The Board of Advisors is a formally constituted body established under the auspices of the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Its principal responsibility is to represent broad community interests and to ensure that student, business, local and state government, and higher education needs are addressed in the development of the Universities at Shady Grove. Within this framework, the role USG's Board of Advisors members is to:

  • Provide advice and support to the Executive Director.
  • Offer guidance on strategic development and implementation in the following areas: program identification, advocacy, fund-raising, cooperation and partnership building, marketing and promotion, financial and facilities planning, and evaluation and assessment.
  • Demonstrate their commitment to access in higher education for all students, in accordance with the Board of Advisors' Statement on Commitment to Equity.

Officers

Shirley Ms. Shirley Brandman, Chair
Education Advocate
Christopher Austin

Dr. Christopher Austin, Vice-Chair

Director

National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)

Kevin Beverly Mr. Kevin Beverly, Vice-Chair
Former CEO
Social & Scientific Systems, Inc.
Mike Knapp

The Honorable Michael Knapp, Vice-Chair
Co-Founder & CEO
Skillsmart

Members

Charles Barnett

Dr. Charles Barnett
Senior Vice President, Engineering

Hughes Network Systems

 
David Blair

Mr. David Blair

Executive Chairman
Accountable Health, Inc.

 

Joann Boughman

Dr. Joann Boughman, ex-officio
Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic & Student Affairs
University System of Maryland

 

Michael Britnall

Dr. Michael Brintnall

Montgomery College Board of Trustees

 
Andy Burness

Mr. Andy Burness

President

Burness

 

Jay

Mr. Jay Clarke
Senior VP, Supply Chain Operations
Total Wine & More

 
Daniel Cochran

Mr. Daniel Cochran

President

Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center

 

Belinda

Ms. Belinda Coleman, Emeritus
President
The Coleman Group, Inc.

 
Marc Elrich

The Honorable Marc Elrich

Montgomery County Executive

 
Ellen

Ms. Ellen Herbst, ex-officio
Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance
University System of Maryland

 

Chuck

Mr. Charles Hess
Chairman
Cooper Building Services, LLC

 
PJ

The Honorable Patrick (“P.J.”) Hogan
Vice President
Cornerstone Government Affairs

 
Steve Hull Mr. Steve Hull
Editor-in-Chief & Publisher
Bethesda Magazine
 
Bernadette Ms. Bernadette Johnson-Williams, Liason
Senior Regulatory Health Project Manager
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
*Ms. Johnson-Williams is serving in her personal capacity.
 
Anne Kaiser

The Honorable Anne Kaiser

Delegate

Maryland General Assembly

 
Anne Khademian Dr. Anne Khademian, ex-officio
Executive Director
Universities at Shady Grove
 

Nancy King

The Honorable Nancy King
Senator
Maryland General Assembly

 

Nancy Kopp

The Honorable Nancy K. Kopp, Emeritus 
Maryland State Treasurer

 
Ike Leggett

The Honorable Isiah "Ike" Leggett

Board of Regents

University System of Maryland

 
Eric Lin

Dr. Eric Lin, Liason

Director, Material Measurement Laboratory

National Institute of Standards and Technology

 

Roya

Ms. Roya Mohadjer
Director, Business Development 
Battelle Memorial Institute 

 

DeRionne

Dr. DeRionne Pollard
President
Montgomery College

 

Louis

Mr. Louis Pope
USM Board of Regents
President & Owner
Century 21 Trademark Realty, Inc.

 
MikePriddy

 

Mr. Michael Priddy 

CEO & Founder

Intervise, Inc.

 
Jorge Restrepo

Mr. Jorge Restrepo

CEO & Founder

EurekaFacts

 

Craig

The Honorable Craig Rice
Councilmember
Montgomery County Council

 
Jack

Dr. Jack Smith
Superintendent
Montgomery County Public Schools

 
 

Ms. Debbie Spielberg

Special Assistant to the County Executive

Montgomery County Government

 
Paul Tchorni

Mr. Paul Tchorni

Vice President, Human Resources Operations

Marriott International

 
Liz Thomson

Ms. Elizabeth Thomson

Project Manager

Northrop Grumman

 

Larry

Mr. Larry Walker
President
The Walker Group

 

Teresa

Ms. Teresa Wright, Emeritus
Retired Parent Resource Teacher - ESOL Hispanic Alliance
Montgomery County Public Schools

 
Ben Wu

Mr. Benjamin ("Ben") Wu

CEO
Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation

 
Bob Mr. Robert Youngentob
President & Chief Creative Officer
EYA
 
 

Ms. Tiffany Flowers

Undergraduate Student Representative

President USG Student Council