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Maryland Marketing Partnership

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Maryland Marketing Partnership, founded in statute as the Maryland Public-Private Partnership Marketing Corporation, was created to develop a branding strategy for the state, market the state’s assets and encourage the location and growth of new businesses in Maryland.

Board members represent various state regions – from Western Maryland to the Eastern Shore – in the areas of business, economic development, labor, non-profit organizations, marketing and advertising, and public relations and communications.​

Executive Committee

  • Vice Chair: Laura Van Eperen, CEO, Van Eperen
  • Executive Director: Tom Riford, Assistant Secretary, Maryland Department of Commerce
  • Secretary: Keasha Haythe, Business Development Associate, Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation
  • Treasurer: Leonard Raley, President and CEO, University System of Maryland Foundation​



  • Henry Fawell, Founder and President, Campfire Communications
  • Joshua Martin, Controller, Volvo Group
  • Justin Meighan, International Representative and Assistant Regional Manager, LiUNA!
  • Ammanuel Moore, Economic Development Manager, BGE
  • Captain Eric Nielsen, President, Association of Maryland Pilots
  • Paul Nolan, Vice President of Tax and Government Affairs, McCormick & Co., Inc.
  • Tom Sadowski, Vice Chancellor of Economic Development, University System of Maryland
  • Angela Sweeney, Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Peterson Companies
  • Aaron Tomarchio, Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Tradepoint Atlantic
Ex officio 
  • Senator Cheryl Kagan (District 17; appointed by Senate President)
  • Delegate Kris Valderrama (District 26; appointed by House Speaker)



Tom Riford, Executive Director, MMP
Assistant Secretary, Maryland Department of Commerce
401 East Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21202


Meeting Archive
  • Thursday, August 29, 2019, 1 p.m.Agenda. World Trade Center, 401 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD
  • Thursday, May 16, 2019, 2 p.m.Agenda. McCormick, Hunt Valley, MD
  • Friday, February 15, 2019, 1 p.m.Agenda |Minutes. 45 Calvert Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
  • Friday, December 14, 2018, 1 p.m.Agenda |Minutes. MedImmune AstraZeneca, Gaithersburg, MD.
  • Friday, September 14, 2018, 2 p.m. Agenda |Minutes. The Bygone, 400 International Drive, Baltimore, MD.
  • Friday, February 16, 2018, 2 p.m.Agenda | Minutes. Governor's Reception Room, State House, 1 State Circle, Annapolis, MD.
  • Thursday, January 25, 2018, 2 p.m.Agenda |Minutes. Via Conference Call.
  • Friday, December 8, 2017, 2 p.m.Agenda |Minutes. Tradepoint Atlantic, 1600 Sparrows Point Blvd., Edgemere, MD 21219.​
  • Friday, September 15, 2017, 2 p.m.Agenda​ |Minutes. Rye Street Tavern, 225 East Cromwell Street, Baltimore, MD.​
  • Thursday, June 15, 2017, 2 p.m.Agenda |Minutes. World Trade Center, 401 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD.​
  • Friday, January 27, 2017, 1 p.m. Agenda |Minutes. Governor’s Reception Room, State House, 1 State Circle, Annapolis, MD​
  • Monday, November 7, 2017, 4 p.m.​Agenda |Minutes. Via conference call.
  • Tuesday, October 25, 2017, 1 p.m.Agenda |Minutes. National Harbor, 165 Waterfront Street National Harbor, MD​.



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