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Executive In Residence

The Executive in Residence Program enriches the educational experience of our students by inviting distinguished business executives to the Bolte School for two days to speak to our students on various business-related topics. Many of the Executives in Residence are successful business alumni of Mount St. Mary’s University and all of them have achieved notable success in their careers as executives and leaders in their respective organizations. They serve as guest professors in classes; they meet with student clubs and organizations; and they are keynote speakers at community business forum dinners.

G.M Lowenthal is co-founder of The Boyds Collection Ltd.

G.M. Lowenthal

Founder and Former CEO of the Boyds Collection Ltd.

Executive in Residence: September 27-28, 2012

G.M Lowenthal is co-founder of The Boyds Collection Ltd. Mr. Lowenthal was born and raised in New York City. He attended Stuyvesant High School, and after graduation he went to Alfred University where he received a B.S. in Biology and an M.S. in Education/Biology. He then served two years with the United States Peace Corps where he was employed as a high school teacher in the Fiji Islands. After traveling for another year, he joined Bloomingdale's department store in New York.  Mr. Lowenthal rose through the ranks over seven years progressing from trainee to divisional merchandise manager.

In 1978, Mr. Lowenthal and his wife Justina left the corporate world and started a small antique business in Boyds, Maryland. Over the course of 20 years, he guided the business into the gift and decorative accessory market and built the company into one of the most creative and financially successful giants in the industry. In 1997, Mr. Lowenthal successfully negotiated the sale of his business to a private equity firm based in New York. In 1998, The Boyds Collection Ltd. went public on The New York Stock Exchange with a market capitalization in excess of one billion dollars.

Mr. Lowenthal, with the help of his wife and children, is currently involved in guiding his family's investments and the family’s charitable foundation, the ARK (Acts of Random Kindness) Foundation. He also consults and lectures on a number of business issues. He is an enthusiastic outdoorsman, enjoying bow hunting, fishing, farming, kayaking and biking.

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