(May 24, 2017 – ANNAPOLIS, Md.) — At its annual meeting on Wednesday, May 17, the Maryland Chamber of Commerce officially accepted its 2017-2018 Board of Directors.
The role of chair was transferred from Murthy Law Firm Founder & President Sheela Murthy to KCI Technologies President Nathan Beil. Beil previously served as vice chair; BGE Chief Operating Officer Stephen Woerner now assumes that role. Murthy will continue to serve on the Executive Committee as immediate past chair. Prior past chair Thomas Graham of Thomas H. Graham & Associates now retires from the board.
Four Maryland business leaders joined the board for their first terms of service.
Denis Dunn is AT&T state president for Maryland; Washington, DC; and Delaware. A graduate of Boston College, Case Western Reserve University, and Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, Dunn joined the AT&T External & Legislative Affairs team in Cleveland, Ohio, in 2000, and has worked in the Mid-Atlantic region since 2008. He was named state president in December 2013. Dunn is responsible for governmental and legislative relations and corporate citizenship. In 2001, he was elected councilman-at-large and served a four-year term representing 58,000 residents of Lakewood, Ohio, and subsequently was appointed president of the Lakewood Civil Service Commission. He previously served as a city prosecutor. Dunn is a former first lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, and captain in the Ohio National Guard, where he served as staff judge advocate. He also served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Jamaica.
Chris Hoyson is a division vice president with the Whiting-Turner Contracting Company, a national contracting firm based in Baltimore, Maryland. Chris has managed more than $2 billion in public and private projects in various industries throughout Maryland and the eastern United States. Chris is a member of the Leadership Maryland Class of 2017 and the American Association of Airport Executives. He is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and relocated to Maryland following his graduation from The Pennsylvania State University, where he studied civil engineering.
Michael F. Kelly is a vice president at KELLY Benefit Strategies. He joined the company in 2002. A graduate of the College of Charleston, he puts a priority on his community service. He spent six years as chair of the American Diabetes Association’s Tour de Cure, and has served on the ADA’s board of directors since 2008. He also serves on the board of There Goes My Hero. He was a member of the Leadership Baltimore County class of 2008.
Brian Regan is senior vice president for the Small Business Market Executive – Greater Maryland at Bank of America. He is responsible for lending, sales, service and community leadership. Regan joined Bank of America in 2016 from Capital One, where he spent seven years as the small business market executive and as a small business senior project manager. An economics and communications graduate at Northwestern University, Regan has served with the Maryland Banker’s Association and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Regatta Board.
The Chamber had previously welcomed Gracelyn McDermott, executive director for account management at Kaiser Permanente-Mid-Atlantic States.
Several board members were reappointed to new terms, and the Chamber thanked 16 members for their service as they retired from the board.
The annual meeting concluded just before the Chamber’s 2017 Maryland Business Hall of Fame Awards kicked off at the Hilton Baltimore BWI Airport Hotel.