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McDaniel College Board of Trustees elects three new members

McDaniel College has named three new members to its board of trustees. Keith Lawson '79 is the deputy general counsel for tax law at the Investment Company Institute (ICI), Dr. Millard Mazer '83 is a periodontist, and Deborah Seidel '84 is a retired vice president of T. Rowe Price.

Lawson Mazer Seidel Trustees

McDaniel College has named three alumni as new members to the college's Board of Trustees.

Keith Lawson Board of Trustees

Keith Lawson

Keith Lawson graduated from the college in 1979, summa cum laude, with a double major in Political Science and Economics. He then went on to graduate with highest honors from The National Law Center of George Washington University in 1982. 

Since 1988, Lawson has been at the Investment Company Institute (ICI), where he has had responsibility for all tax matters affecting funds and their shareholders. Currently, he serves as deputy general counsel for tax law. He has also, for the past 12 years, chaired an advisory group to the Paris-based Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on tax compliance matters reporting for securities and crypto assets.

Prior to joining ICI, was a tax associate for the Washington, D.C., law firm of Miller & Chevalier. He also served as the law clerk to the Chief Judge of the United States Tax Court and worked for the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. 

Millard Mazer Trustee

Dr. Millard Mazer

Dr. Millard Mazer is a board-certified periodontist.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from the college in 1983, graduating with academic awards and honors.

He proceeded to earn a Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Maryland and completed his formal education with postdoctoral programs in advanced education in general dentistry, followed by a postdoctoral program in periodontics at Emory University’s School of Postgraduate Dentistry. 

Deborah Seidel Board of Trustees

Deborah Seidel

Deborah Seidel is a 1984 graduate of the college with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Economics.

She worked for over 34 years in financial services with Merrill Lynch and T. Rowe Price, before retiring as vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc., T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc., T. Rowe Price Investment Services, Inc., T. Rowe Price Services, Inc., and the T. Rowe Price mutual funds.

She is a past president of the McDaniel College Alumni Association and remains active in the association through various committees, including helping with the establishment of the Green and Gold Alumni Council. She is also on the alumni board for the Phi Alpha Mu sorority and is a member of the McDaniel College Band. Additionally, she has served on the board of directors for Carroll Hospital since 2019.