Dwight Carr, Board Chair

Dwight Carr – STEM Outreach Program Manager – Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Our Board

Who We Are:

The Mid-Maryland Workforce Development Board (WDB) is comprised of representatives and leaders from local area businesses in Carroll and Howard counties in conjunction with the areas’ partners.  The WDB’s primary responsibility is to provide guidance, and oversight to the local workforce development system through the Howard County Office of Workforce Development and Carroll County Business and Employment Resource Center (BERC).

Our Vision:

The mission of the Mid-Maryland WDB, in partnership with the local elected officials in Carroll and Howard counties, is to provide leadership in strengthening a responsive and effective workforce development system.

Our Mission:

…a Mid-Maryland where everyone has the opportunity to maximize his or her career potential and employers have access to the workforce resources they need to grow and prosper.

Board Members

Board Chair, Dwight, Carr
STEM Program Manager & Maryland MESA Executive Director
The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Vice Chairperson
Zach Tomlin, MCTS
IT/Cybersecurity Consultant
Tomlin Technology, Inc.
Beaver, Denise
Deputy Director
Carroll County Department of Economic Development
Berry, Steven
Director of Career and Continuing Professional Education
Carroll Community College
Giangrasso, Suzzanne
Lorien, Mt. Airy
Givens, Julie
Labor Exchange Administrator
The Columbia Workforce Center
Griffin, Gary
Business Manager
Kolluri, Anna
Resourcesys, Inc.
Larson, Andrew
National Project Coordinator
International Union of Painters and Allied Trades
Job Corps Pre-Apprenticeship Program
Liggett-Creel, Stephen
Howard County Department of Social Services
Metz, Melissa
Senior Private Sector Specialist
The World Bank
Plump, Sharon
Regional Director
Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)
Raithatha, Haresh
Chief Operations Officer
The Strouse Corporation
Song, Lynn
Director, Operations & Strategic Initiatives
Howard County Chamber of Commerce
Thompson, Vernon
Executive Vice President, Business Development
Howard County Economic Development Authority (EDA)
Watson, Elizabeth
Senior Director (Interim Representative), Continuing Education and Community Development
Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Development
Howard Community College


Click here to obtain a copy of Mid-Maryland Workforce Development Board’s By-Laws.

Workforce Plan

The Mid-Maryland Workforce Investment Board’s Five Year Strategic plan identifies goals and strategies designed to address workforce challenges in Mid-Maryland. Download the plan by clicking here.

Our Partners

coming soon.

Grant Awards

Youth Services Award
Recipient:  Howard Community College
Effective: 9/1/13
Bid Closed


Mid-Maryland One-Stop Operator Procurement

The Mid-Maryland Workforce Development Board is currently accepting bids for a One Stop Operator.  Details on the procurement may be found at:
CLOSED May 7, 2018

Contract awarded to:
Community Workforce Advancements, LLC.
(Effective 9/7/18)