John Morton, III was appointed as a member of the Maryland Stadium Authority on July 1, 2008. On November 7, 2008, Governor Martin O'Malley selected him to succeed Frederick W. Puddester as Chairman.
Mr. Morton, a senior business and financial services executive, brings extensive experience to the MSA Board including having served as CEO and President of three major financial institutions, as a board member for four public corporations and as a leader in business, professional, educational and civic organizations.
From 1996 to 2006, Mr. Morton served in various capacities with the Bank of America/NationsBank, including his role as President of the Mid-Atlantic Region from 1997 to 2001, and as President of Premier Bank from 2001 to 2005.
Prior to his service with Bank of America, Mr. Morton was Chairman, CEO and President of the Boatmen's National Bank of St. Louis, Missouri, the Farm and Home Financial Corporation of Kansas City, Missouri and with the Perpetual Financial Corporation of McLean, Virginia.
Mr. Morton also has served as Chairman of the Greater Baltimore Committee, as Director of the University of Maryland College Park Foundation, and as Committee Chairman of the effort to bring the 2012 Olympics to the Washington/Baltimore region. Mr. Morton currently is a Director with the U.S. Naval Academy Athletic and Scholarship Programs. He was instrumental in raising funds for the community activities associated with the 2000 Army-Navy game in Baltimore.
In 2012, Governor Martin O'Malley tapped Mr. Morton to chair a special Work Group to Consider Gaming Expansion and present their findings to the Maryland General Assembly. After the successful passage of the enabling legislation, Governor O'Malley appointed Mr. Morton to a four-year term on the newly created Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission.
Mr. Morton is a 1967 nuclear science graduate of the U.S Naval Academy. He earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard University in 1973.
Leonard J. Attman was appointed as a member of the Maryland Stadium Authority on July 1, 2005. President of Attman Properties Company, Mr. Attman has more than four decades of experience in residential and commercial real estate development. His professional experience includes the development of apartment communities, individual home developments, shopping centers and a recreational park. Mr. Attman attended the University of Maryland. His involvement in professional, civic and philanthropic organizations includes membership on the Boards of Sinai Hospital, the Shosana S. Cardin High School, Beth Tfiloh Brotherhood, the Board of Directors of the Reginald F. Lewis Museum and the Signal 13 Foundation for the Baltimore City Police Department. In addition he actively participates in the activities a many other organizations including the Advisory Board for the Shock Trauma Unit at the University of Maryland Medical Systems. Mr. Attman was the founder and serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Future Care which manages nine nursing home facilities serving more than 1,300 patients and providing employment for in excess of 1,500 people.
Joseph C. Bryce is a government relations specialist with Manis Canning in Annapolis. Prior to joining the firm, he served six years as Senior Policy and Legislative Advisor to Governor O’Malley.
Mr. Bryce was the Associate Vice Chancellor for Government Relations at the University System of Maryland. He has also served as the Chief Legislative Officer for Governor Parris N. Glendening, the Legislative Assistant to Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr., and was an Associate at Covington & Burling.
Mr. Bryce is a 1989 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Maryland, and a 1993 summa cum laude graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, where he finished first in his graduating class. He currently resides in Odenton with his wife, Kristin, and children, Joey and Madison.
John P. Coale was appointed a member of the Maryland Stadium Authority on July 1, 2012. A lifelong Marylander, Mr. Coale was born in Baltimore and now resides in historic Annapolis. His grandfather was one of the partners who purchased the St. Louis Browns franchise in 1954 and brought them to Baltimore as the Orioles.
Mr. Coale graduated from the University of Maryland in 1969 and received a Juris Doctorate from University of Baltimore in 1972. He established an international tort practice and became a national leader in the litigation against the tobacco industry, serving as chief negotiator in the historical financial settlement with the states.
Mr. Coale has served as an advisor to President Bill Clinton, Governor Martin O'Malley, and Senator John McCain. Although semi-retired, he continues to practice law with Coale, Cooley in Washington, DC and serves on the board of the University of Maryland Medical System.
Weldon Latham is a senior Partner in the Washington, DC office of Jackson Lewis LLP. He represents Fortune 200 companies, and federal, state, and local government agencies in a variety of legal matters, including corporate diversity counseling, employment law, and government relations.
