TowsonGlobal forms advisory board

Business globalization center to be advised by local business and government leaders

TOWSON, Md. (June 20, 2007)–TowsonGlobal, the Business Globalization Center and incubator recently founded in partnership between the Baltimore County Department of Economic Development and Towson University, has established an advisory board comprised of leaders from the local business and government communities. As the Baltimore region’s first international incubator for early-stage companies, TowsonGlobal is a place where entrepreneurial enterprises grow and learn how to compete in the global economy.

The inaugural meeting of the TowsonGlobal Advisory Board was held June 15 at the Business Globalization Center, located on the edge of TU’s campus across from Stephens Hall, the home of the College of Business and Economics. The Advisory Board is comprised of 16 business and government leaders who understand the challenges entrepreneurial ventures face and who can provide strategic guidance for the development of the Center itself.  The Advisory Board is chaired by Dyan Brasington, CEcD, FM., Director of Workforce Development at Towson University.

The members of TowsonGlobal’s 2007 Advisory Board are:


  • Bill Badger, Relationship Manager, M & T Bank

  • Barry Bogage, Executive Director, Maryland/Israel Development Center

  • Dyan Brasington, Director, Work Force Development, DECO, Towson University

  • Phyllis Brotman, President, Image Dynamics, Inc.

  • David Iannucci, Executive Director, Baltimore County Department of Economic Development

  • Clay E. Hickson, Director, TowsonGlobal

  • Sonia Ketkar, Assistant Professor, College of Business & Economics, Towson University

  • Rick Kohr, President, Evergreen Capital

  • Fred Lissauer, Vice President of Global Export Business Development, McCormick & Company, Inc.

  • Dennis Mather, Senior Strategic Consultant, Agility HR

  • Victor Obringer, Director, Enterprise Logistics Management Operating Unit, Life Cycle Optimization and Engineering Group, Northrop Grumman Technical Services

  • Steven E. Tiller, Attorney at Law, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, LLP

  • Nancy Wallace, Director, Mid-Atlantic Region, Highstreet Partners

  • Renee Winsky, Executive Director, Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO)

  • James K. Wilhelm, Partner, SC&H Group, LLC


Advisory board members will focus on the strategic view and long range planning of TowsonGlobal, as well as act as a resource for incubator members.

“The incubator’s goal is to help early-stage companies learn how to compete in the global economy,” says Clay Hickson, TowsonGlobal’s director. “Our advisory board members represent a cross-section of business and government leaders who can guide TowsonGlobal and its member companies on a variety of issues, including financial resources, human resource development, marketing, technology development, logistics and trade support.”

TowsonGlobal is a strategic component of Towson University’s Economic & Workforce Development unit of the Division of Economic and Community Outreach.  For more information about TowsonGlobal, the Business Globalization Center and incubator, e-mail Clay Hickson,




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