BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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MURAT NURI

President

Murat Nuri is from Baltimore, Maryland. He holds a bachelor’s degree in History. Currently he is a business analyst for a federal government contractor. Murat’s parents were one of the founding members of MATA. Murat serves as the President and a member of the Finance Committee for MATA.

MÜGE TÜRKMAN

Vice President

Müge Turkman is originally from Izmir, Turkey and currently resides in Baltimore. She holds a Civil Engineering degree and works for Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration as a Project Manager.  Muge has been volunteering for many non-profit organizations both in USA and Turkey. She is currently serving as the Vice President of MATA and the Chair of its Membership Committee.

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ORHAN SÜLEIMAN

Treasurer

Orhan H Suleiman is a first generation Turkish American, whose family immigrated from Cyprus.  He was born in New York City. Orhan has served on the Board of Directors continuously since the mid-70’s, except for a 4 year period (2014-2018). In 2018 he was asked to get back on the board, and has since been the treasurer.

MÜGE TÜRKMAN

Vice President

Müge Turkman is originally from Izmir, Turkey and currently resides in Baltimore. She holds a Civil Engineering degree and works for Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration as a Project Manager.  Muge has been volunteering for many non-profit organizations both in USA and Turkey. She is currently serving as the Vice President of MATA and the Chair of its Membership Committee.

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TİMUR EDİB

Secretary

As a civic leader, Timur is currently serving his second term on the Western Montgomery County (Maryland) Citizens Advisory Board as a business representative to the County Executive and Council. He has been a leader in the Turkish American community for over 30 years, serving as President of the Ataturk Society of America, Treasurer of the ATAA, President of TAA-Arizona, TAA-Central Pennsylvania, and MATA. He also served on the Boards of ATA-DC, TAFSUS, and as legal counsel to TASSA and the Turkish Women’s Association. Timur recently ran for the Montgomery County, Maryland Board of Education, and previously served as an Education Commissioner in Phoenix, Arizona.

Timur Edib has been practicing immigration law, with a focus on business immigration, for almost 25 years and also serves as General Counsel to Bay Atlantic University in Washington, DC.  Timur also runs his own real estate brokerage and investment firm in Maryland, and serves on the Board of Turkish Coffee Lady, Inc. 

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AHMET DEMIROĞLU

Director

Ahmet Demiroğlu joined Maryland American Turkish Association with the vision and drive to improve upon our Non-Profit Organization, and focused on developing the organization with experience and integrity.

ASLIHAN NURI

Director

Aslihan Nuri is originally from Adana, Turkey. She has been in the US since 2000. Aslihan holds a Bachelors in Engineering and an MBA degree in International Business. Currently she works for the University of Maryland, Baltimore as a Research Administrator. Aslihan serves as a Director and Chair of the Activity Committee for MATA.

JOSEPH MILLER

Director

Joseph Miller has been a member of MATA on and off for several decades based on where he has lived. He currently lives in Annapolis and has a doctorate in Clinical Psychology. His late wife was Turkish, and he has had a longstanding interest in Turkish American relations.  In the late 1960’s, he helped establish a Masters program in Psychology at Hacettepe University in Ankara. Now retired, he spends several months each year in Turkey, keeping in touch with friends and former students. As a new Director he envisions helping MATA reach out to Turkish students and promoting Turkish-American interests.