eTrepid CEO and new Charles County Chamber Chair Tom Blandford looks forward to launching a proactive and transparent roadmap for the Chamber’s 2020 Vision.

News Release, eTrepid, INC

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La Plata, MD – January 22, 2020  Charles County Chamber of Commerce moves into 2020 with a new vision, CEO and Board Chair. After selecting its new CEO late last year, the chamber announced the 2020 Chamber Chair as Tom Blandford, CEO of eTrepid, Inc., an IT and Cybersecurity Service Provider located in Mechanicsville, MD. Blandford has served on the Charles County Chamber’s Board of Directors since 2013 and most recently carried out the duties of Secretary and Vice-Chair.

“I’ve been with the Charles County Chamber through our leadership changes over the years. We are ready to build upon our successes while creating new and innovative ways for our members to thrive,” he states. “We are thrilled to kick off our new year and strategic plan with a clear 2020 Vision.”

This news comes in the wake of many recent initiatives of the Charles County Chamber of Commerce, including welcoming the New Charles County Chamber President and CEO – Bonnie Grady and implementing the New 2020-2025 Strategic Plan & Roadmap for 2020 Vision.

“We are excited to be moving the Chamber forward in these areas,” said Bonnie Grady, the Chamber President and CEO. “With our new leadership, we have the skills and abilities to take our Chamber to the next level while building upon the foundation put in place over the years. The Chamber’s goal is to unite the business community and advance the Charles County community as a whole, and now we’re equipped to do both,” she added.

The Charles County Chamber of Commerce provides its members with the opportunities and resources to engage and network with other businesses, enhancing financial growth, professional development, and the ability to contribute to a thriving community environment. For more information on chamber events, you can visit the Charles County Chamber’s Website at

About eTrepid

As an award-winning certified veteran-owned small business, a premier member of the Cybersecurity Association of MD and certified provider of cybersecurity services by the State of Maryland, eTrepid has been in the trenches helping government contracting organizations adopt and implement NIST requirements/standards since 1990.

Harnessing emerging technologies like AI and backed by Microsoft as a Tier 1 Cloud Solution Provider, eTrepid is a dedicated and trusted cybersecurity partner to see SMB through their digital transformation and Defense Contractors into CMMC compliance.

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