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Our Team

GBC leadership and staff work across public policy, economic development, strategic partnerships, events programming, and operations. The organization is wholly focused on operationalizing the multi-year agenda.

Our Team

Mark Anthony Thomas
President & Chief Executive Officer

President & CEO Mark Anthony Thomas brings more than two decades of experience leading competitive economic development strategies and public-private partnerships for the nation’s largest and most complex metropolitan areas. 

Pothik Chatterjee
Executive Vice President & Chief Economic Officer

Executive Vice President & Chief Economic Officer Pothik Chatterjee leads the organization’s economic development initiatives, including shaping GBC’s efforts to accelerate economic opportunity for the Greater Baltimore region and pursue competitive opportunities that advance innovation and business investment within the region.

Jennifer Vey
Executive Vice President of Policy & Research

Executive Vice President of Policy & Research Jennifer Vey has more than 25 years of experience in urban policy research and program management, bringing a wealth of expertise and a deep commitment to the connection between place, placemaking, and inclusive economic development.

Timothy Evans
Vice President of Partnerships & Development

Vice President of Partnership and Development Timothy Evans brings over 15 years of experience successfully building, leading and advising national cross-sector executive teams to address complex community and internal business challenges.

Nekoro Gomes
Vice President of Communications

Vice President of Communications Nekoro Gomes leads the organization’s events and communications teams, bringing over a decade of experience developing and executing marketing campaigns.

Nick Henninger-Ayoub
Director of Policy & Research

Director of Policy & Research Nick Henninger-Ayoub works alongside partners to develop research-backed policy solutions that move our region forward. His 10 years of policy and research experience includes focuses on housing, transportation, and asset-based development. 

Jeff Zuback
Public Safety Data Officer

Public Safety Data Officer Jeff Zuback conducts criminal justice research and data analysis to assist the business and civic community with the development, implementation, and measurement of effective public safety strategies for the Greater Baltimore region. 

Rachel Gray
Director of Accounting

Director of Accounting Rachel Gray manages the financial operations of the organization. Starting in 2015 as a staff accountant, Rachel has continued to expand her role and assume broader responsibilities within the company.

Lisa Byrd
Director of Events & Business Development

Director of Events & Business Development Lisa Byrd is responsible for the coordination and execution of events and sponsorships. Lisa has over 20 years of experience in event production, logistics management, development and consensus building.

Whit Johnson
Director of Partnerships

Director of Partnerships Whit Johnson is responsible for developing and maintaining strategic relationships with key stakeholders in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors across the Baltimore region. Whit brings over ten years’ experience in education, civic engagement and community building. 

Haldan Kirsch
Communications Manager

Communications Manager Haldan Kirsch handles the organization’s social media, newsletters, and visual communications. Kirsch most recently worked as a freelance photojournalist and writer before joining the GBC. He brings more than 10 years of experience as a photographer to his position.  

Jean Marie Andrulonis
Executive Assistant and Senior Manager of Operations

Executive Assistant and Senior Manager of Operations Jean Marie Andrulonis coordinates and directs the flow of meetings and activities related to the Committee’s officers, board members, and operations. A lifelong Baltimorean, she possesses demonstrated expertise in project and process development and implementation. 

Tara Harris
Office Manager

Office Manager Tara Harris is one of the longest-tenured employees of the organization at 13 years. She is responsible for helping to coordinate events and managing the front office for GBC.