Chief Government Program Development,
Affairs & Policy Officer

Mindy Lehman

Mindy Lehman is the Chief Government Program Development, Affairs & Policy Officer at the Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO). She brings over 20 years of experience leading government affairs and serving as representative at the state and federal levels.  

In her role, she leads TEDCO’s Government Program Development, Affairs & Policy department, serving as TEDCO’s chief liaison with State, Federal and local elected officials, and government, including broad-based policy development, intra and inter-agency coordination, and guidance on program implementation and management to ensure compliance with statutory requirements.  She advises TEDCO’s senior management on issues including State budget priorities, tech-led economic development, tech transfer and commercialization, entrepreneurial development, and venture capital investing.  Mindy also oversees the development and implementation of TEDCO initiatives and programs resulting from legislation. Including the recent Equitech Growth Fund & Commission and Cyber Maryland Program. 

The Equitech Growth Fund, a part of TEDCO’s Cultivate Maryland initiative, was established by the Maryland General Assembly to increase Maryland’s competitiveness as an innovation economy.  This was in response to a recent study outlining the need for more diversity and inclusion in Maryland’s technology ecosystem. In a similar vein, the overall objective of the Cyber Maryland Program is to help build and accelerate a talent pipeline that materially reduces Maryland’s cybersecurity industry vacancies. 

Prior to TEDCO, Mindy held executive leadership roles at Maryland Bankers Association (MBA). During her time at MBA, she led governmental affairs and served as an advocate for the industry. Mindy worked closely with MBA leadership on COVID-19 related initiatives, including: the Paycheck Protection Program, public and private partnerships, and industry efforts to assist customers during financial hardship. Additionally, she spearheaded MBA’s innovative Emerging Leader program, a flagship offering designed to help build diversity and inclusion while giving participants a unique opportunity to connect with Maryland and national industry leaders.  

Prior to MBA, Mindy served eight years with the Maryland Independent College and University Association, as the director of governmental affairs. She also served as a legislative aide to Delegate Ronald A. Guns, chairman of the Environmental Matters Committee.  

Mindy serves as a board member of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Maryland, and the American Red Cross of Central Maryland. She is a member of MEDA.

Mindy holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Delaware in political science and a master’s degree from UMBC in public administration.