Hospice of the Chesapeake announced today the appointment of Richard M. Lerner, Market Chairman for the Maryland Region of First National Bank, as Chairman of the Board at the nonprofit headquartered in Annapolis.
Lerner is formerly Chairman and CEO of Annapolis Bancorp, Inc. and its principal subsidiary, BankAnnapolis. He assumed his new role with First National Bank following the Company’s merger with BankAnnapolis in April. Lerner’s involvement with Hospice of the Chesapeake dates back to 2005 when he first joined the nonprofit’s Foundation board of directors.
In keeping with First National Bank’s commitment to community leadership, the bank established a corporate partnership with Hospice of the Chesapeake in January that included a diamond sponsorship of the 2013 Hospice gala held in March, and event which raised $350,000 for the nonprofit.
The addition of Lerner’s leadership expertise to the Hospice of the Chesapeake’s board is another indicator of First National Bank’s continuing commitment and involvement in the community.
“We are thrilled to have Rick Lerner become chairman of our operating board,” said Michael S. McHale, President and CEO, Hospice of the Chesapeake. “As a community based nonprofit, we value our partnership with First National Bank,” he said. “The First National Bank team is a shining example of corporate citizenship at its best in Anne Arundel County.”
Lerner replaces The Reverend Dr. James G. Kirk who has served as a board member since 1997.