Officials of The Howard Hughes Corporation (NYSE:HHC) have announced that John E. DeWolf has joined the company as a senior vice president and will head up the company’s development operations in Columbia, Howard County, Alexandria, Va., and Princeton, NJ. He will be headquartered in the Columbia office of The Howard Hughes Corp.
DeWolf, who brings more than 30 years of real estate and development experience, most recently headed his own consulting firm leading real estate strategy, portfolio management and startup guidance for multi-billion-dollar businesses.
Previously, DeWolf was executive vice president real estate/strategic initiatives for New York & Company and held senior leadership roles with New England Development, Woolworth Corporation and The Disney Stores Inc. He also supervised the initial development of Easton, a 1,000-acre mixed-used project in Ohio.
“Becoming part of such a dynamic up-and-coming company is an enormous opportunity for me,” said DeWolf. “I look forward to working with HHC’s terrific local team, county officials and the residents of Columbia and Howard County on moving forward the downtown redevelopment efforts.”
DeWolf holds a bachelor’s degree and a Juris Doctor from Syracuse University. He is married and has four children.
His appointment is effective immediately.
University of Maryland’s Basketball Coach
After a head coaching career spanning 33 years, including 22 years at the University of Maryland (his alma mater), Gary Williams has announced his retirement as head men’s basketball coach.
A member of the University of Maryland Alumni Hall of Fame, University of Maryland Sports Hall of Fame, Greater Washington Sports Hall of Champions, and the Baltimore Sports Legends Museum Hall of Legends, Williams was the fifth winningest active coach in the country and third all-time in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), behind only Dean Smith and Mike Krzyzewski. In his 33 years as a head coach, he amassed an overall record of 668–380 (.637) and 461–252 (.646) at Maryland.
His career encompassed 14 NCAA tournament appearances, three ACC regular season titles, ACC tournament championships, seven Sweet Sixteens, two Elite Eights, two Final Fours and the NCAA Championship in 2002. Williams was the National Coach of the Year in 2002, and the ACC Coach of the Year in 2002 and 2010.
Williams will stay on with Maryland as assistant athletic director and special assistant to Anderson, where he will continue to serve as scholarship campaign co-chair, work with the Terrapin Club to fundraise for athletics and serve as an ambassador for the university.
Since 2004, Williams has served as the scholarship co-chair for Great Expectations, Maryland’s $1 billion fundraising campaign. His efforts on behalf of Maryland students have helped raise more than $240 million for scholarships at the university.
Route 40 Bridge Undergoes Renovations
The Maryland State Highway Administration announced a May 9 start date for an $18 million renovation to the Baltimore National Pike Bridge over the Patapsco River.
Connecting Baltimore and Howard counties, the 75-year-old arch span handles nearly 40,000 vehicles daily, and needs a new riding surface, floor beams and columns. At least one lane of traffic in each direction will stay open throughout the two-year project.
Charlie Gischlar, a spokesman for the SHA, said that two temporary bridges will handle traffic during construction. The two-lane westbound temporary bridge will be built first.
“[Westbound] motorists will encounter just one lane while we put up the temporary bridge,” he said. “Basically, we’re taking that lane for three to six months to build that temporary bridge.”
After completing the first temporary bridge, westbound traffic will shift to it and eastbound traffic will move to the current westbound side.
According to the SHA, the renovated bridge will remain serviceable for the next 30 to 50 years.