On May 9, the Stevenson Board of Trustees elected T. Scott Pugatch as Chair of the Board. He succeeds James B. Stradtner, CFA, Managing Partner at Century Private Investments and the Chairman of Baltimore Capital Management, who has served on the Board since 2002 and was appointed Chair in 2005. Stradtner not only provided leadership through a time of presidential transition but was a standard-bearer for the advancement of good governance. Under his guidance, the Board established a Governance Committee responsible for, among other items, Board recruitment and Board evaluation. For his outstanding commitment to Stevenson’s success, he was honored with the President’s Medal during the May Commencement ceremonies.
Pugatch is a second-generation Trustee, and his father, the late Melvyn Pugatch, served on the Board for 20 years. First elected to the Board in 2000, Pugatch has served as Vice Chair of the Board and Chair of the Audit, Finance, and Property Committee since 2016. In addition, he served as chair of the Trustee component of the Inspiring Students, Building Careers campaign. He is president of Greenhill Properties, Inc., a diversified real estate development, investment, management and consultation organization; and president of Convalescent Homes, Inc., owner and operator of health care facilities.