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Gov. Larry Hogan Reappoints CSM Associate Vice President Ellen Flowers-Fields to TEDCO Board of Directors

July 20, 2022

Gov. Larry Hogan Reappoints CSM Associate Vice President Ellen Flowers-Fields to TEDCO Board of Directors

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan reappointed College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Associate Vice President of Continuing Education and Workforce Development Ellen Flowers-Fields to the state’s Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO) – which serves as Maryland’s economic engine for technology companies. Flowers-Fields was first appointed to TEDCO in May 2021. Her July 2022 reappointment is for a term of four years.

TEDCO is an independent agency, established by the Maryland General Assembly in 1998, to facilitate the creation of businesses and support their growth in all regions of the state. TEDCO's role is to be Maryland's leading source of funding for early-stage, technology-based businesses; to provide other business assistance to entrepreneurs throughout the state; and to foster technology transfer and commercialization from the state’s universities and federal labs.

“Having great confidence in your dedication to public service, it is my pleasure to reappoint you,” the governor wrote to Flowers-Fields. “Thank you for making this strong personal and professional commitment to serve the best interests of our citizens. I know we will succeed in our goal to make a positive difference for all Marylanders, especially with your assistance and support.”

As associate vice president of CSM’s Continuing Education and Workforce Development, Flowers-Fields is responsible for the oversight of all areas of the non-credit economic and community development programming including the Center for Trades and Energy Training, Maryland Center for Environmental Training, the Workforce Center, the SBDC, the Non-Profit Institute, the Transportation Center and adult basic education. She has more than 25 years of progressive professional experience in the field of workforce development and human capital management. Flowers-Fields recently published a blog as part of CSM’s Cabinet Conversations series entitled: ‘Retention and Upskilling of the Existing Labor Force,‘ and last month received the Maurice Erly Professional Development Award. 

TEDCO is managed by a 19-member board of directors, 14 of whom are appointed by the governor, two appointed by the president of the Maryland Senate; and two appointed by the speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates - each to staggered four-year terms. Each member appointed by the governor is confirmed by the senate.

Learn more about TEDCO and how it serves Maryland’s residents and businesses at www.tedcomd.com.

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