Authority Members

Arnold Williams


Term expired June 30, 2019*; resident of Baltimore County; Managing Director- Abrams, Foster, Nole & Williams, P.A.; Chairman of the Board- Baltimore Development Corporation; member- Baltimore City Industrial Development Authority; Lexington Market, Inc.; The Presidents' Roundtable; and The Greater Baltimore Committee; former Board Chairman- Bon Secours Baltimore Health System, Inc.; former member - Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce; and Past Chair and former member- Maryland State Board of Accountancy.​

Sheila K. Riggs

Vice-Chairman and Former Chairman

Term as member expires June 30, 2023;  resident of Baltimore City; Trustee and former Chairman of the Board- The Maryland Institute, College of Art; former President and Chairman of the Board - Greater Baltimore Medical Center; former Trustee and Secretary of the Board - Bryn Mawr School; former Co-Chairman-Baltimore Council on Foreign Affairs; and former member – Board of Loyola Notre Dame Library.​

Nancy K. Kopp

Ex Officio

Resident of Montgomery County; Treasurer of the State of Maryland; Chair- Maryland Capital Debt Affordability Committee; Maryland 529 (formerly College Savings Plans of Maryland); and Board of Trustees of the Maryland State Retirement and Pension System; and member- Maryland Board of Public Works; Board of Trustees of the Maryland Teachers & State Employees Supplemental Retirement Plans; Board of Revenue Estimates; and Financial Accounting Foundation Board of Trustees.

Catherine Ashley-Cotleur, Ph.D.


Term expired June 30, 2017*; resident of Washington County; Professor Emeritus, Frostburg State University, College of Business; member- American Marketing Association; member, St. Maria Goretti High School Board.

James P. Daly, Jr.


Term expires June 30, 2023; resident of Anne Arundel County; former Managing Director-Legg Mason Capital Management; former Principal-Alex Brown & Sons Incorporated; Vice Chair-Board of Trustees of Mater Dei Prep (NJ); Chair-Advisory Board-Loyola University of Maryland College of Arts and Sciences; and Board Member-Gibson Island Corporation.​

Bonnie Phipps, CPA, FHFMA


Term expires June 30, 2021; resident of Baltimore County; former Senior Vice President and Ministry Market Leader – Ascension Health (St. Louis, Missouri;) former President and CEO St. Agnes Healthcare (Baltimore, Maryland)  and Saint Joseph’s Health System (Atlanta, Georgia ); member of the Board of Directors Charlestown Retirement Community; St. Mary’s Seminary and University and Notre Dame of Maryland University; member of the Board of Financial Administration – Archdiocese of Baltimore; and Y of Central Maryland; and member – Healthcare Financial Management Association.

Richard M. Lerner


Term expired June 30, 2019*; resident of Annapolis; former Chairman and CEO, Annapolis Bancorp, Inc. and BankAnnapolis; former Chairman, Maryland Region First National Bank; Member President’s Council of Tulane University; former Chairman of the Board Hospice of the Chesapeake, Inc. and Hospice of the Chesapeake Foundation; former Chairman of the Board Foundation for Community Partnerships (now known as Chesapeake Charities); and former Board Member Anne Arundel County CASA, Inc.

Frederick W. Meier, Jr.


Term expires June 30, 2020; resident of Baltimore City; Senior Advisor- Lord Baltimore Capital Corporation; former Executive Vice President- First Maryland Bancorp; Director- Rodney Trust Company; Attransco; and AMA Capital Partners; Board of Finance of the city of Baltimore; former Vice President and Trustee- The Baltimore Museum of Art; Honorary Trustee and former President of Board of Trustees- The Boys' Latin School of Maryland; former member of Board of Governors- The Center Club; and former Director- Forestal San Jose (Chile); Jugos del Sur (Argentina); Norden A/S (Denmark); and Empresas Navieras, S.A.​

W. Daniel White


Term expires June 30, 2020; resident of Baltimore County; retired Executive Vice President, Assistant Secretary and Assistant Treasurer and member of the Board of Directors – The Whiting–Turner Contracting Company; Advisory Board Member – Towson University, The Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering and Notre Dame Preparatory School; Board Member and Past Board Chair – Maryland Family Network; Planning Committee Chair – Baltimore Country Club; former Board member of numerous educational, economic development and non-profit organizations; former Adjunct Faculty – The Johns Hopkins University.

*By the terms of the Authority’s enabling act, members continue to serve until their successors are appointed.