There comes a moment in time when visionary leaders must step up to change the game. This is that moment in Maryland. For a long time, Maryland has championed its bedrock assets – our central location, dynamic Port and pleasurable quality of life. Maryland has an even greater asset: business leaders who join together to support one another and overall business growth.

These are our Maryland Business Champions. An elite group of top business leaders in the State who share their executive talents and resources with the Maryland Marketing Partnership.

“We truly believe in the power of collaboration. Partnerships with other businesses in our state benefit economic development and community engagement, and when Maryland wins, we all win.”

David Sweiderk, President & CEO, SECU Maryland

Partner Directory

Whiting-Turner provides construction management, general contracting, design-build and integrated project delivery services on projects small and large for a diverse group of customers. The company is currently active in over 20 industries. Since 1909, the firm has been guided by the principles of integrity, excellence and an unwavering dedication to customer delight.

With headquarters in Baltimore and 60 locations across the country, Whiting-Turner is currently ranked third in domestic building construction by Engineering News-Record. Whiting-Turner enjoys a 5A-1 Dun & Bradstreet rating and a bonding capacity of $4 billion. The firm is financially independent, having not borrowed money since 1938.

Headquartered in Baltimore, St. John Properties, Inc. is one of the largest and most successful privately held commercial real estate firms. The company has developed, owns, and manages more than 23 million square feet of commercial flex/R&D, retail and bulk space, proudly serving more than 2,500 clients throughout 11 states. St. John Properties ranks within the top 5 developers of LEED-certified buildings nationwide and was honored as NAIOP’s National Developer of the Year in 2018.
As one of the largest privately-owned real estate development companies in the Washington DC region, Peterson Companies consistently delivers some of the area’s most exciting mixed-use retail, residential and commercial destinations. Over the past 58 years, Peterson has created such exceptional landmarks as National Harbor, Downtown Silver Spring, Fair Lakes, and Fairfax Corner. With a proven ability to move quickly on opportunities to reshape and enhance local communities, the company creates vibrant residential and business districts that benefit all who live and work in our region.
Headquartered in Baltimore, BGE is Maryland’s largest natural gas and electric utility, delivering power to more than 1.3 million electric customers and more than 690,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland. BGE is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), the nation’s leading competitive energy supplier.
The 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.​​ MEDCO was created to assist with
the retention, expansion and attraction of business and industry throughout the State of Maryland. Our special financing, advisory services and real estate development capabilities offer Maryland communities the tools necessary to conceive, pursue and attain their economic development goals.
The University System of Maryland (USM) is the state’s public higher education system.The USM has some 163,000 students enrolled across twelve institutions and three regional higher education centers throughout the State of Maryland. Working collaboratively, sharing resources and best practices, USM research institutions, regional universities, and HBCUs conduct more than $1.5 billion in sponsored research and award an estimated 44,000 undergraduate and graduate degrees annually, including nearly 16,000 in health care and STEM disciplines.
Tradepoint Atlantic is a 3,100-acre multi-modal 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. Tradepoint Atlantic is hailed as a modern industrial revival transforming a former steel mill into one of the largest most strategically significant inter-modal global logistic hubs in the nation.
Board Chairman Michael Mullen has over four decades of experience in the industrial development business, having developed and redeveloped more than 70 million square feet of industrial facilities and major railway inter-modals.
SECU (“see-Q”), the State Employees’ Credit Union of Maryland, is the state’s largest state chartered credit union and serves over 250,000 members via 24 branches across the state. As a member-owned, not-for-profit organization, SECU puts its members first. Membership is open to all of Maryland, with over 1,900 ways to join, you may be eligible through a family member, work, the college you attended, state employment, an organization you are affiliated with or simply through a one-time donation to SECU MD Foundation. Headquartered in Linthicum, Md., SECU offers convenient access to over 50,000 free ATMs through the CO-OP network, as well as access to expert financial planners. With more than $5 billion in assets, SECU ranks among the top 60 credit unions nationwide based on total assets in the U.S. Insured by NCUA.
Howard Hughes Holdings Inc. owns, manages, and develops commercial, residential, and mixed-use real estate throughout the U.S. Its award- winning assets include the country’s preeminent portfolio of master planned communities, as well as operating properties and development opportunities including: the Seaport in New York City; Downtown Columbia® in Maryland; The Woodlands®, Bridgeland® and The Woodlands Hills® in the Greater Houston, Texas area; Summerlin® in Las Vegas; Ward Village® in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi; and TeravalisTM in the Greater Phoenix, Arizona area.

The Howard Hughes portfolio is strategically positioned to meet and accelerate development based on market demand, resulting in one of the strongest real estate platforms in the country. Dedicated to innovative placemaking, the company is recognized for its ongoing commitment to design excellence and to the cultural life of its communities. Howard Hughes Holdings Inc. is traded on the New York Stock Exchange as HHH.

