Sinclair Names Laurie R. Beyer To Board Of Directors
Sinclair Broadcast Group’s board of directors today voted to increase the size of the board from nine to 11 members and named Laurie R. Beyer as its newest member. She will stand for re-election to the board of directors at Sinclair’s next annual meeting of shareholders.
The board of directors expects to fill the additional vacancy when a suitable candidate is identified. David Smith, chairman of Sinclair’s board, said: “We are excited to bring Ms. Beyer, Sinclair’s first female director to our board. Laurie is a well-respected member of the Maryland business community, and her addition will strengthen our Board’s governance and diversity of experience, perspectives, skills and individual qualities.”
Since October 2017, Beyer has served as the executive vice president and chief financial officer of Greater Baltimore Medical Center, an acute and sub-acute care medical center whose main campus is located in Towson, Md. From January 2006 to October 2017, Beyer was senior vice president and chief financial officer of Union Hospital of Cecil County (currently ChristianaCare, Union Hospital), a full-service community hospital located in Elkton, Md. Prior to that, she held financial management positions at St. Agnes Hospital (currently Ascension Saint Agnes Hospital), Sinai Hospital and the former Liberty Medical Center, all in Baltimore.
From July 1986 to January 1989, Beyer was an auditor with the Arthur Andersen accounting firm. She is a member of the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants and a committee financial expert as defined by the SEC. She has served on various not-for-profit boards including local chapters of the YMCA and Boys and Girls Club, and has served in various volunteer roles over the past 20 years for the Maryland Healthcare Financial Management Association and has co-chaired its annual conference for the past five years.