President, Andrew Hinton
Andrew Hinton is co-founder of GL Capital, a Baltimore-based real estate investment, development, and management company. Prior, Andrew earned a Master of Art in Design at Maryland Institute College of Art and Master of Business Administration at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.
Andrew volunteers with the Center Club Young Members Committee, the Johns Hopkins University Master of Real Estate Program, and Global Leaders Foundation.
Vice President, Pat Alexander
Artist Pat Alexander revels in our culturally, architecturally, and ethnically rich area. She was thrilled to discover the City Center Residents Association, and shares its aspirations and concerns. Pat has lived in City Center since 1998, when she and artist Kevin Labadie bought a large brick row house in dire need of TLC. They have been working on it ever since.
Right here in our neighborhood, you can find Pat’s public art mosaic “Geometro,” installed above the tracks in the Metro’s Lexington Market Station. Among collaborations with writers and dancers, she developed the multi-media productions “Dear Mother” and “Meander” with Peabody Dance. Further afield, her work has been widely exhibited in the USA, Asia, and Europe. She is Professor Emeritus at the Maryland Institute College of Art.
Secretary, John Czeczulin
John was born and raised in Baltimore before moving away for more than two decades. Returning to City Center in 2016, he’s resided at 10 Light for almost four years, works at T. Rowe Price in Information Technology, and has a Masters in both Database Administration and Project Management.
John volunteers with the Great Baltimore Oyster Partnership, teaches school children about the importance of Chesapeake Bay ecological conservation, and is the CCRA’s primary photographer/design artist. John has been instrumental in shaping CCRA’s visual brand.
Treasurer, Brendan Ferrara
Brendan Ferrara is Principal of Carm Capital, a Baltimore-based real estate investment and asset management firm. Prior to the formation of Carm Capital, Brendan was part of the Acquisitions & Asset Management group of New York-based Kimco Realty Corporation (NYSE: KIM), where he was focused on the acquisition, development, and redevelopment of retail and mixed-use projects throughout the Mid-Atlantic. Brendan also spent time at Baltimore-based Continental Realty Corporation as part of their Asset Management group focused on multi-family and retail investments.
Brendan received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Real Estate & Economic Development from the University of Baltimore, and a Master’s Degree in Real Estate from Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Brendan is a founding Board Member of the CCRA and has served as Treasurer since 2017.
Board Member, Miji Bell
Miji Bell has been a resident of City Center since 2014. She has been an active member of the CCRA for several years including serving as a CCRA Board member since December of 2019 and as Vice President of the CCRA since the summer of 2020. Miji is the Managing Director of a regional fundraising and marketing consulting group and a university administrator.
An active CCRA member, Miji also spends her time advocating in support of K-12 educational equality, affordable downtown housing, and efforts to curb child hunger. She’s a member of the Baltimore Center Club as well as an active volunteer with the World Trade Center Institute and her local faith community.
Board Member, William King
Bill King is a native Baltimorean and founder of the City Center Residents Association. Bill formed the CCRA in 2017, along with a cadre of fellow residents who expressed interest in getting more involved with improving the culture and character of Baltimore’s historic downtown core.
Bill is a graduate of Swarthmore College and Georgetown University Law Center. As a law student, he worked as a legal fellow in the U.S. House of Representatives, both in the Office of Congressman C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger and for Congressman Elijah E. Cummings’ Democratic committee staff on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (since renamed House Committee on Oversight and Reform).
Bill works as an attorney at Venable LLP. In addition to the CCRA Board, Bill has served on the Boards of Directors of the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore, the Market Center Merchants Association, the Historic Charles Street Association, and Baltimore’s Community Law Center.
Board Member, Kim Quinn
Kim Quinn is a founding member of CCRA. She was key in leading the original board to set the strategy, vision and mission. She holds a BA in American History, English and Psychology from Albany State University. Kim moved to Baltimore to follow her entrepreneurial spirit and opened the first ballet barre studio in the Kim Quinn is a founding member of CCRA, she was key in leading the original board to set the strategy, vision and mission. She holds a BA in American History, English and Psychology from Albany State University. After her career in marketing communications and brand strategy at Corning Incorporated she moved to Baltimore to follow her entrepreneurial spirit and open the first ballet barre studio in the city. Her belief that the city center was the fastest growing neighborhood led to the business being opened on 300 block of Charles Street. She lived in the city center until the business closed in 2018. She now lives in Mount Vernon and shares her passion for Baltimore from the Hotel Indigo Downtown Baltimore in guest services. Kim’s commitment to City Center living has brought her back to volunteer for another term as a Director.
Board Member, Gerald (Matthew) Wong
Matthew has been a resident of Baltimore City since October 2017. Originally from Singapore, he makes his home in downtown Baltimore by way of Kingston, Jamaica; Miami; Washington, DC; and Howard County.
Presently a Manager at WMATA, Matthew’s spent much of his career in technology management positions for Verizon, British Telecom, and AT&T. With undergraduate and graduate degrees in English Literature from St. Thomas University and University of Maryland, College Park respectively, Matthew received his MBA from Loyola University Maryland. His volunteer activities have included ESL classes at Howard Community College and various soup kitchens.