Edwin F. Hale, Sr.


Baltimore Blast Corporation, Founder and Owner Hale Properties

Board of Director
Elected May 2015
Term expires: June 2018

About Edwin

Mr. Hale resides in both Sparrows Point and Easton, Maryland and is the founder and owner of the Baltimore BLAST Corporation, a professional indoor soccer team as well as Hale Properties, LLC, a real estate development company, where he oversees the daily operations with approximately 35 employees.  Mr. Hale is also the founder and former Chairman of the former Board and Chief Executive Officer of 1st Mariner Bank and Hale Trans and Hale Marine, former companies in shipping and transportation industries.

A graduate of Sparrows Point High School, Baltimore County Public Schools Mr. Hale received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Towson University, American International College in Springfield, Massachusetts and the Community College of Baltimore County.  Ed is a father of one son and two daughters, as well as the grandfather of four grandchildren, three grandson’s and one granddaughter.

Serving twenty- seven (27) years in the soccer industry and seventeen (17) years in the real estate industry, Ed exemplifies his commitment to community leadership as he served as former Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Baltimore Bancorp and Chairman of the Board of Visit Baltimore.  His professional awards and honors include: Entrepreneur of the Year for 1996, William Donald Schaefer Visionary Tourism Award, Chairman of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation Gala, Baltimore Museum of Industry’s Industrialist of the Year, Chairman of the Baltimore Area’s American Cancer Society Gala and numerous other charitable awards.

In regards to his commitment to the work of the Education Foundation, Ed shared the following statement, “It is rewarding to be part of the school system that offers knowledge, programs and initiatives to students as they work towards a bright and successful future.  Children are our future and any and all resources should be at their reach to accomplish their educational goals.”