//Meet The Board of Directors

Meet The Board of Directors

The Alliance owes much of its leadership, support, and confidence to its Board of Directors. Encompassing the mission and vision of the Alliance, our Board is a diverse group of professionals that are all committed to advancing our work, maximizing our impact, and incorporating many points of view.

Ginny Snead is an environmental engineer specializing in water resources with a combination of environmental consulting and state government regulatory experience.  A. Morton Thomas and Associates (AMT) is a mid-Atlantic based firm providing full service civil engineering services to our clients.  Ginny is the Associate in Charge of  AMT’s Williamsburg, Virginia office and serves as the.....more
For more than 40 years, Andy’s practice has focused on environmental and administrative law, with an emphasis on representation of clients in enforcement actions brought by the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) under the Clean Air A...more
Brian Macnamara Treasurer
SVP/Corporate Controller, Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc
Brian is the Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller of Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. with over 26 years of experience in accounting, finance and real estate. Over his more than 20-year-career at Host, he has held numerous positions since February 1996 including Vice President, Financial Reporting and Corporate Real Estate and Vice President, and Assistant Corporate Controller. Prior.....more
Sally Hornor Secretary
Professor Emeritus of Ecology and Microbiology, Anne Arundel Community College
Sally’s love of coastal ecosystems was no doubt inspired by growing up on the Atlantic seaboard.  She majored in Biology at Goucher College (Towson MD) and spent college summers at Woods Hole Oceanographic Inst. in Massachusetts.  She then went on to earn an MS in Microbiology and a Ph.D. in Ecology, both at the Univ. of Connecticut.  She has since worked as an aquatic microbial ecologist in such diverse ecosystems as sewage sludge, bog lakes, rivers and the Chesapeake Bay watershed....more
Dennis Chestnut is a native Washingtonian, and is a lifetime resident of Ward 7. Dennis is a master carpenter and vocational educator by profession, but his dedication to youth development, community improvement and civic duty has led to his involvement with many civic and conservation projects, and enriching experiences. He is also a lover of the outdoors, has a passion for conservation and the environment, and has advised many community, business and government leaders on civic ecology and civic engagement issue...more
Bill Gill serves as assistant vice president of sustainability for Smithfield Foods, Inc. In this role, he is responsible for expanding and accelerating Smithfield’s long-term sustainability vision, including identifying and prioritizing proactive sustainability initiatives across the company’s operations, supply chain, and products. This includes activities involving Smithfield’s hog farming operation...more
Susan Johnson Development Chair
Retired – Strategy, Marketing, Innovation and Technology Professional
Susan Johnson holds a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Princeton University (1982), a Masters in Environmental Science from Rutgers University (1991), and an MBA from Johns Hopkins University (2002). Susan joined Mobil Oil Corporation shortly after receiving her undergraduate degree. In the 80’s and 90’s, Susan was a co-author / co-contributor to several published technical.....more
Elizabeth Abdoo is the Senior Legal Advisor at Host Hotels and Resorts, where she’s been working for over 18 years. Prior to Host Hotels she was the Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at Orbital Sciences Corporation (Northrop Grumman Innovative System). She brings over 30 years of diverse and progressive experience delivering strategic legal.....more
Lisa, a native of Frederick County is a 5th generation Marylander. Community service, love for people, and the environment have been a driving factor in Lisa’s life. She recently moved full time to Annapolis in 2019 and loves being on and around the water. Her current business, Amazing Space Design, LLC focuses on integrating her unique.....more
Kurt Heister is a private investor and the President of Foxtail Real Estate Investors. Mr. Heister has a long history in private and public companies as a Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer most recently as the Chief Financial Officer of Roch Capital, a privately-owned firm investing in real estate. Prior to joining Roch Capital, Mr. Heister.....more
Jenn is employed as a Business Risk Officer at Capital One and has more than 20 years of experience in the Financial Services industry leading the delivery of diverse solutions across multiple disciplines including risk management, marketing, operations, and technolog...more
Shawn Kimbro The George Washington University
Shawn Kimbro is the author of three popular fishing books, Chesapeake Light Tackle, An Introduction to Light Tackle Fishing on the Chesapeake Bay, The Right Stuff, Gear and Attitudes for Trophy Light Tackle Fishing, and How To Catch Chesapeake Panfis...more
Stephan (Steve) Levitsky is the Vice President of Sustainability for Perdue Farms, Inc.  Steve is responsible for advancing Perdue’s progress in achieving sustainable growth, fostering working relationships with a broad-spectrum of stakeholders at the federal, state and local level, and serving as the company’s spokesperson on sustainability and environmental matters. Prior to joining Perdue, he was.....more
Deb Lucas is a Senior Communications and High Tech industry executive. Currently Deb is a VP of Customer Success at Salesforce where she is responsible for strategy, governance, adoption and value realization for large enterprise segment. Deb has been with Salesforce for eight years in the customer success group engaging with Salesforces' largest clients in.....more
Doug has been with Luck Companies in Richmond, VA for the past 23 years and currently serves as Senior Vice President of Customer and Technical Services.  His areas of responsibility include operational support, engineering, customer experience, innovation, emerging businesses, and risk management....more
A lifelong Marylander, Matt graduated in 2007 from the University of Maryland at College Park with a degree in finance.  He is a Senior Financial Advisor with Merrill Lynch in Annapolis, MD helping clients design customized strategies to grow and preserve their wealt...more
Tara Scully Assistant Professor, George Washington University
Tara A. Scully is the Director of the Sustainability Minor Program and an Assistant Professor of Biology at the George Washington University. At GW, she regularly teaches introductory biology and sustainability courses and laboratories to non-science major...more
Christopher Sigmund TeamAg, Inc.
Mr. Sigmund has led TeamAg, Inc. since the company was founded in January of 2002. He leads a staff of twenty six professionals who are dedicated to helping farmers achieve co-equal goals of improving both the economic and environmental performance of their farms. As President of TeamAg, Mr. Sigmund works extensively with a wide range.....more
Gregory Wims is a local businessman and community activist who founded the Victims' Rights Foundation (VRF) in 1996. Gregory is dedicated in supporting victims and their families of violent crimes and attacks. He was instrumental in forming and supporting the Sniper Victims' Fund in response to the sniper attacks in the Washington D.C. metro area.....more
Florence has served as the Director of Operations for Modenus Media LLC for the past seven years where she manages communications and operations for the company. She brings over seven years of marketing, communications, public relations, community networking, fundraising, technology, and strategic planning to the Board. Florence has long been interested in supporting associations and programs.....more
Naomi Young Center for Regional Analysis
Naomi Young is the Director of the newly established, Center for Regional Analysis. The Center for Regional Analysis – or CRA – is a nonpartisan research center dedicated to enhancing the well-being and vitality of local and regional economies through independent economic insight and data-driven analysis.  As the inaugural Director, Naomi comes to CRA –.....more