Our Team

Phil Clinard

Fire Protection Assistant

Phil joined UMB in 2023 as a Fire Protection Assistant. Phil has previously been a truck driver in the Army with assignments in the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Liberty, NC, 66th Transportation Company in Kaiserslautern, Germany, and the White House Communications Agency in Washington, D.C. Phil was a firefighter/EMT with the Laurel Volunteer Fire Department from 1998-2015, and also performed a secondary role in public safety and fire prevention for most of that time. Phil has also been a tour guide in Washington, D.C., Atlanta, GA, and Stone Mountain Park, GA. Prior to joining UMB, he most recently worked as an Educator at The Fire Museum of Maryland.

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Andrew Roberts


Andrew joined UMB in 2017 as the University Fire Marshal, initially working within the Department of Environmental Health and Safety. Andrew has served as Director of the Office of the Fire Marshal since the department’s creation in 2021.  Andrew is a registered Professional Engineer and has 10+ years’ experience in fire protection and fire safety. Andrew graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, where he obtained degrees in Fire Protection (Master of Engineering), Fire Protection Engineering (Bachelor of Science), and Engineering Project Management (Graduate Certificate).

Anney Smith

Fire Inspector

Anney joined UMB in 2023 as a Fire Inspector. Anney graduated from Eastern Kentucky University, where she obtained her Fire, Arson, and Explosion Investigation degree (Bachelor of Science). She also has a Fire Service Administration degree from Frederick Community College (Associate of Applied Science). Anney has 7+ years’ experience in fire protection and fire safety and is a certified Fire Inspector I, II, and III, Firefighter I/II, Emergency Medical Technician, and Fire Investigator.