MAGIC Announces Rupp as New Executive Director

The Mid-Atlantic Gigabit Innovation Collaboratory, Inc. (MAGIC), announced today the selection of Amy Rupp as its new Executive Director, effective July 5, 2017.  She will lead the organization as it continues to promote the economic development potential of the
broadband infrastructure in Carroll County.

MAGIC’s Board of Directors chose Rupp to be the organization’s next Executive Director for her dedication to community vitality and her dynamic leadership skills in the nonprofit arena.

A Carroll County resident, Rupp is a nonprofit professional with a desire to see her community thrive.  She holds a master’s degree in Nonprofit Management from Notre Dame of Maryland University in Baltimore and has over a decade of experience in the nonprofit sector.

She comes to MAGIC from the Maryland Food Bank Western Branch where, as the managing director, she was instrumental in leading the branch through organizational restructuring along with implementing a more efficient distribution model throughout the western Maryland service area.

Prior to the Maryland Food Bank, Rupp was the program coordinator for the women and children’s homeless shelter at Human Services Programs of Carroll County, Inc.  She was also a board member for Habitat for Humanity of Carroll County.

Rupp succeeds MAGIC’s first Executive Director, Jason Stambaugh, who continues as a board member with the organization. “Amy is the perfect person to continue MAGIC’s steep growth trajectory of success and economic development innovation as we continue building an entrepreneurial tech ecosystem in Carroll County,” said Stambaugh.

“I am honored and excited to be leading this innovative organization,” Rupp said.  “MAGIC is an organization that is using cutting edge technology to highlight the economic development potential in Carroll County.  I look forward to the opportunity to expand tech based opportunities for individuals and businesses in Westminster, Carroll County, and the Mid-Atlantic Region as the organization grows to new heights.” 

MAGIC (the Mid-Atlantic Gigabit Innovation Collaboratory) is a non-profit 501c(3) technology
incubator in Westminster, MD with the mission of fostering economic development, creating
technology jobs, and nurturing innovation and technology start-ups, leveraging the gigabit
services enabled by the Westminster Fiber Network. For additional information about MAGIC,
contact Amy Rupp, 443-759- 0480, or email arupp@magicinc.org

The City of Westminster is building the Westminster Fiber Network, the only community wide
gigabit fiber network in the mid-Atlantic region. For additional information, please see the City web page (www.westgov.com) or call 410-848- 9000.