Recaps & Highlights


May 8, 2014 Recap:

Guest Speaker:  Rich Bendis, Founder, President & CEO, BioHealth Innovation, Inc.


April 10, 2014 Recap:

Guest Speaker:  Kathy Snyder, President, Maryland Chamber of Commerce


March 13, 2014 Recap:

Guest Speaker:  Nate Lesser, Deputy Director, National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), NIST


December 12, 2013

Guest Speaker:  Tim Nitti, Principal, KLG Advisors (Corporate Location Expert)


November 14, 2013

Guest Speakers:  Delegate Kumar Barve, Delegate Bill Frick and Delegate Aruna Miller


September 20, 2013 – Joint Legislative Affairs and Economic Development Member Meeting

Guest Speakers: Senator Rich Madaleno and Delegate Sheila Hixson


Holly Sears Sullivan, President, Montgomery Business Development Corporation, spoke at the join Small Business and Economic Development Member Meeting on July 17th.

Joint Small Business and Economic Development Member Meeting with Holly Sears Sullivan


Dan Hoffman was appointed in October 2012 as Montgomery County’s first Chief Innovation Officer.  He is responsible for a portfolio of projects that build and support a platform for innovation in Montgomery County. He also serves as a consultant and advisor to departments and senior management, and an advocate for front line staff and residents with new ideas.



Councilmember Phil Andrews Addresses Members of the Chamber

Vice-Chair of the Economic Development committee Bill Robertson welcomed the MCCC members and introduced Councilmember Phil Andrews.



Jay Wilson (left) and Francisco Cartagena (center) address the economic development committee.

Co-Chair Stew Edelstein introduced Jay Wilson and Francisco Cartagena from Justice for Students in America and the Montgomery County Young Democrats to speak about the economic case for the Maryland Dream Act.



Robert G. Brewer, Jr. (left) discusses MBDC and its goals with Economic Development Committee Vice Co-Chair Dr. Stewart Edelstein

Vice Co-Chair Dr. Stewart Edelstein welcomed the committee and introduced the guest speaker, Robert G. Brewer, Jr., Principal, Lerch, Early & Brewer, and board member of Montgomery County Business Development Corporation (MBDC).



From left to right: MCCC President & CEO Gigi Godwin, Director of Dept. of Permitting Services Diane Schwartz-Jone, Vice-Chair Bill Robertson, Co-Chair Dr. Stewart Edelstein

Vice-Chair Bill Robertson welcomed the committee and introduced the guest speaker, Montgomery County Director of the Department of Permitting Services, Diane Schwartz-Jones.

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