Maryland Tech Council Appoints Five Industry Leaders to Board of Directors

The Maryland Tech Council (MTC), Maryland’s largest technology and life sciences trade association, announced today the addition of five prominent industry leaders to its board of directors. The announcement follows MTC’s annual meeting at which CEO Marty Rosendale highlighted key accomplishments over the past year, including: 

  • Significant year-over-year membership growth
  • 18,000 attendees and viewers of signature events
  • 75 bills tracked during the 2021 legislative session
  • 74 local companies, nearly half of which are minority-owned, mentored through the successful Business Continuity Task Force 
  • Launch of the statewide Technology Inclusivity Initiative (TI2) to promote inclusivity in Maryland’s technology sector, and;
  • New partnership with the Life Sciences Advisory Board to strengthen life science workforce development opportunities in Maryland. 

To continue this momentum, MTC welcomes the following leaders to its Board: 

Life Science Directors

Jeff Boyle, President, Ellume USA LLC: 

As President of Ellume USA LLC, Jeff leads the team establishing the manufacturing operation and headquarters in Maryland and is responsible for all aspects of the North American business operation. Jeff has previously held leadership positions at CSL, Cellestis and most recently with QIAGEN as a Global Franchise Head.

Dan Cochran, President, Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center: 

Dan Cochran serves as President at Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center in Rockville and brings more than 40 years of experience in healthcare. Dan joined the Shady Grove Medical Center’s executive team in 2011 as Chief Financial Officer. In 2017, he took on the role of Chief Operating Officer helping to successfully integrate Adventist HealthCare’s behavioral health services into Shady Grove’s operations.

Beth Rada, Vice President, Government and Public Affairs, Horizon Therapeutics: 

Beth joined Horizon Therapeutics in 2015 to grow Horizon’s government and public affairs presence nationally and was responsible for establishing the company’s Washington, DC office. Beth leads Horizon’s government and public affairs function and is responsible for setting government affairs, public affairs and public policy strategies that contribute to improving patient access and the general healthcare marketplace, supporting communities and impacting Horizon’s reputation and business growth.

Technology Director

LaToya Staten, Director of Strategic Projects, Fearless: 

Latoya leads Fearless’ community and ecosystem impact strategies in Baltimore and Mongtomery, Alabama. Before joining Fearless, LaToya served as the Vice-President of Talent and Development for a cyber firm. She also led several initiatives focused on advancing public-private workforce and economic development opportunities in key technology and innovation industries. LaToya will also serve as Chair of the TI2 initiative.

Solutions Provider Director

Jim Gibbons, Partner/Portfolio Manager, Alpha Pointe Capital: 

Jim co-founded what is now Alpha Pointe Capital in 2012, where he assists entrepreneurs, business owners, and corporate executives with 401(k) and wealth management services. Alpha Pointe’s services range from startup plans to multi-state operators employing thousands in various industries from the emerging industries to traditional. 

“These incredibly talented leaders will advance our mission to make Maryland the nation’s number one innovation economy for life sciences and technology,” said Marty Rosendale, Chief Executive Officer of the Maryland Tech Council. “We are in a period of rapid transformation in how the world lives and works, and the valued insights of our new board members will help us promote the equitable growth of Maryland’s technology and life sciences community and the entire region.” 

A complete list of Executive Committee, Officer and Board of Directors members can be found at


The Maryland Tech Council (MTC) is a collaborative community that is actively engaged in building strong technology and life science industries by supporting the efforts of our individual members. We are the largest technology and life sciences trade association in the state of Maryland, and we provide value by giving members a forum to learn, share, and connect. MTC brings the region’s community together into a single, united organization that empowers our members to achieve their business goals through advocacy, networking and education. The vision for the Maryland Tech Council is to propel Maryland to become the number one innovation economy for life sciences and technology in the country. For more information: