McGlotten named UMES public affairs liaison
PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Oct. 1, 2013) - Robert W. McGlotten Jr., a Certified Economic Developer and UMES alumnus, has been appointed to a newly created post of government and public affairs liaison for the university.
McGlotten has compiled a diverse resume of nearly three decades of public service that he brings to his new position, including serving as National Marketing Manager during the administration of Gov. William Donald Schaeffer and as assistant secretary of Maryland’s Department of Business and Economic Development for current Gov. Martin O’Malley’s administration.
During his tenure at the state agency, he oversaw the restructuring and expansion of its domestic and international business recruitment activity as well as strengthening its marketing and business information services.
His familiarity with state government was a major factor in UMES President Juliette B. Bell extending McGlotten an offer to work for her as the university’s representative in Annapolis.
When the General Assembly is in session, McGlotten will monitor legislation and provide lawmakers with information they might need when faced with making decisions that affect higher education, and specifically, UMES.
Prior to serving in state government, McGlotten was division chief for marketing and business development for Montgomery County, Md. He launched an aggressive public relations and branding campaign to enhance the county’s image using print and radio advertising, co-hosted a monthly TV talk show, “Business Matters,” and helped the county lead Maryland in new business growth and job creation.
He also worked for the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corp., where as senior vice president he lead the redesign of the agency’s website, established the county’s first Small Business Resources Center and lead the effort to create the Fort Meade Alliance, an advocacy membership organization to promote and support Fort George G. Meade as an economic asset and resource to the region.
McGlotten was also a strategic leader in forming the Arundel Mills Minority Business Initiative which lead to the successful inclusion of small and Minority business in the construction of Arundel Mills “Shoppertainment” mall and the inclusion of minority and small business as tenants in the Arundel Mills Mall.
Most recently, he has been vice president for community development and director of charitable gaming operations with the Monarch Ankore Institute, a District of Columbia non-profit organization that provides services for developmentally disabled adults.
He has served on a number of local and state boards, both public and private and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Maryland Economic Development Association Foundation and the Monarch Ankore Institute.
McGlotten is a member of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity and serves as fourth vice president of the UMES National Alumni Association.
In addition to his degree from UMES, which he earned in 1975, McGlotten also holds a master’s degree from Howard University School of Social Work and Community Planning. He and his wife Carolyn reside in Ellicott City.
Bill Robinson, director, public relations, (410) 621-2355.