Board of Visitors
The Board of Visitors provides advice and counsel to the President on matters pertaining to public outreach, development and policy issues.
Through their involvement, the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science is able to ensure it continues to meet its legislatively defined mission to conduct a comprehensive program to develop and apply predictive ecology for Maryland to the improvement and preservation of the physical environment.
In pursuing this mission, UMCES plays a key role in advancing knowledge in support of Maryland’s international reputation for progressive environmental management and sustainable economic development.
2014 Board of Visitors
Mr. Charles O. Monk II, Chair
Partner, Saul Ewing LLP
Mr. Paul J. Allen
Senior Vice President (Retired), Constellation Energy
Mr. Thomas L. Buckmaster
President, Honeywell Hometown Solutions
Ms. Victoria Childs
President, Friends of Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum
Mr. James E. Connell
President, James E. Connell & Associates
Mr. Mike Dreisbach
Proprietor, Savage River Lodge
Dr. Paul Fischer
President & CEO (Retired), GenVec
Mr. Francis E. Gardiner, Jr.
President, Gardiner Realty and Development Company
Mr. Donald Graf
Executive Engineer, MPR Associates, Inc.
Mr. Ronald Kreitner,
WestSide Renaissance, Inc.
Mr. Thomas Lingan
Partner at Venable
Mr. William McAllister, Jr.
Principal, Miles & Stockbridge P.C.
Mr. Jonathan Murray
The Murray Group
Mr. C. E. Peck
CEO and Chairman (Retired), Ryland Group, Inc.
Mr. John Porcari
Senior Vice President Parsons Brinckerhoff
Ms. Kathy Quattrone
Broadcast Executive, Co-Owner Chesapeake Seasons
Ms. Eileen Straughan
President, Straughan Environmental, Inc.
Mr. David W. Wallace, PE
Partner Emeritus, RK&K Engineers.
*The Honoroable Harry Hughes, Chair Emeritus
Former Governor, State of Maryland