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UMD Taps Brian Darmody to Lead Corporate Relations Initiatives

June 28, 2013
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Alana Carchedi 301-405-0235

The University of Maryland has named Brian Darmody associate vice president for corporate and foundation relations.COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The University of Maryland has named Brian Darmody associate vice president for corporate and foundation relations. In this newly-created role, Darmody is charged with leading essential university-wide efforts to develop strategic partnerships between the University of Maryland and the corporate and foundation community.

"Throughout Brian's 30-year career with the university, he has proven to be the perfect candidate to lead this new charge," says UMD Vice President for University Relations Peter Weiler. "His unparalleled ability to develop and nurture mutually beneficial relationships for the university has been integral over the years, and we look forward to the leadership he will bring to this new role."

Darmody will steer the efforts to better align UMD's internal resources for corporate partnerships, expand outreach to corporations and foundations across the country, and magnify UMD's external visibility to provide an integrated ‘One Stop Shop’ for corporate and foundation connections.

Darmody recently served as associate vice president for research and economic development, where he was instrumental in launching the university’s technology commercialization efforts and research park and working on international partnerships. He has established a strong reputation for providing support to the business community and developing federal and industry partnerships. Darmody’s long career at the university also includes serving as legal counsel to the university, directing federal and state relations in the President’s office and heading the University of Maryland Center for Applied Policy Studies.

Darmody serves on boards for the Maryland Venture Authority, Maryland Technology Council, Maryland Space Business Roundtable, Maryland Economic Development Association, and is co-chair of the City-University Partnership in College Park, Maryland.  He is past president of the Association of University Research Parks, a board member of Fruanhofer USA, and member of the Network of Corporate Relations Officers.

He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland, College Park and his Juris Doctor from the University of Baltimore.  Darmody will officially assume his duties on July 1, 2013.