Troy LeMaile-Stovall

As the CEO of TEDCO—Maryland’s economic engine for technology companies—Troy leads the organization’s mission to support economic development through the cultivation of an inclusive entrepreneurial innovation ecosystem. He brings to bear more than 25 years of experience in investment management, higher education, telecommunications, information/communication technology, and management consulting in this leadership role.
Prior to joining TEDCO, Troy was the chief operating officer at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC), the nation’s only urban land-grant university. UDC encompasses a six-site community college, a four-year baccalaureate campus, and a law school, and serves 7,000 degree- and certificate-seeking students. He oversaw an array of critical functions at UDC, including capital construction, communications, emergency management, enrollment services, facilities management, government relations, information management, institutional research, marketing, public safety, risk management, and strategic planning, to name a just a few.
An entrepreneur at heart and in spirit, Troy founded the management consulting firms LeMaile-Stovall LLC and GTMS Partners, LLC. He also co-founded and served as the first president and CEO of GulfSouth Capital. His resume includes positions as the interim president of Zenith Education Group; principal at Butler Snow Advisory Services; executive vice president and chief operating officer of Howard University; and senior vice president and chief financial officer Jackson State (Mississippi) University, where he was awarded the Thurgood Marshall HBCU CFO of the Year. Earlier in his career, Troy held positions at McKinsey & Company, Southwestern Bell Telephone (now AT&T), AT&T Bell Labs, and Rockwell international.
Troy is a subject matter expert in capital stack formation and a frequent speaker on venture capital, economic development, and higher education administration, among other topics. He has published articles on entrepreneurship, venture capital, economic development, diversity and inclusion, and higher education. His expertise has been recognized through the various awards he has received including the Dealmakers Award and the Most Admired CEO, among others.

Troy graduated cum laude from Southern Methodist University with a bachelor of science in electrical engineering. He earned a master’s of science in computer science from Stanford University as a Bell Labs One Year on Campus Fellow, and an MBA from Harvard University. He was included in the Leadership Greater Washington Signature Program Class of 2019.

Troy has served and is serving on a number of for-profit and non-profit boards including Parkway Properties (NYSE:PKY, Compensation Committee Chair, Audit and Corporate Governance Committees), Archipelago Learning (NASDAQ:ARCL, Audit and Compensation Committee), Internet America (NASDAQ:GEEK, Audit Chair and Compensation Committee), School Status, EpiCor Software (Chair, Audit Committee), National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), Southern Methodist University (SMU) School of Engineering, SMU Dept. of Electrical Engineering (Chair), UDC Foundation (Treasurer), MD Cybersecurity Council, MD Clean Energy Center Advisory Council, MD Technology Council, DC Chamber of Commerce (Workforce Committee Chair), MemberSuite (Chair, Audit Committee), DC Housing Enterprises, National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) Advisory Group on Leadership Diversity, and his church Landover, MD-based Zion Church, led by Sr. Pastor Keith Battle, where he serves as Treasurer. During his time on Boards, Troy has had an impact on efforts in the areas of strategic and operational planning, mergers, fiscal planning, capital formation, diversity and inclusion, organizational design and marketing.

Troy has also coached an award-winning youth robotics team and is a USA Swimming-certified stroke- and-turn and chief judge official. A triathlete himself, he is married to marathoner Sonya L. Wiggins and is the father of two academically gifted and multi-talented young athletes, Zora Lauren, and Langston Anthony as well as their AkiPoo dog (Akita and Poodle mix), Hamilton.