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 - Tim Lyden, Eli Lilly
  • Co-Chair - Larry Duncan, Lockheed Martin
  • Henry Bernstein, Scheer Partners
  • Ray Briscuso, Life Science Conference Group
  • Eileen Cahill, Holy Cross Hospital
  • Julie Cohen, Johnson & Johnson
  • Brian Darmody, University of Maryland
  • Doug Doerfler, MaxCyte
  • Denis Dunn, AT&T
  • Lyle Fowlkes, Alexander & Cleaver
  • Chris Frech, Emergent BioSolutions
  • Craig Gill, Pfizer
  • Avi Halpert, United Therapeutics
  • Rebecca Harston, ABL, Inc
  • Frank Howard, Howard Consulting Group
  • Deron Johnson, Amgen
  • Rachel King, GlycoMimetics
  • Kathryn Lavriha, Sanofi
  • Larry Letow, Convergence
  • Sean Looney, Comcast
  • Tim Lorello, Seculore
  • Paul Madrazo, GSK
  • Owen Meeks, Vision Technologies
  • Molly Ryan, Otsuka
  • Darryl Sampey, BioFactura
  • Paul Zielinski, NIST