In 1997, his entrepreneurial spirit led him to found the company known today as Barcoding, Inc. The Baltimore Business Journal honored Steinmetz in 2001 as a Top 40 business leader Under 40, and 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. The Maryland Technology Council selected Barcoding Inc. as Maryland Technology Company of the Year in 2017. In 2006, Steinmetz was nominated as a finalist and subsequently won the honor of Entrepreneur of the Year for the State of Maryland in Technology from Ernst & Young. Known for his entrepreneurial skills and for holding multiple patents under his name, he has been called upon as a guest speaker and guest columnist. Mr. Steinmetz is a published author including multiple editorials in the WSJ as well as a paid guest columnist for the Baltimore Sun. Steinmetz has sat on multiple boards including the State of Maryland Technology Development Corporation. Steinmetz chaired TEDCO for two years before stepping down from the chairmanship to focus on his appointment to the Governor O’Malley’s Commission on Small Business. Subsequently, Mr. Steinmetz was nominated to serve and is serving on Governor Hogan’s Regulatory Reform Commission. Under his leadership, Mr. Steinmetz identified, wrote and subsequently passed legislative reforms that are still in use today. In 2017 Steinmetz participated as a panelist for the Site Selection Magazine’s annual conference on economic opportunity. In 2018 Steinmetz was one of the Daily Record’s Most Admired CEO’s of the year. Steinmetz has sat on the boards of Port Discoveries, Best Buddies, and the Jewish Career Service organization. Currently, Steinmetz is serving as a board member of LifeBridge Health Sinai Hospital board and the University of Baltimore Merrick School of Business, Maryland Free (formally Maryland Business for Responsive Government) and the Baltimore Efficiency and Economic Foundation. Under Steinmetz’s leadership and many years of experience, it’s now parent company Thames Technology Holdings currently employs over 200 people in 17 states and three countries generates revenue well more than $100 million.
Joe Green is a Co-founder of Modern Advocacy and assists in business development. Green has led initiatives in lobbying and advocacy, business development, client retention and relationship development. Currently, he is the Director of Strategic Partnerships for InfraShield, Inc. a cyber-physical security company, and focuses on spearheading efforts to secure strategic partnerships with companies, governments, non-profits, trade groups and associations to define, design, and implement cybersecurity solutions that work to protect an organizations most critical data and assets. He serves on the Advisory Board for the Cultural Academy for Excellence, is a board member for the 21st Century Education Foundation, and G.S. Proctor and Associates Advisory Board. He received his Bachelor of Science in history and government from Bowie State University in Bowie, Maryland.
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. Mor. 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 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.