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About the BMC Board of Directors

Message from the Board

Welcome to the Baltimore Metropolitan Council – the place where we share our thoughts and ideas, and where members of our staffs collaborate on plans, programs and strategies.  You may be surprised at the depth and breadth of what BMC does.  Be sure to check out the “Get Involved” section, and see how you can help us make the Baltimore region a safer, healthier and more prosperous place to live, learn, work and play.

Steven R. Schuh
Anne Arundel County Executive

(BMC Board Chair)

Steve Schuh represented District 31 in the Maryland General Assembly from 2006 until 2014, where he served as a member of the Economic Matters Committee and as Chairman of the Anne Arundel County Delegation to the House of Delegates.

Schuh has been in business for nearly 30 years. He is president of Schuh Advisory, a private equity firm that specializes in starting new businesses that now employ more than 400 people in the region. He was previously a Managing Director of Maryland-based Alex. Brown & Sons, and of Credit Suisse.

Schuh was raised in Crofton. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College, Harvard University and Johns Hopkins University. He also is a graduate of the Leadership Anne Arundel Flagship Program.

Steve is the father of two college-age children, and is married to Dania Blair

>> See more on Anne Arundel County website

Steven R. Schuh

Catherine E. Pugh
Baltimore City Mayor

(BMC Board Vice-Chair)

Mayor Catherine Pugh has been a public servant for over 15 years. She served as a member of the Baltimore City Council, representing the 4th district (1999-2003). During her tenure as Council Member, Mayor Pugh served as: Chair of the Taxation Subcommittee on Economic Development, Vice-Chair of the Land Use & Planning Committee and member of the Urban Affairs Committee. In 2005 she was appointed to the Maryland General Assembly, House of Delegates, where she served for one year before running for her Senate seat in 2006.

>> Learn more on Baltimore City website


Barry Glassman
Harford County Executive

Born and raised in Harford County, Barry Glassman is a graduate of Washington College. He began elected public service in 1990 on the Harford County Council.  In 1998, he won a seat in the Maryland House of Delegates, where he also chaired the Harford Delegation.  Elected to the Maryland Senate in 2010, Mr. Glassman served as Senate chair of the Harford Delegation, co-chair of the Legislative Fire and EMS Caucus, and as a member of the Senate Finance Committee. He completed the 2010 Emerging Leaders Program at the University of Virginia.

Throughout his career, County Executive Glassman has been recognized for outstanding character, service and leadership. His record as a fiscal conservative includes promoting rural values and steadfast protection of Harford County’s land and water resources.

>> Read more on Harford County website

Don Mohler
Baltimore County Executive

A lifelong resident of Catonsville, Mohler was elected Baltimore County Executive by the County Council May 24, 2018 to complete the term of County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, who died suddenly on May 10, 2018.

Upon his election, Mohler pledged to continue County Executive Kamenetz’s initiatives: giving children an education that prepares them for success, including the $1.3 billion Schools for Our Future investment to modernize County school buildings; creating jobs and economic opportunities; keeping our communities safe and healthy; maintaining our public infrastructure, and enriching our quality of life.

Mohler served as Chief of Staff to two Baltimore County Executives following more than 30 years in Baltimore County Public Schools as Assistant Superintendent, Supervisor, Principal and Teacher.

Mohler was Chief of Staff to Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz from 2010 until May 2018. He previously served as Acting Chief of Staff and Communications Director to County Executive Jim Smith. 

His career with Baltimore County Public Schools includes Executive Director of Student Services, Northeast Area Superintendent, and Assistant Superintendent for Communications and Special Projects.   

Students, teachers and staff know him best as Principal of Catonsville High School and Sparrows Point Middle School, Assistant Principal and Guidance Chairman at Dundalk High School, Guidance Counselor and Social Studies Teacher at Lansdowne High School, and Social Studies Teacher at St. Mark’s School. 

Mohler earned a Doctor of Education from Nova Southeastern University, Master of Education from Loyola College, and Master of Liberal Arts and Bachelor of Arts degrees from McDaniel College (formerly Western Maryland College).  

Mohler is the father of two and grandfather of seven. He is a proud resident of Catonsville, where he lives with his wife Linda.  

>> See more on Baltimore County website

 Don Mohler, Baltimore County Executive

Stephen Wantz
Carroll County Board of Commissioners

Stephen Wantz is in his first term as County Commissioner. He retired from Baltimore County after serving as a firefighter for 30 years. He is currently the owner and operator of Wantz Lawn Care. He attended McDaniel College (formerly Western Maryland) and the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Mr. Wantz was awarded Fire Fighter of the Year by the Dundalk VFW in 1983 and again by the Pikesville Chamber of Commerce in 2003 and 2012. He has been a member of the Pleasant Valley Community Volunteer Fire Department since 1976 and has served the company in many leadership roles including Chief of the Fire Department. He is the immediate Past President of the Carroll County Volunteer Emergency Services Association. Mr. Wantz is an active member of the Crossroads Community Church. He and his wife, Kathy, have 2 daughters and 3 grandchildren and live in Pleasant Valley.

>> Read more on Carroll County website

James J. Moran
Queen Anne's County Commissioner, At-Large

Jim Moran began his service to Queen Anne’s County as a member of the Queen Anne’s County Task Force on Government Sustainability in 2011. His excellent work with the task force led to an appointment to the Queen Anne’s County Planning Commission, where he served for 3 years until he was appointed Queen Anne’s County Commissioner on December 17, 2013 by then Governor Martin O’Malley. He was then re-elected as the At-Large Commissioner on November 4, 2014 and served as commission president from 2014-2015 and will serve as president in the final year of his current term; 2017-2018. 

Born in Albany, Georgia and raised in Bowie, Maryland. He is a Marine veteran, who joined the Marine Corps 35 years to the day after his father and spent 4 years serving. He attended Anne Arundel Community College prior to starting his own business. 

Jim started his own construction business in 1987, he is president of Increte of Maryland, Inc., and started another business in 2007 called Mid-Atlantic pigments LLC, which supplies color used in concrete construction.

Jim is the father to three children, Ashley 29, Kevin 27, and Michael 25, and has been married to his wife MaryBeth for 31 years.

>> Read more on Queen Anne's County's website

Queen Anne's County Commissioner

William C. Ferguson
Maryland State Senator

Bill Ferguson, 31, was elected to the Maryland State Senate in 2010, then becoming the youngest ever-elected State Senator in Maryland’s history, serving the 46th Legislative District.

In 2005, Bill joined Teach for America, teaching U.S. history and government, after graduating from Davidson College.The inequities of the public education system in Baltimore City led Bill to engage more deeply within the community. After teaching, Bill worked as a Community Liaison for the Baltimore City Council President’s Office; earned a law degree from the University of Maryland School of Law; and served as the Special Assistant to Dr. Andres Alonso, CEO of the Baltimore City Public Schools.

Senator Ferguson is married to fellow Teach for America alum Lea Ferguson. They live in Canton with their son Caleb, daughter Cora, and two dogs.

>> View more on Maryland Senate website


Stephen W. Lafferty
Maryland State Delegate

Stephen Lafferty and his wife, Betsy, live in Stoneleigh. Lafferty is committed to serving the Towson community, as a leader in planning for Towson's future, assisting the business community and neighborhoods. He works to protect open space, provide school improvements, services to seniors, and to involve the public in local and state government decisions.

Lafferty has been a Delegate from Baltimore County’s 42nd District since 2007. He is a member of the Environmental Matters Committee, and a respected leader on land use and Chesapeake Bay-related issues. He is the Interim Chair of the subcommittee on the Environment and Land Use and Ethics Subcommittees and serves on the Environment Subcommittee.

Lafferty received numerous accolades and awards as a legislator from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the Community Development Network, the Oyster Recovery Partnership and the Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition.

>> Learn more on Maryland House of Delegates website


J. Thomas Sadowski
Gubernatorial Appointee
Vice Chancellor for Economic Development, University System of Maryland

In 2016, Sadowski became vice chancellor for Economic Development for the University System of Maryland. In this role, Sadowski enables the system to focus its expertise, programs, and resources on the state's economic development priorities.

Prior to joining the University System, Sadowski served as president and CEO of the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore (EAGB) from 2008 to 2016. There, Sadowski established the organization as a national leader in economic development, public-private partnerships and commercialization/innovation.

His career projects exceed $10 billion in value and 50,000 jobs –to include the 2005 BRAC win for Aberdeen Proving Ground and headquarters/R&D campus projects for numerous private sector and federal clients.

His board activity includes the Baltimore Metropolitan Council, BioHealth Innovation, and the Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation. He also serves on numerous advisory boards related to economic development, finance, higher education and public policy.

Sadowski received many awards in recognition of his work, including the Baltimore Museum of Industry‘s “Industrialist of the Year” and the Maryland Daily Record’s “Influential Marylander” and “Most Admired CEOs” awards.

>> Read more on the University System of Maryland website


Allan H. Kittleman
Howard County Executive

Allan Kittleman previously served in the Maryland General Assembly as the Senator representing District 9 from 2004 to 2014.  In 1998 and again in 2002, Kittleman was elected to serve on the Howard County Council to represent Council District 5. 

Kittleman was a partner with Herwig & Humphreys, LLP before employment at Godwin, Erlandsson, Vernon & Daney. 

Kittleman is a graduate of Atholton High School and the University of Maryland Baltimore County.  He also is a 1988 graduate of the University of Maryland Law School.

During his tenure in the Maryland General Assembly, Kittleman was known as a bipartisan leader and tireless advocate for legislative causes designed to strengthen Maryland public schools, stimulate economic growth, and increase transparency in government, among others. 

Allan lives with his wife Robin in West Friendship and has four children.

>> Learn more on Howard County website



Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 June 2018 12:37