As CEO and Executive Director of TEDCO—Maryland’s economic engine for technology companies—Troy leads the organization’s mission to support economic development growth through the fostering of an inclusive entrepreneurial innovation ecosystem. He leverages his expertise from over 25 years in the fields of investment management, higher education, telecommunications, information/communication technology, management consulting, and non-profit leadership/management.
Prior to joining TEDCO, Troy served as Chief Operating Officer at the University of the District of Columbia. He also founded and serves as Managing Member of LeMaile Stovall LLC, a management consulting firm focused on strategy, operational performance and capital stack formation. Troy was Interim President for Zenith Education Group, a $400M+, 56-campus career education system. He was a Principal with Butler Snow Advisory Services, serving higher education clients. He has also worked at senior levels in higher education as EVP/COO at Howard University and Sr. VP/CFO at Jackson State University. He co-founded and operated as the first President/CEO of GulfSouth Capital, Ambassador John N. Palmer’s (Skytel founder) multi-million dollar family investment office; he served global technology and telecommunications clients as a Sr. Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Co.; and held positions at Southwestern Bell Telephone (now AT&T), Bell Labs and Rockwell International.
Troy earned a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Southern Methodist University cum laude, a master’s degree in Computer Science from Stanford University, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
A triathlete, Troy is married to the former Sonya L Wiggins, a marathon runner, and they are parents of two honor roll, championship-level cross-country runners and competitive swimmers, Zora Lauren and Langston Anthony.