CSM Board Elects Krug as Chair, Slater as Vice Chair

Mary Maddox Krug of Calvert County
Mary Maddox Krug of Calvert County

Theodore Harwood Appointed as Newest Trustee

The College of Southern Maryland Board of Trustees at its June meeting elected Mary Maddox Krug of Calvert County to a first term as chair and Austin Joseph Slater Jr. of St. Mary’s County to a first term as vice-chair.

CSM’s Board of Trustees is the governing body providing leadership and oversight of the college’s mission and policies. Members are appointed by the governor for five-year terms. The board consists of nine members, with Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties equally represented. The chair and vice-chair are selected by the trustees among themselves annually.

Krug replaces James K. Raley of Avenue as the board’s chair. A member of the board since 2000, Raley has completed his appointment with the board. “It’s a great honor to succeed Jamie Raley as chair, but scary at the same time. I hope I can begin to come close to the quality of service he has brought to the board and the college. His leadership and dedication have been awesome, and with them he has brought thoughtfulness and a sense of humor that have made working with him a delight. He has been a wonderful, patient mentor, and I and all of the board members will miss him,” said Krug, who is the first trustee from Calvert County to serve as a CSM board chair.

Krug has served two terms as a Calvert County Commissioner, from 1990-1998, and has been an attorney, a press spokesman for the Smithsonian Institution and the National Park Service, and a local government representative for Constellation Energy. She received both her bachelor’s degree in journalism and a juris doctorate (with honors) from George Washington University.

Her previous public service has included the board and an officer of the Maryland Association of Counties; Metropolitan Washington Air Quality Committee vice chair; Maryland Economic Growth, Resource Protection and Planning Commission; chair of the University of Maryland’s Institute for Governmental Service; Local Government Insurance Trust Board of Trustees; Calvert County Democratic Central Committee; and on the education transition teams for Governors Parris Glendening and Martin O’Malley.

She currently serves on the Success by 6 Leadership Council (chair, 2000-2006); Calvert Memorial Hospital Board of Directors, and as an elder of The New York Avenue Presbyterian Church.

Slater is president and CEO of Southern Maryland Electric Co-op, one of the largest co-ops in the nation. He holds a master’s degree in finance from George Washington University, a bachelor’s degree from Shepherd University in accounting and an associate’s degree from CSM.

He currently serves as chair of the Board of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce and chair of the Southern Maryland Workforce Investment Board, as well as on the boards of Community Bank of Tri-County, and Friends of the Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum.

Newly appointed to the board is Theodore Harwood of St. Mary’s County. He received his bachelor’s degree in Naval Science from the United States Naval Academy in 1974 and continued his career for 28 years as a member of the active duty and reserve contingents of the Naval Aviation community, beginning as an F-14 Radar Intercept Officer and culminating at the Pentagon in OPNAV as Head of Budgets for Naval Platforms.

Harwood is presently vice president of SENTEL’s Spectrum Engineering Group. With more than 36 years of engineering experience, he is internationally recognized for his technical expertise in electromagnetic environmental effects, lightning and aviation matters. He has authored three international papers, five national papers and 15 professional papers related to lightning and electromagnetic environmental effects.

Harwood co-owns two patents and is an assignee to two others. He is a retired captain in the Naval Reserves, and he and his wife Nancy have lived in Hollywood since 1997.

Other CSM trustees are Charles R. Bailey Jr. and MacArthur Jones of Calvert County; Lois DiNatale, Mike Middleton and Dorothea Holt Smith of Charles County; and Janice T. Walthour of St. Mary’s County. Serving as secretary/treasurer to the board is CSM President Dr. Brad Gottfried.