TEDCO’s chief government relations and policy officer will begin term as chair in 2024

COLUMBIA, Md. (December 15, 2023) leadership maryland TEDCO, Maryland’s economic engine for technology companies, announced the appointment its chief government relations and policy officer, Mindy Lehman, as the chair for Leadership Maryland. Lehman will begin her two-year term with Leadership Maryland starting January 1, 2024. 

“We are excited to see that Mindy’s perseverance and dedication is being recognized and celebrated with this appointment,” said Troy LeMaile-Stovall, TEDCO CEO. “Mindy is sure to be an asset to Leadership Maryland’s mission during the next two years as chair and we, at TEDCO, are cheering for her continued success.”

leadership mdThe newly elected officials for Leadership Maryland are as follows:

  • Chair: Miriam “Mindy” Lehman ‘14 (LM), chief government relations & policy officer, Maryland Technology Development Corp. (TEDCO)
  • Vice chair: Rhea Harris, MBA, J.D. ’13, deputy chief – legislative affairs, Office of The Attorney General
  • Secretary: Eli J. Modlin ‘19, chief of staff & vice president of public affairs & strategic initiatives, Salisbury University  
  • Treasurer: Dr. Patricia W. “Patty” Saelens ‘19, superintendent, Queen Anne’s County Public Schools 

Newly elected directors for Leadership Maryland are:

  • Diane J. Devaney ’16 (LM), president, Devaney & Associates, Inc.
  • Neil J. Coffee ‘23, chief technology officer, E-Risk Services

“I am honored to have been appointed as the chair of Leadership Maryland,” said Lehman. “As an alum myself, I am very aware of the opportunities and support Leadership Maryland provides, and I am excited to be a part of this meaningful organization.”

Leadership Maryland is an eight-month class open to senior-level executives with significant achievements in either their careers and/or their communities. For more information about Leadership Maryland or program application information, please visit or call 410-841-2101.


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

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