Maryland hires State Technology Coordinator

Maryland has hired a new State Technology Coordinator for the Department

of Business and Economic Development, filling the department's top technology

post, which has been vacant since the fall.

In her position, Cherise Seals will serve as an advisor to Richard Lewin,

secretary of business and economic development, and work as a liaison for

the department with technology companies and the Maryland Technology Development

Co, which promotes high-tech development in the state.

Her top priority will be implementing the state strategic plan of nurturing

and growing the state's technology industry.

Seals previously served as a senior engineer at Baltimore Gas and Electric

Co., where she was responsible for the design and engineering of the electrical

services supplied to the utility's larges industrial and commercial customers.

She also served as project coordinator and account executive on Baltimore's

PSI Net Stadium project and on former Baltimore mayor Kurt Schmoke's energy

taskforce.

Seals begins June 26, replacing David Weiss, who left in the fall.

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