Invite the Possibilities

Brainstorm. Think. Strategize.

We encourage you to "Invite the Possibilities" for the future of Harford County at Connect Harford! The symposium will include Table Discussions, Panelist Speakers, and a great garden-fresh Open Market Lunch to end the day. View the full agenda for more details of the day’s events.

Everyone Can Make A Difference

Join the Conversation and Register Now!
There is no charge to attend, but reservations are required. 

RSVP online by September 15 or
call 443-412-2356.

Connect Harford brings together leaders in business, government, and education who are dedicated to promoting and inspiring economic growth and a prosperous future in Harford County.

This year’s symposium features keynote speaker, Mark King, President, adidas Group North America, who based on lessons learned in his leadership motivates his audience to set outrageous goals, pick something they are good at, and instill the belief that everyone can make a difference. Read his full bio.


Planning Committee

  • Barbara Canavan, Harford County
    Public Schools
  • Jim Dresher, The Dresher Foundation
  • Patti Dresher, The Dresher Foundation
  • Jeff Foulk, SURVICE Engineering
  • Rajiv Goel, Offit/Kurman
  • Dennis Golladay, Harford Community College
  • Mary Hastler, Harford County
    Public Library
  • Maryland State Senator J.B. Jennings
  • Pam Klahr, Harford County
    Chamber of Commerce
  • Don Lewis, APG Federal Credit Union
  • Jill McClune, Avon Protection Systems/Army Alliance
  • Eric McLauchlin, Shaffer, McLauchlin,
    and Stover/EDAB
  • Michael Meoli, The Dresher Foundation
  • Brenda Morrison, Harford Community College
  • Michael A. Parker, Leidos
  • Robin Platts, The Dresher Foundation
  • Jim Richardson, Harford County Government
  • Lyle Sheldon, University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health
  • Sharon Sykes, APG Federal Credit Union
  • Craig Ward, Frederick Ward
    Associates, Inc.

Connect Harford is a unique and visionary gathering of leaders in business, government, and education who are dedicated to promoting and inspiring economic growth and a prosperous future for the diverse community that is Harford County.

Harford County possesses many assets – educated workforce, technological innovations, strong educational institutions, healthy business environment, and prime geographic location – which provide it with the potential of becoming one of the top places to live, work, and play in the United States.

Through conversations identifying economic opportunities, addressing barriers, sharing innovative solutions, and providing access to information, Connect Harford will inspire all stakeholders—current and future—to take the actions needed today to make their vision a reality tomorrow.