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Next MSA Board of Directors Meeting

Tuesday, June 6th
3:00 PM

Executive Boardroom

Warehouse at Camden Yards
333 W. Camden St., Suite 500
Baltimore, MD  21201

 

 Meeting notice current as of 5/15/2017

 

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Board of Directors' Biographies

Thomas E. Kelso

T. KelsoThomas Kelso was appointed Chairman of the Maryland Stadium Authority by Governor Larry Hogan, Jr. in March 2015.

Mr. Kelso is a Managing Director, Head of Downstream Energy & Retail Group, Chief Compliance Officer as well as Head of the Baltimore Office of Matrix Capital Markets Group, Inc., a leading mid-market independent investment bank. Mr. Kelso leads a highly recognized team that provides advisory services to companies engaged in the petroleum marketing and distribution industries nationwide. Mr. Kelso is a FINRA licensed registered representative and holds Series 79, 63, 24 & 99 securities licenses. Prior to joining Matrix, he previously consulted with clients on mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring and refinancing, primarily within the petroleum industry, at Kennilworth Holdings, Inc. and was the co-founder and CFO of Ocean Petroleum Co., Inc.

Mr. Kelso has been engaged in many aspects of education, serving as Business Officer for the Evening College & Summer Session division at Johns Hopkins University to serving on the Board of Trustees, and as Chairman, of his alma mater, John Carroll School in Bel Air. Mr. Kelso is the chair of the "Lighting the Way" Capital Campaign for John Carroll.

Mr. Kelso was previously on the Board of Directors of the Maryland Public Policy Institute and served as its Chairman from 2009-2013. Mr. Kelso and his wife, Dori Bishop, founded the Kelso Bishop Family Foundation to pursue their philanthropic efforts.

A native Marylander, Mr. Kelso and his wife now live in the City of Baltimore.

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Leonard J. Attman

Leonard AttmanLeonard 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. Additionly, 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.

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Joseph C. Bryce

Joseph BryceJoseph 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.

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Gary L. Mangum

G. MangumMr. Mangum is CEO & President of Bell Nursery USA, a wholesale plant grower and distributor headquartered in Elkridge, MD, with offices and greenhouses across six states as well as the District of Columbia. Bell Nursery grows and ships tens of millions of plants annually, which are sold exclusively through the Home Depot.

Mangum’s business maintains a longstanding relationship with over 30 farm families who grow annuals which are distributed under the Bell umbrella. He is a leader in the industry, and recognized across a broad range of local and national media.

He has maintained a consistent commitment to helping others less fortunate, and believes that through personal involvement we can make a real difference in the future of individuals and groups. He is also known for his long-term involvement and support of: The Home Depot Foundation, United Way, Hospice, and the Believe in Tomorrow Children’s Foundation. This has led to his recent involvement with Truckin4Troops, a local group helping to connect with members of the military and their families at Walter Reed Warrior Transition Brigade as they recover from severe wounds received while serving in combat overseas. Whether it is boating on the Chesapeake, target shooting, or hunting and fishing, the goal is has been to bring a sense of normality into the lives of these troops and their families while they recover at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (sometimes for years at a time).

Recently acknowledged as the recipient of the Richard E. Hug Philanthropy Award, presented by the Maryland GOP, Mangum has now focused his attention on activities in west Baltimore where he has brought people in need together with community centers, by working with the Governors Office of Community Initiatives.

Mr. Mangum attended the University of Maryland and Towson University.

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Kaliope Parthemos

Kaliope ParthemosKaliope Parthemos is Chief of Staff to the Mayor of Baltimore City, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. She was appointed the City's representative to the MSA board by Mayor Rawlings-Blake in April, 2010.

As Chief of Staff to the Mayor, Ms. Parthemos serves as a senior adviser to the Mayor.  Prior to becoming Chief of Staff, Ms. Parthemos served as the Mayor’s Deputy Mayor for Economic and Neighborhood Development from May 2010 – May 2014.  As Deputy Mayor, Ms. Parthemos served as senior advisor to the Mayor on all matters related to development projects, economic and business development strategies, planning, zoning, housing, recreation & parks and special projects. Parthemos oversaw the following: the Baltimore Development Corporation, the Department of Recreation and Parks, Planning Department, Baltimore Housing, Mayor’s Office of Employment Development, Office of Minority & Women Owned Business Development, Visit Baltimore, the Baltimore Convention Center, 1st Mariner Arena, Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts, and the Sister Cities program.  She also served as the Mayor’s Liaison to the Waterfront Partnership, Live Baltimore, Downtown Partnership of Baltimore, Greater Baltimore Committee, Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore and the arts and cultural institution

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.

