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- Governor Larry Hogan, Maryland
- Vice Admiral Walter E. "Ted" Carter, Jr., Superintendent, U.S. Naval Academy
- Judy Woodruff, Anchor and Managing Editor, PBS Newshour
- Andrew Savitz, business leader and author
- Dana Aunkst, Director, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Chesapeake Bay Program
- Joann Boughman, Ph. D., Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs, University System of Maryland
- Rudolph Chow, P.E., Director, Baltimore City Department of Public Works
- James Deriu, Vice President, Regional Practice Leader, KCI Technologies
- Sonal Deshpande, Sector Vice President, Quality & Mission Excellence, Northrop Grumman, Mission Systems
- Walter Dinicola, P.E., M.ASCE, Principal Engineer, Anchor QEA
- Suzanne Dorsey, Ph.D., Assistant Secretary, Maryland Department of the Environment
- Jeff Eger, Director, Stormwater, HDR
- Mike Ensor, Environmental Scientist, Northrop Grumman
- Adam Genn, Director of Development, Weller Development Company
- Joseph P. Gill, Director, Prince George's County Department of the Environmnet
- Charles Glass, Ph.D., P.E., Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy Analysis & Planning, Maryland Department of Transportation
- Peter Goodwin, Ph.D., President, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
- Joe Greco, Vice President of Containers, Ports America Chesapeake
- Ben Grumbles, Secretary, Maryland Department of the Environment
- Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio, Secretary, Maryland Department of Natural Resources
- Michael Hankin, President and CEO, Brown Advisory
- Paul Hayden, Executive Vice President, Geo-Technology Associates, Inc.
- Hunter Hohlt, Principal, Heidrick & Struggles
- Kenneth Holt, Secretary, Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development
- Tim Jones, Vice President, Administrative Services, Chesapeake College
- Paul Joyce, EHS Senior Manager, Stanley Black and Decker
- Maria Kaouris, Remediation Manager, Honeywell
- R. Earl Lewis, Deputy Secretary, Maryland Department of Transportation
- Rick Limardo, Vice President of Federal Government Affairs, MGM Resorts International
- Randall Lutz, Partner, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr
- Whit MacCuaig, Partner, Chesapeake Real Estate Group
- Ian MacFarlane, President and CEO, EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc.
- Doug McCoach, Director of Planning, Morris & Ritchie Associates, Inc. Baltimore
- Robert S. McCord, Secretary, Maryland Department of Planning
- Roy McGrath, Director/CEO, Maryland Environmental Service
- Ronald Mersky, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Chairman, Civil Engineering, Widener University
- Zohreh Movahed, Ph.D., Project Engineer/Water Management Consultant, WATEK
- Alexander G. Núñez, Senior Vice President, Regulatory and External Affairs, Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE)
- Adam Ortiz, Director, Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection
- Christopher J. Phipps, P.E., Director of Public Works, Anne Arundel County
- Thomas Prevas, Partner, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr
- Rhonda Pringle, Market President and Publisher, Baltimore Business Journal
- Jessica Rackley, Program Director, Energy, Infrastructure and Environment, National Governor's Association
- Aaron Robinson, Senior Manager, Environmental Strategy and Sustainability, United Airlines
- Erin Roth, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Division of Workforce Development and Adult Learning, Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation
- Matthew Rowe, Assistant Director, Maryland Department of the Environment, Water and Science Administration
- Emily Russ, MEES Graduate Student, Knauss Fellow, Advisor to the Technical Director of Civil Works, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
- J. Thomas Sadowski, Vice Chancellor for Economic Development, University System of Maryland (USM)
- Kelly M. Schulz, Secretary, Maryland Department of Commerce
- Ward Slacum, Jr., MEES Alumna, Director of Program Operations, Oyster Recovery Partnership
2019 Environmental Business Leadership Conference
The Four Seasons Hotel, Baltimore, Maryland
September 01, 2019
Judy Woodruff, Anchor and Managing Editor, PBS Newshour
Broadcast journalist Judy Woodruff is the anchor and managing editor of the PBS NewsHour. She has covered politics and other news for more than three decades at CNN, NBC, and PBS.
In April of 2017, Arizona State University's Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication announced it would be honoring Woodruff and the late Gwen Ifill with the 2017 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism. When Woodruff and Ifill were announced as co-anchors of the PBS
NewsHour in 2013, it marked the first time that an American network broadcast would be co-anchored by two women.
For 12 years, Woodruff served as anchor and senior correspondent for CNN, where her duties included anchoring the weekday program, Inside Politics. At PBS from 1983 to 1993, she was the chief Washington correspondent for The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour. From 1984-1990, she also anchored PBS' award-winning weekly documentary series, Frontline with Judy Woodruff.
In 2011, Woodruff was the principal reporter for the PBS documentary Nancy Reagan: The Role of a Lifetime. And in 2007, she completed an extensive project on the views of young Americans called Generation Next: Speak Up. Be Heard. Two hour-long documentaries aired on PBS, along with a series of
reports on the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, NPR and in USA Today.
In 2006, Woodruff was a visiting professor at Duke University's Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy. In 2005, she was a visiting fellow at Harvard University's Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy. From 2006-2013, she anchored a monthly program for Bloomberg Television,
Conversations with Judy Woodruff.
At NBC News, Woodruff was White House correspondent from 1977 to 1982. For one year after that she served as NBC's Today show chief Washington correspondent. She wrote the book, This is Judy Woodruff at the White House, published in 1982 by Addison-Wesley.
Woodruff is a founding co-chair of the International Women's Media Foundation, an organization dedicated to promoting and encouraging women in communication industries worldwide. She serves on the boards of trustee of the Freedom Forum, the Newseum, the Duke Endowment, The Carnegie
Corporation of New York and the Urban Institute. She is a former member of The Knight Foundation Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics.
Woodruff is a graduate of Duke University, where she is a trustee emerita.
She is the recent recipient of the “Cine Lifetime Achievement Award”, a Duke “Distinguished Alumni Award”, the Edward R. Murrow “Lifetime Achievement Award in Broadcast Journalism/Television”, the University of Southern California “Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism”, the “Al
Neuharth/University of South Dakota Award for Excellence in Journalism” and the “Gaylord Prize for Excellence in Journalism and Mass Communications” from the University of Oklahoma, among others.
She lives in Washington, DC, with her husband, journalist Al Hunt, and they are the parents of three children: Jeffrey, Benjamin and Lauren.