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2024 Maryland Contractor Summit

On March 6, 2024, HCCMC hosted the Maryland Contractor Summit 2024. The event was very well attended, with over 200 participants again from the MDV area. This was the first time we had panelists representing other counties. We also had participation from Prince George’s County and the City of Frederick.

Our speakers and keynotes provide valualbe insights and expertise that enriched everyone’s experience at the summit:

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich and Council President Andrew Friedson provided insights on the opportunities available to small businesses in the county.

Procurement Leadership Panel:
Dean Hof, Howard County Procurement Administrator
Jessica Lewis, Rockville’s Director of Procurement
Ash Shetty, Montgomery County’s Chief Procurement Officer & Director.

Our procurement panelists provided invaluable guidance on navigating the intricacies of working with procurement offices from their cities and counties.

Katherine Coleman’s presentation from Hensel Phelps on successful proposal presentations to procurement offices left a lasting impact, offering valuable insights and strategies for attendees on effectively responding to requests for proposals (RFPs) and preparing to proceed with contracts (NTP).

Construction Leadership Panel:
Ryan Anderson, Senior VP & General Manager at The Christman Company
Juan Cardona, Partner at Gragg Cardona Souadi
Luis Clavijo, Senior Manager at TD Bank
Camilo García, Co-Business Unit Leader at DPR Construction

The Construction Leadership Panel offered invaluable perspectives on navigating the current economic landscape, risk management, and effective leadership in the industry.

The summit surpassed all expectations, offering attendees a day filled with enlightening discussions, networking opportunities, and collaborative endeavors.

We extend our sincere appreciation for all participants’ and attendees’ dedication and support. We look forward to an even more impactful summit in 2025!

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