Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing


Maryland State Athletic Commission


The State Athletic Commission manages, supervises, and regulates the sports of boxing, kickboxing, mixed martial arts and professional wrestling. The Commission establishes health and safety standards for the participants in these sports and licenses individuals participating in these sports as contestants, managers, matchmakers, referees, judges, promoters, and seconds.

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