Board of Advisors

The mission of the Loyola College of Arts and Sciences Board of Advisors is to assist the dean and the leadership of the School to enact the vision, values, and plans of Loyola University Maryland in the lives of the undergraduate and graduate students and faculty, administrators, and staff of Loyola University Maryland.

Board of Advisors

James P. Daly, Jr., '76

Board Chair
Jim DaleyB.S. in Biology, Loyola College in Maryland
(now Loyola University Maryland)
Parent of Jimmy Daly, '09

James Daly was most recently the managing director of business development at Legg Mason Capital Management in Baltimore, where he oversaw new business development for institutional investors in the U.S. and overseas. Daly has served as a member of the Executive Parent's Council for Loyola University Maryland and as national chairman of the annual Evergreen Fund. He lives in Owings Mills, MD, with his wife, Jane. His oldest son, Jimmy, graduated from Loyola in 2009 and played lacrosse, while Daly himself played basketball for Loyola. Daly's youngest son is a freshman at Syracuse University.

Geraldine (Gerry) Johnson Geckle, '74

Vice Chair of the Board
B.A. in Sociology, Loyola College in Maryland
(now Loyola University Maryland)
Parent of Chris Geckle, '12

Gerry Geckle is senior vice president of human resources for Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS), one of the nation's largest healthcare management companies, operating—through its subsidiaries—acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities, and ambulatory centers nationwide, in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and the United Kingdom. Geckle is very interested in Loyola's internship and career mentoring programs. She resides in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, and is the mother of Christopher, '12, and Annie, The University of Richmond, '14.

Stephen P. Auvil

Stephen Auvil headshotSenior Vice President – Technology Transfer & Commercialization
Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO)

Stephen is currently Senior Vice President – Technology Transfer & Commercialization for the Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO) where he oversees a number of programs that support entrepreneurial development and technology transfer at Maryland’s universities and federal laboratories.  Before arriving at TEDCO, he spent ten years at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) in the roles of Assistant Vice President for Research and Director of the Office of Technology Development, and he worked for seven years in the Office of Technology Licensing at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.  Prior to working at Johns Hopkins, Stephen worked for two small medical device companies where he had a variety of responsibilities ranging from rebuilding medical devices under GMP to setting-up and networking computerized accounting systems.  Stephen graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Engineering Science from Loyola College in Maryland, and went on to earn a Master of Business Administration from the University of Baltimore and a Master of Science in Biotechnology from the Johns Hopkins University.

Ryan Blake, CPA ‘16

ryan-blakeB.B.A. in Accounting, Loyola University Maryland

Ryan Blake graduated from Loyola University Maryland in 2016 with a B.B.A. in Accounting. Ryan is an audit senior associate at KPMG where he services a number of industries, including music, entertainment, and power and utilities. Ryan is a recent graduate from Loyola where he served on the Student Government Association as Vice President, and ran for the Division 1 cross country team. He is interested in increased collaborative engagement between Loyola's Sellinger School of Business and Loyola's College of Arts and Sciences. He currently resides in New York City.

Gloria A. Flach, '81, MBA '85

B.S. in Computer Science, Loyola College in Maryland (now Loyola University Maryland); MBA Finance, '85, Loyola College in Maryland; Executive Marketing Program, UCLA; General Manager's Program, Harvard University

Gloria A. Flach served as Corporate Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Northrop Grumman Corporation, a global security company.  Ms. Flach retired from that position at the end of 2017.  Flach currently serves on the board of directors of Emerson Electric Company. Flach was inducted into Loyola's Computer Science Hall of Fame for outstanding contributions in the field. She is interested in furthering the sciences and technology at Loyola.

Sanjey Gupta, MD ‘96

Northwell HealthSanjey Gupta smiling in a suit and tie.

Sanjey Gupta, MD, is Vice-Chairman of Emergency Medicine at Long Island Jewish Medical Center/Northwell Health in New Hyde Park, NY. He is an assistant professor at Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine.

