Stuart Weitzman, owner of Display Craft Manufacturing, is new chairman
Stuart Weitzman, a Baltimore County businessman and civic leader, has been named chairman of the Board of Advisors of the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center. A member of the board for the past nine years, Mr. Weitzman takes over leadership of the 40-member panel from Ron Shapiro, a Baltimore attorney.
"It's an exciting time for the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center. We want to help Dr. Kevin Cullen, the new cancer center director, and the top leadership achieve their goals," Mr. Weitzman says. "Dr. Cullen is developing one of the nation's best cancer centers, and our board members will be by his side to raise funds and be effective advocates. We want to get the word out that the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center provides top-notch care and is engaged in cutting-edge cancer research."
Dr. Cullen, a noted head and neck cancer specialist, became director of the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center in January 2004 and has announced plans to double the size of the cancer center's clinical services, facilities and research program.
"Stuart is a successful businessman and civic leader who is deeply committed to our mission of helping patients with cancer. We are honored to have him chair our board," Dr. Cullen says.
"Our board members play a very important role in the life of the cancer center by serving as our ambassadors in the community. We are very grateful for all the work they do on the cancer center's behalf," Dr. Cullen says.
John F. Marcy, vice president for development of the University of Maryland Medical System, says, "We are very pleased to have a person of Stuart's talent and energy leading the board. He has watched the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center grow in all the right ways during his nine years on the board. He has contributed to its success and will be a major force in helping us take the cancer center to the next level. Stuart understands the value of a strong volunteer board and what that can mean for the future of the cancer center."
Mr. Weitzman, who lives with his wife, Lynne, in Owings Mills, owns Display Craft Manufacturing Co. The company, which is based in Halethorpe, manufactures store fixtures and display cases for high-end cosmetic companies as well as retail stores across the country.
The University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center treats 15,000 patients a year and is a nationally recognized leader in all areas of cancer treatment and research. It has specialized programs for lung, prostate, breast, blood and brain cancers and offers bone marrow and stem cell transplantation as well as many other innovative drug and radiation treatments.
For patient inquiries, call 1-800-492-5538 or click here to make an appointment.