|Barry Bogage, Executive Director, Maryland/Israel Development Center
Mark Davis, Vice President, M&T Bank
Steve Dubin, CEO, SDA Ventures
Yair Flicker, CEO, SmartLogic
Suzy Ganz, CEO, Lions Brothers Textile Manufacturing
Mike Gill, Secretary, Maryland Department of Commerce
James Hughes, Vice President, University of Maryland, Baltimore
Alvin Katz, MIDC Chairman, and Founder, KatzAbosch
|David Kuntz, CEO, American Office
Yifat Alon-Perel, Minister, Commercial and Trade Affairs, Embassy of Israel
Jay Radov, Esq., President, Crown Insurance; MIDC Treasurer
Hanan Sibel, Founding Chairman, MIDC
Lynn Shapiro Snyder, Esq., Partner, Epstein, Becker and Green
Jack Zager, Diamond Point Metals
Mr. Bogage is an international business development professional with over 25 years experience developing and executing strategies to identify, cultivate and close new business opportunities. He has been the Executive Director of the MIDC since its inception in 1992. Prior to joining the MIDC, Barry was the Director of Business Development for Welsh Development International, where he marketed Wales as the European location for American companies. Before that he was Director of Economic Development for Howard County, Maryland, and Director of Research for the Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation. A native of Baltimore, Barry graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in government and politics, concentrating on Israeli and Middle Eastern history and politics.
Nancy Boguslaw oversees MIDC membership and sponsorship opportunities, events and programming, and publications such as the Maryland/Israel Trade News. Prior to joining the MIDC, Ms. Boguslaw was Director of Development for Gateway to Hope, a non-profit for uninsured women with breast cancer. Ms. Boguslaw served as the Director of Planning and Budgeting at the Jewish Federation of St. Louis. As a volunteer, she served on many non-profit boards and was President and Campaign Chair of the Women’s Division of the St. Louis Jewish Federation. A native of Baltimore, Ms. Boguslaw graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County with a B.A. in Psychology, holds and M.S.W. from the University of Maryland School of Social Work and a B.A. from the Baltimore Hebrew College. Ms Boguslaw was a graduate of the Baltimore Institute for Jewish Communal Service.
Adam grew up in Washington D.C, then moved to Israel where he completed a Bachelor of Arts in Government at the IDC in Herzilya. Adam also holds a Masters of Arts in Global Security from Johns Hopkins University in Washington, D.C. Upon completion of his Master’s Degree, he moved back to Israel and served in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) as a non-commissioned officer in the Economics and Commerce Department for the Coordination and Liaison Administration for the Gaza Strip. Adam focuses on connecting Maryland and Israeli businesses for joint business and R&D activities.
Avi has more than 15 years experience in business development, strategic planning and financial forecasting in the medical device field and other high tech industries. He received an MBA from Bar Ilan University and BA from Brooklyn College. He markets Maryland to Israeli companies for their US offices and helps Maryland companies find new business opportunities in Israel.