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Corporate Advisory Board

Our goal is to help Hopkins Children's maintain its innovative and research-driven patient care and related programs and services for patients and families. The Corporate Advisory Board members focus on four areas of fundraising: Increasing initiatives to raise funds for unrestricted and programmatic initiatives; recruiting new Corporate Advisory Board Members; initiating and cultivating in-kind partnerships and donations; and increasing awareness of Hopkins Children's and its needs in our corporate, local, regional and national communities.

For more information on the Corporate Advisory Board, contact Cynthia Palacz, 410-361-6490.

Corporate Advisory Board   

Emile Trombetti, Chair 
Christopher Carney
Kathy Nosek
Cathy Werner
Samuel B. Bayne, Jr.
Andrew Bertamini
Tracy Brandys
Jerry De Boer 
Bertrand M. Emerson, II

Pat Emerson
Tom Grem
Andrew Kinkead
Gary Kenner 
Jim Longenecker
Jeff Masom 
Greg Mullaney 
Brian K. Pearlstein
Carmine Petrone
Judy Wilbur 

ETrombettiEmile Trombetti, Chair
Vice President
Booz Allen Hamilton

Emile Trombetti is a vice president of Booz Allen Hamilton. Booz Allen Hamilton specializes in helping federal and commercial organizations manage their IT functions. Emile is currently the IT lead for the firm’s Navy-Marine Corps and Commercial Cyber businesses. He has been with Booz Allen 10 years and has worked in the Security, Defense and Commercial sectors of the business. Prior to Booz Allen, he was the head of IT Infrastructure at both General Motors and Bell Atlantic. 
Christopher Carney
RE/MAX American Dream

Christopher Carney has worked as a real estate agent in Maryland for 17 years.  While working at RE/MAX American Dream, he became involved with fundraising for Hopkins Children’s through the RE/MAX affiliation with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Chris has coordinated an annual Golf Tournament for the past 7 years to benefit Hopkins Children’s, and has helped to expand fundraising initiatives. He believes contributing as a member of the Hopkins Children’s Board reinforces the idea that Baltimore is very fortunate to have the Children’s Center in our community.

Kathy Nosek
Office Manager
RE/MAX American Dream

Kathy Nosek currently works as a real estate office administrative assistant at RE/MAX American Dream. The local RE/MAX office has undertaken many fundraising events for Hopkins Children’s, such as golf/tennis tournaments, yard sales, and the Miracle Home Program, where every agent in the company donates a portion of each settlement to Hopkins Children’s. Through initiating these events, Kathy was asked to become a member of the Corporate Advisory Board to assist with fundraising efforts.  Having four children, Kathy understands the importance and impact that Hopkins Children’s has in her life and in the lives of her family and friends.

RE/MAX American Dream
Cathy Werner has been a licensed real estate agent since 1986. She formed RE/MAX American Dream in 1996. The same year she was named “Rookie Broker/Owner of the Year” by the Central Atlantic Region of RE/MAX International. Since that time RE/MAX American Dream has grown to more than 125 licensed professionals and 30 support staff located in 2 offices serving the Baltimore Metropolitan Area. Under Cathy’s guidance and direction, RE/MAX American Dream is now ranked among the top 500 real estate companies in the country, among the top 50 in RE/MAX International and among the top 10 in the Baltimore Metropolitan Area. In 2000, Cathy was named “Multi-Office Broker/Owner of the Year” for the Central Atlantic Region of RE/MAX International.
 Samuel B. Bayne, Jr., Esq.
Vice President, Mid-Atlantic Region
Wells Fargo Bank

Sam Bayne is a Vice President and Relationship Manager for the Maryland Regional Commercial Banking Office of Wells Fargo Bank. He has been in the banking industry for 25 years and the last five years with Wells Fargo. Sam’s focus is to provide for the commercial lending and treasury management needs of privately held companies in the Maryland marketplace. He has a BA from Towson University, an MBA from the Johns Hopkins University and a JD from the University of Baltimore. Sam joined the Corporate Advisory Board in 2011. Fortunate to have two healthy daughters, he strongly believes in the mission of the Children’s Center and is looking forward to supporting the center in its fundraising endeavors.

 ABertaminiAndrew Bertamini 
Regional President
Wells Fargo/ Wachovia

Andrew M. Bertamini is the Regional President, Baltimore and Senior Vice President, Community Banking Group for Wells Fargo/ Wachovia. He has worked in various positions at the corporation since 1985. Andrew provides executive leadership for Retail banking for the Baltimore region, including Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Charles County, Frederick County, Harford County and Howard County. He is a University of Maryland alumnus. In addition to serving on the Hopkins Children’s Corporate Advisory Board,
Andrew is a US Dream Academy Corporate Advisory Board member. He has also served on the Boards of Big Brothers Big Sisters, House of Ruth, and the Greater Baltimore Urban League.
 Tracy Brandys 
Vice President, Director of Sales
CBS Radio
Tracy Brandys has over 22 years of radio experience in sales, marketing and management. She began her radio career immediately following graduation from Towson University in 1987, and worked as an Account Executive for 9 years before moving into management. In 1996, she was promoted to Director of New Business Development for CBS Radio in Baltimore. A year later, Tracy was promoted to VP/Sales of the Infinity Promotions Group, the earliest incarnation of the CBS Altitude Group. She managed this department for 8 years, prior to becoming Vice President/Director of Sales for CBS Radio in Baltimore.
 Jerry De Boer 
Senior Vice President, Marketing
Jos. A. Bank
 PEmersonPat Emerson, CPA, MAS
Patricia M. Emerson & Associates, LLC

Pat’s financial experience includes Ernst & Young and Texas Instruments, as well as the CFO for small and medium sized manufacturing and distribution companies with successful turnaround results. She founded Patricia M. Emerson & Associates, LLC in 2010 to provide Baltimore metropolitan area companies the resources of an experienced CFO on an outsourced basis. Pat’s specialties include: CFO Advisory Services; Profit and Cash Flow Improvement; Finance and Accounting Management; Managerial Accounting; Human Resource Management; Labor Negotiations; Business Turnarounds; Operations Review and Improvement; Business Strategic Planning; Financial and Investment Analysis; Family-Owned Businesses.
 Tom Grem dtlTom Grem 
Tom Grem joined the Corporate Advisory Board in 1999 after coordinating a charity golf event for the Children’s Center. Tom actually started the golf event as a “fun day” for employees, customers and vendors but, once he and his wife were blessed with two healthy children, Mr. Grem had another thought. Why not hold an enjoyable event that also raised a few dollars for a hospital they hoped they would never need but that they were glad was located in their town? Brooks Robinson and Tom worked for the same company at the time and Brooks, gracious as ever, agreed to lend his name to the event. It was called the Brooks Robinson Charity Golf Classic to benefit Hopkins Children's. They have raised about $160,000 for the hospital. Tom believes that “doing the little that we do to help the Children’s Center is very rewarding and is always deeply appreciated by the dedicated staff under Dr. George Dover.”
 Andrew Kinkead
Director of Sales

 GKenner-CABGary Kenner 
Equitable Financial Trust Corporation
Gary W. Kenner is the President of Equitable Financial Trust Corporation, a firm that manages private investment funds to purchase and develop distressed commercial real estate. He has a BS in Real Estate development and a BA in Business. He has been involved with Johns Hopkins Children’s Center since 1994 and a Corporate Advisory Board member since 2000. Gary believes “Hopkins Children’s is an organization that helps children and their families when they are at their greatest need.” He appreciates being associated with an organization that is such a benefit to all and has both a local and worldwide impact on the health of children.
 JLongeneckerJim Longenecker 
Vice President
Broadridge Financial Solutions

