Direct Line w/Duane Carey
Duane Carey, President of Maryland Free and President of IMPACT Marketing & Public Relations.
Founded in 1983 as Maryland Business for Responsive Government, the organization changed its name to The Maryland Free Enterprise Foundation (“Maryland Free”) in 2019. Maryland Free is a statewide, nonpartisan political research and education organization supported by corporations, trade associations, chambers of commerce, small businesses, and individuals, and is dedicated to improving the business climate and job creation in Maryland. Maryland Free’s members range from national corporations like GEICO and AT&T to regional concerns like Katz Abosch and Merritt Companies to small “mom-and-pop” businesses.
Along with his leadership role at Maryland Free, Duane is the owner and lead strategist of IMPACT Marketing & Public Relations, a 15-year old digital marketing company with clients from California to India. Duane holds an MBA in Corporate Finance from Johns Hopkins University and lives in Howard County with his wife and three high-schoolers.