Education & Workforce Development

The Education Committee is tasked with planning and implementing events surrounding the education and workforce development issues in the FMA region. This committee also was responsible for developing Project SCOPE, a security clearance and education awareness program for grades 7 -12, college graduates and professionals re-entering the workforce. The committee has created Tech Mania and STEM Family Night to bolster students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and math. Four white papers have been published with the oversight of this committee.
Penny Cantwell, Chair


The Legislative Committee takes on legislative issues regarding the Fort Meade region and our members. It is responsible for monitoring and supporting federal priorities. The committee is tasked with preparing the necessary documents for our Federal delegates ensuring that they understand the budgetary needs of Fort George G. Meade. This committee meets with state and federal delegations annually and as requested.
Lauren McCollum, Chair

Meade Business Connect (MBC)

The Meade Business Connect Committee assists companies with targeted information on the 117 government agencies and organizations at Fort Meade and region’s prime contractors, focused mentoring/protégé programs, educational outreach including networking events and forums, market analysis of the agencies and organizations at Fort Meade and the FMA Member Capabilities Exchange, which will offer detailed information about FMA member companies.
Bill Dunahoo, Chair


The Membership Committee is charged with growing and maintaining membership and ensuring current and future members actively contribute to achieving the Alliance’s mission.
Hubert Braithwaite, Chair

Military and Family

The Military and Family Committee focuses on providing support and assistance to the Fort George G. Meade soldiers and their families and civilian community. The Alliance led the community effort to outfit the to-be-constructed new Solider and Family Assistance Center at Fort Meade in support of the wounded warriors. The Alliance also provides assistance with bulk delivery of monthly snacks available to the soldiers as they wait for their appointments. The FMA is now undertaking an effort to build a Resiliency Campus on Fort Meade.
Lisa Decker, Chair


Rising Star Network

The Rising Star Network is a new FMA initiative to identify the region’s emerging leaders and engage them in FMA activities. The initiative targets young professionals 35 years or younger, offering cross-industry networking opportunities, mentorship activities, educational programing, volunteer opportunities and more.


The Transportation Committee focuses on the priorities that parallel the interests of the installation and the community regarding transportation needs and sees that these priorities are communicated to planners in each of Maryland’s transportation modes. The Committee produces a transportation guide on how to get to Fort Meade, which includes information on bus routes, MARC schedules, vanpools, bike routes and other transportation resources. The guide is updated regularly.
Stuart Title, Chair


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