​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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.​

Meet the Members

Henry Fawell
Henry Fawell
Founder and President, Campfire Communications
Karen Cherry
Karen Cherry
Vice President of Office Leasing, The Howard Hughes Corporation
Kelly Schulz
Kelly Schulz
Secretary, Maryland Department of Commerce
Senator Cheryl Kagan
Senator Cheryl Kagan
District 17; appointed by Senate President
Laura Van Eperen
Laura Van Eperen
CEO, Van Eperen
Captain Eric Nielsen
Captain Eric Nielsen
President, Association of Maryland Pilots
Delegate Kris Valderrama
Delegate Kris Valderrama
District 26; appointed by House Speaker
Keasha Haythe
Keasha Haythe
Business Development Associate, Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation
Paul Nolan
Paul Nolan
VP of Tax and Government Affairs, McCormick & Co., Inc.
Leonard Raley
Leonard Raley
President and CEO, University System of Maryland Foundation​
Angela Sweeney
Angela Sweeney
Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Peterson Companies
Tom Sadowski
Tom Sadowski
Vice Chancellor of Economic Development, University System of Maryland
Justin Meighan
Justin Meighan
International Representative and Assistant Regional Manager, LIUNA
Aaron Tomarchio
Aaron Tomarchio
Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Tradepoint Atlantic