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Five new trustees named to Hood board

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

FREDERICK, Md.—Five trustees were recently elected to four-year terms on Hood College's board of trustees.

Amy K. Chan serves as general counsel of Intific, Inc. She specializes in contract drafting, licensing, security clearance and intellectual property development. She served as an assistant district attorney for the San Francisco District Attorney's Office and as a legal and business consultant specializing in technology licensing to federal agencies and to defense contractors. She earned a juris doctor degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

John K. Hodges, senior vice president and regional executive for PNC Wealth Management in northwestern Pennsylvania, brings to the board nearly 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. A certified financial planner and certified trust financial adviser, Hodges manages the portfolios of private clients in four counties in Pennsylvania and maintains significant client relationships in five states.

An active volunteer in his community, Hodges serves as treasurer of the Crawford Heritage Foundation and is vice president of the Academy Theatre. He was also served as treasurer of the Erie Playhouse and the Crawford County Historical Society; on the board of governors for Springhill Senior Living Center; on the board of the Warren County Community Foundation; and as a consultant for Junior Achievement’s Project Business at Crawford Central High School.

E. James Reinsch is a retired president of Bechtel Nuclear and a former senior vice president and partner of the Bechtel Group. He has served on the boards of several international nuclear energy organizations, including Duke Energy Corp and the International Nuclear Energy Academy, and on the U.S. Department of Energy's hydrogen and fuel cell technical advisory committee.

An active community member, Reinsch is on the board of directors of Frederick Memorial Hospital, Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery and Energy Strategists Consultancy Limited, and on the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporations Nuclear Safety Review Board and Altran Solutions Nuclear Advisory Board.

Samuel R. Wells III is division vice president for construction at The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company, an award-winning Baltimore-based organization that provides construction management, general contracting and design and build services for small and large projects. During the last 25 years he has helped Whiting-Turner become a recognized national leader in healthcare construction. His clients include Johns Hopkins University Hospital, the University of Maryland Medical Center, St. Agnes Hospital and Mercy Medical Center.

Wells has been involved in numerous civic activities, including serving as a board member for the St. Joseph Medical Center Foundation and the McKim Center, and on the fund-raising committees at a number of area hospitals.

Neal J. Wilson, a founding partner and chief operating officer of alternative asset management company EJF Capital LLC, has more than 16 years of capital markets and law experience. The firm and its affiliates currently manage more than $403 million in various hedge and private equity investment vehicles.

Prior to forming EJF Capital, Wilson served as senior managing director for the alternative asset investments and private wealth management groups at Friedman, Billings, Ramsey Group, Inc. During his tenure there, FBR's assets grew to more than $1.5 billion. He was also a senior securities attorney at Dechert, LLP and an attorney and branch chief at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C.