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Through a merger between the Baltimore Washington Corridor Chamber and the West Anne Arundel County Chamber in early 2017, the Central Maryland Chamber of Commerce (CMCC) was created. We are dedicated to providing networking, information and growth resources to all sizes and kinds of businesses, agencies, institutions and organizations. Our connections to business, industry, academia, government are unparalleled.

Governor Hogan’s Business Ombudsman, Roger Campos, Esq., Briefs BWCC Board

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Roger Campos, Governor Hogan’s Business Ombudsman, talks to the BWCC Board at its September meeting. Seated to his right is BWCC Board Member Jim Neustadt, Director of Communications for WSSC.

Governor Hogan’s Business Ombudsman, Roger Campos, Esq., briefed the BWCC Board of Directors at its September meeting.

Campos was appointed in February, 2015 Governor Hogan as the first Business Ombudsman to serve in the Cabinet as a liaison between businesses, economic development organizations, communities, and federal, state, and local agencies. The mission of the Office is to remove barriers and resolve problems encountered by businesses interacting with government agencies, and improve the business climate in order to enhance business growth and create jobs.

Prior to serving the Governor, Mr. Campos served 15 years as Founder and President & CEO of the Minority Business RoundTable (MBRT), the first national organization for CEOs of the nation’s leading Hispanic American, African American, Asian American and Native American-owned businesses. MBRT provides a national forum for the 6 million CEOs of large and small, minority, veteran, HUBZone and women-owned businesses to address public policy issues; and serves as a unique resource on business issues including procurement, contracting, access to capital and coaching CEO’s on how to do business with federal, state, and local governments.

Prior thereto, Mr. Campos was Vice President of Government Relations for the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities where he served as chief executive managing Washington, D.C. operations including overseeing the nationally recognized internship program that has educated more than 6,000 interns. Past private sector positions include: CEO of International Network of Consultants and Associates which provided consulting and coaching services to CEO’s on how to obtain government contracts and capital;  He has a distinguished public service career having served four years in the White House, Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget setting up Presidential Commissions, Councils and reorganizations of federal programs; Special Assistant to the first Secretary of Energy; Served as Special Consultant to the Administrator, Small Business Administration where he drafted the standard operating procedures for the U.S. federal government’s 8(a) minority business program; and served in the Office of the General Counsel, U.S. Department of Agriculture. He served on the National Advisory Council of the U.S. Small Business Administration and National Small Business Advisory Council of the Department of Energy. He is widely recognized as a national business leader on government policy.

Campos is uniquely suited for his role as ombudsman and the BWCC is delighted to have his assurance that we may call on behalf of our membership at any time.

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