Governor Designates Louis Jay Ulman as Chair of the Maryland Racing Commission
ANNAPOLIS, MD (May 21, 2010) - Governor Martin O’Malley today announced appointments to various State Boards and Commissions including: the Maryland Health and Higher Education Facilities Authority, the Maryland State Board of Contract Appeals, the Maryland Racing Commission, Maryland State Council on Educational Opportunities for Military Children, the Board of Airport Zoning Appeals, and the Maryland Workforce Corporation Board.
“I am proud to announce the appointments to various Boards and Commissions across the State. Each appointee brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise that will serve as an asset to the Boards they will serve on,” said Governor O’Malley. “We have worked hard to compile a list of individuals from across our State with diverse educational, career, geographic, gender and ethnic backgrounds to continue to help protect Maryland’s priorities.”
Background information on each of the appointees is below:
Maryland Health and Higher Education Facilities Authority:
Thomas “Toby” Bozzuto, Jr. – Mr. Bozzuto has been appointed to the Maryland Health and Higher Education Facilities Authority. Mr. Bozzuto is currently the President of Bozzuto Development Company, a company that specializes in the development of multifamily apartment communities ranging from affordable housing to urban high-rise properties throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions. Mr. Bozzuto has worked at the company since 2001 and has served in various positions, including Executive Vice President, Vice President, and Development Manager. Prior to that, he served as a Financial Analyst of Real Estate Debt at JP Morgan. He also served as a Financial Analyst at Columbia National Real Estate Finance where he was responsible for underwriting commercial and multifamily property deals to raise equity and debt. Mr. Bozzuto serves on the Executive Committee for the Urban Land Institute’s Baltimore District Council, the Buildings and Grounds Committee for the Maryland Institute College of Art, the Building Committee for Catholic Charities, and is a board member of the Maryland Art Place. He also regularly guest lectures for the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School’s Edward St. John Real Estate Program. He received his Bachelor of Arts in English from Colgate University in 1992, and received his Masters of Science in Real Estate Development from New York University. He is a resident of Baltimore City.
Maryland State Board of Contract Appeals
Delegate Ann Marie Doory, Esq. – The Honorable Ann Marie Doory has been appointed to the Maryland State Board of Contract Appeals. Delegate Doory has been a member of the Maryland House of Delegates since 1987. She is the Vice Chair of the Ways and Means Committee and prior to that she was Vice Chair of the Judiciary Committee and the Economic Matters Committee. She is also a member of the Rules and Executive Nominations Committee and a member of the Spending Affordability Committee. Delegate Doory also is a member of the National Conference of State Legislatures (law and criminal justice committee), the Advisory Committee for the University of Baltimore School of Law, the Maryland Tourism Board, the Commission on Civic Literacy and the Board of the House of Ruth of Maryland. She attended St. Mary’s Academy in Leonardtown, and received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Towson University in 1976. She received her Juris Doctor from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 1979. She is a recipient of The Daily Record’s Maryland’s Top 100 Women recognition in 1998, 2000 and 2003 and is a member of their Circle of Excellence. She is also a recipient of the Legislative Sponsor Award from the Maryland’s Children’s Action Network. She is a resident of Baltimore City.
Maryland Racing Commission
Louis Jay Ulman, Esquire – Mr. Ulman has been designated Chair of the Maryland Racing Commission. He has served on the Maryland Racing Commission since 2007. He previously served on the Commission from 2001 to 2005. During that time he also served a term as Chair. Mr. Ulman has been in the industry for over 20 years and is extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of the horse racing industry in Maryland. He is also a horse owner and has owned both standard bred and thoroughbred horses over the years. He is an attorney with Offit Kurman where he concentrates his practice on estate tax planning, business succession planning, the preservation of assets in connection with long term care stays and special needs planning. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of The Columbia Foundation and he serves as counsel to the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. He has served as Vice Chairman of the Maryland Public Broadcasting Commission, Vice Chairman of the Howard County Social Services Board, President of the Baltimore Junior Association of Commerce and President of Santa Claus Anonymous, Inc. He is also a member of the Howard County Bar Association, and the Maryland Bar Association. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Dickinson College in 1967 and received his Juris Doctor from the Washington College of Law at American University in 1970. He was admitted to the Maryland bar in 1970. He is a resident of Howard County.
Maryland State Council on Educational Opportunities for Military Children
Robert Tomback, PhD – Dr. Tomback has been appointed to the Maryland State Council on Educational Opportunities for Military Children. Dr. Tomback is currently the Superintendent of Schools for Harford County Public Schools and has served there since 2009. Prior to that, he served as Area Assistant Superintendent for Baltimore County Public Schools from 2007 to 2009. From 1995 to 2007, Dr. Tomback was the Principal of Catonsville High School in Baltimore County, and prior to that, he served as Principal at Old Court Middle School in Baltimore County. Prior to those roles, he served in various other educational roles in educational systems throughout Maryland, including Assistant Principal, Department Chair of Social Studies, and teacher of Social Studies. He is a member of the American Association of School Administrators, the American Educational Research Association, and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. In 2008 he received the Outstanding Professional award from the University of Maryland College Park and was Past President of the Maryland Council for Social Studies. Dr. Tomback received his Bachelor of Arts in History from the City College of New York, received his Masters of Arts in Social Studies Education from the City University of New York and received her Doctorate in Human Development from the University of Maryland, College Park. He is a resident of Baltimore County.
Flavia Walton, Ph.D. – Dr. Walton has been appointed to the Maryland State Council on Educational Opportunities for Military Children. Dr. Walton provides consulting services for a variety of public and private organizations and has over 35 years of experience addressing the needs of culturally diverse urban youth and their families to enhance academic success. Dr. Walton implemented a national prevention program, “Project LEAD: High Expectations!” a community based program that aimed to increase academic achievement and school retention. Dr. Walton pioneered this program in Maryland, working with over ninety youth who were at risk of academic failure and dropping out of school. Dr. Walton was also the director of the Creative Arts Center in San Antonio, Texas where she pioneered