CCBC welcomes Monzella Saunders-Owings to its Board of Trustees

Apr 18, 2018 | by Terri Charles | 443.840.4668 (office) | 443.202.0017 (cell)

Baltimore County, MDCommunity College of Baltimore County (CCBC) President Sandra L. Kurtinitis welcomes Monzella Saunders-Owings, Esq., president and chief operating officer of Integrity Title & Escrow Company, LLC, as the newest member of the college’s Board of Trustees. Members of the CCBC Board of Trustees are appointed by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan.

The Board of Trustees maintains general oversight of CCBC. Its responsibilities include adopting rules and regulations for college operations, approving the college budget, considering and approving CCBC’s academic programs, major purchases and long-range plans.

Saunders-Owings joined Integrity Title & Escrow Company, LLC, in 2001, and serves as legal counsel in addition to her role and president and COO of the company. In this capacity, she directly oversees the company’s residential and commercial real estate transactions and is responsible for all internal operations. Saunders-Owings has closed several high-profile commercial real estate development projects in Maryland, including the $221 million Harbor Point Development’s Exelon Building; the $170 million relocation of the Maryland Department of Mental Health and Hygiene public health lab to the Johns Hopkins Biotech Park; the $107 million Magic Johnson commercial development in the Charles Village community in Baltimore; and land acquisition, development financing or refinancing for multiple senior housing projects.

In 1992, Saunders-Owings began her career in the Honors Attorney program, a two-year federal government attorney internship program where she served as counsel for the U.S. Department of Transportation. Saunders-Owings joined the Baltimore City Law Department as a solicitor in 1995, representing the city of Baltimore on matters of contract, real estate, procurement, labor and employment, and education law. During her tenure with Baltimore city, Saunders-Owings directly provided legal counsel to the Baltimore City Public School System and served as lead in-house counsel on special education issues.

Saunders-Owings is a native of the Baltimore-Washington area. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from University of Maryland College Park in 1988 and a Juris Doctorate from George Washington University in 1992, where she attended the acclaimed George Washington University National Law Center in Washington, D.C.

Saunders-Owings resides in Reisterstown, Md., with her husband and their two children.

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