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GBC Newsmaker Breakfast with Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis – February 2016

Prices: $35.00 - $35.00

Date: February 18, 2016

Join regional business leaders for a conversation with Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis, who will discuss the steps his department is taking to improve public safety and reduce violent crime in Baltimore City.

When: Thursday, February 18, 2016; 7:30 a.m. registration and breakfast, 8:15 a.m. remarks by Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis

Where: Greater Baltimore Committee Offices, 111 S. Calvert St., Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost: $35 GBC member individual

For information, contact Samantha Zerhusen. For sponsorships, contact Sara Garbarino.

Kevin Davis - 1Kevin Davis was named Baltimore’s Interim Police Commissioner in July 2015 and confirmed as Baltimore’s police chief by the Baltimore City Council in October 2015.

As the former Chief of the Anne Arundel County Police Department, he was appointed to the position of Deputy Police Commissioner in early 2015, overseeing the Investigations and Intelligence Bureau.

Commissioner Davis is a native of Maryland, born and raised in College Park. He comes from a family with a history of policing in Maryland and he continued that legacy when he began his career with the Prince George’s County Police Department. As a Deputy Chief in Prince George’s County, Commissioner Davis oversaw the Bureau of Investigations. His leadership resulted in an increase in clearance rates ensuring violent criminals were taken off the streets. Commissioner Davis rose through the ranks to become the Assistant Chief of the Prince George’s County Police Department. This role led to extensive experience working with consent decrees; creating a solid foundation of Constitutional Policing.

As the Chief of the Anne Arundel County Police Department, he made tremendous inroads in connecting with the community and building strong relationships with residents. He has continued that role in Baltimore, meeting with community groups and working to build strong relationships with the citizens of this city.

Commissioner Davis is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and the FBI National Executive Institute. He earned a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University. He and his wife, Lisa, have four children.

Source: Baltimore Police Department 

Available Spaces: Unlimited

GBC Newsmaker Breakfast with Towson University President Dr. Kim Schatzel – March 2016

Prices: $35.00 - $35.00

Date: March 17, 2016

Join regional business leaders for a conversation with Towson University President Dr. Kim Schatzel, who will discuss Towson University, her experiences in higher education and how higher education and business can partner together.

When: Thursday, March 17, 2016; 7:30 a.m. registration and breakfast, 8:15 a.m. remarks by Towson University President Dr. Kim Schatzel

Where: Greater Baltimore Committee Offices, 111 S. Calvert St., Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost: $35 GBC member individual

For information, contact Samantha Zerhusen. For sponsorships, contact Sara Garbarino.

The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents appointed Kim E. Schatzel as the 14th president of Towson University in December 2015. Dr. Schatzel officially began her term on January 25, 2016.

Prior to joining Towson, Schatzel served as interim president for six months while continuing her responsibilities as provost and executive vice president of academic and student affairs at Eastern Michigan University, a position she held since 2012. At EMU, a public university in Ypsilanti with an enrollment of 23,000 undergraduate and graduate students, she provided leadership for all academic, curricular, and research activities; and for enrollment management. She was also responsible for the Division of Information Technology.

Some of her success at EMU include:

  • reorganizing academic and student affairs to improve the student experience;
  • achieving three consecutive years of record undergraduate enrollment;
  • developing a comprehensive degree completion and retention program;
  • reinvigorating the Graduate College and Office of Research and Development.

pres-kim-sqSchatzel began her career in higher education in 2000 and held several positions in the College of Business at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, beginning as an assistant professor of marketing and rising to interim dean (2007-2008) and dean (2008-2012). As dean, she led the business college to reposition itself within a highly competitive market, leading to enrollment growth and enhanced ability to attract and retain outstanding faculty.

Schatzel also brings more than 20 years of corporate, new venture, and start-up experience to the Towson presidency, including serving as founding president and chief operating officer, and later as chief executive officer of a multinational industrial firm employing more than 1,500 people on four continents.

She is a member of the Board of Directors and chairs the Audit Committee for Health Alliance Plan, and also serves on the Audit and Finance Committee for Henry Ford Health Systems, both based in Detroit.

