Farewell Jackie Lewis

President Pines shares a message about upcoming transition in the Division of University Relations

July 6, 2020

Dear Colleagues,

I write to you today to share the news that Jackie Lewis will be leaving her role as Vice President for University Relations at the University of Maryland to pursue a new opportunity as Vice Chancellor for Advancement at the University of Missouri.

Over the past three years, Jackie has led the university’s fundraising efforts to unparalleled heights. Under her leadership, the university received the largest gift in university history, nearly $220 million from the A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation; secured private funding for cutting-edge new facilities, such as Clark Hall, the Iribe Center for Computer Science and Engineering, IDEA Factory and Cole Field House; and launched the university’s $1.5 billion fundraising campaign, Fearless Ideas: The Campaign for Maryland, raising nearly $1.3 billion to date.

Additionally, Jackie led the team to two of the university’s three highest fundraising performance years. Please join me in thanking Jackie for her tremendous service to our university. Her last day at the university will be July 31, 2020.

I’m also pleased to announce that Brodie Remington will serve as Vice President for University Relations and President of the University of Maryland College Park Foundation beginning August 1, 2020, through July 2021. Brodie is a familiar and respected colleague to many of us at the University of Maryland--he previously served as Vice President for University Relations from 1999 to 2012.

Brodie has more than 40 years of experience in advancement, including 25 years as the chief advancement officer at four institutions: the University of Oregon, Trinity College (CT), the University of Maryland, and Stevens Institute of Technology. His career started at the University of Pennsylvania, where he worked in a succession of fundraising roles culminating in the position of AVP and Director of the $1 billion Campaign for Penn.

During his career, Brodie oversaw the planning and execution of five campaigns, each surpassing its goal and securing a collective total exceeding $3.2 billion. At Maryland, he executed the Great Expectations $1 billion campaign and helped establish the University of Maryland College Park Foundation. He has also played a pivotal role in institutional strategic planning, marketing, and communications, board development, alumni relations, and budget management.

Brodie is currently a consulting partner with BWF, a fundraising consulting firm based in Minneapolis. He serves on the Board of President Lincoln’s Cottage and has previously served on the boards of historical, arts, and social service organizations. He earned a BA from the University of Rochester and a MA from the University of Pennsylvania. Brodie and his wife Sapienza Barone reside in Washington, DC.

I have incredible confidence in the leadership and staff of the Division of University Relations. You may recall that in my July 1 welcome letter, I asked the Division of University Relations to accelerate philanthropic efforts in the areas of student opportunity and accessibility, diversity, and inclusion. I am grateful that this critical work will continue.


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Darryll J. Pines
President, University of Maryland