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Governor's Commission on Small Business

The mission of the Governor’s Commission on Small Business is to provide a forum for Maryland small businesses to articulate and address barriers to business growth.  Created by Executive Order in 2010, the 26-member Commission works to further improve Maryland’s business environment by recommending to the Governor actions that remove barriers and expand the vitality of Maryland’s small business community.

 Ackneil Muldrow II   


Ackneil  Muldrow, II is CEO of Parker Muldrow & Associates, LLC. Mr. Muldrow previously served as President and CEO of the Development Credit Fund for more than 17 years. He is chairman, past president and CEO of the Baltimore Marketing Association and president of the Baltimore Efficiency and Economy Foundation. Gov. O’Malley appointed Mr. Muldrow as the first GCSM Chairman in January 2011.


  • Karen Barbour; Co-Chair/President, The Barbour Group, LLC
  • Barbara I. Berschler; Partner Press, Potter & Dozier, LLC
  • Roland O. Campbell; President/CEO, ROC, Inc. t/a The Roc Realty Group
  • David Daesok Son; Commissioner, Prince George's County Liquor Board Commission
  • James A. Dula; Chief Administrative Officer, Image Consulting Group International
  • Anne Geiermann; Senior Vice-President, Revere Bank
  • Manuel Hidalgo; President Hildalgo, Community Based Consulting
  • Ricardo R. Johnson; Esquire, Associate General Counsel, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Wonro Lee; President and CEO, J.G. Merchant Sales & Service
  • Jorge Restrepo; M.G.A., President, Eurekafacts, LLC
  • Deborah Stallings; President/CEO, HR Anew, Inc.
  • Jay Steinmetz; CEO, Barcoding, Inc.
  • R. Wayne Strausburg; President, Director of Administration for Wicomico County
  • Sajid N. Tarar
  • William Yerman; CEO, Continental Title Group

          News & Events    Meetings

Governor O'Malley Appoints Small Business Commission

O’Malley announces initiative to help businesses

MDbiz Media Blog: Gov. O’Malley Appoints Small Business Commission

Governor's Commission on Small Business Meeting
Monday, April 7, 10 a.m.
17th floor, World Trade Center Baltimore, MD

Please contact Pat Ford if interested in attending.

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Sean McEvoy
Small Business Resources

Governor's Commission on Small Business
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World Trade Center
401 E. Pratt St; 15th floor
Baltimore, MD 21202