2022 Carroll Technology & Innovation Council Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Sonya Hand, Chair
Member at Large

Brett Callegary, Vice Chair
Gauge Digital Media

Board Members

Neil Beller
Kit & Kaboodle Productions

Kevin Brown
Quantum Internet & Telephone


Cory Ditzel

Maryland IT Solutions

Mike Hinkle
Timmerman, Beaulieu, Hinkle & Esworthy, LLC


David Shaffer 
Integris

Chris Abell Executive Director, Carroll Technology & Innovation Council

Certified in Humane Technology, Chris collaborates with developers to create new and innovative ways for people to benefit from technology while still considering the social and environmental impacts.

 
As the Executive Director of Carroll Technology & Innovation Council, Chris looks forward to working closely with the business owners, government, and farmers of Carroll County to “Move Carroll Forward”. As a professional, Chris is passionate about finding ways to use technology to improve the human experience. He has an extensive history launching and growing multiple businesses in the retail and non-profit sectors and still enjoys learning about the ever-changing technological landscape. Most recently he was the ReStore Manager for Habitat for Humanity of Carroll County. He also volunteers his time with the community organizations Hey, Westminster! and the local Rotary. Certified in Humane Technology, Chris collaborates with developers to create new and innovative ways for people to benefit from technology while still considering the social and environmental impacts.

Molly Sherman Executive Assistant, Carroll Technology & Innovation Council

A recent graduate of McDaniel College with a Bachelors of Arts in Economics and Environmental Studies, Sherman is sticking around Westminster to join the staff of the Carroll Technology & Innovation Council. As the Executive Assistant, Sherman will assist our Executive Director and the Board of Directors in our Mission to “Move Carroll Forward!”

“I’m thrilled to have this opportunity to connect and contribute to the communities in Carroll County. The people I have met throughout college have supported me in countless ways and I’m grateful to now be positioned to extend support back and move us forward, together, as the Executive Assistant.”

Sherman brings a unique mirage of skills acquired during her time at McDaniel College. As a student leader, peer educator, and journalist, she has experience engaging communities and empowering people with information. She brings her skills in writing, editing, and project management and a wealth of passion for entrepreneurship and scientific communication to our team.

Chair of the CTIC Board of Directors, Sonya Hand, is excited to welcome Sherman to the team. “We are thrilled to have Molly join the CTIC as Executive Assistant. Her exceptional skillset and her pervasive entrepreneurial spirit bring a unique perspective and are sure to add value for our members and our community. We’re looking forward to a great year ahead!”