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.

Partner Directory

For more than a century, Whiting-Turner has been an integral part of infrastructure and development around Maryland and across the United States. The company is behind the building of marquee local projects, including M&T Bank Stadium and the new Constellation Energy headquarters in downtown Baltimore.

Tim Regan, CEO of Whiting-Turner has built on the company’s legacy of excellence and community service, expanding its reach building facilities across the world and supporting numerous key philanthropic missions.

St. John Properties, Inc. is one of the largest and most successful privately held commercial real estate firms in the Mid-Atlantic. Headquartered in Baltimore, MD, St. John Properties has developed, constructed and owns more than 20 million square feet of office, flex/R&D, retail, warehouse, and residential space. The company was named 2018 Developer of the Year by NAIOP, the commercial real estate development association.

Edward St. John, Chairman, founded MIE Properties in 1971, the forerunner of today’s St. John Properties, Inc. He is an influential leader in his business and community and has been named 2019 CEO of the Year by the Baltimore Business Journal.

Peterson Companies offers fully integrated development and management services for commercial, office, residential and retail real estate. The company is responsible for prominent and successful mixed-use retail, residential and office developments in Maryland, including National Harbor and Downtown Silver Spring.​
Headquartered in Baltimore, BGE is Maryland’s largest natural gas and electric utility, delivering power to more than 1.25 million electric customers and more than 650,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland. BGE is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), the nation’s leading competitive energy supplier.

Carim Khouzami, CEO of BGE is an outstanding leader in both management, industry and community service.

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.​​
The University System of Maryland (USM) is the state’s public higher education system. USM’s 12 institutions, 3 regional higher education centers, and system office work closely together to leverage their collective expertise and resources, share best practices, increase the system’s effectiveness and efficiency, and advance USM’s mission to improve the quality of life in Maryland.
Benefiting students, as well as Maryland and its citizens, USM:

    • Offers expansive access to affordable, high-quality educational opportunities.
    • Performs groundbreaking research.
    • Instills a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship.
    • Promotes economic growth and workforce development.
    • Provides vital services to communities and individuals.
    • Partners with business, governmental, nonprofits, and organizations to improve quality of life.
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”), Maryland’s largest state-chartered credit union, serves 250,000 members across the state. As a member-owned, not-for-profit, SECU puts its members first and remains responsible solely to its member base. SECU seeks to serve all of its member needs in one place with most Marylanders qualifying for membership. Headquartered in Linthicum, Md., SECU has 25 financial centers and provides access to over 50,000 free ATMs through the CO-OP network. 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. For more information, visit or our Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Facebook sites.
Howard Hughes Corporation owns, manages and develops commercial, residential and mixed-use real estate spanning 14 states from New York to Hawaii. The transformation of Downtown Columbia is one of Maryland’s most substantial and exciting developments. The Merriweather District, a burgeoning business district and walkable, urban core, will include 2,300 residences, a 250-room hotel, over 1.5 million square feet of office space, and 314,000 square feet of street retail with a central park– a prime example of Columbia founder James Rouse’s vision of “A City in a Garden.”

Greg Fitchitt, Regional President for Howard Hughes is an innovative, collaborative leader of the company’s vast Downtown Columbia development. He serves on the board of directors for the Howard County Chamber of Commerce and chair of Downtown Columbia Partnership.

