TPP selects Jennifer Brown as the new SoMD 2030 Workforce Development Director

Lexington Park, MD (11/29/2022) – Jen Brown has been selected as the Workforce Development and Programs Director for the newly funded SoMD 2030 Workforce Development initiative.

SoMD 2030 is a joint initiative of the Southern Maryland Navy Alliance (SMNA) and The Patuxent Partnership (TPP), with funding provided by Naval Air Warfare Center Aviation Division (NAWCAD) through the efforts of the SMNA. This collaborative effort will increase the STEM pipeline and expand the successful TechJobsRule (TJR) high school apprentice program now connected with the Apprenticeship Maryland Program (AMP); and create college internships in Southern MD. Brown will work with the SoMD 2030 Advisory board as well as NAWCAD, SMNA, and TPP.

In her new role of Workforce Development and Programs Director, Brown will lead AMP/TJR and establish paid internships programs for college students in St. Mary’s County. SoMD 2030 is designed to provide jobs at three different levels – high school Seniors, college (4-year college internships), and college graduate. Students will be educated about security clearances, understanding career prospects in Southern Maryland, and career entry opportunities.

Brown is well-suited given her program experience at TPP and collaborating with industry, education, and government partners. She also brings over 15 years of experience working and mentoring students in various education-based roles at Webster University, Dickinson College, Notre Dame of Maryland University, and Loyola University of Maryland. Brown is a proud Leadership Southern Maryland (’19) alumna and stays engaged throughout the tri-county community through her service on the LSM Programs Committee. She also serves on the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum board of directors.

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About The Patuxent Partnership: The Patuxent Partnership is a non-profit member organization that fosters collaboration between government, industry, and academia to advance education through STEM-based initiatives–to advance science and technology through speaker programs, forums, and networking; the exchange of ideas and information; and increases workforce development through various initiatives.  For more information, please visit


About Southern Maryland Naval Alliance: The Southern Maryland Navy Alliance is a committed group of volunteers working to protect the current and future economy of Southern Maryland.  We are dedicated to protecting the missions, identifying opportunities, and mitigating threats posed to NAS Patuxent River.  Comprised of retired or former senior Navy Leadership, business owners, contractors, and community leaders, we have strong and growing relationships with base leadership and foster close community relations with local government and its key departments, maintaining vital partnerships with state-level government. We have years of insight into the programs and efforts at NAS Pax River and we are a resource to our Navy, NAS Patuxent River commands, our community, and our membership. For more information, please visit: