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About Us

ABOUT MARYLAND FREE

Maryland Free is a statewide, nonpartisan political research and education organization supported by corporations, trade associations, chambers of commerce, small businesses, and individuals. We were founded in 1983 as Maryland Business for Responsive Government and changed our name in 2019 to better reflect our mission.

The purpose of Maryland Free is to:

INFORM Maryland’s businesses, elected officials, and the general public about the political and economic climate needed to foster economic development and job creation in Maryland.

IMPROVE the role of business in Maryland’s public policy.

PROVIDE support for pro-business candidates.

ENABLE business to hold politicians accountable for the state’s economic well-being—like no other organization—through Maryland Free’s evaluations of the voting records of Maryland’s state legislators.

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LEADERSHIP

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Scott Dorsey, Board Chair

Merritt Companies

Ellen Sauerbrey, Chair Emeritus

Former U.N. Ambassador

Duane Carey, President

Maryland Free

Mark Cissell, Treasure

Katz Abosch

 

Carville Collins, Counsel

DLA Piper

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Howard “Blackie” Bowen

Ewing Oil Company, Inc.

Christina Ensley

Vend Central, Inc

 Dave McManus

Baxter, Baker, Sidle, Conn & Jones, P.A.

 Paul Skalny

Davis, Agnor, Rapaport & Skalny, LLC

 

 

Christopher Carroll

AT&T Services, Inc.

Candace Gill

Nemphos Braue

Brad Myers

Capital One Bank

 Jay Steinmetz

Barcoding, Inc.

 

Paul Clary

Maryland Energy Advisors

 Frank Kelly III

Kelly & Associates Insurance

Kimberly Prescott

Prescott HR

 Tami Watkins

Pepco Holdings

 

Chris Costello

Public Sector Consulting Group

Howard Klein

Klein’s Shop Rite of Maryland

 Jeff Rives

East West Sign Group

 Edwin Warfield

citybizlist

 

MARYLAND FREE STAFF

Duane Carey

President, IMPACT Marketing & Public Relations

Duane@MarylandFree.org