COLUMBIA, MD. (May 12, 2010) – The Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO) is pleased to announce that Governor Martin O’Malley has appointed the following individuals to its board of directors:
- Ms. Dorothy Brunson, President of Brunson Ross, Inc.
- Dr. Claire Fraser-Liggett, Director of Genome Sciences at the University of Maryland School of Medicine
- Ms. Amita Shukla, Principal of New Enterprise Associates
- Dr. Bill Anderson, CEO of Oculis Labs, Inc.
- Dr. Lynn Johnson Langer, Senior Associate Program Chair at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) and President of Women in Bio
“These individuals will be an asset to TEDCO as the organization continues to position Maryland as anational leader in technology-based economic development,” said Governor Martin O’Malley. “In appointing these new members to the board, I’m confident that TEDCO will remain a top source for Maryland start-up companies to grow and prosper, and I look forward to working with the board to help spur technology commercialization in the state."
“The TEDCO board has a solid foundation of well-established and respected technology and life science professionals,” said Jay Steinmetz, TEDCO chairman. “We welcome these new members and look forward to their contributions in fostering TEDCO’s mission to promote entrepreneurship and support early-stage innovation in Maryland."
TEDCO is governed by a 15-member board, which is appointed by the Governor for four-year terms with the approval of the Maryland State Senate. TEDCO board members must be residents of the state and represent the nonprofit research sector, venture capital financing, experience in technology-based businesses, the general public and colleges or universities. They are leaders in their sectors and represent the major geographic regions of the state.