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Seven Alums Named University Foundation Trustees

New Elected Members to Support UMD Through Advocacy, Expertise

By Maryland Today Staff

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The seven recently named trustees of the University of Maryland College Park Foundation will serve as advocates and ambassadors for the university while advising its leadership.

Seven accomplished professionals with long ties to UMD have been elected to serve on the University of Maryland College Park Foundation Board of Trustees.

As trustees, the individuals—Chuck Daggs ’69, Rick Davis M.A. ’84, Barry P. Gossett ‘62, Amy Eisen ’88, Christopher T. Jones Ph.D. ’97, Lisa Kidd Hunt ’97 and Timothy J. Regan ’77—will serve as advocates and ambassadors for the university and advisers to its leadership. 

They will also encourage philanthropic support of UMD and provide expertise and oversight on the distribution of private gifts to the university. Their three-year terms on the board, which includes more than 40 elected members, will start on July 1. 

“I could not be more excited by our new trustees, who bring to the board an impressive collection of personal and professional accomplishments, as well as a great deal of Maryland pride,” said Paul Mandell ’95, board chair. 

Brodie Remington, vice president for university relations and foundation president, shared his enthusiasm about the new cohort of trustees.

“Their commitment to excellence is exemplified by their own accomplishments in a diverse array of professional and civic fields,” he said. “Their superb judgment and character will add much to the board’s important work in advancing the university.”

The new trustees are: 

Chuck Daggs ’69 headshotChuck Daggs ’69 retired in 2016 as executive vice president and managing director of Wells Fargo’s Wealth Management Group. He previously was a regional director of Blyth, Eastman Dillon & Co., chairman and CEO of San Francisco-based Sutro & Co. and a partner at Bear Stearns & Company, 

Daggs has been a longtime supporter of UMD’s Incentive Awards Program, where he currently serves on its advisory board. He recently retired as board chair of KIPP Bay Area Public Schools, a charter school network focused on underserved communities. 

Daggs also serves on the investment committee for the Charter School Growth Fund and as an independent trustee for Aspiration.com’s mutual fund group. Most recently he joined the boards of First Place for Youth and Navigator Schools.

Daggs resides in the Bay Area with his wife of 54 years and his two children and two grandchildren.


Rick Davis M.A. ’84 headshotRick Davis M.A. ’84 retired in February from a 40-year career at CNN, including the past 22 as executive vice president of news standards and practices. 

Davis was one of the network’s original team members in 1980, when he oversaw the second hour of its inaugural broadcast day. He played an instrumental role in the launch of many premier programs at CNN, including “Sports Tonight,” “Inside Politics,” “Reliable Sources” and “Late Edition.”

During Davis' tenure, he oversaw interviews with presidents, prime ministers, cabinet secretaries and congressional and administration leaders, and his responsibilities ranged from covering seven political conventions to managing on-site news coverage of six Super Bowls and six World Series. He also won three CableACE awards. 

Earlier this year, CNN created an endowed fellowship in his honor to provide merit-based support for Philip Merrill College of Journalism graduate students, who will be mentored by CNN leaders and staff at its Washington, D.C., bureau. 

Davis, who sits on the college’s board, has established three scholarships targeting UMD journalism students. He and his wife, Linda, are parents to Sarah Michaels ’10 and son-in-law Jonathan Michaels ’08 and live in Atlanta.


Amy Eisen ’88 headshotAmy Eisen ’88 is a freelance interior designer specializing in private homes and offices. She sits on the Boca Raton Regional Hospital’s Philanthropy and Golf Tournament committees and on the board of the Addison Reserve Country Club. She is also a philanthropy ambassador of the charity Smile Train.

At UMD, she has been a member of the Alumni Association Board of Governors, chaired Freshman Send-off and served on the Maryland in Manhattan steering committee; Eisen currently sits on the Parents Philanthropy Board.

She and her husband, David, established a scholarship at Maryland to assist undergraduates participating in unpaid or low-pay internships through the University Career Center and President’s Promise Bright Futures initiative. They live in Delray Beach, Fla.; their three children are all Terps: Corey ’14, Sam ’18 and Nicole ’22.


Barry P. Gossett ’62 headshotBarry P. Gossett ’62 is the retired chairman and CEO of both Baltimore-based Acton Mobile Industries, suppliers of mobile offices, construction trailers and modular buildings, and Williams Scotsman Inc. He is a charter member of the Modular Building Institute, receiving its first Outstanding Achievement Award and being inducted into its Hall of Fame, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants.

Gossett currently serves on the board of the University of Maryland Medical System, University System of Maryland Board of Regents, Attorney Grievance Commission, executive board of the Baltimore Area Council Boy Scouts of America, University System of Maryland Foundation and Rosedale Federal Savings and Loan Association. 

The longtime UMD supporter, who has been a Terrapin Club member since 1971, previously served as a foundation trustee and co-chaired Great Expectations: The Campaign for Maryland and now co-chairs the Fearless Ideas campaign. He and his late wife, Mary, gave to schools, colleges and programs across UMD’s campus, and in 2018 they established the Barry and Mary Gossett Center for Academic and Personal Excellence in Maryland Athletics.


Christopher T. Jones Ph.D. ’97 headshotChristopher T. Jones Ph.D. ’97 recently retired as president of Northrop Grumman’s Technology Services sector, and member of the company’s Corporate Policy Council. He oversaw a unit with 13,000 employees focused on various aircraft and subsystems. Prior to joining Northrop Grumman in 2004, Jones worked at Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., where he led analysis, flight tests and research on innovative rotorcraft technologies. 

In conjunction with his civilian career, Jones served in the U.S. Air Force from 1986-2012 as a systems analyst at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, and as the chief of maintenance for the 103rd Air Control Squadron in the Connecticut Air National Guard. 

He is a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

He serves on the boards for the Norfolk Southern Corp., UMD's A. James Clark School of Engineering, the Museum of Aviation and the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. 

At UMD, he has also supported the Darryll and Sylvia Pines Maryland Promise Scholarship, Academy of Distinguished Alumni Endowed Scholarship in Aerospace Engineering and the Center for Minorities in Science & Engineering. He and his wife, Vernice ’91, M.A. ’97, M.A. ’97, have two sons, Maxwell and Anderson, and live in Herndon, Va.


Lisa Kidd Hunt ’97 headshotLisa Kidd Hunt ’97 is executive vice president of international services for Charles Schwab & Co. and is a member of its Executive Committee. Previously, Hunt served as the head of Schwab's branch network and acquisition delivery, leading over 2,000 employees in more than 325 branches across the United States, and has held several other leadership roles at the company over the past 29 years. 

Hunt was the 2018 chair of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association and continues to serve on its board. She also is a member of the board of the Robert H. Smith School of Business and served as its chair in 2019. She also established an endowed scholarship for Maryland Smith students pursuing internships and has supported the Dean’s Strategic Initiative Fund.

She is a fellow with the International Women’s Forum, has participated in executive leadership programs at Harvard Business School and Cambridge University, and is a graduate of the Securities Industry Institute. She and her husband, James, live in Kensington, Md., have three children, Sam, Emily ’18 and Will.


Timothy J. Regan ’77 headshotTimothy J. Regan ’77 is president and CEO of the Whiting-Turner Contracting Company. He joined the construction firm in 1980 as a project engineer and later helped expand its presence in the life sciences industries, including biotechnology, pharmaceutical processing and various federal laboratory clients.  

Whiting-Turner is a major partner of the A. James Clark School of Engineering, supporting endowed scholarships, internships, professorships, facilities and a lecture series. Regan himself has supported the school’s dean’s fund and Giving Day, and is immediate past chair of its board of visitors.

Regan also serves on the boards of the Greater Baltimore Committee and the Center Club. In 2017, he co-founded TouchPoint Baltimore Mondawmin, a nonprofit seeking to disrupt historic isolation in an underserved West Baltimore community. He and his wife, Joanne, live in Cockeysville, and are parents to Christopher, Caroline and Colin MBA ’19.

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