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Tech Council of Maryland Names Philip Schiff as CEO

Rockville, Md. – (September 17, 2013) – The Tech Council of Maryland (TCM), Maryland’s largest trade association for bioscience and technology companies employing more than 200,000 in the region, today announced that Philip Schiff, formerly chief strategy officer of the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB), has been named CEO.

“Maryland has a dynamic technology sector, which has been leading the state’s economic recovery during the past few years," said Doug Doerfler, chairman of TCM’s Board and founding president and CEO of MaxCyte, Inc. "Phil understands the major role our enterprises play today, and will use his extensive experience managing a national association, combined with his understanding of complex technology, to execute TCM's vision and lead critical advocacy efforts on behalf of Maryland's technology entrepreneurs for the future.”

From both his professional and volunteer experience, Schiff has significant expertise, and achieved success, in national and local advocacy, financial management, strategic planning, member relations, external relations and legal work. For the past 18 years, Schiff has been employed with the AABB, starting as general counsel, and rising from division director for Government Affairs, Administration and Business Development to his most recent role of chief strategy officer/division director of Operations and Business Development.

Schiff also has served as president of the Board of Trustees of the National Center for Children and Families, a mission-based private social services organization focused on fixing broken children and families. Under his leadership, the organization expanded its services into foster care, adoption and transitional programs for young adults aging out of traditional programs, becoming a model nationally for supporting at-risk children and families.

“Technology is changing how businesses operate and dramatically improving people’s lives. With Maryland-based businesses leading this charge, there is great opportunity for TCM,” Schiff said. “Key to the association’s growth is our membership. I look forward to meeting TCM’s members, and working with them to achieve our collective mission, while looking at how we can evolve to address challenges that could potentially impact the success of businesses in the state.”

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.