Young Alumni Council

The Maryland Smith Young Alumni Council works to guide the development of young alumni programming in order to strengthen the connection between the school and young alumni. The council provides strategic direction on the transition from student to alumni and keeps new graduates engaged with the Smith School of Business by assisting in the development of focused events and programming to meet the needs of the young alumni population.

The Young Alumni Council will support Maryland Smith by working towards the following goals:

  • Guide development of programming specifically for young alumni of the Smith School of Business
  • Organize events specifically for young alumni
  • Advise Smith School leadership on the young alumni perspective as requested on strategic issues

Council Nominations and Requirements

Applications for the Young Alumni Council have been closed and will reopen next year. If you have any questions about the Young Alumni Council, please contact Mary Wagner at

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

2020-21 Young Alumni Council


Stephanie Catherine

Stephanie Catherine '14


Maurice Nick

Maurice Nick '12 MBA/MS '16
Supply Chain Optimization Manager
Tata Consumer Products


Dina Broydo

Dina Broydo '16
Senior Associate

Jordan Ferguson

Jordan Ferguson '15
Senior Accountant
Markel Corporation

John Gillick

John Gillick '15
Senior Accountant 
Kaiser Permanente

Ben Hawtof

Ben Hawtof '17
Senior Consultant

Zoddy Imoisili

Zoddy Imoisili '15
Engagement Associate
PepsiCo, North America

Dedjrik Jefferies

Dedjrik Jefferies '16
Financial Institution and Policy Analyst
Federal Reserve Board of Governors

Brittany McCoy

Brittany McCoy '16
Associate Ecommerce Manager
Bluemercury, Inc.

Ryan Miller

Ryan Miller '12
Corporate Managing Director

Haley Nalley

Haley Nalley '12
Manager, SEC Reporting
Comscore, Inc.

Ali Von Paris

Ali Von Paris '12
Route One Apparel

Khalil Pettus

Khalil Pettus '15
Vice President
Ardea Partners

Ryan Schueler

Ryan Schueler '14
Director of Sales & Marketing
Maryland Packaging

Edward "EJ" White

Edward "EJ" White '15
Director of Digital Marketing

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