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
James G. 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 A. Alexander ’81
President, CEO, Owner
Horizon Consulting Inc.

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Finance Committee, Chair
Laurie A. 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 D. 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 M. Cheng '91

CEO
Blue Ocean Global Wealth

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Jason M. 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 K. Gupta '95 '98

Mike Mellor ‘00
Mike Mellor '00

Director of Marketing
Pryor Cashman LLP

 

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Nefretiti N. Nassar '10 '12

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Theodore A. 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

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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
 

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

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

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Robert H. Smith School of Business
Stacey A. 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

Victoria Weaver
College of Information Studies
Tori Weaver '02

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

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


Ex Officio Members

Jordan A. Goodman ’73, M.S. ’75, Ph.D. ’78
Faculty Representative
Jordan A. 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 C. Lesley

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Student Alumni Leadership Council Representative
Edom Mesfein

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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
Jim Giangrande
Bert Williams
Amy Eichhorst, Staff

Finance Committee

Laurie De Armond, Chair
Daniel Rochkind
CB Davis **
CJ Grant **
Tiana Wynn
Peter Canine, Staff
** Non-Board of Governor member

Advocacy Committee

Mike Mellor, Chair
Justin Ross
Alyssa Brooks
Wanika Fisher
Linda Pieplow 
Jeff Rivest
Tom Mullineaux
Dan Nadash **
Samantha Zwerling **
Amy Eichhorst, Staff
** Non-Board of Governor member

Scholarship Committee

Kirk Bell, Chair
Carlos Acosta
Terry McTigue
Linda Pieplow
Lauren Norris, Staff

Awards and Recognition Committee

Tiana Wynn, Chair
Terry McTigue
Mike Mellor