Chase Hatchett, ‘11

Fitch Ratings

Chase Hatchett graduated from Loyola University Maryland in 2011 with a B.A. in History. Chase works in the commercial mortgage-backed securities group at Fitch Ratings, where he is involved in the rating of newly issued transactions. He currently lives in New York City.

Shreya Hessler, PsyD ‘03

MINDset Centershreya-hessler

Dr. Hessler is the founder and director of The MINDset Center. She has been in private practice for over a decade. She specializes in the identification and treatment of anxiety disorders, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, depression, and behavioral disorders. Dr. Hessler is trained in cognitive-behavioral and applied behavioral therapy for the treatment of children, adolescents, and adults. She uses a comprehensive approach in working with clients. After a thorough diagnostic interview, clients collaborate with Dr. Hessler to create a treatment plan that target specific symptoms.

In addition to her therapy practice, Dr. Hessler has been an affiliate member of the faculties at Towson University and Loyola University in Maryland and has taught psychology courses both the undergraduate and graduate levels. In recent years, she has worked with youth athletes and consulted with sports programs to create healthy environments for athletic development. She now works with athletes and staff at Towson University’s Sports Medicine Department, promoting mental health wellness for students. Dr. Hessler frequently presents locally and around the country on topics regarding anxiety and behavior management. Dr. Hessler also volunteers her time as a member of the Local Management Board of Harford County and Advisory Board for the College of Arts and Sciences at Loyola University in Maryland. She is currently the President of the Maryland Psychological Association.

Courtney E. McGuinn, ‘99

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Courtney E. McGuinn concentrates her practice on virtually all aspects of commercial real estate, including financing, acquisition and development. She has experience with restructuring and modifying distressed loans and drafting multi-party loan agreements and modifications.

Courtney represents institutional lenders and investment banks in various aspects of loan origination for all types of commercial real estate financing, including hotel, multi-family, multi-property, construction and Shariah financing.

Christopher McManus, ‘98

Christopher-McManusLazard Asset Management LLC

Christopher McManus is a Senior Vice President of Lazard Asset Management LLC and is a member of the Portfolio Implementation team. Prior to joining Lazard in 2000, Christopher was a Sales Assistant for Salomon Smith Barney. He has an MBA with a Finance concentration from Fairfield University, an MS in Organizational Management from Manhattanville College and a BA in Political Science from Loyola University Maryland - 1998. He resides in Fairfield, Connecticut with his wife and two children.


Francis Shammo, ‘16

francis-shammoLoyola University of Maryland '16
Bachelors of Mechanical Engineering

Fran Shammo is an Associate for KPMG out of their Baltimore office. There he works in management consulting focused on healthcare optimization. Prior to his career at KPMG Fran was a Project Engineer for the Whiting Turner Contracting Company in Towson Maryland. Fran was heavily engaged in project management, estimating and bidding new work for Whiting Turner. Formerly from Branchburg New Jersey, he has now become a full time resident of Maryland and lives in the neighborhood of Canton in Baltimore City. Fran has taken the initiative to become involved in the local community by participating in organizations such as "Big Brothers Big Sisters" and "St. Jude Walk/Run to end Childhood Cancer"

Raymond Truitt, ‘79

raymond-truitB.A. in Political Science, Loyola College in Maryland (now Loyola University Maryland)
J.D., University of Virginia School of Law

Raymond Truitt is a partner in the real estate department at Ballard Spahr LLP, a national law firm with more than 500 attorneys in 13 offices practicing in litigation, business and finance, real estate, intellectual property, and public finance. He concentrates his practice in commercial real estate financing, leasing, development, and restructuring. Truitt is also Ballard Spahr's managing partner, finance and operations. Truitt is a member of the American Bar Association and the Maryland Bar Association, and he has served as an adjunct faculty member at both the University of Baltimore Law School and Johns Hopkins University. Truitt and his wife, Mary Tilghman, live in Baltimore, MD, and have three children—Elizabeth, John, and Katherine.