The NMTC Board of Directors is honored and pleased to introduce you to Mr. Michael Geppi (Mike), our new Executive Director, effective September 1, 2023. He and current Executive Director, John Casner, will be co-directors through the month of September as Mike assimilates into his new role at NMTC.
Some may recall Mike serving as the youngest county council member in Harford County and on the Army Alliance board. He's a native of the county and has worked with organizations in Cecil County.
Mike has held numerous roles that fit well with the Executive Director position. He has created, managed, grown, and sustained various size organizations in multiple industries, from start-ups to ongoing enterprises.
His strong working knowledge and experience in business development, mergers and acquisitions, patent development, and intellectual property licensing will help members in these areas. Another member plus, he has led teams with various industry experience, including diverse fields such as cybersecurity, healthcare, veterinary medicine, distribution, financial services, and technology product development.
For the last 11 years, he has taught at the Smith School, U of MD, New Venture Finance, Business Communications and Negotiations for graduate students, Strategic Management/Business Policies, and Managing People & Organizations for undergraduates.
During that time, he was an elected official and gubernatorial appointee, where he learned his way around the levels of government here in Maryland. He is savvy in fundraising, having worked to acquire venture capital and private equity support for his endeavors.
Overall and more importantly, Mike has the character, personality, and passion for building a coalition, recruiting members, and creating NMTC programs for our next decade of growth.
Please join me and the NMTC Board in welcoming Mike Geppi as the new NMTC Executive Director.