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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

  • Chair: R. Michael Gill, Secretary o​f Commerce
  • Vice Chair: Tom Sadowski, Vice Chancellor of Economic Development, University System of Maryland
  • 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
  • Julie Garner, Director of Government Affairs, AstraZeneca
  • Joshua Martin, Controller, Volvo Group
  • 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.
  • David Rodich, Executive Director, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 500
  • Marcus Stephens, Executive Creative Director, Plank Industries
  • Angela Sweeney, Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Peterson Companies
  • Aaron Tomarchio, Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Tradepoint Atlantic
  • Laura Van Eperen, CEO, Van Eperen
Ex officio 
  • Senator Cheryl Kagan (District 17; appointed by Senate President)
  • Delegate Kris Valderrama (District 26; appointed by House Speaker)



401 East Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21202


The following Maryland Marketing Partnership 2018 meetings are tentatively scheduled for:

  • Friday, May 11, 2018
  • Friday, September 14, 2018
  • Friday, December 14, 2018 

Meeting Archive

  • Friday, February 16, 2018, 2 p.m.Meeting Agenda. Governor's Reception Room, State House, 1 State Circle, Annapolis, MD
  • Thursday, January 25, 2018, 2 p.m.Meeting Agenda |Meeting 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​.



BGE-min.jpgHeadquartered in Baltimore, BGE is Maryland’s largest natural gas and electric utility, delivering power to more than 1.25 million electric customers and more than 650,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland. BGE is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), the nation’s leading competitive energy supplier.

WhitingTurner.pngFor more than a century, Whiting-Turner has been an integral part of infrastructure and development around Maryland and across the United States. The company is behind the building of marquee local projects, including M&T Bank Stadium, and buildings at The University of Baltimore, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), and the new Constellation Energy headquarters in downtown Baltimore. The company's portfolio also includes projects across the U.S. for companies in a variety of industries.

Tradepoint Atlantic is a 3,100-acre multimodal industrial site in Baltimore that features a unique access to deep-water berths, railroads and highways. The site, a terminal within the Port of Baltimore, is expected to generate thousands of jobs in Maryland.​

STJfinallogo.jpgSt. John Properties, Inc. is one of the Mid-Atlantic region’s largest and most successful privately held commercial real estate firms.Headquartered in Baltimore, MD, St. John Properties has developed, constructed and owns more than 18.5 million square feet of office, flex/research & development, retail and warehouse space. We are proud to serve more than 2,000 clients in Maryland, Colorado, Louisiana, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin.


McCormick  & Company​ is a global leader in flavor. It manufactures, markets and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other products to the entire food industry, from retail outlets to food manufacturers and food service businesses.​

HowardHughes.png Howard Hughes Corporation​ owns, manages and develops commercial, residential and mixed-use real estate. The company is comprised of master planned communities, operating properties, development opportunities and other unique assets spanning 14 states from New York to Hawaii.​

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MEDCO.pngThe Maryland Economic Development Corporation (MEDCO) was created by the State of Maryland's General Assembly to serve as a statewide economic development engine. MEDCO works to increase business activity, advance economic development, encourage charitable and cultural activities, enhance workforce development and promote Maryland's economic viability.​​


PetersonCompanies.png Peterson Companies offers fully integrated development and management services for commercial, office, residential and retail real estate. The company is responsible for prominent and successful mixed-use retail, residential and office developments in Maryland, including National Harbor and Downtown Silver Spring.​

Legg Mason is a diversified global asset management firm.  Through ongoing product innovation and steadfast client service, Legg Mason has become a world leader in asset management.


T. Rowe Price is an asset management firm focused on delivering global investment management excellence that investors can rely on. Since 1937, the company has sought out to help clients invest confidently to create secure financial futures.


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M&T Bank Corp. ​is a bank holding company that operates more than 775 retail and commercial branches in eight states, D.C., and Canada. M&T Bank provides products and services related to commercial banking, retail banking, business and professional banking, investment banking, and mortgage banking.

Merritt_ForWeb.png Merritt Companies​, comprised of Merritt Properties, Merritt Clubs, and Merritt Construction, owns and manages more commercial space than any privately held developer in the Baltimore/Washington area: nearly 16 million square feet in more than 70 locations. The company, celebrating it's 50th year in business in 2017, employs more than 1,000 people. ​


Donohoe.pngEstablished in 1884, Donohoe has a long history of serving the region with an array of real estate services. The company, which announced in 2016 that it was moving its headquarters from Washington D.C. to Maryland, offers services in construction, real estate, hospitality, development and facilities management.

Buzzuto.pngThe Bozzuto Group is a privately held, integrated real estate services organization. The company has built 42,000 residences to date while maintaining the utmost respect for the environment. The Greenbelt-based company was named 2017 Multifamily Development Firm of the Year by the National Association of Home Builders.

Harkins_Web.gifHarkins Builders is an industry leader in professional preconstruction and construction management services for clients with negotiated and design-build construction projects. Harkins has a diversified portfolio and is committed to high-quality work and exemplary customer service.

