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Bullis Trustees 2020-21

Chair: Patrick Caulfield

Pat Caulfield Bullis Board of Trustees

Elected to the Board: 2012

Occupation: President and co-owner Coakley & Williams Construction

School Affiliation: children Owen '14 and Fiona '20

Professional Background: Presiding executive of a General Contracting / Construction Management firm headquartered in Bethesda. The company builds a range of commercial, institutional and commercial buildings, primarily in the Mid Atlantic region. Specialization includes hospitality, education, life sciences, multi-family, and corporate interiors. Studied Chemical Engineering at the University of Maryland.

At Bullis, Pat co-chaired the $27 million capital campaign that funded construction of the Gerald Boarman Discovery Center and has been named Bullis Philanthropist of the Year.

Additionally, he serves as a trustee for Mitchell College in New London, CT, and on the Board of Directors at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in Olney, MD. He has also served as Chairman of several boards including the Associated Builders and Contractors of Metropolitan Washington, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the National Capital Area, and Connelly School of the Holy Child.


Vice Chair: Rajesh "Raj" De

Raj De Bullis School Board of Trustees

Elected to Board: 2019

Occupation: Partner in Mayer Brown's Washington DC office and leads the firm's global Cybersecurity & Data Privacy practice. He also co-leads the firm’s National Security practice group and is a member of the firm’s Congressional Investigations & Crisis Management team. 

School Affiliation: child Bodhan ’25

Professional Background: After nearly two decades in private practice and public service across all three branches of the United States government, Raj is one of the most trusted voices in Washington. He has held senior appointments in the White House, the Department of Justice, and the Department of Defense. Raj returned to Mayer Brown in 2015 after serving as General Counsel at the United States National Security Agency.

Prior to his service at the NSA, Raj served in the White House as Staff Secretary and Deputy Assistant to the President of the United States. In that capacity, he was responsible for managing all written material provided to the President. Prior to his White House role, Raj served as Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Legal Policy at the Department of Justice. Raj started his career at DOJ, where he was a trial lawyer in the Antitrust Division under the Attorney General’s Honors Program.

Today, Raj serves in various roles that build upon his Washington legal and policy experience. He graduated magna cum laude from both Harvard Law School and Harvard College.


Secretary: Hillary D. Baltimore

Elected to Board: June 2015

Occupation: Former consultant to the Department of Defense’s Military Housing Privatization program, and consultant for Ernst & Young in their Public/Private Real Estate Consulting Group

School Affiliation: children Thomas ’18 and Hannah ’20

Professional Background: Ms. Baltimore currently volunteers with and supports a variety of organizations that are focused on providing support and opportunities to underserved segments of the population. She has served on several independent school boards and held leadership positions at several not-for-profit organizations. Her primary work has revolved around fundraising, outreach and marketing, and program development. Ms. Baltimore recently served as Vice Chair of the Wolf Trap Foundation of the Performing Arts and continues to serve as an active member of the board.  She also serves on the board of N Street Village, an organization serving and supporting the needs of homeless women in the District of Columbia.


Treasurer: David A. Pepper

Elected to Board: 2019

Occupation: Chief Development Officer of Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest hotel companies, where he is responsible for driving unit growth for each of the company’s brands in key markets worldwide.

School Affiliation: child Samantha ‘24

Professional Background: Prior to joining Choice Hotels in 2002, Mr. Pepper served as vice president of franchise sales for Hawthorn Suites and Microtel Inns. He also served as director of franchise sales for Holiday Inn Worldwide.

Mr. Pepper joined earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Tufts University. In addition to his work with Bullis, he serves on the planning committee for the annual NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference and is involved with the UJA-Federation Hospitality Division.

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