In 1997, Jay Steinmetz founded the company known today as Barcoding, Inc. In 2004, Barcoding, Inc. became an Inc. 500 company and was recognized by Forbes magazine as one of ten privately held technology companies to watch. In 2006 Jay was nominated and as a finalist and subsequently won the honor of Entrepreneur of the Year for the State of Maryland in Technology from Ernst & Young. Jay sits on multiple boards including the State of Maryland’s Technology Development Corporation which he has held the title of Chairman and Treasurer. Behind Jay’s leadership and 24 years of experience in the automatic identification industry, Barcoding, Inc. employs over 90 people in 16 states.
Danny Logsdon is the chief technology officer for Modern Advocacy and is responsible for the technology vision, strategy and new product initiatives to promote citizen activism. For more than 20 years, Mr. Logsdon has been a software architect in several industries writing mission-critical, enterprise software solutions for the federal government as well as public and private organizations. His extensive technical knowledge, coupled with his desire for citizen activism and promoting awareness, allow him to lead and develop new innovative solutions for Modern Advocacy. Mr. Logsdon is also the owner of Production Ready®, a software product and consulting services company helping Maryland businesses adapt to changing technology in the marketplace, where he provides the leadership, vision and technology strategy for the organization.
Melina McLean Duffett
Melina McLean Duffett is the chief marketing officer for Modern Advocacy and is responsible for the branding, positioning, and communication initiatives to empower activists and promote change. Melina has been a marketing professional in both the technology and non-profit industries for over 10 years. A passion for marketing, coupled with her experience and the desire to make a difference, fuels her work with Modern Advocacy. Melina is treasurer of the Business Networking International Baltimore – Canton chapter and is consistently meeting with members of the Baltimore business community to spread the word of Modern Advocacy and encourage citizens to stand up for their beliefs.