Swata Gandhi, Vice President and General Counsel, DAP
Swata Gandhi is Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at DAP Products Inc., based in Baltimore. DAP Products Inc. is the leading manufacturers of caulks, sealants and repair products in the United States. With over 20 years of experience, Gandhi has clerked for judges, worked in AMlaw 100 law firms and has been in-house with experience in IP, manufacturing, distribution and on-line education. She is a member of the Maryland Bar, the American Bar Association and Association of Corporate Counsel. Gandhi is the board chair for Higher Achievement - Baltimore and a member of the National Board of Higher Achievement, as well as a member of the Board of the Center For Urban Families. She is a graduate of Villanova University and earned her JD and an MA in International Law from American University. In her free time, Gandhi enjoys travel, reading, movies and spending time with her dog, Jai.
Kristin Herber, Senior Director and Managing Counsel, Under Armour
As Managing Counsel, Litigation for Under Armour, Kristin Herber is responsible for managing the company’s U.S. and international litigation portfolio including intellectual property, securities, employment, real estate and commercial disputes. In addition, Herber serves as the pro bono coordinator for the Under Armour legal department. Prior to joining Under Armour, Kristin was a partner at the Baltimore law firm Tydings & Rosenberg LLP. Herber serves on the boards of directors for the Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland, the Emerging Technology Center and the Roland Park Annual Fund. Herber also serves as the leader of a seventh grade Girl Scout troop and the coach of Girls on the Run at Roland Park Elementary Middle School.
Dr. Redonda Miller, President, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Dr. Redonda Miller is president of The Johns Hopkins Hospital, a 1,154-bed teaching hospital with over 10,000 employees and approximately $2.4 billion in operating revenue. A Phi Betta Kappa graduate of The Ohio State University, Dr. Miller arrived at Johns Hopkins in 1988 as a medical student. After finishing her internal medicine residency on the Osler Medical Service, she joined the medical faculty in 1997 and earned an M.B.A. from the Johns Hopkins University in 2004. Since then, she has served in several roles, most recently as Vice President of Medical Affairs for The Johns Hopkins Hospital (2009 - 2018) and Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs for the Johns Hopkins Health System (2016 - 2017). A practicing internist, Dr. Miller continues to see patients in weekly clinic. In addition, she is active on several boards and committees, including the Maryland Hospital Association Executive Committee, Gilchrist Cares, and Calvert School. She also co-chairs the United Way Campaign for Johns Hopkins Medicine. Her many honors and awards include being named by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of their 100 Great Healthcare Leaders to Know.
Alicia Ritchie, Principal, Miles & Stockbridge
Alicia Ritchie, Principal in Miles & Stockbridge’s Litigation Department, is a trial, appellate, and regulatory lawyer who represents manufacturers, retailers, and other corporate clients in a variety of litigation matters locally and nationally. Ritchie is proud to be an African-American woman at the top of the legal profession at a nationally-recognized, full-service law firm, helping industry leaders navigate the issues and challenges that could potentially jeopardize their business, and serving as an example for a new generation of young diverse lawyers. She is an active community volunteer, serving as a volunteer lawyer for non-profit organizations like the House of Ruth and the Homeless Persons Representation Project. She has served as a mentor in numerous programs and for a number of young people and acts as the Baltimore City Lead for the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity’s Mentoring Program. Ritchie serves on a number of boards including the Coppin State University Development Foundation—Coppin is Alicia’s alma mater, and she chairs the board—the University System of Maryland Foundation, the Fannie Angelos Program for Academic Excellence Advisory Board, and as a Dean for the CollegeBound Foundation.
Stacie Tobin, Partner, Venable
Stacie Tobin is a litigation partner in the Baltimore office of national law firm Venable LLP. She handles business litigation and product liability matters for a range of clients, from large, multinational companies to regional businesses and individuals, and leads the firm’s women’s affinity group for its Maryland offices. Tobin has been recognized as one of The Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation every year since 2013, and last year was selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers Business Edition for Women in Law. She is an honors graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law and she earned her undergraduate degree from Mount Holyoke College. Tobin serves on several boards including Live Baltimore for which she has been president since 2014, Special Olympics Maryland, and Executive Alliance. She is also a member of the Greater Baltimore Committee’s committee on Economic Development and is a 2016 graduate of its LEADERship program. Tobin is a Maryland native and a resident of Baltimore City.