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It’s with mixed emotions that we announce that Jim McCarthy is leaving the Maryland Technology Assistance Program.  MDOD Secretary Carol Beatty has appointed Lori Markland as the Acting Executive Director of MD TAP effective 2/27. 

Jim has served as the Executive Director of MDTAP for 5 years, and will now be working with the Federal Rehabilitation Services Administration, joining the team that provides federal guidance to the Randolph-Sheppard Program of blind vendors. We’re all sorry to see him leave, but know that he’ll make a great contribution to this program.  Our loss is surely their gain. 

Lori Markland has been with the State for approximately 17 years and is currently the Director of Access Maryland and Accessibility Programs for MDTAP.  She also served as the Communications Manager for Maryland ABLE, an investment plan for people with disabilities. With extensive experience in the disability field, communications, marketing, and program management, Lori has a breadth of experience related to assistive technology, disability services, and accessible information technology. She holds a BA and MFA from the University of Baltimore.  The wealth of experience and knowledge she brings to the position will help ensure that MD TAP continues to serve people throughout the state without any disruption.

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