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- Vice Admiral Walter E. "Ted" Carter, Jr., Superintendent, U.S. Naval Academy
- Judy Woodruff, Anchor and Managing Editor, PBS Newshour
- Robert L. Caret, Ph.D., Chancellor, University System of Maryland
- 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
- 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, 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, Director of Planning and Business Development, Ports America Chesapeake
- Ben Grumbles, Secretary, Maryland Department of the Environment
- Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio, Secretary, Maryland Department of Natural Resources
- Lawrence Hentz, Senior Vice President, HDR
- 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
- R. Earl Lewis, Deputy Secretary, Maryland Department of Transportation
- Whit MacCuaig, Partner, Chesapeake Real Estate Group
- Ian MacFarlane, President and CEO, EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc.
- 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
- Rhonda Pringle, Market President and Publisher, Baltimore Business Journal
- Jessica Rackley, Senior Policy Analyst Environment, Energy & Transportation Division, National Governor's Association
- Aaron Robinson, Senior Manager, Environmental Strategy and Sustainability, United Airlines
- Matthew Rowe, Assistant Director, Maryland Department of the Environment, Water and Science Administration
- J. Thomas Sadowski, Vice Chancellor for Economic Development, University System of Maryland (USM)
- Kelly M. Schulz, Secretary, Maryland Department of Commerce
2019 Environmental Business Leadership Conference
The Four Seasons Hotel, Baltimore, Maryland
July 10, 2019
Vice Admiral Walter E. "Ted" Carter, Jr., Superintendent, U.S. Naval Academy
Vice Admiral Walter E. “Ted” Carter Jr became the 62nd superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy on July 23, 2014. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1981, was designated a Naval Flight Officer in 1982, and graduated from the Navy Fighter Weapons School, Top Gun, in 1985. He completed the Air Command and Staff College course and the Armed Forces Staff College. In 2001, he completed the Navy’s Nuclear Power Program.
Carter’s career as an aviator includes extensive time at sea, deploying around the globe in the F-4 Phantom II and the F-14 Tomcat. He has landed on 19 different aircraft carriers, to include all 10 of the Nimitz Class carriers. Carter commanded the VF-14 “Tophatters,” served as Executive Officer of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), and commanded both USS Camden (AOE 2) and USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). His most recent Fleet command assignment was Commander, Enterprise Carrier Strike Group (CSG-12) during Big E’s final combat deployment as a 51 year old aircraft carrier in 2012.
Ashore, Carter served as Chief of Staff for Fighter Wing Pacific and Executive Assistant to the Deputy Commander, U.S. Central Command. He served as Commander, Joint Enabling Capabilities Command and subsequently as lead for the Transition Planning Team during the disestablishment of U.S. Joint Forces Command in 2011. After leading Task Force RESILIENT (a study in suicide related behaviors), he established the 21st Century Sailor Office (OPNAV N17) as its first Director in 2013. Most recently, Carter served as the 54th president of the U.S. Naval War College. During his tenure, he established the Naval Leadership and Ethics Center in Newport, R.I., on May 1, 2014.
Carter is the recipient of various personal awards, including the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal (two awards), Legion of Merit (three awards), Distinguished Flying Cross with Combat V, Bronze Star, Air Medal (two with Combat V and five strike/flight), and Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two with Combat V). He was awarded the Vice Admiral James Bond Stockdale Leadership Award and the U.S. Navy League’s John Paul Jones Award for Inspirational Leadership. Carter was also appointed an Honorary Master Chief by the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy in 2008.
Carter flew 125 combat missions in support of joint operations in Bosnia, Kosovo, Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan. He accumulated 6,150 flight hours in F-4, F-14, and F-18 aircraft during his career and safely completed 2,016 carrier-arrested landings, the record among all active and retired U.S. Naval Aviation designators. In April of 2015, Carter was inducted into the prestigious Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame.