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Morris Tranen

President & CEO
Partnership Development Group, Inc.
In 1993, Morris created the PDG, Inc. with the goal of fostering self-employment and entrepreneurship for people with disabilities. Discovering that he had clients in common with his wife Sondra, Morris made the fearless decision to join forces. Today, the ever-expanding PDG family provides a comprehensive array of behavioral health, case management, and vocational services throughout the Baltimore-Washington area.   Morris’s graduate work focused on Urban Planning at Cornell University, and he worked in community economic development for Syracuse, NY; College Park, MD; and Prince George’s County, MD. Morris then went on to join the Council for Economic Action in Boston, where he was responsible for designing and implementing targeted small business development initiatives. Morris was a National Rehabilitation Association Switzer Scholar and has authored articles on self-employment. He was also named a Small Business Advocate of the Year by the SBA. Morris has directed the RISE Program (Maryland’s self-employment initiative) for the Maryland Division of Rehabilitation Services for over twenty years and consults on targeted self-employment for individuals with disabilities.   Beyond providing excellent, substantive services in the community, Morris is equally focused on creating a satisfying and rewarding work environment. He is proud that PDG was honored as one of the Baltimore area’s Top Workplaces in 2016 and looks forward to future growth.

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