Jim R. Longenecker  is employed with Broadridge Financial Solutions, which provides mission-critical products and services for securities processing, clearing & outsourcing, and investor communication. Jim  has over 20 years of experience in marketing and advertising, during which time he has enjoyed a dynamic management career uncovering, developing, marketing, and implementing solutions utilizing his expertise with consumer behavior, creative development, advertising, consumer credit and marketing data, modeling, and consulting services. Jim earned a B.A. from Millersville University. Jim 's professional and volunteer affiliations include:  Board of Overseers – Delaware College of Art and Design; Board of Directors – The Chimes, Inc. of Delaware; Board of Directors – VSA Arts, Delaware; Board of Directors – Fountain Green Swim Club, Judge; Member – Direct Marketing Association; Parish Council – St. Ignatius Church, Hickory, Maryland; and Board of Directors – Maryland Federation of Art.
 BertrandEmerson-CABBertrand M. Emerson, II
Senior Vice President and CFO
Euler Hermes ACI

Bert Emerson is the Chief Financial and Administration Officer for the Americas Region of the Euler Hermes Group, the largest credit insurance company in the world with a presence in over 50 countries.  The Americas Region has over 550 employees and offices in the US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Columbia and Chile. Bert relocated to Baltimore for a job opportunity with Euler Hermes ACI in 1996. He had been heavily involved in community activities previously and reached out to the community to see how he might make a small difference in Baltimore. Hopkins Children’s responded and Bert began a payroll deduction program for the company’s employees. Bert and Euler Hermes employees conduct annual campaigns with the assistance of Children’s Hospital staff and special families. 
 JMasom-CABJeff Masom 
Vice President, Institutional Funds
Legg Mason

Jeff Masom joined Legg Mason in February of 1997. He is a Managing Director, overseeing the Financial Institutions business. The Financial Institutions business has four channels, which include Wealth Management, Defined Contribution Investment Only, Sub-advisory and an Institutional Sales. Jeff has served in various capacities while at the firm, which include management of a defined contribution business, a sub-advised unit and an international sales effort as well as working as an institutional salesperson. Jeff started his career at Smith Barney's Consulting Division as an analyst. He received a J.D. from Widener University School of Law and a B.A. from Elizabethtown College.
 Greg Mullaney 
Executive VP
executive vice president, Gardiners Furniture
 BPearlsteinBrian Pearlstein, Esq.
Brodsky Renehan Pearlstein Lastra & Bouquet, Chartered
Brian K. Pearlstein has been named by the Maryland and District of Columbia Super Lawyers publications as one of the top Maryland metropolitan area Family Law attorneys. Brian is licensed to practice law in the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia, as well as in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth District, and the United States District Court for both Maryland and the District of Columbia. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Brian received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan in 1988, and his Doctorate degree from American University's Washington College of Law in 1991. He joined the firm in 1995, bringing a wealth of experiences from prior practice with a Washington, D.C. law firm in areas of domestic relations, civil, commercial, and criminal litigation. He was named a Partner in 2001 and became the managing partner of the firm in 2007. In addition to his role on the Corporate Advisory Board, Brian also contributes his time to the Women's Law Center's Family Law Hotline and is a guest lecturer for the Women's Commission.
 Carmine Petrone
Vice President
Advent International Corp.
Carmine Petrone is a Vice President with Advent International Corporation, one of the largest private equity firms in the world, focusing on investments in the healthcare, business and financial services industries.  Previously, Carmine worked in private equity with Thomas H. Lee Partners, a large US-focused firm in Boston.  Prior to working in private equity, Carmine worked for Citigroup Global Markets in the Healthcare Investment Banking division.  He has a BA from Johns Hopkins University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.  He actively supports several healthcare and educational organizations.
 JWilbur-CABJudy Wilbur 
Director, Sales and Marketing
Tremont Plaza Hotel, Grand Historic Venue

Judy Wilbur is the Director of Marketing & Sales at the Tremont Plaza Hotel, Grand Historic Venue in Baltimore. Prior to her position at the Tremont, she worked at the Radisson Hotel at Cross Keys. She has worked in the hospitality industry for 30 years, and has a history of assisting Hopkins visitors. Judy is a Baltimore native.