HCEDA Board of Directors

Board of Directors meeting is generally  held every third Thursday of the month at 8:00 a.m.  Location to be announced on Agenda.

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Incentives Committee meeting is general held every first Wednesday of the month at 8:30 a.m. at 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, Suite 500, Columbia, MD.

Click to see the HCEDA Incentives Committee Minutes.
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The Howard County Economic Development Authority reports to a private-sector-led Board of Directors. The Board has fiduciary oversight and is responsible for strategic direction of the HCEDA. The Board meets monthly to review HCEDA financials and progress. Meetings are held the third Thursday of every month at the Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship.

We are fortunate to have a strong Board of Directors who support the mission of the HCEDA and assist in executing on the vision set forth by the organizations Strategic Plan. The Board also acts as strong advocates for the continued growth of Howard County’s business community. Committee members are also responsible for chairing several committees that focus on key areas of interest:

  • Incentives Committee
  • Legislative Committee
  • Finance Commitee
  • Committee for Business and Economic Diversity

Our Current Board of Directors

Ms. Cyndi Gula (Chair), Managing Director and Co-Founder, Gula Tech Adventures
Mr. Marcellous Frye, Jr. (Vice Chair), Chief Executive Officer, QUES, LLC
Mr. William Rovito (Secretary/Treasurer), Founder & CEO, HoCo Fence, LLC
Ms. Margaret Dean, Chief Government Relations Officer, Applied Physics Lab
Mr. Larry ‘Lee’ Hencshel, Office of the Secretary of Defense
Mr. Jimmy Rhee, Special Secretary of Office of Small, Minority, & Women Business Affairs
Ms. Andrea LeWinter, Law Office of Andrea LeWinter LLC
Mr. Richard Lombardo, Former President & CEO, Harkins Builders, Inc. (Retired)
Mr. Milton W. Matthews, Former President and CEO, Columbia Association
Mr. Charles Phillips, Senior Vice President, KCI Technologies, Inc.
Dr. Anuja Sonalker, Founder, CEO, STEER
Mr. William C. Stone, President, Mobern Lighting Company

  • HCEDA Events

    The HCEDA hosts and co-hosts many events in Howard County, including events at the Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship and the Howard Tech Council.

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  • Mission & Vision

    The mission of the Howard County Economic Development Authority is to promote economic growth and stability in Howard County. We are committed to helping you Start, Grow or Relocate.

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