Appointed by Governor to 5-year terms:
Sheila K. Riggs, Chair (chosen by Governor, 1-year term), 2018
Arnold Williams, Vice-Chair (chosen by Governor, 1-year term), 2019
Thomas E. Dobyns, Esq., 2016; Catherine Ashley-Cotleur, Ph.D., 2017; James P. Daly, Jr., 2018; Richard M. Lerner, 2019; Frederick W. Meier, Jr., 2020; William D. White, 2020.

Ex officio: Nancy K. Kopp, State Treasurer

[photo, World Trade Center (a pentagonal building), 401 East Pratt St., Baltimore, Maryland] Annette Anselmi, Executive Director

World Trade Center Baltimore, Suite 1224, 401 East Pratt St., Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 837-6220; fax: (410) 685-1611

World Trade Center (a pentagonal building), 401 East Pratt St., Baltimore, Maryland, February 2008. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.

Annual Report to Governor due Oct. 1 (Chapter 20, Acts of 1972; Code Economic Development Article, sec. 10-319).

Report (with Maryland Higher Education Commission) to Governor & General Assembly on bonding authority to refinance student loans in Maryland due Sept. 30, 2017 (Chapter 290, Acts of 2016).
[photo, World Trade Center (a pentagonal building), 401 East Pratt St., Baltimore, Maryland] In 1970, the Maryland Health and Higher Educational Facilities Authority was created (Chapter 408, Acts of 1970). The Authority assists hospitals, related health-care organizations, and educational institutions with financing for construction, site acquisition, and capital equipment. Private nonprofit health and higher educational facilities may use the Authority as a vehicle to issue tax-exempt bonds and thereby pay a lower rate of interest.

The Authority is funded from interest earnings on investments, and fees charged to participating borrowers.

Nine members constitute the Authority. Eight are appointed to five-year terms by the Governor. The State Treasurer serves ex officio. Annually, the Governor designates the chair and vice-chair. With the Governor's approval, the Authority names the Executive Director (Code Economic Development Article, secs. 10-301 through 10-356).

World Trade Center, 401 East Pratt St., Baltimore, Maryland, August 2001. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.

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