Appointed 1984 to fill out term of member who resigned; reappointed 1987, 1993, 1999, 2005, 2011
Chair, 2003-2004; 1994-1998; 1988-1989
Walter J. Hall, of Pasadena, Maryland.
President and owner of the Annapolis Bowl, Severna Park Lanes and Greenway Bowl in Odenton, Mr. Hall also is chair and owner of The English Company, a restaurant and catering chain based in Salisbury. He is chair of the Hall Investment Group, Hall Development Company and a principal in Hall Enterprises, a consulting business. From 1985-95, Mr. Hall was a partner in the Healthrax Group, a chain of 13 health and fitness clubs in New England. He also was president and CEO of BTR Realty Inc. and chaired it from 1981-86. His work with Fair Lanes Inc. in 1967-95 involved leadership roles ranging from vice president to president and CEO to chairman and then consultant.
Mr. Hall is a graduate of the City of Liverpool College of Technology and the Harvard Business School. His service includes commissioner with the Maryland Health Resources Planning Commission; trustee of the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame; a former member of the National Bowling Council; president of the Bowling Proprietors Association of America; vice president and a member of the board of directors of Bowling Inc. and a member of the board of the Maryland Bowling Proprietors Association.
Mr. Hall serves as chair of The Smart Corp., the bowling industry’s $40 million scholarship foundation. He also served as president of the M.U.B.I.G. chain operators group in bowling. Mr. Hall has been active in many local and regional civic organizations and is currently a director of the Baltimore Washington Medical Center. He has received many honors and awards, including a citation in 1999 from the governor for Outstanding Service and Significant Contributions as a Respected Member of Maryland Health Resources Planning Commission. That same year he also received an Executive Citation for Service to the Community as co-chair of the Citizens Committee on Maintenance, Repair and Renovation of Public Schools from the county executive. In 2009, Mr. Hall was inducted into the Comcast Business Hall of Fame by the Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce.