Advisory Boards

Business and Industry Cabinet

The Business and Industry Cabinet (BIC) of Frederick County is an advisory body created for the sharing of ideas, solutions, and creative approaches to business topics and issues facing Frederick County. The Cabinet is comprised of business leaders from a wide variety of industries, including biotech, retail, manufacturing, agriculture, information technology, healthcare, construction, finance and international business.

2020 Business and Industry Cabinet Members

  • Jan Gardner, County Executive
  • Sharad Doshi, Governor's Commission on South Asian American Affairs
  • Julie Garner, AstraZeneca
  • Diane Guyton-Boyer, Frederick County Bank
  • Whitney Hahn, Digital Bard
  • Denise Jacoby, Frederick County Building Industry Association
  • Thomas Kleinhanzl, Frederick Memorial Hospital
  • Chris Kline, Jr., Frederick Commercial Real Estate
  • Jason Lee, Lee Building Maintenance
  • Tom Lynch, Miles & Stockbridge, PC
  • Chris McLean, Wilcoxon Sensing Technology
  • Rob Miller, Distillery Lane Ciderworks
  • Tom Mullineaux, Agriculture
  • Austin Pearre, Woodsboro Bank
  • James Racheff, Data Management Services
  • Pierre Reed, PMTR Industries
  • Richard Griffin, City of Frederick
  • Kara Norman, Downtown Frederick Partnership
  • Michael O'Connor, Mayor, City of Frederick
  • Rick Weldon, Chamber of Commerce

Agendas and Minutes

Agriculture Business Council

The Agriculture Business Council (ABC) was formed to investigate and implement ways to promote, develop and preserve the ag-industry in Frederick County. The council pro-actively informs the County Executive, County Council and the department on agriculture issues.

2022 Agriculture Business Council Members

  • H. Richard Bittner, Chair
  • Sarah Welty, Vice Chair
  • Thomas Barse
  • Robert Black
  • Gary Grossnickle
  • Brian Sweeney
  • Thomas Mullineaux
  • Tim Pry
  • Jon Sewell
  • Councilmember Kai Hagen – County Council Liaison

Agendas and Minutes