Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing


Maryland State Athletic Commission


The Maryland State Athletic Commission manages, supervises and regulates the sports of boxing, kick boxing, mixed martial arts and professional wrestling in the State of Maryland. The Commission establishes high health and safety standards for the participants in these sports, while licensing individuals involved in Commission-sanctioned events as contestants (including boxers, kick boxers and mixed martial arts contestants), managers, matchmakers, referees, judges, promoters, seconds (cornermen for combative sports; valets for wrestling) and wrestlers. The Commission carries out its mission by reflecting, and maintaining, safety and fairness as its guiding principles. The Commission’s strong commitment to regulatory excellence is reflected through the work and integrity of its experienced staff of officials, inspectors and ringside physicians.

Commission Members:
Arnold "Arnie" Dansicker, Chairman, Baltimore County
Ben Alperstein, Commissioner, Montgomery County
Leonard E. "Lenny" Moore, Commissioner, Baltimore County
Sean R. Malone, Commissioner, Baltimore County
Malik A. Rahman, Commissioner, Baltimore City

Patrick Pannella, Executive Director
John W. Stiller, M.D., Chief Physician & Neurologist
Leigh Hoyt, Administrative Aide

Meeting Minutes

Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing
State Athletic Commission
500 N. Calvert Street
Room 304
Baltimore, Maryland 21202-3651
Telephone: (410) 230-6223
Fax: (410) 962-8480
e-mail: athletic@dllr.state.md.us