Calvin G. Butler Jr. is the chief executive officer of Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE), the nation's first gas utility. Butler oversees safety, reliability, customer service, financial performance and BGE’s commitment to creating an inclusive culture. He is a member of BGE's Board of Directors and the executive committee of BGE's parent company, Exelon. Butler serves as vice-chair of the Gridwise Alliance, an advocacy organization promoting modernization and innovation for the nation's electrical grid, as an Independent Trustee of the PNC Funds Board, and on the Board of Directors for RLI Corp serving as a member of its audit and nominations/governance committees. Butler serves on the boards of several prominent Baltimore-based organizations including the Baltimore Community Foundation, University of Maryland Medical Center, Greater Baltimore Committee, Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation, the Center Club and Caves Valley Golf Club. He also serves on the board of his alma mater, Bradley University, where he is currently Chairman of the Board of Trustees. In addition, Butler serves on the board of the Institute of International Education, a not-for-profit organization focused on advancing scholarship, promoting access to education, and building economies; and the Library of Congress' James Madison Council. He has been recognized by several organizations for his leadership and community commitment. In 2017, he was named among Black Enterprise Magazine's "300 Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America," and "Industrialist of the Year" by the Baltimore Museum of Industry. The Daily Record named Butler one of Maryland's "Most Admired CEOs" and one of its top 35 Influential Marylanders, while Baltimore Magazine named him as one of its "Top Ten Baltimoreans." Butler earned a bachelor's degree from Bradley University in Peoria, Ill., and a Juris Doctor degree from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, Mo. He received an honorary doctorate of Humane Letters from Morgan State University in 2014.
Meteorologist Tim Williams anchors WJZ’s morning show with Linh Bui. He has the sort of engaging personality and poised self-confidence that makes even viewers who don’t like to get up early come alive with smiles. His weather knowledge also allows him to add context to Marty Bass’ weather forecasts, letting viewers know whether their morning commutes will be washouts. Tim also reports on breaking news and other unfolding events of interest to residents of this region. The Baltimore native came back home to Maryland when WJZ hired him in 1995. He has also worked at television stations in Jacksonville, Florida and Hagerstown, Md. Williams received degrees from both Towson State University and the Broadcasting Institute of Maryland, as well as a meteorology degree from Mississippi State University.
Eddie Clarence Murray (born February 24, 1956), nicknamed "Steady Eddie", is a former Major League Baseball (MLB) first baseman and designated hitter. Spending most of his MLB career with the Baltimore Orioles, he ranks fourth in team history in both games played and hits. Though Murray never won a Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award, he finished in the top ten in MVP voting several times. After his playing career, Murray coached for the Orioles, Cleveland Indians and Los Angeles Dodgers. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2003. In the New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract (2001), Murray is described as the fifth-best first baseman in major league history. He was 77th on the list of the Baseball's 100 Greatest Players by The Sporting News (1998).
Allen M. Meacham Sr. was born on February 17, 1926 in Aiken, South Carolina. He is the second oldest son of George, Sr. and Sadie Meacham. Allen was educated in Aiken public schools and after completing his military service with the U.S. Navy in 1946, he returned to the states and attended Hampton Institute (Hampton University) where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1949 in the field of Vocational Education. While at Hampton, he met his wife Erma Atkins. They married in 1948 and settled in Baltimore, Maryland where Allen worked for 30 years in the Baltimore City Public School System serving as a teacher and administrator during his career. He retired from the school system in 1982 as the Assistant Principal of Calverton Middle School. Allen is a founding member of the James Mosher Little League Associates, Inc. and has served in various roles over the last nearly 50 years including coach and president. Allen has been a member of Sharon Baptist Church for over 66 years. Allen has served as a member of the Usher Board and Trustee Board.
John Sidney Sheppard Sr. was born on February 24, 1923 and raised in Sykesville, Maryland. He is the fourth son born to Levi Sheppard and Queenetta Hawkins. John was educated in the Carroll County public school system. He attended the one-room White Rock Elementary School then Robert Moton High School which he walked 2.5 miles to catch the bus. In 1939 he graduated from college and enrolled in the Maryland State Teachers College at Bowie now known as Bowie State University. One semester shy of graduating in 1943, he was drafted into the Army during World War II. After a three-year military stint, he returned to Bowie as a Second Lieutenant to complete his degree in 1947. He shared the graduation stage with his future wife Evelyn Jane Pritchett. Shep and Evelyn married in 1951 and shared 37 years of life together until her death in 1988. They had two children from this union: son, John Sydney Sheppard Jr. (Butch) and daughter, Traci Lynn. He continued his higher education by earning a Masters Degree in Physical Education from New York University in 1954. He retired from the Baltimore City public school system. Sydney became a member of the James Mosher Little League Association in 1960 and served over the years President, Chairman of the Board, General Manager, Commissioner and Secretary. He also coached the team “The Braves” for 12 enjoyable years. Since his youth he attended White Rock United Methodist Church in Sykesville. Shep departed this earth on March 14, 2019