2022-2023 Board of Regents

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Linda R. Gooden


Retired Executive Vice President, Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Services and Officer of the Lockheed Martin Corporation. Member, GM, Home Depot, WGL, and ADP, Inc. Board of Directors. A champion for math, science and technology education, she has served on several executive boards for Maryland institutions, including Universit...

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Gary L. Attman


President and CEO of FutureCare Health and Management Corporation, which he co-founded in 1985. Mr. Attman holds a J.D. degree (with honors) from the University of Maryland School of Law, where he published in and served as editor of the Maryland Law Review. Mr. Attman also earned a B.S. degree in Accounting (magna cum laude) from the University...

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Louis Pope


Louis M. Pope is currently President and owner of Century 21 Trademark Realty, Inc., a full service real estate company with offices both in Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park in Business Finance and Banking and has been a real estate broker for over 40 years.  He...

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Michelle A. Gourdine, M.D.


Dr. Michelle Gourdine is Chief Medical Officer (interim) and Senior Vice President, Population Health and Primary Care for the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS). As Chief Medical Officer, she works in collaboration with the Chief Medical Officers and other colleagues across the health system's 13 hospitals to advance patient safety, ...

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William T. "Bill" Wood

Assistant Treasurer

William T. "Bill" Wood was appointed in 1999 by Maryland's Governor to the Board of Regents and reappointed for a term beginning July 1, 2018. He is the immediate past Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University of Maryland Baltimore Foundation and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the University System of Maryland Foundation...

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Robert D. Rauch

Assistant Secretary

A principal with the civil engineering and construction management firm, RAUCH inc, of Easton, Md. After earning his B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) in 1973, Rauch began his career with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. In 1978, he served for six years as Director of Public Works and Tal...

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Kevin Atticks

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Kevin Atticks was appointed Acting Secretary of Agriculture on Jan. 18, 2023. Prior to his appointment, Atticks was CEO (and founder) of Grow & Fortify, a non-profit that supports value-added agricultural organizations and the businesses they represent. Grow & Fortify published the first assessment of the state’s value-added agricu...

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Kevin A. Anderson

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Kevin A. Anderson is Founder & CEO of Cardinal Atlantic Holdings, an economic and community development firm targeting scaled social impact and investment in urban centers. With specializations in real estate and education technology, CAH advises funds, corporations and governments on economic and community development strategy and projects....

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Hugh Breslin

Hugh J. Breslin, III recently retired after a 41 year TV broadcasting career, most recently in a senior management role for Nexstar Media Group, the largest TV broadcasting company in the United States. He currently does media consulting for HJB3 Media....

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Ellen Fish

Ellen R. Fish serves as the Baltimore Region Market Leader for Sandy Spring Bank where she is responsible for the Bank’s commercial expansion in the Baltimore region. She previously served as Hamilton Bank’s Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer where she had responsibility for the Bank’s branches, IT, operations, marketing, l...

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Geoff J. Gonella

Geoff J. Gonella is President and Managing Director of Cornerstone, a Washington D.C.-based employee-owned consulting firm that specializes in government relations, public affairs, strategic communications and business advisory services, which he helped found and launch in 2002. Mr. Gonella holds a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Mary...

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Robert Hur

Robert K. Hur is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, and Co-Chair of the Firm’s Crisis Management Practice Group. A seasoned trial lawyer and advocate, he brings decades of experience in government and in private practice, including service in senior leadership positions with the U.S. Department of Just...

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Isiah (Ike) Leggett

Isiah (Ike) Leggett served three consecutive terms as Montgomery County Executive (2006-2018). In 2016, he served as president of Maryland Association of Counties and president of the County Executives of America. Before becoming County Executive, Leggett served as an at-large member on the County Council and as Council president three times. H...

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Ed McDonald

Ed McDonald retired as chief of staff at the Maryland Department of Transportation in 2019, a position he held for four years. Before that, he served for 10 years (2004–2014) as chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Howard Coble (NC–6). Earlier service to Coble (first as press secretary; then as chief of staff) was interrupted by one year as d...

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Julie Oberg

Julie Oberg was appointed Economic Director for Calvert County in January 2022. Previously, she was with the State of Maryland for more than 18 years, most recently serving as the Deputy Secretary of Agriculture, managing the day-to-day operations of the agency to help ensure its programs continue to serve, promote and regulate the state’s agr...

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Yehuda Neuberger

Yehuda Neuberger is an active private equity investor, with investments in a broad range of business sectors. He serves on the Boards of Directors for many companies and not-for-profit institutions, including serving as Chair of The Associated: Jewish Federation of Baltimore. Yehuda is a graduate of Ner Israel Rabbinical College, Johns Hopkins U...

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Douglas J.J. Peters

Douglas J. J. Peters is a former Maryland State Senator from 2007 to 2021 where he served as Majority Leader and Chair of Capital Budget. He was a Prince George's County Councilmember from 2002 to 2006 and Bowie City Councilmember from 1998 to 2002. He served as a Captain in the United States Army Reserve (1988-1998), served in Operation Desert ...

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Robert L. Wallace

Robert L. Wallace currently serves as a member of the Board of the Greater Baltimore Committee, Maryland Economic Development Commission, Kennedy Krieger Institute, the Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council, and is Chairman of Global Vessels International, a humanitarian organization committed to eradicating poverty, hunger, and h...

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Andy Smarick

Andy Smarick was previously the chair of the Maryland Higher Education Commission and president of the Maryland State Board of Education. His other government experience includes serving as an aide in the White House Domestic Policy Counsel, deputy assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Education, legislative assistant at the U.S. House o...

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Ayotola Oludayo

Student Regent

* Term expires 6/30/2023

Ayotola Oludayo is currently an undergraduate student at Bowie State University pursuing a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Criminal Justice with a Forensic Science concentration. Ayotola is a graduate of Bowie High School’s SUMMIT Scholars Program as well as the school’s Forensics Professional Development Academy. He has long been an ...

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Farah Helal

Student Regent

* Term expires 6/30/2024

Farah Helal is an undergraduate student at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County(UMBC), completing dual degrees in Political Science and Global Studies. Farah is also a student in the Honors College and a scholar in the Sondheim Public Affairs Program. During her second year, Farah served as the University System of Maryland Student Counc...

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