Alumni Chapter Board

About the Alumni Chapter Board

The Robert H. Smith School of Business alumni chapter board (ACB) is an advisory board to the Office of Alumni Relations which 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 the 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.

Board Nominations and Requirements

Applications for the Alumni Chapter Board will open in December 2022. To receive notification when the online application is open, please complete this form.

Summary of board expectations:

  • Two-year term commitment beginning in June.
  • One onboarding meeting to take place in the summer.
  • There are three, half-day meetings per year, at least one of which will be in-person.
  • Actively participate in the full board meetings and at least one task force (task forces meet monthly).
  • Attend or volunteer in at least two Smith events and programs in between meetings.
  • Stay current with board materials, minutes, etc.
  • Maintain an active membership in the UMD Alumni Association.
  • Participate in Smith Day and Giving Day.
  • Champion and promote the Smith School.

The Alumni Chapter Board is comprised of Smith alumni representing different degrees, graduate years, business sectors and geographic locations. The ideal nominee is actively engaged with the Smith School. The time requirement includes attending three annual meetings and participating in at least one task force or committee. The term length is two years with the option to renew for another 1-2 year term. To be considered for the board, nominees must be graduates of the Robert H. Smith School of Business and have a current membership with the University of Maryland Alumni Association.

If you are a Smith undergraduate alumni from the last ten years, please consider the Young Alumni Council. Nominations are open through January each year.

If you have questions about the Alumni Chapter Board, please contact us at smithalumni@umd.edu.

2022-23 Alumni Chapter Board Members

Chair

Jitin "Miki" Ahuja

Jitin “Miki” Ahuja ’97, MBA/MS ’02
Founder
SpaceJet Media, LLC
“UMD was the right place at the right time for me, and now it’s my opportunity to give to the ecosystem that played an integral role in my development, maturation and success.”

Vice-Chair

Denise Sughrue

Denise Sughrue, MBA ’94
Strategic Advisor, Toffler Associates
Owner, Sughrue Consulting
“The Smith School changes lives. I am honored to serve to support its students and alumni!”

Members

Afzal Bari

Afzal Bari ’02
President, Membership
National Journal
“Smith ACB has been a valuable experience to foster continued excellence at Smith.”

Kevin Beran

Kevin Beran ’10
Senior Program Manager, Experiential Learning
The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business
“I am honored to serve on the Smith Alumni Chapter Board and will be forever grateful to Smith; not only for the amazing education I received and the integral role it played in my professional career but also for the lifelong friends I made there, including the girlfriend who went on to become my wife and loving mother of a future Terp class of 2042!”

Adam Bixler

Adam Bixler, EMBA ’20
Global Head, 3rd Party Risk
BlueVoyant
“I’m excited to support the Alumni Chapter Board & the Smith community!”

Mohamed Boraie

Mohamed Boraie, MBA/MFin ’17
Finance Manager
Boston Consulting Group

Nnenna Egwim

Nnenna Egwim ’02
Investment and Portfolio Manager, IT Budget and Acquisition Manager
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
“I plan to engage alumni who have not been engaged over the years. It is important to bring a global and diverse perspective while highlighting our pool of amazing talent. I hope to create value along the way through my creativity.”

Scott Goodwin

Scott Goodwin, MBA ’21
Assistant Vice President
GFMA
“I am honored to have the opportunity to serve the Smith community and help further support both the current students and alumni network.”

Chris Hang

Chris Hang ’04
Operations Manager
L Squared Consulting, LLC
“Giving back to the Smith School allows everyone to benefit through networking/learning opportunities and also improvement in the school's reputation and brand.”

Terri Jarboe-Farri

Terri Jarboe-Farri, MBA ’19
President & CEO
Buyer’s Title, Inc.
“I enjoy being a member of the Smith Alumni Board because it allows me to stay motivated and get others involved with the school that had such a huge impact on my life.”

Ray Joyce

Ray Joyce ’17
Vice President
Lead Edge Capital
“The Smith School was instrumental in my success and helped create the foundation upon which I’ve built a career - I’m thrilled to be in a position to give back to the community.”

Anu Kumar

Anu Kumar, MBA ’04
Senior Vice President
Bank of America
“Staying connected to an educational institute that shaped your career and having a voice and opportunity to shape its future, it’s very rewarding.”

John Lewington

John Lewington, MBA ’06
Head of Strategy, Business Development & Partner Sales, National Security
Adobe
“Robert H. Smith School of Business represents some of the best talent in the industry. In a world that is accelerating, giving back and creating a diverse and inclusive environment that empowers more individuals to achieve growth and success can come in many forms.”

Evette Lewis

Evette Lewis ’93
District Sales Coordinator
The MWE Partnership
“I've enjoyed meeting and working with the Smith Alumni Chapter Board's stakeholders to create activities and foster engagement that strengthens the Terrapin community.”

Kabir Mulchandani,

Kabir Mulchandani, EMBA ’21
Managing Director, Global Cybersecurity Managed Services
Synopsys
“As part of the Smith Alumni Chapter Board, I hope to make a positive impact on our community of alumni and students through collaboration, mentoring and engagement.”

Tucker Ophof

Tucker Ophof, EMBA ’17
Director of Sales
OSG
“The Smith school gave me such much during my time as a staff member and student, that I want to give back to the student and alumni community.”

Patricia Potts

Patricia Potts ’90
Senior Director of Marketing
National Association of Home Builders
“It's important to give back. I'm excited to share my time and talents.”

Rahul Rajeev

Rahul Rajeev, MBA/MS ’20
Pathways Operations Manager
Amazon.com
“It’s my turn to give back to my Smith Family. Go Terps Forever!!!!”

Rahul Shah

Rahul Shah, MBA/MFin ’15
Regional Head - Americas
Sattva Consulting
“I’m excited to be a member of the ACB and actively contribute towards Smith School’s positive impact on society.”

Bill Sherman

Bill Sherman, MBA/MFin ’20
President
Pendulum Analytics, Inc.
“As a member of the Smith ACB, I am serving the Smith community in an impactful way and able to immediately witness the result of our service.”

Mike Stark

Mike Stark ’87
Vice President, Property Management Sales
Carpet & Wood Floor Liquidators
“I want to help alumni stay engaged with the Smith School and UMD to create great experiences and lifelong relationships.”

Jonathan Thoupos

Jonathan Thoupos ’05, MBA ’20
SVP of Strategic Projects
HealthPro-Heritage, LLC
“I’m honored to have the opportunity to give back to the Smith community that gave me so much by serving on the Smith Alumni Chapter Board.”

Matthew Wolkofsky

Matthew Wolkofsky ’92
Key Account Manager
Samsung
“I have represented the University at high school college fairs, sit on the Northern NJ alumni board and review scholarship applications for Maryland, and I want to continue to give back to the school that has given back so much to me via my professional and personal experiences.”

Wing Yeung

Wing Yeung, MBA ’19
Senior Program Manager
U.S. Department of Education
“I want to give back to the Smith community and bring positive impacts to the students and alumni.”

Toni Zhang ’15
Senior Marketing Manager
Amgen
“The Terp community is a network of outstanding people that I look forward to giving back to and learning from during my time on the Smith Alumni Chapter Board!”

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