Kurt L. Schmoke has been the Dean of the Howard University School of Law since 2003. Prior to that, he was a partner at the Washington, D.C. based law firm of Wilmer Cutler & Pickering from 2000 through 2002. Mr. Schmoke served three terms as the Mayor of Baltimore from 1987 until 1999. Mr. Schmoke served as the State's Attorney for Baltimore City from 1982 until 1987. Mr. Schmoke is a Director of Legg Mason, Inc. He is a Trustee of The Carnegie Corporation of New York and Howard Hughes Medical Institute, a private philanthropic group. Mr. Schmoke is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Mr. Schmoke was named to President Jimmy Carter's domestic policy staff in 1977. Mr. Schmoke has served as a Director of the Company since 2003 and is a member of the Financial Policy and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees.
Schmoke earned his undergraduate degree in history from Yale University and pursued graduate studies on a Rhodes Scholarship at Oxford. He earned the Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School.more » « less