Founded in 1937, T. Rowe Price (NASDAQ: TROW) helps people around the world achieve their long-term investment goals. As a large global asset management company known for investment excellence, retirement leadership, and independent proprietary research, the firm is built on a culture of integrity that puts client interests first. Investors rely on the award-winning firm for its retirement expertise and active management approach of equity, fixed income, alternatives, and multi- asset investment capabilities. T. Rowe Price serves millions of clients globally.
M&T Bank ​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, and mortgage banking.
Harbor East Management Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of H&S Properties Development Corporation is a leading real estate development and management company based in Baltimore. They are the visionary developers behind Harbor East, one of the Mid-Atlantic’s most exciting mixed-use developments, spanning 5.5 million square feet of commercial retail, office, hotel, and residential space along Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Harbor East serves as a catalyst for downtown investment, spurring residential urbanization and creating a blueprint for future development.
Bozzuto is an experience-focused real estate company distinguished by their innovative developments, dedicated customer service, and top-rated workplace culture. With award-winning expertise in homebuilding, multifamily development, construction, and management, Bozzuto is devoted to delivering extraordinary experiences for those they serve.

Since their founding in 1988, Bozzuto has developed, acquired, and built more than 50,000 homes and apartments. Celebrating 35 years of creating sanctuary for their residents, Bozzuto currently manages 100,000 apartments and more than 3 million square feet of retail space across the U.S., with 7 million square feet currently under construction.

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.
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of healthcare. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Currently serving nearly 835,000 members in
the Mid-Atlantic region at 35 medical centers in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia, Kaiser Permanente’s care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by its Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists, and care team. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to caring innovations, clinical research, health education, and the support of community health.
Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC) MCEDC was created in 2015 to help businesses succeed here in Montgomery County, MD. As a public- private organization, in partnership with Montgomery County Government, we collaborate with county and state officials and the private sector to connect businesses to resources, site selection, the workforce pipeline and more.
Weller Development Partners is an innovative real estate development firm building world-class communities. At the heart of the company ethos is a double bottom-line approach to development, designing strategies that are financially viable, while also providing positive social impact to surrounding communities. Weller seeks to create incredible places
and meaningful experiences for a diverse audience. With a growing international portfolio of distinctive mixed-use development projects and a proven track record of successful and celebrated ventures, Weller Development Partners delivers value and results, no matter the complexity or odds.
Founded in 2005, HighRock Studios has built a reputation for innovation, expertise, and results. The team is a blend of strategic, creative, and technical – integrated solutions to solve any marketing challenges. Since our founding, our goal has been to help businesses and organizations succeed in the ever-changing world of technology and media. Over the years we have grown to offer new services that are led by strategy, creativity and technology. Our process is one of learning. We talk, strategize and implement our services based on solid research and client goals. We build on a solid foundation for your success, because your success is our success.
Independent Can Companyheadquartered in Belcamp, Maryland, is a family owned and operated manufacturer of specialty tin cans. Founded in 1929, the company has grown from a signal location in Baltimore, Maryland, to six facilities nationwide. Five of the six are manufacturing plants and metal lithography is offered in Maryland and Ohio. Over 400 skilled and talented workers are employed by Independent Can Company in the USA.

With world-class, award-winning printing and fabricating equipment, Independent Can remains globally competitive. With continuous reinvestment in our people and technology, ICC is more focused than ever on excellence in metal packaging. ICC is values based and culturally driven by the highest standards and proud to be American made.

TEDCO, the Maryland Technology Development Corporation, enhances economic empowerment growth through fostering an inclusive entrepreneurial innovation ecosystem. TEDCO identifies, invests in, and helps grow technology and life science-based companies in Maryland.
FOVNDRY, is a fully integrated communications agency in Rockville & Baltimore, MD, that seamlessly melds PR, marketing, digital, and creative to give clients every possible advantage. From reinforcing brands and protecting good names to launching campaigns that drive results through sound strategy and skillful execution, no job is too big or too small. FOVNDRY is all about building relationships—and helping you forge ahead.
What started as a vision to use cloud technology to make lives better, National Harbor, MD-based Cloudforce continues its legacy as a nationally acclaimed award-winning technology consulting sensation to the nation’s most notable brands. Firmly placing Maryland tech firms
on the map by taking down the Best Workplace for Diverse Innovators award by Fast Company from over a thousand national entrants, and both the Inc. Best Workplaces (one of just 12 Inc. Editor’s Picks) and Washington Business Journal’s Best Places to Work, Cloudforce is described by community leaders as “Prince George’s County proud,” supporting a plentitude of county, state and local initiatives including the Prince George’s Chamber of Commerce, PGEDC, Employ Prince George’s, and the Maryland Marketing Partnership.
Since Fulton Bank opened its doors in 1882, it has strived to deliver the best banking experience for its customers. Fulton Bank’s focus on customers has allowed it to grow along with you. Today, as part of Fulton Financial Corporation, an over $27 billion financial services holding company, Fulton Bank offers a broad array of financial products and services in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia. Fulton Bank is proud to offer convenience in neighborhoods across the region through over 200 financial centers.