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Nov. 14: Board of Trustees welcomes new members

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

FREDERICK, Maryland—Arthur O. Anderson, Betsy Bond Brennen, Susan Murawski Ganley and Tonya Thomas Finton were elected to serve four-year terms on the Hood College Board of Trustees during its October meeting.

Anderson, M.D., is a retired physician, scientist and board-certified pathologist who has been engaged in cellular immunology research since 1972. He is also an applied ethicist who has been involved in human research subject protections since 1975 when he was appointed chair of the Human Use Committee at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases. He wrote the first operational guidelines for this committee based on Nuremberg Code Principles in 1975. Anderson actively participates in local and national meetings of organizations whose focus is protecting the rights, safety and welfare of human research volunteer subjects. His daughter, Phoebe, is a 2007 graduate of Hood College.

Brennen graduated from Hood College in 1985 and went on to become a certified financial planner. She is now a founding principal and chief operating and compliance officer of Harbor Investment Advisory, LLC, a full-service broker dealer and investment adviser headquartered outside of Baltimore in Lutherville, Maryland. Brennen has spent her career working in several sales, marketing and management positions in the financial services industry, including managing investment trusts, the mutual fund wrap program and the marketing efforts at Deutsche Bank Alex. Brown (formerly Alex. Brown and Sons). In 2010, she and former colleagues from Alex. Brown and Sons started Harbor Investment Advisory. Brennen has been an active volunteer for the College and served on the Board of Associates.

Ganley graduated from Hood College in 1979, and she has been a certified public accountant since 1995. She is the controller for Accelovance, Inc., an international clinical research organization. With locations in seven European countries and an employee base in 30 states in the U.S., she was the project lead in implementing a fully integrated software program that improved the consolidation process of the financial results for the domestic and international companies. Ganley has always believed in the importance of giving back to the community. She has held leadership positions with numerous local organizations, and she has supported Hood with her time and talent for more than 30 years, including serving on the Board of Associates, most recently as chair.

Finton graduated from Hood College in 1978. While at Hood, she served as a student representative on the search committee that chose Martha Church to be its first female president. She has spent her career as an international trade specialist with the Department of Commerce in Washington, D.C., focusing on international manufacturing issues. Finton retired from federal service in 2014. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Washington Episcopal School where she chairs the Development Committee and serves on the Trustees Committee. She has been a member of the Hood College Board of Associates.