The Maryland tech council is the largest technology trade association based in Gaithersburg Maryland with over 450 members. It actively engages in building strong technology as well as life science industries, and supports the efforts of its members who are driving innovation by giving them a forum to learn, share, connect and develop workforce. The organization has two divisions, advance tech (MD tech) and life sciences (Maryland life sciences). It was started in 2017 when the two largest tech groups in the state merged. These include the Chesapeake Regional Tech Council and Technology Council of Maryland Inc.
In August the association announced that its CEO back then, Tami Howie, was leaving the organization and returning to her professional roots at DLA piper, where she served as a law partner .Tami was praised to have been instrumental in implementing the strategic vision of the organization. Under her leadership, the organization was able to grow its industry and regional visibility, accelerate government relations agenda and unite the community’s constituents.
According to a report by baltimoresun.com, though the organizations board had previously stated that they were not sure when they would fill the void left by Tami Howie, Maryland tech council on Wednesday appointed Marty Rosendale as the new CEO effective immediately. Marty Rosendale is not new in the industry as he was an advisor of this same organization. He is said to have championed several successful enterprises in different sectors in the market, pushed for equity based capital for private and public companies and non-dilutive capital through planned collaborations. According to the chairman and president of Maryland tech council, Marty knows the organization intimately and understands the sectors of its membership and constituents focus. He also brings in a lot of experience and visionary mindset. His recent work was at Newport Board Group, a professional firm that offers help to leaders, and has also worked in biotech and medical device companies.
The appointment of the new CEO could not have come at a more suitable time, as the organization will be hosting the third edition of Bio+Tech18 from September 26 to 27 2018. Bio+Tech18 is a conference that brings together abundant networking and collaboration opportunities with professionals in life sciences and technology creating an opportunity to bring forth new innovations. Among its number of events, Maryland tech council also honors individuals that have exceeded expectations through their careers, in service of the technology and life sciences communities.