Alumni Chapter Board

The Alumni Chapter Board (ACB) of the Robert H. Smith School of Business is an advisory board to the Office of Alumni Relations. The board advocates on behalf of Smith School alumni. ACB members are ambassadors who promote the school to the greater alumni community and carry out the board's mission and strategic plan. 

The mission of the Alumni Chapter Board is to support the vision of the Smith School of Business by creating a vibrant alumni experience and fostering lifelong relationships between the school and alumni community.

The Alumni Chapter Board will support the Smith School in achieving the following objectives:

  • Strengthen the Smith community through alumni events that are well attended, executed and provide alumni with lifelong learning opportunities.
  • Build a strong alumni bench to tap into for networking, speaking and volunteering experiences.
  • Leverage alumni relationships to help current students identify career paths and secure jobs.

The Alumni Chapter Board is comprised of alumni representing different degrees, graduate years, business sectors and geographic locations. The ideal nominee is actively engaged with the Smith School. Annual time requirements include attending up to four in-person meetings and participating in conference calls throughout the year. The term length is two years. All nominees must be graduates of the Robert H. Smith School of Business and a have a current membership with the UMD Alumni Association.

2019-20 Alumni Chapter Board

Chair
Stacey Lacer Stacey Lacer '06
Project Manager / LSS Black Belt
Vice-Chair
Jitin "Miki" Ahuja Jitin "Miki" Ahuja '97, MBA/MS '02
Business Development Executive, SpaceJet Media, LLC
Members
Allison Akers Allison Akers '10
Marketing and Outreach Manager, Anne Arundel Economic Development Corp
Stephen Bennett Stephen Bennett '04, MBA '11
Director, Employer Development & Alumni Engagement, Office of Career Services, Maryland Smith
Richard Blackman Richard Blackman, MBA '84
Retired Budget Analyst Team Leader, Environmental Protection Agency | Instructor, The Richard Blackman Experience
Andrea Brody Andrea Brody '87
Chief Marketing Officer, Riskonnect, Inc.
Raashee Gupta Erry Raashee Gupta Erry, MBA '11
Founder/CEO, Uplevel
Nathaniel Forgotson Nathaniel Forgotson, MBA '07
Vice President, Science Systems and Applications, Inc.
Apoorva Gandhi Apoorva Gandhi '91
Vice President, Multi-Cultural Affairs, Marriott International, Inc.
Chris Hang Chris Hang '04
Vice President, Business Development, L Squared Consulting, LLC
Chris Hansen Chris Hansen, MBA/MS '95
Vice President, Pariveda Solutions
Yuan He Yuan He, MBA/MS '14
President/Registered Investment Advisor, HY Financial
Corrinne Hobbs Corrinne Hobbs, MBA '09
Executive Consultant, Strategic Initiatives, Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group (Kaiser Permanente)
William Johnston III William Johnston III '92
Owner/CEO, Johnston Automotive
Abby Kroll Abby Kroll '09, MBA '14
Senior Marketing Analyst, Constellation
Chris Merl Chris Merl '10
Senior Vice President, Operations, agencyQ
Megan Moy Megan Moy '05, MBA '10
Solution Delivery Manager, AARP
Shourya Nath Shourya Nath, MS '14
Senior Business Analyst/Product Owner, REI Systems
Chandrika Nigam Chandrika Nigam, MFIN '16
Manager, Investor Relations, Laureate Education, Inc
Tucker Ophof Tucker Ophof, EMBA '17
Sales Executive, York Risk Services Group
Malav Patel Malav Patel '03, MBA '09
Director, Partnerships & Program Development, Executive Education, Maryland Smith
John Posey John Posey '81, MBA '85
VP, Operations Northeast Region, U.S. LBM
Patricia Potts Patricia Potts '90
Senior Director of Marketing, National Association of Home Builders
Blaine Shipler Blaine Shipler '86, MBA '93
Vice President, PNC
Denise Sughrue Denise Sughrue, MBA '94
Director, Toffler Associates