Howard Tech Council Announces New Board Members

Columbia, MD (August 12, 2014) –The Howard County Economic Development Authority today announced the selection of eight new members for the Howard Tech Council (HTC) Advisory Board.  The new members join the board officers and eight (8) current board members in leading the HTC, located at the Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship, the epicenter for technological innovation in Howard County and Central Maryland.

New board members are Paul Skalny, Davis Agnor Rapaport and Skalny; Gloria Jacobovitz, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory; Josh Weszka, Vision Financial; Ryan Barbara, Unleashed Technologies; Bari Anderson, Watkins Meegan; Jeff Huegel, AT&T; Patty Keeton, Howard Community College; and Arsham Mirshah, Webmechanix.

Returning advisory board members for 2014-2015 include: Chairman – Emmet Tydings, Chair, AB&T Telecom; Chuck Bubeck, Vice-Chair, Ease Technologies; Anthony Raley, Silicon Valley Bank; Steve Navarro, R2i; Scott Adelman, Next Level Technology; Mia Eglinton, Jones Lang LaSalle; Jason Taule, FEI Systems; and Wendy Baird, Insight 180.

“It is a tremendous privilege to be a part of the inspiring work being done by the Howard Tech Council,” said Emmet Tydyings, HTC Advisory Board Chair. “From our Howard County Chief Information Security Officer Initiative, to the many roundtables, affinity groups and networking events the HTC supports, the organization is making significant contributions to the business community and I fully expect our new board members to help us build on that momentum.”

“I am honored and pleased that the new HTC Advisory Board members were presented by the nomination committee to the board and were unanimously approved,” said Patrick Wynn, Executive Director of the Howard Tech Council. “The board is a deep representation of the innovative tech ecosystem that we have here in Howard County. I am looking forward to doing great things with them in the months and years ahead.”

HTC Advisory Board members serve three year terms.


About HCEDA: The Howard County Economic Development Authority is a public-private partnership whose primary goal is to promote economic growth and stability by supporting existing businesses, targeting new businesses, and attracting corporate/regional headquarters. The Authority also maintains several programs aimed at the special needs of small and agricultural businesses. Additionally, the Authority strives to preserve the distinctive quality of life in Howard County. The Authority can be reached at

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