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Sonatype adds Megan Lueders; idfive moves to Mount Vernon; news from Notre Dame of Maryland University and Maryland Public Television

by | Oct 11, 2023

Megan Leuders

Software supply chain management company Sonatype, headquartered in Fulton, Maryland, announced the addition of Megan Lueders as Chief Marketing Officer. After two decades leading innovative marketing strategies at both public and private technology enterprises, Lueders will take the reins of global marketing at Sonatype to enhance market leadership, bolster brand recognition, foster customer engagement, and propel the company toward accelerated growth. Her most recent role as CMO at Silicon Labs contributed to significant revenue growth and established Silicon Labs as a pioneer in IoT. Lueders has held senior leadership and advisory positions for B2B firms including Zenoss, LifeSize and Verizon.

idfive’s new home in the heart of Mt. Vernon

Baltimore agency idfive announced plans to downsize its office space and take advantage of flexible work schedules in connection with a move to 800 N. Charles St. in the heart of Baltimore’s Mount Vernon (north of Baltimore’s Washington Monument). Founder Andres Zapata told the Baltimore Business Journal idfive has been in office space visible from the Jones Falls Expressway for five years and is leaving a building owned by Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). The agency teased the community with clues about its new neighbors before making the announcement. Clues breakdown: The Ivy Hotel, the Walters Art Museum, the world-renowned Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, the Enoch Pratt Free Library, and the Maryland Center for History & Culture (where the original copy of the “Star-Spangled Banner” is located).

Rebecca Teaff has joined Notre Dame of Maryland University as the Director of Marketing. Previously, Teaff had founded Towson-based Redstart Creative in 2009 and served as CEO until December of 2022. From January until August of 2023 she served as Business Development Director.

Linda Taggart

Maryland Public Television’s Linda Taggart, vice president, development, was recently inducted into the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter’s Silver Circle. Taggart, who has been a key contributor to the statewide public TV network for nearly 40 years, was one of nine television industry professionals who entered the NATAS-NCCB Silver Circle as part of the class of 2023.

MPT’s John Davis, creator and host of the national series MotorWeek, was inducted into the Gold Circle the same evening.

Phil Stolz, former president of Baltimore’s WBAL-TV, contributed to Davis’ nomination, saying, “There are very few individuals with such a historic career lasting decades in the television business. As many other shows and personalities have faded away over the years, John Davis remains at the pinnacle of the broadcast and cable world.” As host of MotorWeek, now in its 43rd season, Davis puts new car models through extensive road tests and judges their practicality for buyers.

In other MPT news, MPT will serve for the third year as the official regional broadcast and livestream provider of the 2023 MARS Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill presented by Brown Advisory, one of only two equestrian events of its kind in the United States and among seven worldwide. The statewide public TV network, in partnership with The Fair Hill Organizing Committee, will offer viewers up to nine hours of live coverage during the four-day event on MPT-HD, the MPT live stream and the PBS App.

idfive images via idfive

About the Author

Jeffrey Davis

Jeffrey A. Davis, APR has more than 25 years of news media and national public relations experience and heads J. Davis Public Relations, LLC, a PR and social media consultancy. A three-time PRSA Maryland president, he serves as Maryland regional editor for the Capitol Communicator and is co-founder of Podville Media in D.C. where he co-hosted the "Practically Social" podcast. Jeff is the regional representative of the national Public Relations Consultants Group (PRCG). He began his career as a reporter at daily newspapers in Ohio, New Jersey and at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis.

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