STAFF

“No matter how brilliant your mind or strategy, if you’re playing a solo game, you’ll always lose out to a team.”

— Reid Hoffman

MEET THE TEAM BEHIND BWTECH

Aaron Miscenich

Executive Director

Aaron has worked with companies from the concept stage all the way through growth and maturity. On the economic development side, he has managed efforts that have created a knowledge-based economy in Louisiana through public and private funding including federal, state, and local sources, public/private partnerships, and straight development capital.

Alagra Weaver

Business Manager

Alagra handles the business and human resources functions for bwtech@UMBC. She formerly helped direct finance and budget for the Information Technology and Communications Division of the Maryland Department of Public Safety. Alagra was also the Chief Financial Officer for a small and minority business lending fund in Maryland.

Beau Bown

Marketing Manager

Beau is a 2019 Venture For America Fellow from Midway, Utah. He has a background in content marketing, writing, video production, and graphic design. He manages content on the website, coordinates events, composes the monthly newsletter, and creates marketing materials for our tenants at the Cyber Park and the Tech South Park.

Brenda Jackson

Event & Communication Associate

Brenda helps with communication and human resources tasks for bwtech@UMBC. She helps to promote events, sends email campaigns and shares useful information with companies at bwtech@UMBC.

Casina Rice

Program Management Specialist

Casina manages and coordinates events at bwtech South, including the rental and concierge services. Casina also manages tenant billing for the South campus.  She is a member of the Baltimore Marketing Association and is the founder of two mission-driven companies, Faith Flos and BlankCanvas2Art.

David Diongue

Business Associate

David helps with the business and human resources functions for bwtech@UMBC. He works at the front desk, helps with events and scheduling, manages the conference rooms and shares useful information with bwtech companies.

David J. Fink, PhD

Entrepreneur in Residence

Dave has worked in biotechnology and biomedical product development for more than 40 years and founded or was a top officer of seven start-ups. In addition to advising life science incubator companies at bwtech@UMBC, he is the Site Miner for UMBC research that,with support from the Maryland Innovation Initiative, holds the potential for commercialization.

Megan Wahler

Director of Entrepreneurial Services

Megan started with bwtech in April of 2019, coming from the Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures FastForward team. In her role at FastForward, Megan worked with countless researchers, students, faculty and startups to advance their research towards commercialization through innovative programming, industry and mentor connections, and talent development raising close to $1 million in grant funding.

Nicholas Zajciw

Sr. Manager of Cyber Initiatives

Nick provides business development, strategy, fundraising, and US market entry support to companies in the Northrop Grumman Cync program, the iCyberCenter@bwtech, and bwtech’s Cyber Incubator. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan, a Venture for America Alumnus, Venture Partner with NextGen Venture Partners, and founder of HiveLend.

Walter Schulz, Jr.

Director of Facilities & Leasing

Walt handles all leasing for bwtech@UMBC, manages the incubator and accelerator complexes and is the point of initial contact for those seeking collaborative opportunities with UMBC faculty and staff. He had a distinguished career with the Maryland State Police before earning his real estate license and certification as a real estate property administrator.

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Board Members

Board President:
Mr. Bruce H. Preston 
President Preston Realty, LLC
Mr. Jeffrey S. Armiger, CLBB 
Market President, Howard/North Arundel 
Branch Banking & Trust Co. (BB&T)
Dr. Nilanjan Banerjee 
Associate Professor, Computer 
Science & Computer Engineering 
UMBC
Dr. Charles Bieberich 
Professor, Biological Sciences 
UMBC
Mr. Christopher Brandt 
Founder/CEO 
Audacious Inquiry, LLC
Mr. George Davis 
Executive Vice President, Strategic Advisory 
Evergreen Advisors

Mr. Kevin Glover 
Principal 
KGRW & Associates, LLC
Mr. James Miller 
Chairman/CEO (retired) 
Meridian Medical

Mr. Matthew Roberson 
Principal 
SC&H Group

Ms. K. Kirby Spencer 
Retired
Mr. Ayinde M. Stewart 
President/CEO 
Clear Resolution Consulting, LLC


Ms. Tina Williams 
Cybersecurity Academic Innovation Officer 
University System of MD
Dr. David Fink 
Entrepreneur in Residence 
bwtech@UMBC

Mr. Aaron Miscenich 
Executive Director 
bwtech@UMBC
Ms. Lynne Schaefer 
Vice President, Administration and Finance 
UMBC
Mr. Walter Schulz, Jr.
Director of Facilities & Leasing



Mr. Greg Simmons 
Vice President for Institutional Advancement 
UMBC
Ms. Megan Wahler 
Director of Entrepreneurial Services 
UMBC Research Park Corporation
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