GAITHERSBURG, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Maryland Tech Council, the state’s largest trade association supporting biotechnology and innovation in the state of Maryland, today announced that Tami Howie, Chief Executive Officer, is returning to her professional roots as a law partner at DLA Piper, effective August 18.
“I have been honored to serve as the CEO of the Maryland Tech Council and to be part of the team that has built it to what it is today. I look forward to assisting the state of Maryland achieve its innovation objectives in my new role at DLA Piper,” stated Tami Howie.
As the MTC Board assesses the leadership needs of the organization, the executive committee will take a comprehensive look at the operational structure and the most appropriate path forward. The longstanding MTC staff will continue to execute against the organization’s strategic plan, supporting its two major divisions: MDTech, which serves the advanced technology community, and Maryland Life Sciences, serving the biotechnology and life sciences community.
“Tami has been instrumental in implementing the strategic vision of the Maryland Tech Council, which now represents more than 450 members since its creation from the merger of the region’s two largest technology and life science industry associations in early 2017. Under Tami’s leadership, we were able to accomplish several critical objectives, including unification of community constituents, heightened industry and regional visibility, and acceleration of our government relations agenda. The MTC Board of Directors supports Tami’s decision to return to practicing law. We thank her for her dedication and leadership, and we wish her all the best as she embarks on her next professional venture,” stated Rene B. LaVigne, Maryland Tech Council Chairman and President and CEO of Iron Bow Technologies.
About The Maryland Tech Council
The Maryland Tech Council (MTC) is a collaborative community, actively engaged in building stronger technology and life science companies by supporting the efforts of our individual members. We are the largest technology trade association in the state of Maryland with over 450 members. We support our member companies who are driving innovation through advocacy, education, workforce development, cost savings and connecting entrepreneurial minds. For more information, visit http://www.mdtechcouncil.com.