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    The Baltimore City Community College Board of Trustees is a group of outstanding Maryland community leaders dedicated to ensuring the continued growth and excellence of Baltimore City Community College.

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  • For more information, please contact:Ms. Valerie Leverette
    Acting Assistant to the
    President for Board Relations

    Liberty Campus
    2901 Liberty Heights Ave.
    Baltimore, MD 21215
    Office: 410-462-8054
    410-462-7799
    (President’s Office Main Line)
    Fax: 410-462-7793
    vleverette@bccc.edu
 Kurt L. Schmoke, Esq., Chair

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Kurt L. Schmoke, Esq., Chair

Mr. Schmoke was born in Baltimore. He attended Baltimore City College; Yale University, B.A. (history), 1971; Oxford University (Rhodes Scholar), Dipl., 1973; Harvard University School of Law, J.D., 1976. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1976; Mayor of Baltimore, 1987-99. Currently, he is President, University of Baltimore since July 7, 2014.

 Jason Perkins-Cohen

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Jason Perkins-Cohen

Mr. Perkins-Cohen is Director of the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development (MOED). He was born in Baltimore and holds a Bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis and a Master’s degree in Policy Analysis from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Mr. Perkins-Cohen developed and assisted in the creation of a wide range of workforce programs both sector-specific and targeted to those experiencing barriers to employment.

 John Carroll Weiss III (J. C. Weiss III)

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John Carroll Weiss III (J. C. Weiss III)

Mr. Weiss was born in Baltimore and is an alumnus of BCCC. He is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Baltimore with a vast amount of venture capital industry experience and a passion for social entrepreneurship. Mr. Weiss’s professional experience includes founding or co-founding several organizations and businesses, serving in the leadership positions of those organizations and successfully leading one company through a public stock offering and listing on the NASDAQ.

 John Lewis

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John Lewis

Mr. Lewis serves as Executive Vice President of The Harbor Bankshares Corporation and the Chief Administrative Officer of its principal subsidiary, The Harbor Bank of Maryland, where he heads all lending (CRE, C&I, Retail, and Residential), Electronic Banking and the Branch Network.  He also heads affiliates, The Harbor Bank of Maryland Community Development Corporation, Harbor Financial Services and The Harbor Bank Community Development Capital EB-5 Regional Center.  He serves as Trustee and Investment Committee Chairman of the Maryland Supplemental Retirement Plans. Mr. Lewis received his B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University and his M.B.A. in General Management from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration, where he was a Robert Toigo Fellow.

 Peter H. Nachtwey

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Peter H. Nachtwey

Mr. Nachtwey was elected Chief Financial Officer and Senior Executive Vice President of Legg Mason in January 2011 when he joined the firm. From July 2007 through December 2010, Mr. Nachtwey served as Chief Financial Officer of The Carlyle Group, an alternative investment management firm, where he had responsibility for all of the financial and a number of the operational functions at the firm. Prior to The Carlyle Group, Mr. Nachtwey spent more than 25 years at Deloitte & Touche, a Big Four accounting firm, most recently as Managing Partner of the Investment Management practice.

Dr. Rachel Y. Pfeifer, Ph.D.

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Dr. Rachel Y. Pfeifer, Ph.D.

Dr. Pfeifer is the Executive Director of College and Career Readiness for the Baltimore City Public School System (BCPSS). This unit of BCPSS promotes a culture of student engagement and motivation, success in rigorous academic programming and career pathways, and successful transition to college and other postsecondary opportunities.

 Lelia Parker, Esquire

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Lelia Parker, Esquire

Ms. Parker is a member of the Litigation Department at Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP in Baltimore, where she maintains a general litigation practice and handles complex commercial disputes. Before joining Saul Ewing, she was a law clerk for Judge Clayton Greene Jr. of the Court of Appeals of Maryland. While earning her law degree at the University of Baltimore School of Law, she was a summer associate at Saul Ewing as well as a judicial intern for Judge Greene. Ms. Parker also worked as a legal intern at the corporate headquarters for Special Olympics, where she drafted, negotiated and edited legal documents ranging from employment and artists’ contracts to license agreements and athlete waivers. She also worked on risk management issues connected with the organization's 2015 Summer World Games, the largest sporting event in the world.

 Leonor Tannhauser Blum

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Leonor Tannhauser Blum

A native of Argentina, Ms. Blum is the founder and director of ¡Adelante Latina!, a free afterschool academic enrichment and college preparatory program for underprivileged and promising Latina sophomores attending Baltimore City public high schools. She is a Baltimore Hebrew congregant and a resident of Cheswolde. Ms. Blum is among the nonprofit Baltimore Homecoming Inc.’s 10 semi-finalists for the 2019 “Homecoming Hero Awards,” recognizing communal and nonprofit leaders, activists, artists and innovators making a positive impact. She holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Columbia University School of Journalism, and earned an additional master’s degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.