DAR - Alumni / Giving

Alumni Notes


David Reznick ’59 received the Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers Lifetime Achievement Award.


Donald Linton ’60 was named a master entrepreneur.


Howard Bomstein ’70 was appointed executive marketing director of the Washington Times.

Jon Colin ’78 was appointed interim chief executive officer at EQM Technologies & Energy, Inc.

Board of Advisors

July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015


 Albert Krall ’81, Director, Consulting Methods & Tools, Deloitte Consulting LLP


 Mark J. Manoff ’78, Americas Vice Chair, Ernst & Young


 Susan Pearson ’75, Ph.D. ’84, Former Partner-Human Performance, Accenture


 William N. Apollony ’69, MBA ’76, President, Windsor Healthcare
 Andrew J. Baer ’80, Senior Vice President Global Communications and Media Industry, Salesforce.com
 Sarah Bauder MA ’02, Senior Program Officer, Affordable Post Secondary Success, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
 Bob Billig ’88, Partner, National Practice Lead Tax-Exempt Organizations, McGladrey LLP
 Donna Blackman MBA ’10, Senior Vice President, Finance and Controller, BET Networks
 Anthony T. Calderazzi ’92, Partner, EY, LLP
 Phyllis R. Caldwell ’81, MBA ’87, Director, City First Bank
 Albert P. Carey ’74, CEO, PepsiCo Americas Beverages
Orlando Carvalho Orlando Carvalho MBA ’06, Executive Vice President, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
 John E. Chickering MBA ’85, Vice President, Fidelity Investments
 Lisa J. Cines ’82, Regional Partner in Charge of Business Development & Marketing, Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP
Cintron Rocky Cintron ’84, Chairman of the Board, Force3 Inc.
 Rose Horan Cohen MBA ’03, Managing Director, J.P. Morgan Private Bank
 Jack A. Faer ’78, Chief Security & Chief Risk Officer, Iron Mountain
 Reese K. Feuerman ’87, Chief Financial Officer, ConnectYourCare
 Chad M. Gillenwater ’73, Vice Chairman, AVI-SPL
 Marc Greenberg ’93, VP, Finance & Strategy, Pixar Animation Studios
 William M. Greenblatt ’79, Founder & CEO, Sterling Infosystems, Inc.
 Robert G. Hisaoka ’79, President, RRR, LLC
 Teresa E. Iannaconi MBA ’78, Partner (Retired), KPMG LLP
 Frank F. Islam, Chairman & CEO, FI Investment Group LLC
 Robert L. Johnson ’80, ­President, Retail Sales & CS & ITO, Sprint
 Michael A. Kahn, Senior Vice President and President, ATK Defense Group
 Alexandra B. Kessler ’85, Partner, Aronson & Co.
 Mark K. Lewis ’87, Managing Partner, Washington DC Office, Bracewell and Giuliani LLP
 William A. Longbrake DBA ’76, Director, Board of Directors: City First Bank of DC, BECU, Hope LoanPort, and Washington State Investment Board
 William P. Loomis ’76, CFO, Centennial
 H. Edward Muendel, Former Chairman and Co-Founder, Stanton Chase International
 Sujal Patel ’96, Former President, Isilon Storage Division, EMC Corporation
Ronald Paul Ronald D. Paul ’78, CEO/Chairman of the Board, EagleBank 
 Kenneth R. Rehmann ’84, Chief Financial Officer and Head of Business Strategy, Asia Pacific Region, Marriott International
 Raina Rose Tagle, Partner, Baker Tilly
 Kapil Sharma, Senior General Manager, North America, Tata Sons
 Edward S. Stein ’81, Principal, Sandler O’Neill & Partners, LLP
 Gary H. Tabach ’77, Vice Chairman & SE Regional Managing Partner, Deloitte and Touche, LLP
 Jose Antonio Tijerino ’88, President and CEO, Hispanic Heritage Foundation
 Wil VandeWiel, Former President/CEO, DORMA Americas


 William E. Mayer ’66, MBA ’67, Senior Partner, Park Avenue Equity Partners
 Gary Williams ’68, Former Men’s Basketball Head Coach, University of Maryland

Smith @ Work: October 2013

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Dear Smith School Alumni,

Welcome! Thank you for visiting our website.  This is the first step to becoming more involved with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business and making your degree even more valuable than it is today.  Our team is eager to help you connect with one another and provide you with a myriad of ways to continue your relationship with your alma mater.  

