Maryland Tech Council Welcomes New Chair and Slate of Industry Leaders to its Board of Directors

(July 11, 2023) – The Maryland Tech Council (MTC), the largest technology and life sciences trade association in the state, today welcomed a new chair and slate of technology and life sciences leaders to its board of directors. The new members join the board as MTC enjoys rapid growth in its membership, educational programs, and workforce development initiatives.  

“I am thrilled to welcome these new members, who represent some of the most respected companies in Maryland’s innovation ecosystem,” said Kelly Schulz, CEO of the Maryland Tech Council. “Our ability to educate, connect, and advocate for members depends on diverse perspectives from creative and forward-thinking board members. I look forward to working with our board as we seek to make our state the destination of choice for innovators.”

New Life Sciences Directors

  • Stuart Jackson, AstraZeneca
  • Naren Kadaba, Kite Pharma
  • Patrick Stone, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Silvia Taylor, Novavax, Inc.
  • Sarah Thomas, REGENXBIO Inc.
  • Board Observer – Michele Oshman, Biotechnology Innovation Organization

New Technology Directors

  • James Crifasi, RedZone Technologies
  • Dr. Rajan Natarajan, Global Alliant Inc.
  • Alexander Núñez, Baltimore Gas & Electric
  • Tyler Patton, Verizon
  • Macey Smith, United Solutions, LLC
  • Rodney Williams, JASINT Consulting and Technologies, LLC

New Associate, Education, and Government Directors

  • Matt Brady, Scheer Partners, Inc.
  • Kirkland Murray, Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation

The board also elected Brad Stewart, Senior Vice President of Business Development at Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation, as its Board Chair, and Steven M. Walker, Head of Global Marketing for Early Portfolio Strategy at GlaxoSmithKline, as Chairman of Maryland Life Sciences.

“Maryland is home to considerable advantages for tech and life sciences companies, from a highly-skilled labor force to world-class universities and federal research institutes,” said new Board Chair Brad Stewart. “Our task at the Maryland Tech Council is to support these industries with first-class educational programming, advocacy, and workforce development solutions. We are excited for our new board members to help guide our strategy to expand Maryland’s global innovation advantage.”

MTC has grown its membership to more than 730 member organizations, including technology and life sciences companies, government agencies, nonprofits, and industry solution providers. It has also created BioHub Maryland, a skills training solution for the life sciences industry, which is expected to launch its first cohort of trainees this Fall. Learn more at

About the Maryland Tech Council

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. Follow us at, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube.

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