Mr. Latham serves as Counsel to the PepsiCo Global Diversity and Inclusion Governance Council and the Omnicom Group Diversity Advisory Committee. He is a member of the National Employment Law Council and Economic Club of Washington.
Mr. Latham served as Assistant General Counsel, White House Office of Management and Budget; General Deputy Assistant Secretary, Department of Housing and Urban Development; member of the Defense Department Advisory Committee on Procurement and Technical Data Rights; Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army; member of the U.S. Small Business Administration National Advisory Council.
Mr. Latham is an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center and a former Guest Professor at both the University of Virginia and Howard University Schools of Law. Mr. Latham holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Howard University, a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.
Kaliope Parthemos is Baltimore Deputy Mayor of Economic and Neighborhood Development. She was appointed the City's representative to the MSA board by Mayor Rawlings-Blake in April, 2010.
Deputy Mayor Parthemos oversees numerous agencies including the Baltimore Development Corporation, the Law Department, the Office of Inspector General, the Waterfront Partnership, Downtown Partnership of Baltimore, Greater Baltimore Committee, Visit Baltimore, the Convention Center, 1st Mariner Arena, Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, Live Baltimore Home Center, Office of Employment Development, the Sister Cities program and the Departments of Recreation and Parks, Planning, and Housing, as well as the Board of Estimates. Deputy Mayor Parthemos reports directly to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. As Deputy Mayor, Parthemos advises the Mayor on all matters related to development projects, economic and business development strategies, planning, zoning, housing, transportation and special projects.
Parthemos’ current work is a continuation of much of the work she led in her previous role as Deputy Chief of Staff for then City Council President Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. Parthemos oversaw Community Outreach, Constituent Services, Business and Economic Development and the Board of Estimates. In this capacity, she advised the Council President on all matters related to development projects, proposed zoning and liquor licensing changes, special financing proposals, and planning and real estate development outcomes.
Parthemos has deep roots in Baltimore communities, having served as a foster care caseworker with Baltimore City Department of Social Services, and as a Public Defender in Baltimore City for five years. She served as Campaign Manager when Rawlings-Blake first ran for City Council in 1995.
Ms. Parthemos has a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Maryland, Baltimore County and Juris Doctorate from University of Maryland School of Law. She served as a Public Defender for five years and also as a foster care caseworker prior to working in the City administration.
Manervia W. Riddick became a member of the Maryland Stadium Authority effective July 1, 2009. Mrs. Riddick is Senior Vice President for Business Development & Public Affairs at Strategic Solutions Center, Inc, a Washington area government and business support services consulting firm. She serves as SSC’s team leader on major energy services projects for national and international clients.
Before her retirement, Mrs. Riddick was the Director of Public Affairs for Washington Gas. Her occupational background and experience include regulatory, legislative, community, and consumer development. She was a Vice President and General Manager of Metrovision of Prince George’s County, the local cable television company which is now a franchise of Comcast, Inc.
Mrs. Riddick held numerous positions with the U.S. Department of Justice, from Special Assistant to the Assistant Attorney General to National Director of Policy Planning and Coordination for the Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention. Mrs. Riddick also has an extensive history of social and civic volunteer service, which includes the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of Nexus Health, Chair of the Maryland Center Board, and Member of the Foundation Board for Norfolk State University.
Her past affiliations also include board leadership with the Maryland and Prince George’s County Chambers of Commerce.
Mrs. Riddick is a graduate of Norfolk State University and further graduate study in urban planning and public administration at Old Dominion University, in Norfolk, VA.
Meet the Board
John Morton, III
Maryland Stadium Authority Administrative Staff
Michael J. Frenz
Gary A. McGuigan
Assistant Attorney General
David A. Raith
Chief Financial Officer
John F. Samoryk
Jeffrey K. Provenzano
Facilities Director, Camden Yards Complex
Facility Manager, Oriole Park
Facility Manager, M&T Bank Stadium
Vernon J. Conaway Jr.
Director, Security Management
Public Information Officer
Nolan H. Rogers
Special Projects and Historian