An executive-level leadership program in the Greater Washington region

COLUMBIA, Md. (September 28, 2021)—TEDCO, Maryland’s economic engine for technology companies, announced today its Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Tammi Thomas, was selected to join the 2022 Leadership Greater Washington (LGW) cohort.

Leadership Greater WashingtonEstablished over 35 years ago, LGW has developed nearly 2,000 executive level leaders from the District of Columbia, Virginia, and Suburban Maryland through its flagship offering, the Signature Program. It’s an intensive ten-month program that exposes professionals to regional civic issues through education, connection, and knowledge sharing. With the purpose to leverage collective knowledge and resources to make the Greater Washington region a more dynamic and collaborative community. 

“Having had the opportunity to participate in a past LGW cohort, I know first-hand how impactful this program truly is,” said Troy LeMaile-Stovall, TEDCO CEO. “It provides a space to hear other leadership perspectives. It’s encouraging to see it’s success continue, and to have Tammi join this year’s cohort is a true testament to her leadership and reputation in our community.”

TammiAs TEDCO’s Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Tammi develops and oversees the implementation of the organization’s brand, marketing, and communications strategy, and serves as TEDCO’s subject matter expert on media and public relations, social media, brand messaging, and special events. 

Prior to joining TEDCO, Tammi served in leadership and C-suite positions in higher education, technology, and economic development, including as the Chief of Staff to the President of Bowie State University; as the Vice President of Strategic Management at Data Solutions & Technology, Inc.; and as the Director of Business Development and Marketing at UMBC’s Research Park & Business Incubator. She formerly taught marketing and communications courses at Bowie State and the University of Baltimore, and is frequently invited to speak, present, and publish on these topics. 

She serves on several boards, to include the Maryland Economic Development Association (MEDA) and CHI Centers. A graduate of Leadership Maryland (2018), she earned her undergraduate degree in marketing from Alabama State University and an MBA from the University of Baltimore. 

“I am honored to have been chosen to participate in this year’s cohort and to have the opportunity to leverage my knowledge and resources,” said Thomas. “I’m looking forward to the many learning experiences this program has to offer, not only from LGW but also from the many diverse and innovative thought leaders in the 2022 cohort.”

For more information about LGW, visit


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. Learn more at

Media Contact
Tammi Thomas, Chief Development & Marketing Officer, TEDCO,