With more than 57,000 alumni, Smith’s network spans the globe, and with 30,000 alumni living in the Washington, D.C., metro area, we connect students and graduates to the largest alumni network in the region.  Capitalizing on this community can open many doors for you in your professional career and personal life – jobs, prospective clients, new markets, and new ideas.  SmithConnector is our online alumni community and provides you with instant access to former classmates and fellow Terps.   Please take a moment to make sure your contact information is correct so we can keep you informed of what’s happening here.  Additionally, please consider joining our FaceBook page and check out our Twitter feeds.

Looking for a way to give back?  Check out our ‘Get Involved’ page and consider assisting current students improve their experience at Smith.  You can also attend events either or campus or with your local alumni club.

We hope you’ll continue to stay in touch with your Smith alumni community through the years.  We need our exceptionally talented, diverse alumni to help us move the Smith School forward.


Patty Carocci
Assistant Dean for Development and Alumni Relations



Brittany Hargest '08

Brittany graduated from the Robert H. Smith of Business in 2008 with a degree in Accounting.  She is currently a Performance Manager at Greenspring Associates.  She is also a member of the Alumni Chapter Board, where she sits on the Nominations Committee.  Read more >>


Todd Poling, MBA '06

Todd graduated from the Robert H. Smith School of Business with his MBA in 2006.  He is currently Senior Brand Manager for the brand strategy small business team at Capital One.  He is a member of the Alumni Chapter Board, where he sits on the Marketing Task Force.  Read more >>


Brian Meenaghan '05

Brian graduated from the Robert H. Smith School of Business in 2005 with a degree in Finance and International Business.  He now works as a Vice President and Business Services Officer at BB&T.  Brian is very involved in the University of Maryland Community, as both an alumnus and as a representative of BB&T.  Brian serves as chair of the Smith Alumni Chapter Board.  Read more >>

Success Stories


Rick Spadara

Meet Rick.

Meet Rick, a Smith MBA ’12 grad. As co-president of the MBA Finance Association, Rick organized the Smith’s M&A Competition, supported in-part by the Annual Fund, where he worked closely with Smith School staff to make the event a success. Those staff then connected Rick with an alumnus who needed the right person for a banking internship. Rick got the internship… and landed a full-time job at the UBS Leverage Finance Group after graduation.

My advice for future students? Get involved in activities beyond the classroom. These connections are going to get you far.

Rick Spadaro, MBA ’12


Brianna Burnette

Meet Brianna.

Meet Brianna, a Smith School undergraduate. As a scholarship recipient, Brianna understands the importance of philanthropy firsthand. This goes beyond just her scholarship to an appreciation for every corner of Van Munching Hall—our building filled with resources and innovative technology due to gifts from donors and alumni.

As a Smith School student, every day when I walk down the halls of Van Munching, I witness the generosity of many Smith School alumni. Philanthropy within the Smith School community brings a sense of success and inspiration. It sends a constant reminder that as you prosper in your career, always remember the ones who helped you along the way, and more importantly, remember to always help others’ dreams come true, too.

Brianna Burnette, Smith School Undergraduate


Meet our EMBAs.

Meet our EMBAs. Being part of an Executive MBA program means juggling established careers, family time and an intensive executive education program. The Annual Fund helps fund social events open to EMBAs and their families, events which foster networking and community building.

Getting your Smith EMBA is such an intense experience, so I always looked forward to the social events that the Smith School put on for us -- especially the BBQs and holiday parties. These events not only gave us the opportunity to relax and have some fun, but our families could also attend some events. I believe that really helped us build a strong and lasting community.

Alissa Arford, EMBA ‘10


Ritu Agarwal

Meet Ritu.

