Team

Theo C. Rodgers, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Theo C. Rodgers is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of A&R. Mr. Rodgers co-founded the firm in 1977 and has guided its progress since its founding.

Prior to founding A&R, Theo was Vice President of H.G. Parks, Inc., an East Coast meat processing firm located in Baltimore, MD. Theo’s professional experience includes project engineering positions at General Motors and Dow Corning corporations. Theo currently serves as a Johns Hopkins Health System Trustee, University of Maryland Baltimore Foundation Trustee, and Vice Chairman/Director Caves Valley Golf Club.  He is also Trustee Emeritus on the Johns Hopkins Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital, and the Baltimore Community Foundation boards.

Theo’s prior governance experience includes Director/Trustee T. Rowe Price Funds, Director Baltimore Bancorp, and Vice Chairman/Director Injured Workers Insurance Fund of Maryland. Theo has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Tennessee State University and a MBA from the Harvard Business School.

Marjorie Rodgers Cheshire, President and Chief Operating Officer

Marjorie Rodgers Cheshire is President and Chief Operating Officer of A&R.

Prior to joining A&R, Marjorie spent many years in the media and sports industries.  Her most recent position was as Senior Director of Brand & Consumer Marketing for the National Football League.  Prior to that, Marjorie held positions as Vice President of Business Development for Oxygen Media, Director and Special Assistant to the Chairman & CEO of ESPN, and Manager of Strategic Marketing for ABC Daytime.  Marjorie also worked as a consultant with The Boston Consulting Group, a strategic consulting firm serving Fortune 500 companies.

Marjorie has a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.  She is a Trustee of Baltimore Equitable Insurance, Baltimore School for the Arts, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Johns Hopkins Hospital, and Director of PNC Financial Services Group.

 

Karl Schlachter, Senior Development Manager

Karl joined A&R in 2016 as Senior Development Manager.  He has over twenty-five years of experience managing and overseeing the development of various affordable housing projects and mixed income / mixed use communities.  Over that time, Karl managed the development of seven successful mixed finance public housing revitalization projects, including several in the City of Pittsburgh, as well as numerous other redevelopment and affordable housing projects in eight different states.

At times, Karl’s work has also focused on technical support and consulting to governmental agencies including the State of Maryland Department of General Services and the District of Columbia Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Development.

Karl has a B.A. in Political Science and Economics from University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Public Policy with concentration in Real Estate Development and Finance from Harvard University.

Scott Aden, Senior Development Manager

Scott Aden joined A&R as a Senior Development Manager in 2015. He oversees the master development of Capitol Gateway Marketplace, Bembe Beach, and Huntington Metro Station.

Prior to joining A&R, Scott was an Asset and Development Manager for Putnam Bridge Funding LLC where he managed two million square feet of fund developments and operations for distressed properties, ground-up developments, mixed-use communities, and marinas. Prior to that, Scott spent five years as Vice President of Real Estate at the Shermen Group overseeing medical office, retail, and industrial developments throughout the Northeast and Florida. He began his career as an Assistant Development Manager for Paradise Development Group.

Scott has a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and Finance from the University of Florida and a M.S. in Construction Management from Florida International University. Scott has also passed Level 1 of the CFA Program.

Laura Manville, Development Manager

Laura Manville, a Development Manager at A&R, oversees the planning and financing of projects in the District of Columbia, including the redevelopment of Barry Farm and the mixed-use building at Capitol Gateway Marketplace. Prior to joining A&R, Laura served as project manager at Telesis Corp., a development firm focused on mixed-income and affordable housing.

She also previously handled policy and legislative affairs for the New York City chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

Laura earned a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies at Yale College and a Master’s degree in City Planning from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. While at MIT, Laura held a fellowship in the Community Innovators Lab, where she focused on community development in post-Katrina New Orleans.

 

 

Joshua Riddell, Senior Development Accountant

Joshua Riddell joined A&R in 2015 as a Senior Development Accountant. Joshua worked as a Senior Audit Associate for CohnReznick for over five years before joining A&R, where he audited financial statements and provided compliance services for his clients. Joshua gained experience in a variety of industries, performing services for New Markets Tax Credit clients, construction entities, property management entities and non-profit entities. Joshua earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Analytical Finance and a Master’s of Science degree in Accounting from Wake Forest University. He is also a licensed CPA in the state of Maryland.

 

 

 

 

Erin Galloway, Executive Assistant

Danielle Tiggle, Office Administrator

Chelle’ Lewis, Accounting Specialist