Raj Kudchadkar has been an advocate for equity and inclusion his entire professional career – in schools, in the workplace, and in communities. He began his career at the Resurrection Project, a grassroots advocacy organization serving disenfranchised communities on the southside of Chicago. In this role, Raj served as an advocate for affordable housing and quality education. He then transitioned to Communities in Schools, where he advised schools in the Cabrini-Green section of Chicago on securing critical state and local resources.
In law school, Raj served as an editor of the American University Journal of Gender, Social Policy, and the Law. He was also awarded an Equal Justice Fellowship to conduct legal research and published a report with leading legal scholars on ending discrimination of women in the workforce. Raj was also awarded a Marshall-Brennan Fellowship, through which he taught U.S. history and constitutional literacy in Washington D.C. at Joel Elias Spingarn High School. He subsequently served on the Howard County Commission for Women for 8 years promoting the economic, social, and political equality of women in the workforce.
After practicing civil rights and disability rights law, Raj then went on to serve as the executive director of the Base Business Initiative (BBI). The primary objective of this business development program was to help minority businesses navigate the defense contracting environment at the Army’s 2nd largest installation, Fort George G. Meade. In less than two years, Raj helped increase the membership in the program from 20 minority-owned businesses to over 2,000 businesses in the Mid-Atlantic Region. For Raj’s work with the BBI, the Howard County Chamber of Commerce inducted him into its 2011 Hall of Fame as “Government Advocate of the Year.” The Maryland Economic Development Association also recognized the BBI in 2014 as the “Best Economic Development Program” in the state.
Raj was then appointed Deputy Director of the Howard County Department of Planning and Zoning. In his nearly three-year tenure, Raj had oversight over affordable housing, revitalization of impoverished communities, and securing $127 million in tax-increment financing for new infrastructure in developing communities.
Raj has also served as President and CEO of the Central Maryland Chamber (CMC) – the only regional chamber of commerce in Maryland supporting the growth of nearly 500 hundred businesses. He helped form the CMC through leading a merger between the Baltimore Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce and the West Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce.
Most recently, Raj served as Director of the Maryland Coalition for Inclusive Education (MCIE), a nonprofit dedicated to equity and inclusion in education. He primarily focused on growth opportunities to help MCIE expand its principal services and products promoting inclusion.
Raj received a B.A. in Political Science from Carleton College, a joint M.A. in Public Policy and Education from Columbia University, and a J.D. from American University. Raj is married to Sapna Kudchadkar, a physician at Johns Hopkins Medicine. They have two children and reside in Ellicott City, Maryland.
Jonathan brings a vast experience in enterprise level management of business development, business operations, strategic marketing as well as event management and fund raising for nonprofit entities to the team. He will manage the Coalition’s daily business activities, outreach and resources (vendors, contractors, staff etc.). He will work closely with the Board, Executive Team and stakeholders to make decisions for implementing our operational plan, set strategic goals and develop new initiatives to further the mission of the Coalition.
Ed Marynowitz returned to The University of Alabama as the Crimson Tide’s associate athletics director for football in June of 2016. In his new role, Marynowitz will work with the Crimson Tide’s player personnel department and football operations while assisting with athletic administration.
Marynowitz served as the Philadelphia Eagles’ vice president of player personnel in 2015. In that role he oversaw the Eagles player personnel department, ran their pro and college scouting office and handled the preparation for the NFL Draft and free agency. Marynowitz joined Philadelphia in 2012 as the team’s assistant director of pro scouting and was later elevated to assistant director of player personnel.
Marynowitz originally joined the Alabama staff in December of 2008 as the director of player personnel. During his tenure with the Crimson Tide, Marynowitz was instrumental in helping construct three No. 1 recruiting classes with all four classes ranking in the top five nationally. The recruiting classes during his tenure produced nine players selected in the first round of the NFL Draft and Alabama posted a 36-4 record during his three seasons in Tuscaloosa.
With the Dolphins, Marynowitz worked under general manager Jeff Ireland and executive vice president of football operations Bill Parcells. He worked in both the pro and college scouting departments where he assisted with the advance scouting of opponents, evaluation of both draft eligible college prospects and NFL free-agents, the execution of free-agent workouts, the monitoring of daily league transactions, and the maintenance of Miami’s scouting databases.
Marynowitz spent two years on staff at the University of Central Florida under George O’Leary. He served as a graduate assistant during the 2006 season, working primarily with football operations before joining the staff on a full-time basis for the 2007 season as the Knights’ recruiting administrator. In that role for UCF, Marynowitz directed the on-campus recruiting efforts in addition to assisting with day-to-day operations of the program.
He began his collegiate playing career as a two-year starter at La Salle University in Philadelphia where he threw for 4,896 yards and 24 touchdowns as a freshman and sophomore. Marynowitz earned honorable mention All-America honors in 2003 as a sophomore and held a number of the school’s passing records when he left La Salle. He finished his playing career at UCF as a reserve quarterback on the 2005 Hawaii Bowl team.
Marynowitz completed his bachelor of arts degree in business management in the spring of 2006 at the University of Central Florida. He finished his master’s in business administration in December of 2007 and then a second master’s degree in sports business management from UCF’s DeVos Sport Business Management Program in May of 2008.He is married to the former Codie Davis and the couple has two children, Ward and Whit.
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