Secretary Mike Gill is a business leader with four decades of experience as an entrepreneur, a technology executive, an investment banker, and a public servant. He was tapped by Governor Larry Hogan to lead the Maryland Department of Commerce in January, 2015. Prior to his appointment, Mike Gill led Evergreen Advisors, an investment bank, as chairman and principal. Previously, Gill founded Hoyt Capital, an investment and advisory firm serving start-ups and growth companies. Mr. Gill was also a founder of First Page, which was later acquired by Metrocall, he has also served as chairman of Curtis Engine, a Baltimore power generator company, and was chairman of Bluefire Security Technologies, a mobile cyber-security developer, from 2006 to 2008. In 1984, Gill founded AMERICOM, a Baltimore-based provider of cellular products and services to businesses in the area. Under Gill’s leadership, AMERICOM expanded nationwide with more than 1,200 team members. In 2000, it was acquired by Solectron.
He started his career with IBM and held a number of positions in sales and marketing. He then became director of data systems in the mid-Atlantic region for Ernst & Young. Gill served on the University System of Maryland Board of Regents from 2004 to 2009, heading the audit committee and technology transfer and commercialization workgroup. His past and present board memberships also include the Calvert Hall Board of Trustees, Baltimore County Economic Development Commission, St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Bay National Bank, and Towson University of Board of Visitors. He is also a member of the President’s Advisory Board at Clemson University.
Gill earned his B.S. in business administration from Towson University in 1974 after attending Clemson University on a baseball scholarship. He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Towson University. In May of 2005, he received Towson University’s Distinguished Alumnus Award and in October of 2005, Mike became an Honorary Member of the Towson University chapter of the international business society, Beta Gamma Sigma.
Registration and Lunch will begin promptly at 11:30am
- December 12, 2018
11:30 am - 2:30 pm