Invite the Possibilities

Thank you for making this year’s Connect Harford symposium a success.

We will be updating this site with the results of the day’s events, as well as the video of the day, as they become available.


Additive Technology Video



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.

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.

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