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Maryland Tech Council Announces Departure of CEO Tami Howie

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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.

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