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E-Nnovation Initiative Fund Authority

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Advises and consults with Maryland Commerce concerning the implementation and administration of the Maryland E-Nnovation Initiative Fund (MEIF)​. Through the program, nonprofit institutions of higher education in Maryland may create research endowments in scientific and technical fields of study. Private donations to those endowments may be matched by State funds from the Maryland E-Nnovation Initiative Fund Authority.​


  • Robert M. H​​allenbeck, Vice President, Ad​vanced Bioprocessing, BD Biosciences (retired)


  • Robert (Bob) Caret, Chancellor, U​niversity System of Maryland​*
  • Kelly M. Schulz, Secretary, Maryland Department of Commerce*
  • George Davis, CEO, Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO)*
  • Andy Jones, CIO, Managing Director, Maryland Venture Fund, and Chief Investment Officer, TEDCO*
  • Renee Winsky, President & CEO, Leadership Maryland and President & Founder, Bay One Group, LLC
  • One vacancy

 * Ex officio 


Roger Venezia, Director, Operations & Special Projects
Maryland Department of Commerce
401 East Pratt Street, 15th floor
Baltimore, MD 2​1202


Upcoming Meetings

  • June 27, 2019, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm.Meeting agenda. University System of Maryland, 701 East Pratt Street, Board Room #G020 in the Columbus Center, Baltimore, MD 21202.

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