Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee assists the board in fulfilling its responsibility to: identify and recruit potential new elected trustees; recommend to the executive committee an annual class of new and renewing elected trustees; and ensure the skill sets and diversity that are in the best interest of the board.

The board has delegated authority to the committee to: define a recruitment strategy; cultivate a membership pipeline; review candidates referred for membership; and recommend new and renewing members.

Members of the committee include the immediate past chair, who shall serve as chair of the committee, board chair, executive committee chair, committee on trustees chair, development committee chair, and three (3) additional non-executive committee elected trustees. Ex-officio members of the Committee are the foundation’s president and vice president/secretary.

Portrait of V. Raymond “Ray” Ferrara ’70

V. Raymond “Ray” Ferrara ’70

Chair, CEO & CCO, Pro Vise Management Group LLC
Portrait of Albert P. Carey ’74

Albert P. Carey ’74

Executive Chairman, Unifi
Portrait of Christine E. Fisher ’91

Christine E. Fisher ’91

Board of Directors Member, Women for Women International
Portrait of Harry L. Geller ’81

Harry L. Geller ’81

Owner, WilJax Holdings
Portrait of Michael E. Johnson ’76

Michael E. Johnson ’76

President, UrbanCore Development, LLC
Portrait of Paul S. Mandell ’95

Paul S. Mandell ’95

CEO, Consero Group
Portrait of Nicole R. Pollard, Esq. ’91

Nicole R. Pollard, Esq. ’91

Executive Assistant to the President, AFSCME
Portrait of Craig A. Thompson, Esq. ’92, ’95

Craig A. Thompson, Esq. ’92, ’95

Partner, Venable LLP


Chair: Ray Ferrara
Committee staff: Bernadette Maldonado
Assistant Vice President for University Relations
Vice President/Secretary, UMCP Foundation

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