The University of Maryland Alumni Association Board of Governors evaluates the mission, strategic direction and future programming of the Alumni Association—an independent 501(c)(3) organization—and monitors the organization’s leadership, service and financial results. Elected members serve two consecutive two-year terms.


At-large board members are expected to:

  • Be graduates of the University of Maryland, College Park;
  • Be dues-paying members of the Alumni Association throughout their board service with goals of upgrading to life membership;
  • Contribute annually through the Maryland Fund for Excellence, and consider major and planned gifts to the association, the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center or the university overall (as applicable);
  • Actively participate by serving on a board committee and attending three full-board meetings a year;
  • Attend at least one signature university or Alumni Association event a year, such as Homecoming, the Awards Gala or Maryland Day;
  • Serve as ambassadors to the greater community and beyond, promoting the university, Alumni Association and the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center to prospective students and their parents, fellow alumni and the general public;
  • Actively recruit new members and donors to the Alumni Association, preferably at the lifetime membership or major gift level, and encourage further participation in their alma mater through volunteerism.

Officers: Executive Council

James G. Spencer ’90
President
Jim Spencer ’90
Executive Vice President
Health Pro-Heritage

 

Kirk D. Bell 88
Immediate Past President
Kirk D. Bell '88
Director of Application Quality Assurance
Fannie Mae

Jeffrey Rivest ‘75
President Elect
Jeffrey Rivest '75
Retired Health Care Executive

Wanda A. Alexander ’81
Past President
Wanda Alexander ’81
President, CEO, Owner
Horizon Consulting Inc.

Laurie De Armond
Finance Committee, Chair
Laurie De Armond '94
Partner & National Co-Leader
BDO USA, LLP


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Secretary

Amy Eichhorst
Executive Director
University of Maryland Alumni Association


Ex Officio Officers

Wallace D. Loh
Wallace Loh
President
University of Maryland

VP for University Relations
Jackie Lewis
Vice President for University Relations
University of Maryland


Members

Carlos Acosta ’85, ’91
Carlos Acosta ’85, ’91
College of Arts and Humanities
Inspector General
Prince Georges’ County Police

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Marguerit Cheng '91
CEO
Blue Ocean Global Wealth

Jason Feinstein
Jason Feinstein '91

 

Wanika Fisher '10
Wanika Fisher '10
Attorney
Office of the State’s Attorney for PG County

James Giangrande ’90
James Giangrande '90
Partner
Altium Wealth Management, LLC

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Ajay Gupta '95 '98

Mike Mellor ‘00
Mike Mellor '00
Director of Marketing
Pryor Cashman LLP

 

Nefretiti Nassar
Nefretiti Nassar '10 '12

Theodore Offit
Theodore Offit '77

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Rich Parson '05
Community Health Coordinator
Reach Riverside
 

Daniel Rochkind ‘98
Daniel Rochkind '98
COO/CFO
Marker LLC

Justin Ross ‘98
Justin Ross '98
Partner
Perry, White, Ross, Jacobson, LLC

Bert Williams
Bert Williams '96

Tiana Wynn ‘05
Tiana Wynn '05
Senior Manager
SB & Company, LLC


Representatives

Tom Mullineaux '68
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Tom Mullineaux '68

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School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
Matt Jones '15
Foursquare Integrated Transportation Planning

Veronica Segovia de Bedon
College of Arts and Humanities
Veronica Segovia de Bedon '04
Senior Advisor
AARP

Brandon Cole
College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Brandon Cole '01
Managing Partner
Choice Clinical Services

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Robert H. Smith School of Business
Stacey Lacer '06
Project Manager
W.R. Grace & Company

Terry McTigue ’84
College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences
Terry McTigue ’84
NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science

Linda Pieplow ’72, M.A. ’78
College of Education
Linda Pieplow ’72, M.A. ’78

Liz Goldwasser
A. James Clark School of Engineering
Liz Goldwasser
Lead Engineer
UMD Fishell Department of Engineering

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College of Information Studies
Char Adagala '18

Alyssa Todaro Brooks ’15
School of Public Health
Alyssa Todaro Brooks ’15
Scientific Program Specialist
National Instititutes of Health

Whitney Dixon
School of Public Policy
Whitney Dixon '17
U.S. Department of State


Ex Officio Members

Jordan A. Goodman ’73, M.S. ’75, Ph.D. ’78
Faculty Representative
Jordan Goodman ’73, M.S. ’75, Ph.D. ’78
Department of Physics
University of Maryland

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M Club Representative
Laura Chiriaco '08
Program Director

 

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M Club Director Emeritus
Advisory Position

Terrapin Club Rep
Terrapin Club Representative
Marcos Bronfman '81

Annie Rappeport
Graduate Student Government Representative
Annie Rappeport

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Student Government Representative
Ireland Lesley

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Student Alumni Leadership Council Representative
Andrew String

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Advisory Position

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Advisory Position
 

 

 

2019-2021 Board of Governors Committees

Executive Council

Jim Spencer, President
Jeff Rivest, President-Elect
Kirk Bell, Immediate Past President
Wanda Alexander, Past President
Laurie De Armond, Chair, Finance Committee

Governance Committee

Jeff Rivest, Chair

Carlos Acosta
Jim Giangrande
Bert Williams
Amy Eichhorst, Staff

Finance Committee

Laurie De Armond, Chair

Rita Cheng (Investment Subcommittee)
CB Davis **
Whitney Dixon
John Masadpour **
Ted Offit
Daniel Rochkind
Wilson Wang **
Tiana Wynn
Peter Canine, Staff
** Non-Board of Governor member

Advocacy Committee

Mike Mellor, Chair

Marcos Bronfman (ex-officio)
Wanika Fisher
Liz Goldwasser
Jamie Gregory **
Matt Jones
Tom Mullineaux
Linda Pieplow 
Annie Rappaport
Justin Ross
Tony Zagami**

Amy Eichhorst, Staff
** Non-Board of Governor member

Scholarship Committee

Kirk Bell, Chair

Alyssa Brooks
Rita Cheng
Brandon Cole
Ajay Gupta
Sheila Jones**
Terry McTigue
Nefrititi Nassar

Lauren Norris, Staff

Awards and Recognition Committee

Tiana Wynn, Chair

Dave Diehl**
Jason Feinstein
Stacey Lacer
Rich Parsons
Veronica Segovia de Bedon
Chris Johnson, Staff
** Non-Board of Governor member