Government Relations Committee

Maryland Tech Council’s Government Relations Committee advises and directs association advocacy efforts with legislators and policymakers on issues of importance to the technology and life science industries. The Government Relations Committee meets periodically to educate members on what policymakers are doing to impact the tech and biotech communities, shape the government relations strategy, take positions on important legislation and to develop policy priorities.

Staff Liaison:

Michelle Ferrone, Executive Vice President, Operations

How to Join

The Government Relations Committee is to advise and direct MTC’s advocacy efforts with legislators and policymakers on issues of importance to the technology and life science industries.
To serve on the Government Relations Committee, you must be a member of MTC. To join, please contact the MTC staff Liaison.

Committee Leaders

  • Chair - Julie Garner-Wills, AstraZeneca/MedImmune
  • Lisa Akchin, UMBC
  • Henry Bernstein, Scheer Partners
  • Ray Briscuso, Life Science Conference Group
  • Eileen Cahill, Holy Cross Hospital
  • Jon Cohen, 20/20 GeneSystems
  • Julie Cohen, Johnson & Johnson
  • Brian Darmody, University of Maryland
  • Doug Doerfler, MaxCyte
  • David Entin, GlycoMimetics
  • Chris Frech, Emergent BioSolutions
  • Craig Gill, Pfizer
  • Avi Halpert, United Therapeutics
  • Ron Holt, MaxCyte
  • Ilaya Hopkins, Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce
  • Frank Howard, Howard Consulting Group
  • Judy Jenkins, Otsuka
  • Deron Johnson, Amgen
  • Sean Looney, Comcast
  • Tim Lyden, Eli Lilly
  • Paul Madrazo, GSK
  • Jerry Parrott, BioMarker Strategies
  • Molly Ryan, Otsuka
  • Darryl Sampey, Biofactura