Meet Ritu and Rebecca. Both Smith School professors, they have many roles to play. In addition to being members of our stellar faculty, these women are also members of the greater academic community. The Annual Fund provides membership dues for Ritu, Rebecca and many other professors and PhD students, for the world’s top professional associations, so they can do what they do best: represent Smith as an intellectual force to be reckoned with. 

Memberships in professional societies are an outstanding way of connecting with new ideas and building relationships with colleagues at other institutions. My long-standing association with INFORMS, a leading professional society for operations research, management science, and information systems, has allowed me to play a variety of leadership roles in the profession, including my current position as Editor-in-Chief of one of the top journals in Information Systems.

Ritu Agarwal, Professor of Information Systems



Fund Champions

Fund Champions

Smith School Annual Fund faculty and staff champions are leaders both in their fields, and within the Smith School. They are advocates for the Annual Fund for a variety of reasons, but they all share a passion for providing a world-class experience for our students. Learn more about our champions today!

Terrill Drake

Terrill Drake

Executive Director, Office of Smith Programs and Events


“I'm a champion because this fund will not only support our students, but will enhance our experience as faculty and staff, as well as Smith's brand.”

Terrill Drake is the executive director of the Office of Smith Programs and Events, overseeing the day-to-day operations and execution of more than 200 conferences, meetings and special events annually supported by the Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Joyce Russell

Joyce Russell

Distinguished Tyser Teaching Fellow & Senior Executive Education Fellow


“We as faculty and staff impact Smith's history and future. I'm a champion because I want to impact my students' futures through this fund.”

Professor Joyce Russell is a Ralph J. Tyser Distinguished Teaching Fellow and a Senior Executive Education Fellow in the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, as well as a licensed industrial and organizational psychologist with over 25 years of experience consulting with both private and public sector organizations.

Alex Triantis

Alex Triantis

Dean & Professor, Finance


“I'm a champion because I want to invest in the future of the Smith School, and to help leverage the impact of all of our educational, research and outreach activities.”

Professor Alex Triantis has twice received the Smith School's Krowe Award for Teaching Excellence, served two terms as editor of Financial Management (1999-2005), and served as chair of the finance department from 2006-11.

Rebecca Winner

Rebecca Winner

Associate Director, Strategic Communications


“I'm proud of Smith's student, faculty and staff community, and I'm excited about our potential to do great things. I'm a champion because the Annual Fund will help meet our most urgent needs and pursue that margin of excellence in all our activities.”

Rebecca Winner, associate director of strategic communications, helps to shape the way the Smith School story is told to all key stakeholders--current and prospective students, alumni, corporate partners, faculty and staff, and the wider world.

Progress Report

Students in Italy

Did you know that alumni giving has a direct impact on Smith School rankings?

As more individual alumni give back, our rankings go up – which keeps the value of your Smith degree high. Gifts of all sizes impact our participation rate, so alumni from all graduation years have a chance to make a real difference for the School.

For the inaugural year of the Smith School Annual Fund campaign, we’ve set forth the following alumni participation and dollar goals:

Smith Undergraduate alumni participation goal: 5%

  • That’s 1,925 undergraduate Smith alumni choosing to give back to Smith between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013.
  • Undergraduate alumni: The Maryland Fund for Excellence, the annual giving outreach program for the University as a whole, will contact you on behalf of the Smith School. When you receive this outreach, simply write in “Smith School Annual Fund” in the Designation section of your giving form, or tell the student caller who contacts you that you’d like to give directly to Smith. This helps both the MFE and Smith at the same time!
  • At the midpoint of the fiscal year, we still have work to do to reach our 5% goal. We need 1,594 new undergraduate alumni to make a gift, no matter what size, between now and June 30, 2013 in order to make our goal.

Smith Graduate alumni participation goal: 5%

  • That’s 505 graduate Smith alumni choosing to give back to Smith between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013.
  • At the midpoint of the fiscal year, we are almost half way to this 5% goal. We need 293 new graduate alumni to participate between now and June 30, 2013 in order to make our goal.

Total dollars raised goal: $650,000

  • At the midpoint of the fiscal year, we are almost halfway to our dollars raised goal. We need to raise an additional $385,000 between now and June 30, 2013 in order to make our goal.

Check this page quarterly for updates on our progress towards these goals.


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