2019-2020 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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Barry P. Gossett


Barry P. Gossett is the retired Chairman and CEO of Baltimore-based Acton Mobile Industries, suppliers of mobile offices, construction trailers and modular buildings. He is the retired Chairman and CEO of Williams Scotsman, Inc. having served there from 1969 to 2002. Mr. Gossett is a charter member of the Modular Building Institute, where he ser...

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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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Michelle A. Gourdine, M.D.


Dr. Michelle Gourdine is Interim Chief Medical Officer, and Senior Vice President, Population Health and Primary Care for the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS). She is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Departments of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and a Senior...

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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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Joseph Bartenfelder

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Joseph Bartenfelder was named by Governor Larry Hogan to serve as Secretary of Agriculture on December 23, 2014. He was approved by the Senate and sworn in to office in March 2015....

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Ellen Fish

Ellen R. Fish serves as Group Manager at Revere Bank handling special projects at the direction of the Co-Presidents and CEOs. 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, loan administration, cash managemen...

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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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James Holzapfel

James N. Holzapfel is a Managing Director- Investments, with The Holzapfel Investment Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, in Hagerstown, Maryland. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland in 1971, and the Securities Industry Institute at The Wharton School in 1997. He is a life-long Marylander, and a 3rd generation graduate of our University....

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D'Ana Johnson

D’Ana Johnson is a graduate of Morgan State University and the Georgetown University Law Center.  Since 2002 she has been a partner with the firm of Bonner Kiernan Trebach & Crociata LLP, which has offices in Baltimore, Annapolis, the District of Columbia, and other locations on the East Coast.  A member of the District of Co...

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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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Sam Malhotra

Founder and CEO of Subsystem Technologies, a Professional Services firm delivering Information Technology, Engineering & Manufacturing, Information Security and Enterprise Program Management support to the Federal Government. Sam was appointed by Governor Larry Hogan as a Cabinet Secretary to run the Department of Human Services in November 201...

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Robert R. Neall

Robert Neall, Secretary, Maryland Department of Health (2018 - present); Senior Advisor to Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and Director of the Governor’s Office of Transformation and Renewal (2016 – 2018); board member Medical Mutual Insurance Society of Maryland (2005-present); Chief Executive Officer Priority Partners Managed Care Or...

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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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Kelly M. Schulz

ex officio

Kelly M. Schulz was named by Governor Larry Hogan to serve as Secretary of the Maryland Department of Commerce on December 17, 2018, taking office on January 1, 2019. Prior to that, she served as Secretary of the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (DLLR) and is also a former member of the Maryland House of Delegates represen...

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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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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...

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Drew M. Needham

Student Regent

* Term expires 6/30/2021

Drew M. Needham is a second-year Juris Doctor Candidate at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. During the 2018-19 school year, Needham served as a Senator for the School of Law in the UMB Student Senate and as the Class Representative of the Maryland Intellectual Property Student ...

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Office of the Board of Regents
University System of Maryland
3300 Metzerott Road
Adelphi, MD 20783
Phone: 301.445.2701
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