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Manervia W. Riddick

Manervia RiddickManervia W. Riddick became a member of the Maryland Stadium Authority effective July 1, 2009.  Ms. 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, Ms. 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.

Ms. 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.  Ms. 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.  

Ms. 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.

 

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Jodi C. Stanalonis

Jodi C. Stanalonis was appointed to the Maryland Stadium Authority Board of Directors by Governor Larry Hogan in March 2016.

Ms. Stanalonis is the Chief Financial Officer of Sierra Management and Technologies, Inc., in California, MD. Sierra provides broad information technology, aviation logistics, software engineering and program management support to federal government, Department of Defense (DOD) and commercial organizations.

Ms. Stanalonis has a strong financial and human resources background with over 20 years of experience. In her current position she is responsible for maintaining the financial health of the company by recommending and implementing financial strategies, initiatives and processes. She is also responsible for the management of the company’s human resource and accounting staff.

Ms. Stanalonis was elected to the St. Mary’s County Republican Central Committee in 2014. She is also Committee Chair of the Father Andrew White School Spring Social and Auction. which raises funds to support children’s education and a Committee Member of the St. Mary’s County Shop With a Cop, Inc. charity which connects under privileged youth with police officers to foster a positive relationship and provide financial support to needy children for both school and Christmas.

Ms. Stanalonis was previously on the Board of Directors of the Red Cross of Southern Maryland from 2012 – 2013. Ms. Stanalonis has been involved in other St. Mary’s County organizations that support and promote the community including the St. Mary’s County Chamber of Commerce, the Lexington Park Rotary, the Small Business Roundtable and the Seventh District Optimist Club.

Ms. Stanalonis graduated from Towson University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, concentration in Finance.

She has spent her entire life in the Southern Maryland area, currently residing in St. Mary’s County with her husband, Joe, and children, Alexis, Joseph, Reagan and Ethan.

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Tisha S. Edwards

Over the last 15 years, Ms. Edwards has leveraged a series of executive leadership positions in both the public and private sectors to champion the interests and needs of underserved populations and communities. Following six years at the helm of Baltimore City Public Schools, where she served as Chief of Staff and interim CEO, Ms. Edwards took her passion for community and families to corporate philanthropy as the Executive Vice President of the JS Plank and DM DiCarlo Family Foundation.  Ms. Edwards is currently working as the Chief of Staff for the newly elected Mayor of the City of Baltimore, Catherine E. Pugh. 

During her leadership tenure at Baltimore City Public Schools, Ms. Edwards guided 11,000 employees through a series of bold academic, structural and operational reforms, and an accompanying cultural shift that placed the needs of students at the center of all district decision making. Integral to the success of these reforms were Ms. Edwards’ own successes in forging collaborative partnerships between district staff, teachers, unions and other key stakeholders; expanding and improving student supports, particularly at the high school level; elevating the importance of school climate in academic achievement and overhauling the district’s code of conduct

Ms. Edwards participates on the boards of various organizations including the Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, and The Baltimore Design School. She was named one of 50 Women to Watch by the Baltimore Sun in July 2013. 

Ms. Edwards earned a bachelor’s degree from Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA and a Juris Doctor and Masters of Social Work degree from the University of Maryland. 

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Meet the Board

Thomas E. Kelso
Chairman 

Leonard J. Attman

Joseph C. Bryce

Gary L. Mangum

Kaliope Parthemos

Manervia W. Riddick

Jodi C. Stanalonis

Maryland Stadium Authority Executive Leadership


Michael J. Frenz
Executive Director

David A. Raith
Chief Financial Officer

Bruce Benshoof
Assistant Attorney General

Vernon J. Conaway, Jr.
Public Safety & Security Group

Rodger Dorsey
Human Resources Group

Cynthia Hahn
Assistant Attorney General

Terry Hasseltine
Marketing & Communications/Maryland Sports

Philip B. Hutson
Capital Projects & Planning Group

Eric P. Johnson
Capital Projects Development Group

Gary A. McGuigan
Capital Projects Development Group

Jeff Provenzano
Facilities Group

John F. Samoryk
Procurement Group


Stadia Management

Christopher Parr
Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Security & Public Safety Group

Gregory Cook
M&T Bank Stadium
Security & Public Safety Group

Matthew Kastel
Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Facilities Group

Bart Shifler
M&T Bank Stadium
Facilities Group

 


Joe March
Information Technology

Dawn Abshire
Fiscal Administrator