Maryland Tech Council CEO steps down

Tami Howie, shown in this 2016 file photo, is stepping down as CEO of the Maryland Tech Council to return to DLA Piper as a partner.

The CEO of the Maryland Tech Council, who has led the organization since its creation in 2017, is stepping down.

Tami Howie will be taking a job as a partner at DLA Piper, where she worked previously, the organization announced.


The decision to leave the biotechnology trade group was Howie’s, a spokeswoman said.

“We thank her for her dedication and leadership, and we wish her all the best as she embarks on her next professional venture,” said board chair Rene B. LaVigne, also president and CEO of Iron Bow Technologies, in a statement.


Howie had served as the Maryland Tech Council’s top executive since 2017, when the group was created through the merger of the Technology Council of Maryland and the Chesapeake Regional Tech Council.

She had led the Chesapeake Regional Tech Council since November 2015.

Howie's departure is effective August 18. The Tech Council is "assessing leadership needs" and plans to "take a comprehensive look at the operational structure and the most appropriate path forward,” it said in a statement.