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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: Karen Cherry
  • Vice Chair: Laura Van Eperen, CEO, Van Eperen
  • Executive Director: Tom Riford, Assistant Secretary, Maryland Department of Commerce
  • Secretary: Aaron Tomarchio, Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Tradepoint Atlantic
  • Treasurer: Leonard Raley, President and CEO, University System of Maryland Foundation​

 

​Members 

  • Julian Boykin, President of A.C.E., LLC.
  • Henry Fawell, Founder and President, Campfire Communications
  • Justin Meighan, International Representative and Assistant Regional Manager, LiUNA!
  • Captain Eric Nielsen, President, Association of Maryland Pilots
  • Stuart Page, Manager, Economic Development, Baltimore Gas & Electric
  • Tom Sadowski, Vice Chancellor of Economic Development, University System of Maryland
  • Kelly Schulz, Secretary, Maryland Department of Commerce
  • Angela Sweeney, Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Peterson Companies
         
  
Ex officio 
  • Senator Cheryl Kagan (District 17; appointed by Senate President)
  • Delegate Kris Valderrama (District 26; appointed by House Speaker)

 

Contact

Tom Riford, Executive Director, MMP
Assistant Secretary, Maryland Department of Commerce
401 East Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
410-767-6272

Meetings

Archive

  • Wednesday, March 24, 2021, 2:30pm Via Conference Call. Agenda
  • Thursday, December 10, 2020, 3 p.m. Agenda | Minutes
  • Wednesday, September 9, 2020, 2:30 p.m. Minutes
  • Monday, April 20, 2020, 12:30 p.m.Agenda | Minutes
  • Thursday, December 5, 2019, 1:30 p.m.Minutes. Sagamore Pendry Baltimore, 1715 Thames Street – 3rd Floor,  Baltimore, MD.
  • Thursday, August 29, 2019, 1 p.m.Agenda |Minutes. World Trade Center, 401 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD
  • Thursday, May 16, 2019, 2 p.m.Agenda |Minutes. McCormick, inutesHunt 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​.

 

Partners​

For a full detailed list of all of the companies partnering with MMP, please visit MarylandMarketingPartnership.com.