T. Rowe Price is a Baltimore-based global investment management organization. The firm provides a broad array of mutual funds, subadvisory services, and separate account management for individual and institutional investors, retirement plans, and financial intermediaries. The company also offers a variety of sophisticated investment planning and guidance tools. Since its founding in 1937, T. Rowe Price’s disciplined, risk-aware investment approach focuses on diversification, style consistency, and fundamental research. As an employer, T. Rowe Price encourages its associates around the world to bring their unique talents to work in a collaborative and inclusive culture, so that its clients can succeed. For more information, visit or our Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Facebook sites.
M&T Bank Corp. ​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 banking, and mortgage banking.
Baltimore’s Harbor East is a vibrant waterfront neighborhood that is a premier destination for national employers, successful retailers, and sophisticated visitors and residents.
The Bozzuto Group is a privately held, integrated real estate services organization. The company has built 42,000 residences to date while maintaining the utmost respect for the environment. The Greenbelt-based company was named 2017 Multifamily Development Firm of the Year by the National Association of Home Builders.​
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 one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit health plans. The company comprises Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and its subsidiaries, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and the Permanente Medical Groups. The company has a large footprint in the mid-Atlantic region, with over 700,000 health plan memberships in Maryland, D.C. and Virginia.
Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation is the official public-private economic development organization representing Montgomery County, Maryland. The MCEDC mission is to accelerate business development, attraction, retention and expansion in key industry sectors while advancing equitable and inclusive economic growth. MCEDC connects businesses to top talent, partnerships, resources and site selection. Created in 2016, MCEDC is led by a Board of Directors of business executives. For more information, visit our website.

MCEDC works in concert with partner organizations and other stakeholders to help entrepreneurs and established businesses find success in our county. Montgomery County has one of the most highly educated workforces and is one of the most diverse counties in the nation. With our synergy of talent, innovation, prime location next to the nation’s capital, competitive business incentives and more, Montgomery County, Maryland, is the ideal place to work, live and play.

Route One Apparel is an e-commerce platform that specializes in making trendy, affordable Maryland state pride apparel and accessories for those who want to make wearing clothing “fun”, while making a statement. We welcome you to join the movement!
Weller Development is a privately owned real estate development firm that places human-centered design at the center of its brand, and is at the forefront of responsive environments and human-centric destinations–a method realized in its latest development venture, Port Covington.
Eastern Watersports, a division of Eastern Marine Services, Inc, provides recreational watersports and retail sales. With 3 separate locations in Maryland, we offer everything in, on, and around the water. We promote outdoor adventures on Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay and provide access to all the retail gear you need to get going through our e-commerce site and brick and mortar stores. Come explore all we have to offer at or our Facebook and Instagram pages.
Marketing agency HighRock helps its clients rise to the challenge of a competitive and rapidly changing marketplace with bold strategy, creativity and innovation. The agency is driven by the purpose to elevate brands. Their team starts with strategy and integrates creative ideas and technology, to meet and go beyond the goals of their clients. For over fifteen years, HighRock has been delivering work that powers game-changers, innovators and out-of-the-box thinkers.
Founded in 1929, Independent Can Company is a world leader in the manufacturing of specialty metal packaging and metal lithography. Privately held and managed by its principals, it is an American manufacturer with a long history of success that has brought it to the technological forefront in can making. The company’s growth, both internally and through acquisition, has allowed it to bring new capabilities and products to market. This growth has been achieved without adding layers of bureaucracy that impede responsiveness. Independent Can Company is the industry leader in capability and capacity due to its continuous investments for the benefit of its customers.
TEDCO, the Maryland Technology Development Corporation, enhances economic empowerment growth through the fostering of an inclusive entrepreneurial innovation ecosystem. TEDCO identifies, invests in, and helps grow technology and life science-based companies in Maryland.
Cloudforce, is a spirited team defined by the shared values of excellence, growth, teamwork, passion, giving back, and glee. As technophiles, we thrive on the latest developments in our chosen field of expertise: cloud computing. As humans, we are driven by the opportunities to make life better through the thoughtful application of technology. At Cloudforce, these two pursuits combine to form an effective, human-centered approach for making cloud solutions accessible for businesses, app developers, and entrepreneurs, alike.
Headquartered in Lancaster, Pa., Fulton Bank, is a premier community bank in the Mid-Atlantic region. As a subsidiary of Fulton Financial Corporation, a $26 billion financial services holding company, Fulton Bank offers a broad array of products and services at more than 200 financial centers across Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia. At Fulton Bank, we seek to change lives for the better by building strong customer relationships, providing significant community support and empowering more than 3,200 employees to do the same. Through the Fulton Forward® initiative, we’re helping build vibrant communities. Learn more at Fulton Bank, N.A., Member FDIC.