Thomas T. Quattlebaum. (Submitted photo)
LA PLATA, Md.—The College of Southern Maryland Foundation has announced the addition of Thomas T. Quattlebaum of Waldorf to its board of directors.
"Southern Maryland has wonderful communities to live and raise a family. Having an institution of higher education within the community only enhances the quality of life offered to residents and the community at large. Access to affordable, quality education for everyone is very important to me, and it is one of the values that I hold," said Quattlebaum. "Everyone who wants to pursue higher education or continuous learning should have the opportunity to do so and CSM offers such opportunities. I am proud to be working with the CSM Foundation to help CSM continue to grow and expand the programs offered to its students and the community."
As the managing director for Titan Gemini Group, LLC, a management consulting firm, Quattlebaum works with clients to launch a start-up business or increase their current business through growth or expansion options.
Previously, Quattlebaum was a professional sales executive and business development manager with more than 27 years of experience at the Global Services Division at the International Business Machines (IBM) Corporation as well as the Statistical Analysis System (SAS) Institute's Strategic Relations and Alliances Division serving as global technology alliance director.
Quattlebaum earned a bachelor's degree in physics with a concentration in mathematics from Siena College in Loudonville, New York. He earned master's degrees in industrial and management engineering, and business administration from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. He is a life member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and last year was named as the Omega Man of the Year for the third time in his 28 years of service within the fraternity. In addition, Quattlebaum has been involved with the Prince Hall F&A Masonic Order of Capital City Lodge No. 78 and the Consistory No. 90, both located in Albany, New York.
Quattlebaum was recently elected as the president of the John Lancaster & W. Cecil Short Charity Foundation named in honor of two outstanding citizens of Southern Maryland who are known for their achievements in the area of education and community service. In 2012, the organization established a $15,000 endowment with CSM.
The CSM Foundation, established in 1970, is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization with a charge to promote academic excellence, growth, progress and the general welfare of the college by raising and managing funds and providing support to strengthen and develop the college and its objectives.
The foundation seeks to provide outstanding educational opportunities and services to students, employees and the Southern Maryland community which is accomplished through successful friend-raising and fundraising. In 2014, the foundation awarded more than $300,000 in scholarships to students.
Foundation directors include Chair and 1987 CSM graduate Christine Rush, First Vice Chair G.S. (Steve) Proctor and Second Vice Chair E. Rané Franklin.
Representing Calvert County are Franklin, Nancy Hempstead, Jean McDougall and Barry Walrath, CPA.
Representing Charles County are 1974 CSM graduate Gregory C. Cockerham, Paul V. Facchina Jr., 2000 CSM graduate Ruth Ann Ferrell, David Hruda Esq., 1975 CSM graduate Reuben F. (Jay) Lilly, 1999 CSM graduate Paula L. Martino, Robert V. Price Jr., Quattlebaum, Kimberly Rosenfield, Rush and 1979 CSM graduate Austin J. Slater.
Representing St. Mary's County are Capt. Glen Ives (Ret.), Alland (Al) Leandre, Micheline Lopez-Estrada, Vickie Kite Milburn and Jennifer Wamsley, CPA.
Board officers are CSM President and Secretary-Treasurer Dr. Bradley M. Gottfried, President of Advancement and Executive Director Michelle L. Goodwin and Trustee Representative Theodore (Ted) L. Harwood.
For information, visit http://www.csmd.edu/Foundation/.