ClarkConstructionLogo.png Clark Constr​uction is a local builder with national reach. Over the course of a century, Clark has grown from a small excavator into one of the nation’s most capable and trusted providers of construction services. The company’s portfolio features projects ranging from intricate interior renovations to complex civil operations. 

EllinTucker_Logo.pngEllin & Tucker​ specializes in auditing, accounting, tax, business consulting, busine​ss valuation and forensic accounting services. The firm is known for handling its clients' complex issues and offering highly specialized expertise in traditional and rapid growth industries.​


Miles & Stockbridge​ is a leading law firm with offices throughout the mid-Atlantic region. The firm’s lawyers help global, national, local and emerging business clients preserve and create value by helping them solve their most challenging problems.

AlbanCAT_Web-min.png Alban CAT is a complete source for with Cat® machines, generators, marine & industrial engines, and parts and services in the region. With headquarters in Baltimore and 18 locations throughout the region, Alban CAT is committed to providing the products and support to help their customers maximize their productivity.

RoyalFarms_Web-min.png Royal Farms strives to be the “Quick & Friendly” restaurant of choice by offering the Mid-Atlantic region quality, freshly prepared foods, convenience products, and value priced fuel. The Baltimore-based brand proudly serves World-Famous Royal Farms Chicken, which Food & Wine deemed a "best fast-food fried chicken."

HSBakery-min.jpg A Baltimore landmark since 1943, H&S Bakery has grown from a small bakery to a dominant figure in the foodservice industry. The company carved out a niche for itself in the specialty bread category, offering many hearth-baked for traditional European flavor and crust. The flourishing company has operations in seven states and distribution in 23 states.

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Grace-logo-with-tag-COLOR.jpg W.R. Grace and Company is a globally integrated product development and manufacturing company. Partnering with many of the world’s most recognized brands, the company develops, manufactures, licenses and supports industry-leading technologies.

HowardBank-min.png Howard Bank is a full service commercial bank focused on making a difference within the communities within Greater Baltimore. Historically, the bank has focused on combining high touch outreach with expert advice and a broad array of commercial services for growing small and medium sized businesses.

KaiserPermanenteLogo.jpg Kaiser Permanente is one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit health plans. The company comprises Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and its subsidiaries, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and the Permanente Medical Groups. The company has a large footprint in the mid-Atlantic region, with over 700,000 health plan memberships in Maryland, D.C. and Virginia.


The University of Maryland Medical System is a university-based regional health care system focused on serving the health care needs of Maryland. As one of the largest private employers in the state, the health system’s 25,000 employees and 4,000 affiliated physicians provide primary and specialty care in more than 150 locations and at 14 hospitals.

CyberCore.png CyberCore Technologies is a leading provider of secure supply chain management and cyber solutions focused on protecting the customers' environment from external and internal threats. CyberCore provides value added services, professional services, and managed services for government and commercial customers.

Wexford.pngWorking exclusively with universities, academic medical centers and major research institutions, Wexford Science & Technology creates vibrant, mixed-use communities build on a foundation of discovery, innovation and entrepreneurial activity to create visible outcomes in the form of substantial economic growth, new and diverse jobs, and community transformation.

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Perdue.pngBased on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Perdue Farms has been a family-owned company for three generations. Today, the company creates products for consumers, and retail and foodservice customers around the globe. Through its two operating divisions, Perdue Foods and Perdue AgriBusiness, the company strives to be the most trusted name in food and agricultural products.

MedStar.png MedStar Health is a non-profit, community-based healthcare organization serving Maryland and the Washington D.C. region. Each year, MedStar Health serves more than a half-million patients across the region in its hospitals, urgent care and ambulatory care facilities, and physicians offices.


Weller Development is a privately owned real estate development firm that places human-centered design at the center of its brand, and is at the forefront of responsive environments and human-centric destinations--a method realized in its latest development venture, Port Covington.

PortCovington.jpg Port Covington is a 235-acre master-planned, mixed-use redevelopment project, with a prime location on the waterfront in Baltimore City. As one of the largest urban renewal efforts in America, the development of Port Covington will have a fundamental and far-reaching positive impact on Baltimore, its economy and its future.

EricksonLogo.png Erickson Living® is a national leader in senior living based in Baltimore. For over 30 years, Erickson Living communities have been helping people of retirement age enjoy their independence, free from the burdens of home ownership and maintenance. The company has a workforce of more than 14,000 caring employees, across its 19 communities in 11 states. 

BrownAdvisory-logo.pngBrown Advisory is an independent investment management firm committed to delivering a combination of first-class performance, strategic advice and the highest level of client service with offices in Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Carolinas, Delaware, London, New York and Washington, D.C. The firm’s institutional and private clients are based in 50 states and more than 36 countries and territories and are served by over 500 colleagues worldwide, all of whom are equity owners of the firm.

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