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Release Date: 12/6/2017 Contact: Office of Communications, 443.809.5908

Gilliss, Stewart elected Chair, Vice Chair of Board of Education of Baltimore County

TOWSON, MD - Edward J. Gilliss, Esq., was re-elected Chair and Nicholas C. Stewart, Esq., was elected Vice Chair of the Board of Education of Baltimore County during the Board's meeting on Dec. 5.

Gilliss was appointed to the Board in July 2013 to represent the Fifth Council District and was first elected Board Chair in December 2016. He also has served as chair of the Contracts Committee, member of the Curriculum Committee, and Vice Chair of the Board.

A partner in the Towson law firm Royston, Mueller, McLean & Reid, LLP, Gilliss has practiced law for more than 30 years. His broad civil practice includes litigation, estate planning, estate administration, and representing restaurants throughout Maryland.

Gilliss served as the county attorney for Baltimore County from 2001 - 2004. He was a member of the Baltimore County Planning Board from 2007 - 2013, and presided as its chairman for all but the first year. He also serves as vice-chair of the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center Board. He is a past president of the Maryland State Bar Association and the Baltimore County Bar Association. Gilliss graduated from The College of Wooster in 1977 and from The University of Maryland School of Law in 1980.

His three children attended Baltimore County Public Schools, and he served in many capacities at their schools including a term as president of the Dumbarton Middle School PTA. He and his wife, Barbara, reside in the Towson area.

Stewart was appointed to the Board in July 2015 to represent the First Council District. He also serves as chair of the Building and Contracts Committee and has served as chair of various ad hoc committees. He was raised in Baltimore County and is a graduate of BCPS.

Stewart is an attorney with Saul Ewing Arnstein & Leer LLP who advises clients on mergers and acquisitions, financings and growth, and board governance matters. He is an active member of the Baltimore County Workforce Development Board, where he also serves on the executive committee, the Association for Corporate Growth, and the Lawyers' Campaign Against Hunger.

Stewart is a graduate of University of Maryland, College Park, and The George Washington University Law School. He and his wife have two children and live in Arbutus.

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