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.

2016 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 (Retired), Honeywell Hometown Solutions

Ms. Victoria Childs
     President (Retired), Friends of Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum

Mr. James E. Connell
     President, James E. Connell & Associates

Ms. Peggy Derrick
     Vice President, EA Engineering, Science and Technology, PBC

Mr. Joseph E. Farren
     Executive Vice President, Powell Tate

Mr. Francis E. Gardiner, Jr.
     President, Gardiner Realty and Development Company

Mr. Donald Graf
     Executive Engineer, MPR Associates, Inc.

Ms. Janice Keene
     Founder & President, Evergreen Heritage Center Foundation

Mr. Ronald Kreitner, 
     WestSide Renaissance, Inc.

Mr. Thomas Lingan
    Partner, Venable LLP

Mr. William McAllister, Jr.
     Principal, McAllister, DeTar, Showalter & Walker LLC

Mr. J. Mitchell Neitzey
      EFO Capital Management, Washington, D.C.

Mr. John Porcari
     Senior Vice President Parsons Brinckerhoff

Ms. Eileen Straughan
     President, Straughan Environmental, Inc.

Mr. Joe Suarez
     Director/Executive Advisor Community Partnerships, Booz Allen Hamilton

Mr. David W. Wallace, PE
     Partner Emeritus, RK&K Engineers.

*The Honorable Harry Hughes, Chair Emeritus
    Former Governor, State of Maryland