DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Richard C. Mike Lewin, Secretary of Business & Economic Development (410) 767-6302

David S. Iannucci, Deputy Secretary (410) 767-6301

Charles W. Radford, Assistant Secretary for Administration & Information Technology (410) 767-2201
Daniel C. Gundersen, Assistant Secretary for Business Development (410) 767-6740
Rhonda J. Ray, Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy & Legislation (410) 767-6314
Robert C. Brennan, Assistant Secretary for Financing Programs (410) 767-3213
Vernon J. Thompson, Assistant Secretary for Regional Development (410) 767-0082
Susan Smith-Bauk, Assistant Secretary for Tourism, Film, & the Arts (410) 767-6266
Vacancy, State Technology Coordinator (410) 767-6315
Laila K. Atallah, Principal Counsel (410) 767-6446

217 East Redwood St.
Baltimore, MD 21202 - 3316
(410) 767-6300
fax: (410) 333-6911
tty: (410) 333-6926
web: www.mdbusiness.state.md.us/
www.ChooseMaryland.org/default.htm
http://techmd.state.md.us


Agencies

Budget

Functions

Historical Evolution

Organizational Chart

Organizational Structure

Origin

Reports


ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

OFFICE OF SECRETARY

(T00A00, formerly 38.01.00.01)
FY2001 appropriation: $4,045,204
FY2001 authorized positions: 45
Richard C. Mike Lewin, Secretary of Business & Economic Development (appointed by Governor with Senate advice & consent)
(410) 767-6302
e-mail: mlewin@mdbusiness.state.md.us

DEPUTY SECRETARY

David S. Iannucci, Deputy Secretary
(410) 767-6301
e-mail: diannucci@mdbusiness.state.md.us

ECONOMIC POLICY & LEGISLATION

Rhonda J. Ray, Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy & Legislation
(410) 767-6314
e-mail: rray@mdbusiness.state.md.us

DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATION & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

(T00B0001, formerly 38.02.00.01)
FY2001 appropriation: $3,242,349
FY2001 authorized positions: 43
Charles W. Radford, Assistant Secretary for Administration
(410) 767-2201
e-mail: cradford@mdbusiness.state.md.us

DIVISION OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

(T00E0001, formerly 38.05.00.01)
FY2001 appropriation: $9,945,622
FY2001 authorized positions: 62
Daniel C. Gundersen, Assistant Secretary for Business Development
(410) 767-6740
e-mail: jhughes@mdbusiness.state.md.us

DIVISION OF FINANCING PROGRAMS

(T00F00, formerly 38.06.00)
FY2001 appropriation: $66,336,324
FY2001 authorized positions: 46
Robert C. Brennan, Assistant Secretary for Financing Programs
(appointed by Secretary of Business & Economic Development with Governor's approval)
(410) 767-3213
e-mail: bbrennan@mdbusiness.state.md.us
fax: (410) 333-6931

Celester A. (Les) Hall, Jr., Deputy Assistant Secretary (410) 767-6356

DIVISION OF REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT

(T00I0001, formerly 38.09.00.01)
FY2001 appropriation: $17,139,844
FY2001 authorized positions: 47
Vernon J. Thompson, Assistant Secretary for Regional Development
(410) 767-0082
e-mail: vthompson@mdbusiness.state.md.us

DIVISION OF TOURISM, FILM, & THE ARTS

(T00G00, formerly 38.07.00)
FY2001 appropriation: $28,776,674
FY2001 authorized positions: 74
Susan Smith-Bauk, Assistant Secretary for Tourism, Film, & the Arts
(appointed by Secretary of Business & Economic Development with Governor's approval)
(410) 767-6266
e-mail: susans@mdbusiness.state.md.us
fax: (410) 333-6643

Hannah L. Byron, Deputy Assistant Secretary
(410) 767-6328
e-mail: hbyron@mdbusiness.state.md.us


DEFUNCT DEPARTMENTAL AGENCIES

BUSINESS LOCATION GROUP
Under Office of Business Development, renamed Business Location Assistance in 1997.

DAY-CARE FACILITIES FINANCING COMMITTEE
Repealed in 2000 (Chapter 305, Acts of 2000).

DEFENSE ADJUSTMENT FINANCING COMMITTEE
In 1998, renamed Maryland Economic Adjustment Financing Committee (Chapter 693, Acts of 1998).

DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATION
Renamed Division of Administration and Information Technology in July 1999.

DIVISION OF MARKETING
Renamed Division of Business Development in Sept. 1999.

ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY SECTOR
Under Division of Marketing, discontinued in Feb. 1998.

FINANCE & INSURANCE SECTOR
Under Division of Marketing, discontinued in Dec. 1996.

FINANCIAL SERVICES & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SECTOR
Under Division of Marketing, discontinued in Feb. 1998.

MARYLAND ENERGY FINANCING ADMINISTRATION
Repealed in 2000 (Chapter 305, Acts of 2000).

MARYLAND ENTERPRISE INCENTIVE DEPOSIT FUND
Repealed in 2000 (Chapter 305, Acts of 2000).

INTERNATIONAL TRADE DEVELOPMENT
Under Office of International Business, renamed Trade Development in 1997.

MARYLAND SEAFOOD & AQUACULTURE LOAN FUND
Repealed in 2000 (Chapter 305, Acts of 2000).

MARYLAND TRADE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Under Office of International Business, absorbed by Trade Development Group in Sept. 1999.

MOTION PICTURE & TELEVISION DEVELOPMENT OFFICE
Also known as the Maryland Film Commission, the Office became the Maryland Film Office on July 1, 1997 (Chapter 49, Acts of 1997).

NATIONAL MARKETING
Under Division of Business Development, renamed Office of Advertising and Promotion in Sept. 1999.

NATIONAL TRADE SHOWS & MISSIONS
Under Office of Business Development, renamed National Marketing in 1997.

OFFICE OF BUSINESS & ECONOMIC RESEARCH
Under Division of Business Development, became Business and Economic Research within Office of Business Services in Sept. 1999.

OFFICE OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Under Division of Business Development, renamed Office of Business Services in Sept. 1999.

OFFICE OF COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE
Under Division of Regional Development, reorganized as Office of In-State Business Services in July 1999.

OFFICE OF FEDERAL RESPONSE & TECHNOLOGY COMMERCIALIZATION
Under Division of Regional Development, renamed Office of Technology Support in March 1998.

OFFICE OF FINANCE
Under Division of Administration, renamed Office of Budget and Finance in 1997.

OFFICE OF INDUSTRY SECTOR ASSISTANCE
Under Division of Marketing, reorganized as Office of Information Technology Marketing in Feb. 1998.

OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Formerly under Division of Marketing, its functions were placed directly under the Office of the Secretary in March 1998.

OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
Under Division of Business Development, duties assumed by Office of Marketing and Sales in Feb. 2000.

OFFICE OF REGIONAL RESPONSE
Under Division of Regional Development, merged with Community Infrastructure Development to form Office of Community Assistance in April 1998.

OFFICE OF REGULATORY & ENVIRONMENTAL ASSISTANCE
Under Division of Regional Development, reorganized as the Office of Business Advocacy in Jan. 1997, and transferred to Office of Secretary in 1998.

OFFICE OF TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT
Under Division of Regional Development, functions dispersed in 1999 between State Technology Coordinator and Office of Military Affairs and Federal Facilities.

SISTER STATES GROUP
Under Office of International Business, renamed Sister States Program in 1997.

SISTER STATES PROGRAM
Privatized in 1997 (www.wtci.org/mdsisters).

SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER PROGRAM
Abolished in 1997 (Chapter 51, Acts of 1997).

STUDY PANEL TO REVIEW ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FINANCING PROGRAMS
Thomas M. Middleton, Senate Co-Chair
Michael E. Busch, House Co-Chair

Appointed by Senate President: Martin G. Madden; Nathaniel J. McFadden; Ida G. Ruben; J. Lowell Stoltzfus.

Appointed by House Speaker: Kumar P. Barve; Kerry A. Hill; Nancy Hubers; Richard A. La Vay.

Representing private business sector: Arthur D. Ebersberger; Joseph Haskins, Jr.; Kimberly S. Repac; William J. Reuter.

Representing local economic development officials: Brian T. Duncan; John T. (Jack) Lyburn, Jr.; David J. Ryan, Jr.

The Panel submitted its report in 1999.

TRADE FINANCE PROGRAM
Under Financing Programs, functions transferred to regional teams in Sept. 1999.

TRADE PROMOTION GROUP
Formerly under Office of International Business, renamed Marketing Strategies Group and moved under Office of Marketing and Sales in Sept. 1999.

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