Economic Development Advisory Board

Next meeting

8 a.m. | March, 13, 2024
LOCATION: Harford County Department of Emergency Services, 2220 Ady Road, Forest Hill, MD 21050

2024 Meeting Dates
March 13, 2024
May 8, 2024
July - Social - Date TBD
September 11, 2024
November 13, 2024
Holiday Social - Date TBD


Land Use Sub-Committee
All meetings held at Harford Land Trust, 22 W Pennsylvania Ave., Bel Air, MD 21014

Upcoming Dates: 
February 14
April 10
June 12
October 9
December 11

Loan Sub-Committee
All meetings held at Har-Co Resource Center, 54 E Lee Street, Bel Air, MD 21014 at 8:30 a.m.

Members: Bonnie Barresi (OED rep). Quintin Cornwell (Ag rep), Wayne Goddard, Gil Kennedy, Tom Knapp, Chris Streett, Judith Wettig

Upcoming Dates:
February 27, 2024
March 26, 2024
April 23, 2024
May 28, 2024
June 25, 2024
July 23, 2024
August 27, 2024
September 24, 2024
October 22, 2024
November 26, 2024
December 2024 – TBD

Meeting Minutes - November 28, 2023
Meeting Agenda - January 23, 2024
Meeting Minutes - January 23, 2024
Meeting Agenda - February 27, 2024

About the board

This board consists of 28 members appointed by the county executive and confirmed by the county council. Members of the board will represent the county's population with respect to race, gender, geography, and political affiliation. Members are selected because of their known experience and interest in the economic development of Harford County.

Board members will represent each of the following industries:

  • Six members from retail/service
  • Seven members from applied technology (manufacturing, international trade)
  • Five members from land use (agriculture, residential development, business development)
  • Five members from public services (superintendent of Harford County Schools, president of Harford Community College, director of Harford County Library, utilities, training, transportation)
  • Five members from business and workforce development (Small Business Development Center, Susquehanna Region Private Industry Council, Chamber of Commerce, Association of the United States Army)

The members of the board will serve at the pleasure of the county executive, who will annually select a chair and vice-chair.

Members

* All terms expire Dec. 7, 2026

RETAIL/BUSINESS/SERVICE 
Daniel Cudone, Tri-State Commercial Realty Corp.
Rick Bohdel, former franchise brand president
Muhammed Suhail, self-employed
Patti Parker, Hilton Hotels Bel Air
Gilbert Kennedy, President, HARCO
Monica Worrell, APGFCU, Chair

APPLIED TECHNOLOGY 
Tony V. Steelman, Altus Engineering, Vice Chair
Mary Morris, University of Maryland, Baltimore
Joan Michel, Profile Partners
Patrick Mullin, QED Systems LLC
Saumil Pandya, IQVIA Inc.
Kenneth Shannon, IT project management consultant
Henry Allen, Booz Allen Hamilton

LAND USE 
Kristin Kirkwood, Harford Land Trust
Christopher Streett, Streett Hopkins Real Estate
Nick Bailey, Grand View Farm
Wayne Goddard, The Goddard Companies
Henry Holloway, The Mill

PUBLIC SERVICE 
Dr. Theresa Felder, Harford Community College
Dr. Sean Bulson, Harford County Public Schools                                     
Amy Andrews, MDOT, State Highway Administration
Mary L. Hastler, Director, Harford County Public Library
Elizabeth Wise, University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health

BUSINESS & WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT/TOURISM 
Angela Rose, Harford County Chamber of Commerce
Jay Ellenby, Visit Harford
Kimberly Justus, Susquehanna Workforce Network
Thomas Knapp, retired real estate financing
Judith Wettig, retired DoD

Duties

The Economic Development Advisory Board's duties are:

  1. Review the budget of the Office of Economic Development
  2. Develop goals and objectives for the board that support and complement the county's overall goals and objectives for economic development
  3. Support and encourage the location of new industrial enterprises in the county and the expansion of present enterprises
  4. Support and encourage the development of recreational areas and tourist business in the county
  5. Review legislation and policy decisions in order to identify the impact they have on economic development in Harford County
  6. Participate in an annual review of a strategic plan for economic development in conjunction with the Office of Economic Development and Departments of Planning & Zoning, Public Works, and Parks & Recreation
  7. Maintain a permanent liaison with Aberdeen Proving Ground with the objective of providing economic opportunities relating to APG activities

For more information, please call Lisa Krysiak at 410-638-3059.