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External Advisory Board

Established in 2003, the UMBC Public Policy External Advisory Board is comprised of leaders in business, government and non-profit organizations that are committed to building bridges between the public policy activities at UMBC and policymaking in the state and region.

2014 Board Members

Arthur C. Abramson, Chair
Executive Director
Baltimore Jewish Council

Diane Bell-McKoy
President and CEO
Associated Black Charities

Clarence T. Bishop
Director, Office of Congressional, Intergovernmental and Public Affairs
National Nuclear Security Administration

Renato A. DiPentima
Board of Directors and former president
SRA International, Inc.

Donald C. Fry
Greater Baltimore Committee

Matthew D. Gallagher
President and CEO
Goldseker Foundation

John R. Griffin
Former Chief of Staff
Office of the Governor of Maryland

Adrienne A. Jones
Speaker Pro Tem
Maryland House of Delegates

Kristin Jones
Chief of Staff, House Office of the Speaker
Maryland General Assembly

Nancy K. Kopp
Maryland State Treasurer

Michael C. Laracy
Coordinator for Public Policy
The Annie E. Casey Foundation

Jon M. Laria
Managing Partner
Ballard Spahr LLP

Donald I. Mohler III
Chief of Staff
Baltimore County Executive

Catherine Motz
Executive Director
CollegeBound Foundation

Martha Nathanson
Vice President, Government
Relations & Advocacy
LIfeBridge Heath

David B. Nitkin
Director of Communications and Policy Advisory
Office of the Maryland Attorney General

J. Thomas Sadowski
President and CEO
Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore

Alexander M. Sanchez
former Chief Operating Officer
Goodwill Industries International, Inc.

Andrew Smullian
Deputy Mayor, Government Relations and Labor
Office of the Mayor of the City of Baltimore

Hector L. Torres
Long and Foster Real Estate

Thomas E. Wilcox
Baltimore Community Foundation

Craig A. Williams
Chief of Staff
Office of the Maryland Governor