Governing Body

The ATHENAPowerLink® Baltimore Governing Body is comprised of volunteer executives and entrepreneurs from the business community. Member representatives are experienced in various business disciplines, such as banking, accounting, finance, law, human resources and marketing. Governing Body members also come from organizations which provide resources to entrepreneurs throughout the Greater Baltimore Metro area.

“Surround yourself only with people who are going to take you higher.”

—Oprah Winfrey


Laura Gamble

Laura L. Gamble, Past Chairperson
PNC Financial Services Group

William Backstrom

William Backstrom
PNC Greater Maryland

Angie Barnett

Angie Barnett
Better Business Bureau of Greater Maryland, Inc.

Michele L. Coh

Michele L. Cohen, Esq.
Miles & Stockbridge

Janet Delaney

Janet Delaney
Plano Coudon Construction

Swata Ghandi

Swata Gandhi, Esq
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

Alvin Katz

Alvin B. Katz, CPA
Katz Abosch

Lauren Kronthal

Lauren Kronthal
SPS Marketing

Darlene Smith

Darlene Brannigan Smith, Ph.D.
University of Baltimore