointed Board of Visitors Chair for Children's Hospital in Maryland

Jun 27, 2011, 15:22 ET from McGuireWoods LLP

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BALTIMORE, June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- McGuireWoods LLP announced today that Baltimore partner Jennifer Stearman has been appointed chair of the board of visitors for the University of Maryland Children's Hospital (UMCH). She has been involved with the UMCH board for seven years and served as vice chair of the board for the past two years.

Stearman will lead the UMCH board in continuing its support of capital campaigns and awareness initiatives benefiting UMCH, including the expansion of the hospital's neonatal intensive care program. The board is also involved in helping to organize the sixth annual Brian's Baseball Bash fundraiser, of which McGuireWoods is a sponsor. The event will be held at Dave & Buster's, Arundel Mills, on July 24, and will be hosted by Baltimore Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts. The event will raise funds for the hospital's Pediatric Cardiopulmonary and Child Life programs. For more information, visit this link.  

"It's a great honor to serve with the talented, dedicated, and caring UMCH family of board members, employees and volunteers," Stearman said. "We look forward to increasing community involvement in this extraordinary children's healthcare initiative."

Stearman practices in the area of corporate and public finance with a focus in the energy and healthcare industries. She advises clients in tax-exempt and taxable debt financings, asset-backed securitizations, equipment lease financings, secured and unsecured credit facilities and other financing transactions.  

Among her many community activities, Stearman is a member of the board of directors for Maryland Lawyers for the Arts, chair of the Uniform Commercial Code Committee for the Maryland State Bar Association Section of Business Law, and a member of the Executive Leadership Team for the American Heart Association – Mid-Atlantic Affiliate's Greater Baltimore Heart Walk. She was recently named a Maryland Super Lawyers "Rising Star" in Maryland Super Lawyers Magazine and Baltimore Magazine, and the Daily Record named her one of Maryland's "Leading Women" in 2010 and one of Maryland's "Top 100 Women" in 2007. That same year, the Baltimore Business Journal also named her one of Baltimore's "40 Under 40" business leaders.  

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