Dyan Brasington, TU vice president for economic and community outreach, was named to the Maryland Economic Development Association (MEDA) Hall of Fame at a June 1 ceremony during the 2009 MEDA Annual Conference.
Brasington was the first woman to serve as president of MEDA, a nonprofit organization of economic development professionals established in 1961. MEDA promotes Maryland’s economic well-being by working to improve the state’s business climate and the professionalism of those in the field of economic development.
MEDA honored Brasington, a Certified Economic Developer since 1983, for 30 years of serving Maryland’s economic development community. She has led government and private sector development agencies at state, local and regional levels, including serving as director of economic development programs in Maryland and West Virginia. Brasington is one of only two Marylanders named as Fellow Members of the International Economic Development Council and serves on its board of directors. She is a three-time recipient of The Daily Record’s Top 100 Women in Maryland award.
Brasington holds a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from Florida State University, is a graduate of the Economic Development Institute, and serves as an instructor for the Chesapeake Basic Economic Development Course. She has served two terms on the board of the Baltimore branch of the Federal Reserve and on the board of directors of Leadership Maryland. Brasington currently serves on several other strategic boards which benefit the community, including the University Economic Development Association (UEDA) Board of Directors.