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NDMU Trustee Deborah Phelps, Trustee Associate Gabrielle Dow and V.P. Patricia A. Bosse ’81 Honored as Maryland’s Top 100 Women

May 6, 2014

Notre Dame of Maryland University trustee Deborah Phelps; Gabrielle Dow, a NDMU trustee associate and the vice president of marketing for the Baltimore Ravens; and Patricia A. Bosse ’81, vice president for advancement and marketing, were among Maryland’s Top 100 Women recognized May 5 in a ceremony at Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall.

This year, 370 women were nominated for the statewide honor, which is sponsored by the Maryland Daily Record. A panel of judges, including business professionals and past Maryland Top 100 Women winners, selected this year’s honorees based on nominations, applications and letters of endorsement demonstrating professional accomplishments, community leadership and mentorship experience.

Ms. Phelps, an educator with more than three decades of experience as a teacher and administrator, is the director of the Education Foundation of the Baltimore County Public Schools, Inc., which provides funds for innovative programs and resources for students and teachers. She joined the NDMU Board of Trustees last year. Ms. Phelps began her career in education as a teacher at Havre de Grace Middle School in 1974. She is also affectionately known as the “swim mom” of three accomplished swimmers, including legendary Olympian Michael Phelps.

Ms. Dow joined the Ravens prior to the 2006 season and oversees the team’s marketing, promotions, advertising, branding, events, trademark and licensing, game entertainment and sponsor activation and fan affinity areas. She also launched Purple Friday and the first-ever professional team sports women’s fan club, Purple. Ms. Dow has experience working with three major sports leagues: the NFL, the NHL and the NBA. Prior to joining the Ravens, she spent two years with the NHL’s Florida Panthers, managing the marketing of hockey, concerts and family entertainment, and four years with AEG, marketing the NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers as well as the Staples Center, Kodak Theatre and The Forum.

Ms. Bosse, a Notre Dame alumna, has served as vice president for advancement and marketing for the University since 2009. Previously, she served as vice president for mission and institutional advancement at St. Joseph Medical Center from 2005 to 2009, and before that she was the vice president for institutional advancement at Notre Dame of Maryland from 1998 to 2005. Prior to joining Notre Dame in 1998, she directed the fundraising and communications functions for Catholic Charities of Maryland. She has also worked at St. Mary’s Seminary & University, Mercy Medical Center and the Kennedy Krieger Institute of Johns Hopkins Hospital.

A full list of winners for 2014 can be found on the Top 100 Women event page.

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