Under Armour Supports Future Athletes with WIN Global Program

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An accomplished businessman, Anthony W. Deering, has served as Chairman of Exeter Capital, LLC, a private investment firm, since 2004. Alongside his responsibilities with Exeter Capital, Anthony W. Deering is a Director of Under Armour, a leading producer of athletic clothing based in Baltimore. To give back to the communities it serves, Under Armour has undertaken a number of philanthropic initiatives, including WIN Global.

WIN Global aims to empower the next generation of athletes by connecting children in underserved communities to opportunities for playing and practicing sports. To accomplish this mission, WIN Global has undertaken a range of projects, such as improvements to playground areas and the creation of initiatives that teach life skills through sports-driven lessons. In addition, it invests in equipment for participating children and provides support to coaches and other individuals who dedicate their lives to uplifting these communities.

As the name of the program implies, WIN Global seeks to empower communities around the world, and it invites organizations from the communities it serves to apply for grants to further its mission. More information is available online at UnderArmour.com.

Johns Hopkins Medicine Highlights Dangers of Antibiotics

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Since 2004, Anthony W. Deering has headed the private investment firm Exeter Capital, LLC, as Chairman. Outside of work, Anthony W. Deering contributes to organizations such as Johns Hopkins Medicine (JHM), where he serves as a Trustee. As one of the nation’s leading health care organizations, JHM undertakes research in a wide range of areas to improve disease prevention and care processes.

Recently, Hopkins researchers looked at nearly 1,500 adult patients who were given antibiotics while in the hospital. The researchers discovered that about a fifth of the cases resulted in undesirable side effects, and about a fifth of those involved patients who did not in fact need antibiotics. More research is emerging about the potential harm of antibiotics, and this new study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, affirms the findings. Ultimately, researchers want to encourage physicians to consider both risks and benefits before prescribing antibiotics.

The most common side effects of antibiotic use observed in the study included gastrointestinal distress, kidney problems, and blood abnormalities. Patients also experienced new multi-drug-resistant infections and development of a bacterium linked to severe diarrhea. While these side effects did not lead to death in any cases, they led to extended hospital stays, caused hospital readmissions, and necessitated additional diagnostics.

Studies Show More Companies Choose to Separate Chairman and CEO Roles

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A graduate of the Wharton School of Business, Anthony W. Deering has established his career in the finance and real estate industries, and he has amassed several years of board experience with such entities as Deutsche Bank, T. Rowe Price, and Alex Brown Realty. Most recently, Anthony W. Deering has served as the Chairman of Exeter Capital, LLC.

In the business world, various researchers and analysts have observed patterns in how companies fill the roles of chairman and CEO. Some organizations operate with one individual fulfilling each position while others employ two separate executives. According to a recent Harvard Law School study, the latter scenario, with two separate roles, is becoming more commonplace.

The study included an analysis of companies on the 2016 Fortune 1000 list. From the results, the team concluded that whereas smaller businesses designate one professional to fulfill the combined duties, larger companies favor filling the chairman and CEO positions with two different leaders. A similar survey of the S&P 500 Index revealed that dual chairman/CEOs lead roughly half of the organizations, compared to 77 percent in the early 2000s.

Although separating the roles appears to be a growing trend, advantages and disadvantages still exist for both approaches. Board members, who elect the chairman, must ultimately decide how to structure these leadership positions to the maximum benefit of their operations.

Baltimore Parks & People Foundation Receives Renovation Grant

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Anthony W. Deering is the chairman of Exeter Capital, LLC, a private investment firm, and has served many civic and community organizations as a Chairman or a Board Member. Anthony W. Deering previously served as an Honorary Board Member of the Parks & People Foundation.

The Baltimore Parks & People Foundation has received a grant for $437,500 from the National Recreation and Park Association and the American Planning Association. The money will be used to renovate the Ambrose Kennedy Park at Johnston Square. Ambrose Kennedy Park is a 1.75 acre park in the midst of urban blight in the city of Baltimore.

The grant will be used to provide enhancements to the park. The current green space where children play will be improved, and the park will be made a healthier place by the removal of asphalt to enhance the storm-water drainage system. In addition shade trees will be added to cool the park for comfortable community gatherings, and a new restroom facility will be constructed. The greening of the park will provide an access to nature for individuals living in a challenging urban environment.

The Baker Artist Awards

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Baker Artist Awards
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Anthony W. Deering has served as the Chairman of Exeter Capital LLC, based in Lutherville, Maryland, for more than a decade. In addition to having served the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) as Chairman of the Board, Anthony W. Deering is currently serving the museum as a Trustee. Each year from the end of July through the middle of September BMA celebrates the Baker Artist Awards

The winners of the prestigious awards, which include the Mary Sawyers Imboden Prize and the Mary Sawyers Baker Prize, $50,000 and $20,000 respectively, are showcased through an exhibition of their works. The exhibit also features works from the winners of the Semmes G. Walsh, Nancy Haragan, and Board of Governors Awards ($5,000 each). Established to support artists while promoting the creative side of Baltimore, the Baker Artist Awards serve artists from the Greater Baltimore area working in all artistic disciplines. The awards were created by the William G. Baker Jr. Memorial Fund, and are part of the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance.

Under Armour’s 3 Grey Matter

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After a successful career with The Rouse Company, where he served as CEO for seven years, Anthony W. Deering is now the chairman of Exeter Capital, LLC, a position he has held since 2004. Anthony W. Deering also sits on the board of directors for Brixmor Property Group and apparel manufacturer Under Armour.

One of the most prominent athletes linked to Under Armour is Golden State Warriors guard and two-time NBA Most Valuable Player, Stephen Curry. Under Armour signed the NBA superstar to an endorsement deal in 2013 and extended the contract through to 2024 after Curry’s banner seasons in 2014 and 2015. To date, Curry’s name has been associated with more than 100 shoe designs for the company.

A recent Curry signature shoe – the Curry 3 Grey Matter – was released in late 2016. The shoe features Under Armour’s patented Threadborne technology, comprised of more durable yarns that are turned into fabric designed to hold up throughout the course of a basketball season. Grey in color, the shoes also promise a solid structure and proper support, with cushioning made to absorb the impacts specific to basketball.

Junhong Kuang Coming to Baltimore Museum of Art

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Anthony W. Deering’s professional career has spanned more than 40 years between The Rouse Company and Exeter Capital, LLC, both of which he served as Chairman of the board. Outside of his work commitments, Anthony W. Deering is involved with several community organizations. He currently serves as a Trustee for the Baltimore Museum of Art, where he was also once Chairman of the board.

The Baltimore Museum of Art offers numerous programs and events throughout the year designed for children, adults, and families. One of the most-anticipated events in 2017 is the Shriver Hall Concert Series, which begins with a performance from Junhong Kuang on March 11.

Kuang, 16, was the winner of the 2016 Yale Gordon Concerto Competition hosted by the Johns Hopkins University Peabody Institute. He began training classical guitar in 2009 and two years later won first prize at the Thailand International Guitar Competition. Despite still being a teenager, he has already performed around the globe. For more information or to purchase tickets visit artbma.org.