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...
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...
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...
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, ...
William T. "Bill" Wood
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...
Robert D. Rauch
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...
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 firm that supports value-added agricultural organizations and the businesses they represent. Grow & Fortify published the first assessment of the state’s value-added agricultural industry, i...
Kevin A. Anderson
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....
Steven Sibel is a partner with Caves Valley Partners, one of the most active real estate developers in the Baltimore Metropolitan market, and a veteran of the Maryland real estate industry since 1985. He is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association and a graduate of the Freeman School of Business at Tulane University and the University of ...
Anwer Hasan has more than 37 years of experience in water and other infrastructure projects in USA and overseas. He has worked in USA, UK, Afghanistan, UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan. Mr. Hasan is currently managing an infrastructure unit of 130 full-time staff with annual revenue of $40 million....
Charles T. (Tom) McMillen
Tom McMillen—Olympian, Rhodes Scholar, professional basketball player, Congressman, author, businessman—first received acclaim in high school when he was named the best basketball player in the US, featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated....
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....
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...
Robert K. Hur serves as Special Counsel with the U.S. Department of Justice. In January 2023, Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed Mr. Hur to conduct the investigation of the possible unauthorized removal and retention of classified documents discovered at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement and the Wilmington, Delaw...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
* 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...
* Term expires 6/30/2025
Josiah Parker is a current undergraduate student at Salisbury University pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Business with a Marketing concentration and a double minor in Entrepreneurship and Multimedia Journalism. Josiah is a graduate of Eleanor Roosevelt High School's AP Capstone Research program where he delved into the social sciences o...