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. Jonathan Murray
The Murray Group
Mr. J. Mitchell Neitzey
EFO Capital Management, Washington, D.C.
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. 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