Board Of Directors
Marianne M. Keler Board Chair Former General Counsel, Sallie Mae; Partner, Keler & Kershow, PLLC; Trustee, E.L. Haynes Public Charter School As Board Chair for Building Hope, Marianne Keler brings nearly three decades of corporate and government experience at high levels. She embodies the unique bond between Building Hope and Sallie Mae.Read more »
In February 2006, Marianne M. Keler retired from Sallie Mae following a 21-year career in which she ascended from that of a securities attorney in 1985 to Vice President, Corporate Law in 1990, before becoming General Counsel in 1997. Her last promotion at Sallie Mae was to Vice President of Corporate Strategy, Consumer Lending, and Administration. After retirement from Sallie Mae, she started Keller & Kershow, a law firm, with her attorney husband. She also serves as a member of the Board of Regents of Georgetown University, Georgetown University Law Center's Board of Visitors, as a trustee of the American University of Bulgaria and the National Student Clearinghouse. Of particular note is her service on the board of E.L Haynes, a public charter school in the District of Columbia that, after financing from Building Hope, was one of only two schools to receive the highest rating possible from the DC Public Charter School Board. In 2005, she was named one of 25 "Women Who Mean Business" by The Washington Business Journal. A graduate of Georgetown University for both her undergraduate and law degrees, Ms. Keler received a Distinguished Alumnae Award from Georgetown University Law Center in 2004. She lives in Potomac, Maryland with her husband and has two grown children.
J. Fernando Barrueta Founder: Barrueta and Associates, WDC Commercial Association of Realtors, WDC Economic Partnership; Trustee: Community Foundation of the National Capitol Region, Latino Student Fund.
Albert A. D'Alessandro President & CEO, Financial Solutions, LLC Former Vice President, Franklin National Bank, BB&T and Sovran Bank; Trustee, Boy Scouts of America and Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, DC.
William P. Quinby Executive Managing Director, Studley, Inc. Expert, Commercial Real Estate; Trustee, Lewinsville Coalition Community Action Committee
Sheila Ryan-Macie Senior Vice President, Operations Administration, Sallie Mae Former Managing Director, Aurora Consulting Group, LLC, Vice President, America's Charter Finance Corporation; Vice President, Nellie Mae.
April Stercula Senior Vice President, Loan Operations, Sallie MaeFormer Senior Vice President of Operations, Sallie Mae; Director, Credit One Financial Solutions: Principal, Mergence Consulting
Joseph M. Muffler Vice President, Sallie Mae Held former positions in the Financial Planning and Corporate Real Estate Departments of US Airways