Young Leaders

MEDA has served Maryland’s economic development professionals for over 55 years. In the last few years, we’ve seen the next generation of economic development professionals joining the organization, getting engaged, and bringing new ideas to our committees.

We’re asking for member participation! This group is open to economic developers under the age of 40 who are looking for collaboration opportunities and chances to network. 

This young leaders group is meant to connect young economic development professionals as they grow in their careers. If this is of interest to you, please consider participating in this new MEDA group. Please complete the form below expressing your interest.

You must be a member of MEDA to participate in this group. If you are not a MEDA member, please click here to apply for membership


Young Leaders Committee

Co-Chairs:

Allison Akers, Digital Marketing Manager, Vision Technologies
Amy Velich, Assistant Director of Bond Financing, Maryland Economic Development Corporation

Committee Members:

Autumn Becker, Executive Director, Western MD IT Center of Excellence, Allegany College of Maryland
Sarah Guy, Principal, SG Insights, LLC
Cassy Haber, Marketing Coordinator, TEDCO
Jen LaHatte, Director of Policy and Program Development, Maryland Department of Commerce
Daisy Namukwaya, Economic Impact Analyst, FSC First
Martin Proulx, Agriculture Business Development Manager, Charles County Economic Development
Brian Sheavly, Project Manager, Maryland Department of Transportation
Sophie Smith, Director of Operations, Platinum PR

 

Complete the form below to join the MEDA Young Leaders Group


  • This group is intended for professionals under 40 years of age.
    You must be a MEDA member to be active in the Young Leaders Group. If you're not a member, we'll reach out to discuss membership.