Uniquely located between Baltimore and Washington DC in Columbia, MD, “C3MD” is creating a vibrant chapter based in Central Maryland. We have a distinguished leadership team practicing the four tenets of Conscious Capitalism and focused on innovative chapter development. Currently, we organize, promote and host Ignite Howard County to elevate stories, we showcase our community in our C3MD blog, and we offer unique learning opportunities both remotely and in-person. We’re constantly building and evolving - connect with us to start a conversation to learn more about what we’re doing and how we do it.
Executive Director; Strategy and Innovation
Wendy is a strategic, innovative, and visionary leader who began her career as a software engineer. She strives to learn at the edge of her growth in all areas: body, heart, mind, and spirit. Wendy is known for her unique ability to navigate ambiguity and helps leaders and their teams develop a clear vision for what they want and how they want to do it. She is open-minded, collaborative and ever curious about new ways to solve old problems.
Strategy and Programming
Rev. Brian is a New Thought minister, community leader, and purveyor of spiritual and social badassery. With a history in Sales, Operations, Customer Service, Staffing and general management in entrepreneurial startups, midsize companies and large-scale corporations, Rev. Brian has seen just about everything the midlevel white-collar lifestyle has to offer. Now, having shifted careers at a relatively young age, Rev. Brian has begun to translate the lessons learned from his career into a potent calling filled with community engagement, spiritual leadership and social impact, engaging Conscious Capitalism as a secular philosophy with the power to help bring the same sense of soulful vision from his faith into the private and public sector along the way.
Marketing and Communications Team Lead, co-chair Ignite Howard County
Wendy Baird is president of Insight180, a branding agency for b2b advisory businesses and nonprofits — those that “sell the invisible.” She has been advising companies, speaking and facilitating workshops on positioning strategy, name development, brand identity, and messaging and design strategy for more than 25 years, helping to align organization's values with their brands and bring their business visions to life. Wendy recently served on the boards or advisory committees of Howard Tech Council, National Family Resiliency Center, and Ignite Howard County. A big picture thinker who thrives on collaboration, Wendy has a talent for drawing out the creative side of even the most left-brained folks. A Reiki practitioner, and singer and actress in her spare time, she is known to break into song unexpectedly.
Jennifer is a Facilitator for Howard County Public Schools in the Department of Human Resources and Professional Development. She has been teaching adults in the public education sector for over a decade on topics such as dignity; leadership; diversity, equity, and inclusion; vision, mission, and goal-setting; team dynamics, and personal efficacy. She is driven by cultivating lifelong learning resources and creating experiences that connect individuals with themselves and others to create a community. A recent graduate of the Sellinger School of Business, Jennifer is excited to apply her learning while intentionally embedding the tenets of conscious capitalism and leadership into her work and as a C3MD Board Member.
Finance Team Lead
Kevin grew up in downtown Baltimore in the ’60s and ’70s, a pivotal period of change — and hope — for the city. He graduated from the University of Baltimore in 1983 and earned his Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license and Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) designation in the mid-’90s. He started his CPA firm, Kevin T. Howard, CPA/PFS, P.A., in 2002 and acquired an investment advisory business, Flying Cloud Money Management, LLC, at the same time.
Strategy and Governance
Dr. Ibironke is a small minority business owner and a leader in her community. She is an adjunct professor at Coppin State University where she teaches in the business administration department. Dr. Ibironke dedicates her time to nurturing and mentoring young adults in her community with the hope to serve as a female engineer role model to the next generation. She mentors and coaches young adults to help them develop confidence in themselves in order to serve as effective leaders in their community.
Strategy and Partnerships
Onyemaechi is an expert on social inequities, environment, and public health. She is a business owner, systems thinker, thought leader, and creative mind with extensive experience as a federal environmental regulator and active community citizen. Her primary interest in Conscious Capitalism is the alignment of stakeholder and business values, and she welcomes dialogue on strategies to develop sustainable mutually beneficial synergy between businesses and their stakeholders. Dr. Nweke has a Doctor of Public Health degree in Environmental Health Sciences from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Strategy and Governance, Marketing and Communications, Finance
Tanya is a Certified Financial Planner™ who has a side practice in mediation and facilitation for business partners. For six years, she has helped business owners define and refine their culture. Now, she has joined a financial advisory firm and is committed to building a financial planning practice that will have a positive impact on all the firm’s stakeholders.
Founding Board Member, Membership/Innovation/Programming, co-chair Ignite Howard County
Tracy is an experienced Executive Director with a demonstrated history of working in the non-profit organization management industry. Skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, Budgeting, Government, Start-Ups, Event Management, and Editing, Tracy has a strong business development background with a focus on personal relationships.
Marketing and Communications, C3MD Blogger
Sandy is a licensed Architectural Engineer, a Certified Construction Manager, and a LEED Accredited Professional in green building and design. She believes proactive and positive communication can avoid project pitfalls and lead a project team to a successful end. Sandy strives to learn and grow in her capacity as a leader and motivator.