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2022 AAII Baltimore Chapter Officers
President: Tom Rodgers
Tom Rodgers
Tom graduated from Duquesne University with BA in Economics and Philosophy. He then served on active duty reaching the rank of Captain, USAF, where he was awarded The Bronze Star for service in SE Asia and Vietnam. While in service he obtained his MBA from Monmouth College. Recently retired, Tom led a Mechanical Contracting firm covering 30 years in Virginia, Michigan and finally, Maryland.

Tom resides in Catonsville with Toi, his lovely wife of more than 40 years. They have three adult children and four grandchildren. “Beside my family, gardening, theater and a little golf, personal investing is what helps keep my mind sharp and gets me out of bed in the morning.”
Programming Committee Co-Chair: Rich Bachmann 
Rich Bachmann
Rich is retired from the defense industry, having worked at Northrop Grumman for 37 years with expertise in RADAR. He has a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from West Virginia University and a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from Johns Hopkins.

Rich is a Life Member of AAII. His main interest is in Mutual Funds, including ETFs and CEFs and he has been investing since 1985. He uses the core/sandbox approach to investing where the core follows a disciplined plan and the sandbox is used to satisfy the urge to tinker. Other interests include volunteer income tax preparation with VITA/TCE, gardening, cooking, and working on cars and computers. 
Treasurer: Tom Harrington
(thomasharrington@iee.org )Tom Harrington 
Tom is a native Baltimorean. He attended Baltimore Polytechnic Institute. He received his undergraduate degree at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and his Master of Engineering Administration degree from George Washington University. Hi is a Registered Professional Engineer. 

Tom is a life member of AAII. He first joined AAII in the early 1990’s. His investments of choice are mutual funds. He is interested in branching out into exchange traded funds and using the internet and computers for investment analysis and investment decision making. 
Vice President: Ron Wells
(rwellstoo@verizon.net )
 Tom Harrington
Ron’s professional career was primarily with the Federal Government/DoD, initially as an Electrical Engineer and concluding as a Program Manager, followed by several more years working as an engineer with several companies in private industry. He retired in 2009. He received a BEE from Villanova University, an MSE from George Washington University, and advanced graduate work at Harvard University.

Ron has been an investor for over 40 years. While open to new profitable opportunities, his portfolio consists primarily of individual stocks, mutual funds, and ETFs. He seeks investments that provide appreciation, a reasonable risk, and minimal taxes. His membership in the AAII provides one of his better sources of objective, unbiased advice and an opportunity for open exchange of ideas. Consequently, he is a life member. 
Communications Director: Michael B. Herr, M.D. 
( rsvp@aaiibaltimore.com )
Dr. Michael Herr is a native Baltimorean. He received his undergraduate degree at Emory University (Atlanta, GA) and received a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Maryland Medical System (Baltimore, MD). He maintains a private practice in ophthalmology in Glen Burnie, MD. He recently served as Chief of Ophthalmology at the Baltimore-Washington Medical Center and he is an ophthalmology consultant for the Washington Capitals (NHL). 

Dr. Herr has always had an interest in statistics and the stock market. He has been making his own investment decisions for over 25 years. He is an avid reader and bases his 'growth at a reasonable price' investment style on the writings of William O'Neil, Burton Malkiel, and Martin Zweig. A member of AAII since 2002, he is now a lifetime member.  
President Emeritus: Susan Fanti
Susan is a retired Medical Technologist. She began investing in mutual funds in the 1980's. In 1996, when she and a friend founded an investment club, her focus became fundamental analysis and individual stocks.

Today, Susan is a student of Optionetics who hopes to use her interest in technical analysis and options to protect her portfolio and enhance its returns. 


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