James N. Holzapfel Appointed to USM Board of Regents
Adelphi, Md. (Aug. 16,
2016) -- The University System of Maryland
(USM) welcomes James N. Holzapfel to the USM Board of Regents. Maryland Gov.
Larry Hogan has announced the appointment of Holzapfel, an investment advisor and
managing director of the Holzapfel Investment Group in Hagerstown, Md.
Holzapfel earned a degree from the University of
Maryland School of Business and completed the three-year Securities Industry
Institute® (SII) at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business. He
joined Kidder, Peabody & Co., a predecessor firm to Wells Fargo Advisors,
in 1971 and has earned numerous firm, industry and civic awards for his
professionalism and expertise, including earning Outstanding Branch Manager and
Professional Excellence honors.
His ties to the
greater University of Maryland community include the service of his
grandfather, Henry Holzapfel, on the University of Maryland's governing board
in the 1930s. Consistently named by Barron's
as one of America's top 1,200 financial advisors, James Holzapfel has also
been recognized as a top advisor in the Winner's Circle in Research Magazine and Top 100 Wirehouse Advisors by Wealth Management. His board
affiliations in western Maryland and throughout the state include leadership in
area charitable foundations, committee designations and historical
With the exception of
the student regent, each regent is appointed to a five-year term and may not
serve more than two consecutive full terms. Holzapfel's appointment is
effective immediately. He succeeds Regent David Kinkopf, a partner in the
Baltimore law firm Gallagher Evelius & Jones, LLP, who had served on the
board since July 2011. In early July, the appointment of several new regents was announced.
"I am delighted to welcome Jim Holzapfel to the Board of
Regents. His decades of community leadership in Hagerstown and western Maryland
and his financial planning expertise to families saving for college will make
him a valuable contributor to the board," said board chair James T. Brady. "I would also like to salute the hard
work and expertise of David Kinkopf, who served the board with distinction and
led the Committee on Organization and Compensation so capably.”
"I am honored to join the University System of Maryland Board of Regents," Holzapfel said. "I have great faith in the capacity of the state's public university system to benefit students and the state at large, and look forward to the opportunity to work with fellow regents and USM leadership."
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.
For more information about the
board, visit here.
Contact: Mike Lurie