Governance Committee

The Governance Committee provides oversight of the Foundation’s structure, and reviews policies and processes to insure compliance with the Foundation’s mission and good governance practices. In addition, the Committee reviews and assesses the participation and engagement of the members of the Board, identifies candidates for election to the Board, and develops and reviews succession plans related to Directors and Officers as well as senior Foundation staff. The Committee fosters an environment of open dialogue, sound governance and self-assessment among Directors, Foundation officers and staff.


Harry S. Johnson, Chair
Whiteford, Taylor & Preston

Joseph V. Bowen
McKissack & McKissack
Retired Senior Vice President for Operations

Alan C. Cason
McGuireWoods LLP

Alfonso N. Cornish
Norton Healthcare
System Vice President, Learning & Organizational Development/Chief Learning Officer

B. Gary Dando
Ernst & Young, LLP
Retired Partner

Larry Letow
President and COO

Eric E. McLauchlin
Shaffer, McLauchlin & Stover, LLC.
Founding Partner

William H. "Hassan" Murphy
Murphy, Falcon & Murphy
Managing Partner

Natalie B. Sherman
Gallagher, Evelius & Jones, LLP

Alicia Wilson
Sagamore Development
Vice President of Community Affairs and Legal Advisor

Bonnie B. Stein, Chair
Marianne Horrigan, Staff

Alison L. Asti
Roger R. Blunt
Hugh F. Cole
Walter I. Jones
Pamela Love Manning
David F. Mister
J. William Murray

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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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