Maryland Chamber Vice President of Government Affairs, Deriece Pate Bennett, was selected by Prince George’s County Social Innovation Fund (PGCSIF) as one of Forty Under 40 Honorees in Public Service.
Forty Under 40 Prince George’s recognizes top local talent in areas of arts & humanities, business, education, health & fitness, public service, science & engineering. The honorees were nominated by individuals and organizations from across the region; and they were vetted and selected by representatives from the PGCSIF Advisory Board, prior Forty Under 40 Honorees, and the Prince George’s County Chamber of Commerce.
As a lobbyist for the Maryland Chamber, she is responsible for advocating on behalf of the business community on issues pertaining to employment law, energy and environment, and transportation. Before joining the Chamber staff, she served as the executive director for the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, Inc., where she was instrumental in implementing the caucus’ agenda while operating as an intermediary among the caucus, its constituents and community partners.