Cassie Motz

Cassie Motz

Cassie was born and raised in Baltimore City and is a current City resident. She joined the CollegeBound Foundation as Executive Director in January 2014.  Prior to joining CollegeBound, Cassie served as Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Martin O’Malley. She had also served as Deputy Legal Counsel to Governor O’Malley and as the Interim Director of the Governor’s Office for Children.

Cassie graduated from Dartmouth College and Yale Law School. Between college and law school, she taught at a public middle school in the South Bronx, New York through Teach for America. After graduating from law school Cassie practiced law for several years in Washington — prosecuting homicide and domestic violence cases as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, and serving as a Deputy Attorney General for the District of Columbia government, representing the city’s child welfare and mental health agencies.

In July 2023, Governor Wes Moore appointed Cassie to be Chair of the Maryland Higher Education Commission. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the University of Maryland Medical System and the Baltimore Lab School. She has previously served on the boards of the University System of Maryland Board of Regents, the KIPP Baltimore public charter school, and Baltimore Outreach Services, a shelter and job training program for women and their children in South Baltimore.

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