For Immediate Release
Brad Wills
Wills & Associates Public Relations

Tech Council of Maryland Welcomes Five New Board Members

Rockville, Md. (August 27, 2015) The Tech Council of Maryland (TCM), Maryland’s largest technology trade association, today announced that it has elected five new members to its board of directors: Scott Cotter, vice president of Evergreen Advisors; Robert Scheer, president and founder of Scheer Partners; Adam Welsh, senior vice president of Market and Strategy Development for Dovel Technologies; Doug White, partner at Glass Jacobson; and Andrew Smith, CFO at Sucampo.

“TCM is honored to have these distinguished executives join our Board of Directors,” said Phil Schiff, TCM’s CEO. “As we seek to expand our reach throughout the state and strengthen the technology and life science industries here, our new and current board members will provide us with unique insights and valuable resources to continue building on successful foundation we already have established.”

Other changes to the board include appointment of Mike Buher, director of Assurance and Advisory Services at ClearView Group, as TCM’s treasurer. He replaces Rene B. LaVigne, president and CEO of Iron Bow Technologies, who was recently named TCM’s Chair-Elect. Lawrence J. Diamond, senior vice president and regional market director for Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc., also was named chair of TCM’s Audit Committee.

About 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