Maria Viteri
International Masonry Institute
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Mike Ricketts
Vice Chair

Chris Garvey
ABC Chesapeake Shores

Tom French
US Naval Academy

Kelly Rosenthal
Former Chair

Scott Bulera
Turner Construction
Board Member

Frank Chaney
Chaney Enterprises
Board Member

Kelsey Daugherty
VarcoMac Electrical Construction Co.
Board Member

Calvin L. Horn
Herman/Stewart Construction
Board Member

Craig Martin
Spire Architects
Board Member

Dan Mathias
Absolute Fire Protection
Board Member

Laura Pinto
Anne Arundel County Public Schools
Board Member

Brandi Shepard
Anne Arundel Community College
Board Member

Jason Winters
University of Maryland
Board Member

ACE Mentoring Program of Annapolis

In its 11th year of serving the industry, ACE Annapolis introduces career opportunities in the fields of architecture, construction, and engineering to area high school students. Our mission to engage, excite and enlighten high school students to pursue careers in architecture, engineering, and construction is carried out regularly through the help of our volunteer mentors representing a variety of businesses from Anne Arundel County.

2016-2017 Program Year Recap

Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors the ACE Mentor Program continues to encourage students’ continued success through scholarships and grants.

Schools served 2016-2017: 4
Total number of students in program: 50
Students awarded scholarships for 2016-2017: 13
Total amount of 2016-2017 scholarships awarded: $8,000
Total scholarship amount awarded by ACE Annapolis to date: $24,000


ACE is working to serve all 12 high schools in Anne Arundel County in the future



2017 Spring Program Highlights

ace annapolis 1.jpgACE Annapolis students presented their final projects on April 24th at the Anne Arundel Community College to fellow students, parents, and mentors. Teams from Arundel, Severna Park, South River and North County High Schools presented their design for the Renovation and Expansion of the ABC Chesapeake Shores Offices to a panel of experts which included the Owner’s representative.

On May 17th ACE Annapolis held their annual Reception and Networking Event at The Founders Building in Gambrills, Maryland. Guest speaker, Julie Mussog, President and CEO of the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation, spoke to attendees about the various ongoing projects in the area and the importance of the industry to the continued expansion and revitalization of the Anne Arundel County.

ACE Annapolis Scholarship Awards

ace annapolis 2.jpgACE Annapolis would like to thank our sponsors who made our annual fundraising event a huge success. Through the generous donations from our sponsors 13 students were awarded scholarships totaling $8000. Congratulations to all our scholarship winners from Arundel, North County, and Severna Park high schools.

FRESHMAN: Matt Mangano, Sarah Abdalla, Hyun Lee, Jacob Montagne, and Nick Engleman

SOPHMORE: Jack Whittington, Kyle Cannon, and Cole Cavnagh

JUNIOR: Sarah Piccoli, Jeremy Weight, Paige Cummings, and Kira Brown

SENIOR: Kaitlyn Briller,Kaitlyn Briller, who received a senior scholarship award of $2,500 in addition to a $750 award received in her junior year. Katie will be using the $3,250 awarded to pursue architecture at the Univeristy of Maryland. ACE Annapolis thanks Katie for her leadership as an ACE club officer at Severna Park High School and we look forward to one day having Katie return as an architectural mentor.

Become an ACE Annapolis Mentor

The ACE Annapolis affiliate has grown over the past two years and we need your help to continue to inspire the next generation.Please consider becoming an ACE Annapolis Mentor. ACE mentors report many benefits including personal satisfaction in guiding the next generation, expanding their professional networks, and sharpening their communication skills. If you would like more information on becoming a mentor please visit us online at

The ACE Annapolis 2017-2018 Program begins the week of September 25th.
Program Locations:

  • Annapolis High School
  • North County High School
  • Severna Park High School
  • South River High School
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