Business Consultant

Sam Zappas heads a consulting practice focused on formulating and executing revenue strategy in the media, technology, intelligence, and security sectors. He was a senior executive at ARTISTdirect, Inc.; a co-founder of CityInteractive, the Internet division of media conglomerate CHUM Limited, and a founder of Acmepet, which was acquired by PetSmart. He was also a founder of The Johns Hopkins University Media Center. Mr. Zappas has served as a Director on the University System of Maryland Foundation Board since 2001. Over the years he has been a member of numerous other boards of non-profits and private companies. Mr. Zappas also advises several Silicon Valley and green technology start-up and early stage companies.

Our Vision

Our vision is to attract broad resources that transform the USM and its institutions, create a network of advocates to embrace the USM’s role as an educator and economic engine, and to grow a long-term, sustainable culture of philanthropy across the University System of Maryland.

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