Board of Directors


Our Officers


<strong>Adam Santavicca</strong>
Adam Santavicca
Chairman

Adam has been a senior manager with both public and private companies for more than 30 years. His longest stay with a public company was 18 years with Anacomp, an international information technology service provider.


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<strong>Marcus Smith</strong>
Marcus Smith
Vice Chairman

Marcus A. Smith Sr. joined M&T Bank in 2008 as a Senior Business Banker covering the Prince George’s County market and was promoted to a Team Leader in 2011. He worked at Bank of American prior to joining M&T Bank.


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<strong>Nathaniel Elliott</strong>
Nathaniel Elliott
Secretary

Nathaniel Elliott, a serial entrepreneur and Solution Architect at offLabs began his work in business and consulting by starting a non-profit organization called “Living Hope”.  He has the niche for finding problems and building solutions.


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<strong>Greg Bussink</strong>
Greg Bussink
Treasurer

Greg Bussink is a Principal at CliftonLarsonAllen LLP (CLA).  For over 20 years, Greg has served his client’s as their auditor and trusted advisor — providing meaningful and practical recommendations in order to achieve financial success.


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Our Members


<strong>Denita Conway</strong>
Denita Conway
Member

Denita R. Conway is an award-winning strategic planning and risk mitigation executive and one of the capital region’s leading African American businesswomen.  She is the Founder and President of PROVEN Management, LLC


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<strong>Magdalena Gebrekristos</strong>
Magdalena Gebrekristos
Member

Magdalena Gebrekristos has over 20 years of experience in providing technology consulting, project management, quality assurance, system development life cycle, and information systems security services to top government agencies.


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<strong>John Henry King</strong>
John Henry King
Member

John Henry King is the Economic Development Director for the City of Bowie, Maryland, where he has worked since 2001.  He has served in economic development positions for over 29 years.


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<strong>Mark Lawrence</strong>
Mark Lawrence
Member

Mark Lawrence is a technology innovation manager and visionary leader with more than 21 years of experience.  He has 17 years of consulting experience and 4 years with major telecommunications service providers.


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<strong>Sherman Ragland II</strong>
Sherman Ragland II
Member

Sherman Leon Ragland, II has been described by Inc. Magazine  as “America’s Real Estate Mentor!” He is a dedicated student of real estate and real estate acquisition/development and creative asset disposition.


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<strong>Nancy Stark</strong>
Nancy Stark
Member

Nancy Stark is Senior Manager of Community Development Banking at Capital One. Nancy manages Capital One’s philanthropic relationships with nonprofit business development organizations across the Mid-Atlantic region.


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Member

Ms. Wade possesses over 37 years of experience in the business arena, with approximately 32 of those years spent in human resource management.  Her career has been comprised of progressively challenging positions, culminating in her current role as President of Workforce Resources, Inc. (“Workforce”).


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