Authority Members

Arnold Williams


Term expires July 1, 2024; resident of Baltimore County; Managing Director - Abrams Foster, Nole & Williams, P.A.; Immediate Past Chairman of the Board - Baltimore Development Corporation; Chairman - Neighborhood Impact Investment Fund; Board Member - Lexington Market, Inc.; Baltimore Public Markets, Inc.; Baltimore City Board of Finance; Qlarant, Inc.; and The Greater Baltimore Committee; Member - Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants; American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; and National Association of Black Accountants; former Board Chairman - Bon Secours Health Systems, Inc.; former Member - Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce; Past Chair and former Member - Maryland State Board of Accountancy; and Emeritus Member - The Presidents’ Roundtable.

Dereck E. Davis

Ex Officio

Resident of Prince George’s County; Treasurer of the State of Maryland; Chair - Maryland Capital Debt Affordability Committee and Commission on State Debt; Vice-Chair - Board of Trustees of the Maryland State Retirement and Pension System; Member - Maryland Board of Public Works; and Maryland 529 Board; Board of Trustees - Maryland Teachers and State Employees Supplemental Retirement Plans; Maryland Environmental Service Board of Directors; and Board of Revenue Estimates.

Bisma Beg, M.B.B.S, M.D., MPH, PMP


Term expires July 1, 2028; resident of Howard County; M.D.; MPH - Bloomberg School of Public Health - Johns Hopkins University; Member- Board of Health Howard County, Maryland; Associate Medical Director/Administrator - Surgery & Trauma Center; Program Lead (Curriculum & Program Developer & Implementor) Women's Health Education Program for Maryland Department of Public Safety & Corrections; Adjunct Faculty Professor Nursing and Applied Health - Baltimore City Community College, MD: Chair Membership Committee - APPNA Maryland - Association of Pakistani Physicians of North American Descent; former OB-GYN - IVF & ICSI; Chief Medical Officer - Tertiary Care Center and teaching hospital (Pakistan).

Frederick W. Meier, Jr.


Term expires July 1, 2025; resident of Baltimore County; Senior Advisor - Lord Baltimore Capital Partners; former Executive Vice President - First Maryland Bancorp; Director - Rodney Trust Company; Attransco; and AMA Capital Partners; Member - 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 Director and Board Member - Provident Bankshares; former Member of Board of Governors - The Center Club; and former Director - Forestal San Jose (Chile); Jugos delSur (Argentina); Norden A/S (Denmark); and Empresas Navieras, S.A. (Chile).

Mamie Johns Perkins


Term expires July 1, 2027; resident of Howard County; Retired Deputy Superintendent of Howard County Public Schools; former Interim Superintendent of Anne Arundel County Public School System; Chair and former Member - Board of Trustees of Howard County Community College; former Member of Horizon Foundation of Howard County and Grassroots Board of Howard County; former Board Member of numerous educational and non-profit organizations; and Leadership Mentor - Anne Arundel County Public School System.


John Phelps


Term expires July 1, 2024; resident of Baltimore County; President and CEO - Carroll Independent Fuel Company/Highs of Baltimore LLC.;  former Member and Chairman - Citgo Petroleum National Distributor Council; former member -  Mobil Oil National Jobber Council; British Petroleum U.S. Distributor Council; and  Sunoco Refining Jobber Council; Chairman Board of Trustees - Saint Frances Academy;  Member - M&T Bank Mid Atlantic Advisory Board; and Chairman - Parish Council Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church.

Arthur S. Varnado


Term expires July 1, 2028; resident of Howard County; former Vice President of T. Rowe Price Group; Board Member - Stanford University Athletics; National Multiple Sclerosis Society (DC/MD Chapter); former Board Member - St. Ignatius Loyola Academy; Notre Dame Preparatory High School; and Junior Achievement of Central Maryland; Student sponsor - St. Ignatius Loyola Academy and Sisters Academy of Baltimore; GBC Leadership Class of 2004.


W. Daniel White


Term expires July 1, 2025; resident of Baltimore County; retired Executive Vice President, Assistant Secretary, Assistant Treasurer and Member of the Board of Directors - The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company; Board Member - Notre Dame Preparatory High School; and Maryland Family Network; former Board Member of numerous educational, economic development and non-profit organizations.

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