New Members


Lindsey Almond
Business Engagement and Development Manager
Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland

Bob Aydukovic
Maryland Center for Construction Education & Innovation, Inc. (MCCEI)

Chimabi Chijioke
Baltimore Gas and Electric

Kevin (Chris) Clark
Program Manger
Maryland Department of Business & Economic Development

William Cole, IV
President & CEO
Baltimore Development Corporation

Ryan Davis
Economic Development Planner
Tri-County Council for Western Maryland

Sal Fiorentino
Senior Vice President
ECS Mid-Atlantic, LLC

Jeff Fuchs
Executive Director
Maryland World Class Consortia

Darnell Grisby
Director of Policy Development & Research
American Public Transportation Association

Michele Hall
Assistant to the Director
Talbot County Office of Economic Development

JohnDre Jennings
Project Manager
Maryland Department of Housing & Community Development

Rosalie Johnson
Engineer Associate
Baltimore County Government

Steve Kozak
Director of Marketing
Howard County Economic Development Authority

Diane Lesman
Marketing & Development Coordinator
Dundalk Renaissance Corporation

Kassie Lewis
Washington County Department of Business Development

Carl Livesay
Manufacturing Director
Maryland Department of Business & Economic Development

Tom Lofland
Director, Economic Development
City of Havre de Grace

John Mason
Business Representative
Prince George's County Economic Development Corp.

Leanne Mazer
Executive Director
Tri-County Council for Western Maryland

Sandy Mehalko, DM
Regional Director - Western
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Frostburg University

Natasha Mehu
Policy Analyst
Maryland Association of Counties (MACo)

Amy Menzer
Executive Director
Dundalk Renaissance Corporation

Amanda Nesmith
Industrial Development Manager
Norfolk Southern

Gabriella Orazio
Technician Support
Maryland Department of Business & Economic Development

Kelsey Pearson
Marketing and Communications Specialist
Charles County Department of Economic Development

Erika Quesenbery
Executive Director
Bel Air Downtown Alliance

Becky Reich
Main Street Manager
Town of Middletown

Martha Schoonmaker
Executive Director
Montgomery College Life Sciences Park

Eric Sklar
Support Technician
Maryland Department of Business & Economic Development

Raven Thompson
Economic Development Specialist
Baltimore Development Corporation

LaVita Tuff
Economic Development Specialist
Baltimore Development Corporation

Guy Winterberg
Assistant Director
Tri-County Council for Western Maryland

Ian Wolbert
Communications Manager
The Patuxent Partnership

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MEDA Awards

MEDA Awards 2015
Nominations Deadline is December 5, 2014

The MEDA Awards, sponsored by Miles & Stockbridge, P.C., recognize the people, programs, and projects bringing economic prosperity to Maryland. If an individual, community or business initiative has created jobs and renewed spirit in your hometown, nominate them today!

Explore each award category and submit your nomination below:

MEDA Awards Nomination Deadline is Friday, December 5, 2014 







2014 MEDA Award Winners:

2014 MEDA Economic Development Project
Nominated by: The City of Frederick Department of Economic Development 

2014 MEDA Economic Redevelopment Project
Seawall Development for the Baltimore Design School
Nominated by: Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development 

2014 MEDA Economic Development Program
Kent Menser and the Base Business Initiative
Nominated by: Baltimore Washington Corridor Chamber

2014 MEDA Economic Development Marketing
Southern Maryland Meats
Nominated by: Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission

2014 MEDA Volunteer of the Year
Mojdeh Bahar, J.D. 

2014 MEDA Volunteer of the Year
W. Paul Thompson, Jr.

2014 MEDA Hall of Fame
William A. Badger, Jr. 

2014 MEDA Life Member
James D. Fielder, Jr., Ph.D.