Construction developer and philanthropist Ken Banks has been appointed to the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Board of Visitors. The Board of Visitors is made up of prominent Maryland community leaders, with the mission of providing leadership and vital resources to the Shock Trauma Center. Members are selected because of their active leadership in the civic, corporate and philanthropic arena; commitment to Maryland’s citizens and energy and passion for service to the community.

Banks is renowned for his passion for revitalizing communities and for his expertise in creating strategic partnerships to achieve mission goals and objectives. He was a visionary developer and construction contractor on several Baltimore area mega-projects including University of Maryland at Baltimore Biotech Park, Science and Technology Park at Johns Hopkins Hospital, New Clinical Building at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Hilton Baltimore Convention Center Hotel and Coppin State University’s Physical Education Complex.

The R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center is regarded as a global model for emergency medical services and clinical excellence, and is the premier adult trauma and critical care facility in Maryland.

Banks said of his appointment, “When given the opportunity