Philip Kapneck Profile

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Philip Kapneck

Philip Kapneck | Trade Ambassador

Bethesda, Maryland | Government Administration

Previous: State of Maryland

Education: The George Washington University

Philip Kapneck


Philip Kapneck always has a positive attitude, as noted in this story. His positive attitude was exemplary during his 40 year career as Maryland Trade Ambassador. From the time of his initial appointment up until he retired, Philip Kapneck was instrumental in helping create hundreds of thousands of jobs in Maryland and other states. Since retiring from his position with the state of Maryland, Philip Kapneck is still active and always willing to help any state with a company’s desire to set up in the USA and to give his advice or opinion. Philip Kapneck always supports colleagues, businesses and people throughout the USA.

Official Trade Ambassador Philip Kapneck Homepage


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Maryland Trade Ambassador

State of Maryland

August 1974 – October 2014 (40 years) | Baltimore, Maryland Area

In 1974, Governor Marvin Mandel’s administration appointed Mr. Kapneck Maryland Trade Aambassador, and each administration since Gov. Mandel, appointed Philip Kapneck as the state’s Trade Ambassador. Philip Kapneck retired as Maryland Trade Ambassador after 40 years of service in 2014.

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Trade Ambassador, State of Maryland European Development Office

State of Maryland

August 1973 – October 1974 (1 year 1 month) | Brussels, Belgium

After previously supporting the state, Governor Marvin Mandel appointed Philip Kapneck Kapneck Trade Ambassador and director of the State of Maryland’s European development office in Brussels, Belgium.

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Special Advisor on Student Affairs

State of Maryland

July 1970 – July 1974 (3 years 7 months) | Baltimore, Maryland Area

Maryland Governor Marvin Mandel asked Philip Kapneck to serve as “Special Advisor on Student Affairs to the Governor’s Office,” to be a communicator between students and the Governor’s Office.

As Special Advisor on Student Affairs to the Governor’s office, Philip Kapneck worked with the College Board of Regents, Dr. Charles Bishop, the new University Chancellor and other state representatives in that department.


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The George Washington University

Business Administration, Political Science

Theodore Roosevelt High School

Activities and Societies: Philip Kapneck voted Class Vice President 1950

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American Diabetes Association

Philip Kapneck supported the American Diabetes Association.

Washington D.C. Children’s Hospital

Philip Kapneck supported the Washington D.C. Children’s Hospital.

Honors & Awards

kapneck man of year, march 1 1971.Man of the Year

University of Maryland Student Government Association 1971

Philip Kapneck was honored by University of Maryland Student Government Association in 1971. Philip Kapneck was the first non-University of Maryland student in 12 years to be named Man of the Year. Governor Marvin Mandel appointed Philip Kapneck as his Special Advisor on Student Affairs to the Governor’s Office. The purpose was to be a communicator between students and the Governor’s Office after the previous campus upheavals.

philip kapneck business support award.NewsBlaze Business Support Award

June 2015

Philip Kapneck was honoured for his service to the state of Maryland for 40 years, as the Maryland Trade Ambassador, in June 2015. He is the longest serving State Trade Ambassador of any U.S. state.

Story: Philip Kapneck: Have a Positive Outlook and Attitude in Business and in Life

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