Chief Government Relations & Policy Officer

Mindy Lehman

Mindy Lehman is the chief government relations and 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 develops and manages TEDCO’s policy and government relations program. Mindy also serves as TEDCO’s liaison with State government, which will include providing broad-based policy development, intra and inter agency coordination, as well as guidance on program implementation and management to ensure compliance with statutory requirements.  She also assists TEDCO’s senior management on issues relating to State budget priorities, tech-led economic development, tech transfer and commercialization, entrepreneurial development, and venture capital investing.  

Prior to TEDCO, Mindy held executive leadership roles at Maryland Bankers Association (MBA) for over 14 years. 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.