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
B.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.

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.

Raymond Truitt, '79

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

raymond-truitRaymond 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.

Stephen P. Auvil

Senior Vice President – Technology Transfer & Commercialization
Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO)

Stephen Auvil headshot

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.

Courtney E. McGuinn, ‘99

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Francis Shammo, ‘16



Ryan Blake, ‘16



Shreya Hessler, PsyD ‘03

Mindset Center


David Capen, ‘99

Booz Allen Hamilton

Sanjey Gupta, MD ‘96

Northwell Health

Sanjey Gupta smiling in a suit and tie.