Rosedale Federal Savings & Loan Association, a locally run, independent mutual savings and loan institution headquartered in Perry Hall, MD, announced that Alicia Wilson will serve as its newest board member. (Courtesy Photo)

By Savoystaff

Rosedale Federal Savings & Loan Association, a locally run, independent mutual savings and loan institution headquartered in Perry Hall, MD,  announced that Alicia Wilson will serve as its newest board member. Wilson brings her experience and success as an attorney and leader with deep roots in Baltimore, building neighborhoods and partnerships that benefit all community members, to the Rosedale Federal organization.

Wilson currently serves as vice president for economic development for Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Health System. She joined Johns Hopkins in July of 2019 to lead the Office of Economic Development, helping to drive its institution-wide strategy and initiatives as an anchor in and around Baltimore, and elevating and expanding the commitment to the city through investments in economic and neighborhood development, health care and education. She has also held positions with Plank Industries and Gordon Feinblatt LLC.

“Rosedale Federal has a long tradition of community involvement and charitable giving, from supporting families and children to community development and financial literacy,” said Charles P. Scheeler, board chairman of Rosedale Federal. “The passion that Alicia brings to the table around community investment and championing our neighborhoods aligns strongly with Rosedale Federal’s values, and it makes this board appointment truly impactful. We are so pleased to have her in this role.”

“We are thrilled to have someone as accomplished and vibrant as Alicia join our board,” said Kevin Benson, president and CEO of Rosedale Federal. “Her values and commitment to community align with our core values, and her experience brings a new perspective and inspiration to our board overall.”

As a board member, she will share responsibility overseeing management, providing organizational leadership, and staying true to the corporate core values. The board is also responsible for creating a corporate and risk governance framework and setting the bank’s strategic direction.

“I remember the flagship Rosedale Federal branch being a staple in the community from my childhood while growing up near Rosedale, so this is a full circle moment in some respects,” said Alicia Wilson, vice president of economic development for Johns Hopkins and Rosedale Federal board member. “I look forward to joining the board and supporting the efforts behind Rosedale Federal’s mission to help our neighbors and businesses with finances and affordable home and commercial loans. Community banks are important to Baltimore and I am honored to join the board of one of Baltimore’s legacy institutions.”