Attorney D'Ana E. Johnson Appointed to USM Board of Regents

Adelphi, Md. (Feb. 10, 2016) -- The University System of Maryland (USM) welcomes attorney D'Ana E. Johnson to the Board of Regents. Her appointment, made by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and confirmed by the Maryland Senate, is effective immediately.

Johnson succeeds Regent Louise Michaux Gonzales, whose five-year term of service has expired.

A resident of Anne Arundel County, Johnson has extensive experience in the practice of law and belongs to numerous professional associations. Since 2002 she has been a partner with the firm of Bonner Kiernan Trebach & Crociata LLP in Washington, D.C.  She joined the firm after serving as managing partner for the Washington office of Allen, Johnson, Alexander & Karp.

"My colleagues and I welcome D'Ana Johnson and look forward to the expertise she will bring to the Board of Regents," said board chair James L. Shea. "I would also like to salute the years of hard work from Regent Louise Michaux Gonzales, who served with distinction as a chair of the Committee on Education Policy and Student Life and brought keen insight on many issues during this sometimes challenging time in higher education."

Johnson's legal practice has centered on the representation of policyholders of various national insurance companies and self-insured corporate entities. She has practiced law for more than 40 years, after earning her law degree in 1972 at Georgetown Law Center.

Her bar memberships include the U.S. Supreme Court, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, and the Court of Appeals of Maryland. She has been a member of the District of Columbia Defense Lawyers' Association since 1983.

Johnson earned her undergraduate degree at Morgan State University.

A 17-member Board of Regents, including one full-time student, governs the University System of Maryland. Appointed by the governor, the regents oversee the system's academic, administrative, and financial operations; formulate policy; and appoint the USM chancellor and the presidents of the system's 12 institutions. With the exception of the student member, each regent is appointed for a term of five years and may not serve more than two consecutive terms. The student regent is appointed for a one-year term and may be reappointed. Regents serve on the board without compensation.

The University System of Maryland comprises 12 institutions, two regional higher education centers and a system office. USM provides access to excellent higher education opportunities, performs groundbreaking research, offers vital services to communities and individuals and fuels economic and workforce development.

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