Board of Directors

Who We Are

We are a professional society 501(c) 6 under the United States Internal Revenue Code.  We formed our Chapter in 1992 and incorporated in 2013.  Our principal office is located at 7 St. Paul Street, Suite 600, Baltimore, MD 21202.  We operate with a local Board of Directors.  LAI functions as a confederation of Chapters. The Presidents of each local Chapter are members of the LAI’s Board of Governors.  The International Secretariat (International) plays a vital role in enabling the Chapters of Lambda Alpha to function together as an honorary society and serves as the unifying element of LAI. The Board of Governors sets the policy framework and manages the overall affairs of LAI.

Chapter Board Meetings

December 6, 2017 12:00 p.m.

February 21, 2018

May 16, 2018

September 19, 2018

November 14, 2018 6:00 p.m. Annual Meeting

December 5, 2018 11:00 a.m.

Chapter Board Members

Melvin L. Freeman, President

Freeman Architecture – Freeman Consulting Group, LLP (443) 520-2771

Susannah M. Bergmann, Immediate Past President

Kaliber Construction, Inc. (443) 465-6781

Nathan S. Betnun, VP for Programs

Stifel Financial Corp (410) 280-9711

Michael S. Cordes, Scribe

Columbia National Real Estate Finance, LLC (410) 347-8999

Rachel Edds, Land Economics Foundation Treasurer

Edds Consulting, LLC (410) 467-5699

James S. Leanos, VP for Membership

Corporate Property Solutions, LLC (410) 321-9600

Michael J. Lester, Treasurer

Willowbrook Valuation & Advisory Services (410) 929-6195

Kim LiPira

The Martin Architectural Group, P.C. (410) 218-0950

Joan J. Millane

Millane Partners, LLC (410) 727-2866

Evans Paull

Redevelopment Economics (202) 329-4282

Stephen L. Rudow

AGM Financial Services, Inc. (443) 573-2061

Lindsay J. Thompson, Historian

Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School (410) 935-3709

Geoffrey Washington, Esq., Secretary

Adelberg, Rudow, Dorf & Hendler, LLC (410) 986-0850

Peggy M. White, P.E.

KCI Technologies, Inc. (410) 527-4412 

Past Presidents of Baltimore Chapter:


Morton Hoffman, Morton Hoffman & Associates


Jeffrey Soule, American Planning Association


Josef Nathanson, Urban Information Associates


Andrew Lemer, PhD,  Matrix Group


Ronald Kreitner, Westside Renaissance


Ackneil Muldrow, Parker Muldrow & Associates


John Murphy, Esq., Law Office of John Murphy


Rachel Edds, Edds Consulting


Jim Leanos, Corporate Property Solutions


Stephen Rudow, AGM Financial Services


Susannah Bergmann, Kaliber Construction, Inc.