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MaxCyte CEO Doug Doerfler Named Chairman of the Tech Council of Maryland
Four Board Members Appointed to Leadership Positions
Rockville, MD – (May 17, 2013) – The Tech Council of Maryland (TCM), the state’s largest technology trade association with more than 400 biotechnology and technology members employing more than 200,000 in the region, announced at its 25th annual Dinner and Awards Celebration last night that Doug Doerfler was elected as chairman of TCM’s board. Doerfler was the association’s vice chairman and succeeds Larry Letow, who has served as chairman since 2010. TCM also named four current board members to executive leadership positions.
“I am honored to continue serving TCM at such an important and promising time,” said Doerfler. “Our members have become the catalysts of Maryland’s dynamic economy, creating new, high-paying jobs and discovering breakthrough technologies that can change our world. We may come from diverse backgrounds, but a single mission unifies us: creating a healthier, safer world with game-changing innovations right here in Maryland. I especially thank Larry Letow for his outstanding board leadership these past three years. He has positioned TCM, our membership and Maryland for a very bright future.”
“TCM is in exceptional hands moving forward,” said Larry Letow. “Doug has a deep passion for our members and is fiercely committed to advancing their interests in business and government. I want to thank the TCM staff for their marvelous work. Their commitment to TCM’s members made my time as board chairman a truly rewarding experience.”
Doerfler is the founding president and CEO of MaxCyte, Inc., a leader in cell modification technologies based in Gaithersburg, Md., that has been in operation since 1999. He has more than 30 years experience in the discovery, development and international financing and commercialization of biotechnology products and companies. Doerfler plays an active role as an advocate for the life sciences industry, serving on the executive committee of the Biotechnology Industry Organization's (BIO) board of directors and co-chairing BIO's Capital Formation Committee.
TCM named four of its current board members to executive leadership positions:
- Vice Chairman, MdBio Division – Brad Stewart, CEO of Immunology Partners
- Vice Chairman, MdTech Division – Daniel Cohen-Dumani, founder and CEO of Portal Solutions
- Treasurer – Rene LaVigne, president and CEO of Iron Bow Technologies
- Secretary – Steve Meltzer, partner at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman
About the Tech Council of Maryland
The Tech Council of Maryland (TCM) is the largest technology trade group serving the advanced technology and biotechnology communities of Maryland. TCM’s mission is to advocate for the interests of the technology community, further the role of technology in the Maryland economy, and nurture an environment where technology companies can collaborate, grow and succeed. For more information, visit www.techcouncilmd.com.