Economic Development Committee
Jonathan Williams, Real Projectives, Chairman
Meets the 1st Thursday of the month at 9 a.m. at the Chamber office
Advocates for the Odenton Town Center and other West County development issues, and to ensure the transportation and other infrastructure necessary to support our growing community (including Fort Meade) receives needed public support.
Randy Fisher, Fisher Law Office, Chairman
Meets every Monday at noon at the Chamber office while the General Assembly is in session
Establishes legislative priorities and reviews bills affecting the West County business community, identifies those requiring action by the Chamber, and coordinates Chamber testimony before the General Assembly.
Michele Waits, A.J. Properties, Chairman
Meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 10 a.m. at the Chamber office
Responsible for developing and overseeing the Chamber’s comprehensive marketing plan to enhance the Chamber “brand.” Evaluates current marketing efforts, including electronic media, and recommends improvements. Supports event and committee marketing efforts.
Ed Coogan, Business Insurance Associates, Broker
Meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 8:30 a.m. at the Chamber office
Also see Small Business Council and Military Affairs Committee.
John_Nicodemus, Advanced Career Transitions, Chairman
Meets the 1st Tuesday of the month at 8:30 a.m. at the Chamber office
The Small Business Council (SBC) supports the Chamber's small business members through a variety of efforts that include The Business Resource Center, Box Talks, Shop Small and Shop Local, as well as other programs, all of which are designed to enhance the members' business growth and profitability.
Lynn Nichols, Keller Williams Flagship of MD, Chairman
Meets the 2nd Thursday of the month at 9 a.m. at the Chamber office
Plans events in support of the personnel and families at Ft. Meade in an effort to build a stronger connection between the local business community and the Fort.
Lisa Ennis, Eccentrics The Spa Sanctuary, Chairman
Meets the 4th Thursday of the month at 10 a.m. at the Chamber office
Plans the Chamber’s monthly mixers, and provides suggestions for ongoing programs such as Tuesday Topics, and recommend new Chamber events.
Membership Growth Committee
Joseph Reed Karsner IV, Coaching Equals Progress, Chairman
Meets the 1st Wednesday of the month at 9:00 a.m. at the Chamber office
Develops and implements strategic membership development plan, including sector analysis, benefits match, and prospect identification, and supports the Ambassador’s Club’s retention efforts.
Kathy Beauman, Anne Arundel Community College, Co-Chairman
Lisa Ennis, Eccentrics The Spa Sanctuary, Co-Chairman
Meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 9:30 a.m. at AACC @Arundel Mills campus, Univeristy Consortium Office, Room 111
Promotes and highlights resources, organizations and partnership opportunities that enhance collaboration and business development.
Matt Slovick, Aflac, Chairman
Meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 8 a.m. at the Chamber Conference Room
Serves as a liaison to new members, orienting them to Chamber activities, events and committees, and develops outreach programs to recognize existing members.
Dave Magayna, Gemini Financial Services, President
The 501(c)(3) subsidiary of the Chamber raises funds for educational, community improvement, and charitable purposes within the limits of its charter. It operates under the direction of a separate Board of Directors from the West Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce.