Howard Tech Council

The Howard Tech Council is at the epicenter of the local tech community. Our active and engaged membership base spans a variety of industries, providing members with access to a diverse collection of organizations.

Our programming supports the four pillars of the HTC: Engage, Collaborate, Learn, and Lead. We provide members with the opportunity to support this mission through our monthly networking events, speaker series, and affinity groups and round tables.

Our integration with the Howard County Economic Development Authority and the Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship provides our members with a unique value proposition unlike any other Tech Councils in the region. Through our relationship with the MCE we are able to offer HTC Members discounted MCE event access as well as low cost room and facility rentals.


Cultivating technology through innovative strategic partnerships is the mission of the Howard Tech Council. Through its integration with the MCE, the HTC provides a valuable forum for industry, research, educators, investors, and government throughout the region. The HTC leverages a well-connected technological ecosystem, a top ten place to live and a highly educated workforce to fuel the imperative for innovation in the region.


The HTC vision is to be a premier forum for the networking, and the collaboration between technology companies in the Howard County and the surrounding region. Through HTC Affinity Groups, Committees and Roundtables, we provide relevant candid discussions on key issues facing our tech community and promote networking to foster the development of relationships essential to each member’s success. We are considered essential for the development and success of technology executives in the region.

HTC Advisory Board

The Howard Tech Council Advisory Board is comprised of leadership in the technological and entrepreneurial ecosystem of Howard County and Central Maryland. The Board has a broad range of expertise including Academia, Healthcare, Cyber Security, Legal, Cloud Services, Managed Services, Telecommunications, Internet Marketing, Strategic Branding, Banking, Real Estate Services, as well as Accounting and Consulting Services.

Mia Eglinton, Chair, Jones Lang LaSalle

Josh Weszka, Vice Chair, Vision Financial

Chuck Bubeck, Immediate Past Chair,  Ease Technologies

Arsham Mirshah, Webmechanix

Arti Varanasi, Advancing Synergy, LLC

Bari AndersonTessco Technologies

Dwight Carr, Johns Hopkins APL

Emmet Tydings, AB&T Telecom

Jason Peay, VersaTech, Inc.

Jason Taule, HITRUST

Jeff HuegelAT&T

Kelly Ennis, The Verve Partnership

Minah Woo, Howard Community College

Paul Skalny, Davis Agnor Rapaport and Skalny

Ryan Barbera, Data Canopy

LaRee Siddiqui, HCPSS