The Commons Annapolis | Who We Are
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Who We Are

Why The Commons?

At The Commons we believe that with the right people, in the right place, 1+1 can be greater than 2. We’re first and foremost a community, sharing amenities, relationships, space, and especially ideas. When our ancestors built cities, they used to build them around the village greens, the commons. It’s not a new idea, and we think it’s time to rethink workspace around it.

Management Team

Ben Isenberg


Ben Isenberg is the co-founder of The Commons, as well as one of the principals of the Symmetry Agency. Ben has worked in Annapolis for more than 10 years and has the privilege of working with many of the great businesses and associations in the area. He and Darin Gilliam are also the team behind Annapolis Arts Week and manage Annapolis Arts & Wine Festival and the Annapolis Craft Beer and Music Festival.

Jeremy Olsen

Co-Founder & Executive Director

Jeremy Olsen is the executive director, and co-founder of The Commons, where he works to support a creative co-working community and host community events promoting the good, true, and beautiful in his hometown of Annapolis. In addition, Jeremy brings healthcare capacity-building experience into his role as the Director of Development for the HopeXchange Medical Center in Kumasi, Ghana. Jeremy holds a Masters in Physiology from Georgetown University, and is an alumnus of The College of Charleston and St. John’s College in Annapolis.

Tony Richards


Tony, originally from the area, founded and built his technology firm Pilaster Digital here in Annapolis. Tony has worked with a number of local companies as well as fortune 500 companies to help them design and execute technology strategies to help grow their business. Tony has a global network of developers, but always has time to mentor young developers entering the space.


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