Maryland Chamber of Commerce Promotes Andrew Griffin to VP of Government Affairs
ANNAPOLIS, Md.— The Maryland Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Andrew Griffin, the organization’s senior policy analyst, has been promoted to vice president of government affairs effective immediately.
“The Board Executive Committee and Legislative Committee are extremely pleased with the selection of Andrew for this critical role,” said Stephen Woerner, Chairman of the Chamber Board. “He is well prepared for this opportunity.”
“Andrew has provided insightful and strategic legislative support to the business community these past two years,” said Christine Ross, president and CEO of the Chamber. “We have great confidence he is ready to take the helm of the department and are pleased he wanted to step up.”
“I am excited about my new role at the Chamber and I look forward to building on the great work I’ve been a part of these past two years,” said Griffin. “The Maryland Chamber will continue pushing the envelope and advocating to make Maryland the best place to live, work and start a business.”
In his new role, Griffin will lead advocacy efforts on behalf of the 5,500+ members of the Chamber before the Maryland General Assembly and on a federal level. Griffin will develop, lead and execute the legislative strategy of the organization and maintain the Chamber’s positive working relationships with key elected officials and members of the administration in order to build a better understanding of and appreciation for business issues.
The role of vice president of government affairs was previously held by Ashley Duckman. During her tenure at the Maryland Chamber, Duckman provided critical analysis and advocacy for the Maryland business community, aiding the passing of key legislation including a 2020 bill to provide sales-and-use tax exemptions for qualified data centers. The Maryland Chamber and its membership are grateful for her incredible efforts and wish her well in her next role as Executive Director of the Energy Solutions Center.
About the Maryland Chamber of Commerce
The Maryland Chamber of Commerce is the only statewide business advocacy organization and the leading voice for business in the state. Together with their 6,400 members, they form a statewide coalition that is committed to ensuring that Maryland is attracting and retaining quality jobs, developing vibrant, sustainable communities and staying at the forefront of global competitiveness and economic prosperity.