Maryland Chamber of Commerce Announces Board of Directors for 2023-2024; Welcomes New Chair Misty Allen

May 12, 2023


Abbi Ludwig, Director of Marketing & Communications
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On May 11, 2023, the Maryland Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors voted in the slate of business leaders who will join the organization’s governing body for the 2023-2024 year.

In addition, the board elected Misty Allen, vice president of government and community affairs at Comcast NBC Universal, to serve as the organization’s new board chair. Allen succeeds Gracelyn McDermott, vice president of marketing, sales and business development at Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States, who served as chair since 2021. Amir Ahmadzadeh, vice president of Mid-Atlantic operations at EXP was elected vice chair, and Damita Robinson, executive vice president and chief operating officer at Andrews Federal Credit Union was elected treasurer.

The 2023-2024 Maryland Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors includes:
(* indicates a newly elected board member, ** indicates an executive committee member)

“As the Maryland Chamber of Commerce continues to focus on promoting economic development and addressing critical policy issues for business, we are thrilled to welcome our newest slate of board members,” said Mary Kane, President & CEO of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce. “With a wide range of expertise across different industries, their unique perspectives and experiences will be invaluable as we work towards implementing our new strategic plan and continuing to build partnerships that will help all businesses and our communities thrive. I want to thank Gracelyn McDermott, our former Chair, for her leadership and vision and I am confident that under the leadership of our new Board Chair, Misty Allen, we will continue to be the voice for businesses across the state of Maryland.”

“I am honored to serve as the new Board Chair for the Maryland Chamber of Commerce and to work alongside such a talented group of individuals,” said Maryland Chamber of Commerce Chair Misty Allen, vice president, government and community affairs, Comcast. “As we begin to implement the Chamber’s new strategic plan, I am committed to ensuring that we remain focused on the needs of Maryland’s business community. With the support of our executive committee, including Immediate Past Chair Gracelyn McDermott, and fellow board members, I look forward to continuing to advocate for policies that will make Maryland more competitive and prosperous for all.”

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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 6,800+ 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. Learn more.





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