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Weber Named Chamber's Economic Development Vice Chair

Leslie Ford Weber Leslie Ford Weber, interim executive director of Johns Hopkins University’s Montgomery County Campus, has been appointed to a board of directors executive committee position with the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce.

Weber will serve a yearlong term as vice chair of the economic development committee. She shares the responsibility with Stewart Edelstein, executive director at the Universities at Shady Grove.

“I am honored to represent Johns Hopkins on the chamber’s economic development committee,” Weber said. “The mission of Johns Hopkins in Montgomery County includes economic development. We give graduate students the tools they need to succeed in the workforce, and we support the thriving entrepreneurs who have chosen to locate their companies on our campus.”

Johns Hopkins collaborates with the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce on several economic development initiatives. For example, the campus regularly hosts a Global Trade Forum series and a Health IT series with the Chamber.

“Leslie is a well-known and respected community leader with extensive experience who represents a leading institution in Montgomery County,” said Gigi Godwin, president and chief executive of the Chamber. “We are fortunate to have her voice and perspective help shape the efforts of MCCC on behalf of the larger business community.”

In addition to Weber’s role at JHU’s Montgomery County Campus, she is director of government and community affairs in Montgomery County for Johns Hopkins University and Suburban Hospital.

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