Fort Meade Alliance Annual Meeting & Reception
June 12, 2013, BWI Hilton
The nearly 200 guests who attended the FMA Annual Meeting on June 12 at the BWI Hilton had an impactful night, which started with the Color Guard and National Anthem.
Attendees heard from FMA President Deon Viergutz, and guest speakers Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger, Dr. Harvey Davis, Director of Installations and Logistics for the National Security Agency and Rear Admiral Margaret Deluca "Peg" Klein, Chief of Staff of U.S. Cyber Command.
The Fort Meade Alliance also awarded its 2nd McCreedy Scholarship to Kierra Harrison, a graduating senior at Meade High School.
As for official FMA business, FMA membership voted Rosemary Budd of Lockheed Martin Corp. and Laurie Villano of Sotera Defense Solutions to the Board of Directors. Rosemary, who previously served as FMA President for three years, was also elected to the Executive Committee.
In addition, Jay Baldwin of TD Bank, Penny Cantwell of Sandy Spring Bank, Bill Dunahoo of Praxis Engineering, Gordon Knox of Miles & Stockbridge, Jason Silva of Sidus Data, and Richard Young of TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. were re-elected to the Board for another three-year term. All Board and Executive Committee terms were effective July 1.
In addition, the FMA unveiled its newest Annual Report, The Fort Meade Effect, which highlights the FMA's increased strategic impact on the region reaching far outside the installation gates.
All photos by Christopher Myers. For more photos from the Annual Meeting, go to the Photo Gallery.