iLEAD Council

The iLEAD mission:

Facilitate engagement with industry to create new opportunities for the iSchool
Enhance the academic and public visibility of the iSchool
Support the college’s philanthropic aspirations


The College of Information Studies is assisted in its work by the iSchool Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Advocacy and Development (iLEAD) Council, made up of distinguished professionals in the information science field. The council provides a variety of ideas, perspectives, and resources that support the iSchool’s educational, research, and philanthropic goals.

iLEAD Council Members

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Combiz Richard Abdolrahimi

Emerging Technology & Innovation Leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP

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Denise Davis

Director Emerita, Cecil County Public Library

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Beth Maser

President, History Associates Incorporated

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Daniel Menelly

Chief Executive Officer, The DoSeum 

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Josh Rattan

Partner, Information Governance, PricewaterhouseCoopers

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Dan Russell

Senior Research Scientist, Search Quality & User Happiness, Google

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Maureen Sullivan

Former President, American Library Association; Former Dean, Simmons College of Library Science

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Jamuna Sundararajan

President & CEO, CyberBahn Federal Solutions LLC

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Tracye Turner

 COO and Executive Vice President, Optimal Solutions Group LLC


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Nate Tibbits

President, Qualcomm Incorporated


Dan Christopher
Dan Christopher

Director of Development, College of Infomation Studies, University of Maryland


Keith Marzullo
Keith Marzullo

Dean, College of Infomation Studies, University of Maryland


Daniel Ennis
Daniel Ennis

 Chief Executive Officer at Trusted Knight Corporation