Welcome to MD Strategic
Our diverse, award-winning team is passionate about improving the lives of the communities we serve through effective business management, relationship development, marketing and advocacy programs. From the streets to the board room to city hall, we strive to open doors for you at all levels.
From managing internal communications for your project to selecting the right strategic partners, we can execute everything you need - only better.
"People give to people, more than people give to causes," has been MD Strategic's motto since day one. Connect with our network of partners to ensure your project gets the investor, donor or community support it needs to make it a success.
Every project is a collective effort, and earning buy-in from your community is one of our specialties. Together, we'll prove your good intentions so everyone will back your project as much as you do.
Our decades of experience in government enable us to give you the strategy that will help governments understand your needs so they become partners and not inhibitors. Let us help turn the state from impediment into an investor in your success with some strategic recommendations from our team.
Communication is key to everything we do. With the help of our acclaimed graphics team, your project will become a brand overnight.
"Through our partnership with MD Strategic Consulting, Greenworks Lending has been able to finance several Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) projects in Maryland, including the very first of its kind in Baltimore City. C-PACE is a state legislated program that allows for the financing of energy saving capital investments made by commercial property owners through a special tax assessment. Thanks to the unique outreach strategies MDSC helped Greenworks Lending grow throughout the region. As Greenworks and C-PACE continue to become more popular we hope MD Strategic Consulting does the same."
"MD Strategic Consulting has been instrumental in leveraging their contacts and years of public affairs experience to assist RPAI in moving forward real estate development projects in the Washington D.C. and Baltimore Metropolitan regions."
"Baltimore Corps is thankful for MD Strategic Consulting’s dedication and passion towards the City of Baltimore. Their vast network of government and political officials throughout Maryland and their understanding of different markets are unrivaled and have helped us bring more talent to Baltimore’s leadership."
"We hired MD Strategic Consulting to help us integrate our fundraising and development efforts with marketing and public affairs. They have exceeded our expectations by delivering on a sustainable path forward to help our non-profit raise public support for our mission and programs while building our community relationships and brand to make us even more successful this year."
MD Strategic Consulting
Chief Executive Officer
Jayson T. Williams is the Chief Executive Officer of Mayson-Dixon Companies. The firm was founded in 2015 as MD Strategic Consulting supporting businesses, non-profits and government entities in business & community relations, corporate & non-profit partnership, strategic planning, and marketing & graphic design. It has since grown to encompass Mayson-Dixon Properties and Development, Modern Builders, and Modern Suppliers creating a community development and advocacy firm that can build, supply, engage, and manage any type of project. Jayson leads a diverse, award-winning team of professionals who utilize campaign-style tactics to tell their clients’ stories but also can help with all other key factors in their growth. Now in its fifth year, the company has two locations in Baltimore & Largo, Maryland. Since its inception, the company has become one of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Alumni, has won the “Bridging the Gap” Achievement Award from the Greater Baltimore Committee and was voted one of Baltimore Business Journal’s 2019 Healthiest Employers.
Prior to launching MD Strategic Consulting, Jayson worked for Maryland State Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, and Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III. His public service history also includes roles as Maryland Political Director for Laborers International North America, Special Assistant to County Executive Baker and Vice President for Strategic Alliances for the Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation, where he spearheaded major government reform and played a key role in enabling the development of the $1.2 billion MGM National Harbor.
A graduate of St. Mary's College of Maryland, Jayson has been named one of the Daily Record’s 2019 Very Important Professionals (VIP) Successful By 40 award recipients, 2016 40 under 40 by the Baltimore Business Journal and was awarded the Chairman’s Award by the Regional Asian-American Economic Development Corporation. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Pride of Baltimore and has served on the Board of Directors for the Maryland Family Network, The Alice Ferguson Foundation, Living Classrooms Foundation, and Preservation Maryland. He currently teaches a diversity and inclusion in government class with Baltimore Corps, and is an Adjunct Professor at George Washington University.
Chief of Operations
A native of Baltimore, and a veteran strategic communicator for over 20 years from Boston to Baltimore, Geri Royale Byrd began her career in Communications and Journalism in 1988 as a Publications Specialist for NASA, transitioning as a consultant for the tech industry in the 90’s. She launched her journey as a public servant in ‘09 in Washington as a Correspondence Analyst for the US Secretary of the Treasury under the Obama Administration. Leveraging her extensive communications experience, which included editorial content management and technical writing, Geri continued to hold a wide scope of management and Board of Trustee roles in both the private and nonprofit business sectors.
Returning home to Baltimore in 2016, Geri was appointed to market a City-wide commuter Initiative by the Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore, a non-profit entity that serves both residents of the City and businesses in the Harbor area. She then entered the local government arena in 2017, actively serving the Baltimore City Mayor’s Office as Director of Logistics and Special Assistant to the Mayor, and was then appointed as Deputy Chief of Staff for Administration. As a senior advisor and administrator for the City of Baltimore, she helped drive and coordinate policy expectations and priorities with key cabinet officials and external City and State partners. Geri is a graduate of the University of Maryland College Park where she received a Bachelor of Science degree from the School of Journalism. Currently she continues in a mission of service to community as Chief of Operations at Mayson-Dixon Companies, where she oversees the entirety of the Company’s mission-driven business sectors that include Strategic Engagement, Construction, Properties & Development, Supply-Chain Management and HR.
Director of Public Affairs and Strategic Engagement
Cheryl Stewart joins the Mayson-Dixon Companies with more than 20 years of combined experience in Communications and Organizational Development.
Her most recent role was Director of Organizational Development for the Maryland Aviation Administration which is owner and operator of BWI Thurgood Marshal and Martin State Airports. In this role, Cheryl oversaw three sections: Performance Management, Training and Development, and Employee Development Services.
Prior to rejoining the Maryland Aviation Administration, Cheryl was Press Secretary for Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. Her other previous jobs include: Public Affairs Officer for the Maryland Transit Administration, six years as a Public Affairs Officer with the Maryland Aviation Administration, a television News Producer for WLOX-TV in Biloxi, MS., KTBS-3 in Shreveport, La., and WMAR-ABC 2 in Baltimore. Cheryl has also held contractual positions in Human Resources as a recruiter.
She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Communications from Loyola University, New Orleans and a Master's Degree in Organizational Development and Strategic Human Resources from Johns Hopkins University.
As a Senior Consultant, Nick brings over 15 years of experience building relationships in the public and government affairs, business development, commercial real estate, and fundraising arenas. He has found success for his clients utilizing his vast network of government, community, and corporate contacts to assist clients in public affairs campaigns, commercial real-estate development projects, RFP process, and government & utility company permitting. His client list includes for-profit and nonprofit real estate developers, builders, energy companies, labor unions, and a wide array of government contractors including but not limited to Retail Properties of America, Inc. (RPAI), Ryan Homes, Sodexo, Volunteers of America Chesapeake (VOACC) and Chick-fil-A.
Nick began his career in Maryland working on various political campaigns on the national, state, and local levels. He spent over seven years with 1199 SEIU representing health care workers in government affairs at some of the region’s medical institutions, including The Johns Hopkins Hospital, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, and Dimensions Health Prince George’s Community Hospital.
Following that, Nick spent time successfully consulting for corporate, nonprofit, and government clients, representing Oracle, District of Columbia Firefighters Association, and Prince George’s County Government to name a few.
Nicholas is a graduate of Kent State University. He is active in the community and was recognized as a Rising Star alum for the Living Classrooms Foundation.