Source: Towson University

Available Spaces: Unlimited

GBC Newsmaker Breakfast with MTA Administrator Paul Comfort – April 2016

Prices: $35.00 - $35.00

Date: April 21, 2016

ADMINISTRATOR PAUL COMFORT OFFICIAL STATE PORTRAIT 2015 BROWN BACKGROUND...When: Thursday, April 21, 2016; 7:30 a.m. registration and breakfast, 8:15 a.m. remarks by Maryland Transit Administration Administrator Paul Comfort

Where: Greater Baltimore Committee Offices, 111 S. Calvert St., Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost: $35 GBC member individual

For information, contact Samantha Zerhusen. For sponsorships, contact Sara Garbarino.

Available Spaces: Unlimited

GBC Newsmaker Breakfast with University System of Maryland Chancellor Robert Caret – June 2016

Prices: $35.00 - $35.00

Date: June 16, 2016

When: Thursday, June 16, 2016; 7:30 a.m. registration and breakfast, 8:15 a.m. remarks by University System of Maryland Chancellor Robert Caret

Where: Greater Baltimore Committee Offices, 111 S. Calvert St., Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost: $35 GBC member individual

For information, contact Samantha Zerhusen. For sponsorships, contact Sara Garbarino.

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Robert L. Caret joined the University System of Maryland (USM) as chancellor on July 1, 2015. He was inaugurated as the system’s fourth chancellor on November 19, 2015. No stranger to Maryland, Caret is a former president of Towson University, a USM institution.

During his 20 years of public higher education leadership, Caret has earned respect for his successful work in several areas, including helping to ensure college affordability, academic excellence, and the efficient use of resources. In addition, he is credited with emphasizing university partnerships to enhance students’ experiences and to impact regional progress in economic and workforce development and other areas.

Before joining USM as chancellor, Caret was president of the University of Massachusetts System (UMass) from 2011 until 2015. Throughout his UMass tenure, he has emphasized efficiency, cost-saving initiatives, and productive working relationships with Massachusetts government and business leaders. His successful pursuit of a 50-50 funding formula for UMass resulted in the state and students contributing equally to the university’s general education program and a 22 percent increase in the base budget for two years. He also secured additional state funding, allowing UMass to freeze tuition and mandatory fees for in-state undergraduate students for two consecutive years.

Prior to joining UMass, Caret was president of Towson University (TU) from 2003 to 2011, where he also served as a faculty member, dean, executive vice president and provost during his more than 25-year tenure there. At Towson, he created partnerships with regional business, non-profit and civic organizations; raised student graduation rates; and undertook a capital fundraising and building campaign to support campus infrastructure improvements. He oversaw an increase in the university’s online courses and expanded the availability of TU courses at regional higher education centers. He was instrumental in establishing Towson University in Northeastern Maryland , which offers transfer students the flexibility to pursue a four-year degree after completing an associate’s degree at a community college.

From 1995 to 2003, Caret served as president of San Jose State University (SJSU), part of the California State University System. He is credited with bringing a vision for SJSU as the metropolitan university of Silicon Valley.

Active in the national higher education community, Caret serves on the National Association of System Heads, American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, and the Business-Higher Education Forum boards. He also is a member of the National Security Higher Education Advisory Board and theGovernment University Industry Research Roundtable.

Caret also serves on a number of boards in Maryland, including the Greater Baltimore Committee, Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore,University of Maryland Medical System, College Savings Plans of Maryland, World Trade Center Institute,Maryland Council on Economic Education, and the Maryland Economic Development Corporation. Additionally, he serves on The Center Club Strategic Planning Advisory Committee.

Caret holds a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of New Hampshire and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Suffolk University in Boston.

Source: University System of Maryland

Available Spaces: Unlimited

GBC Newsmaker Breakfast with BGE CEO Calvin Butler – July 2016

Prices: $35.00 - $35.00

Date: July 21, 2016

When: Thursday, July 21, 2016; 7:30 a.m. registration and breakfast, 8:15 a.m. remarks by BGE CEO Calvin Butler

Where: Greater Baltimore Committee Offices, 111 S. Calvert St., Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost: $35 GBC member individual

For information, contact Samantha Zerhusen. For sponsorships, contact Sara Garbarino.

Calvin ButlerCalvin G. Butler Jr. became chief executive officer of Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) on March 1, 2014. Butler previously served as BGE’s senior vice president, regulatory and external affairs. In that role, he was responsible for executing the company’s strategic direction and cultivating relationships with government, regulatory, community and other key stakeholders. Butler also served as Exelon’s senior vice president of corporate affairs and held other leadership positions within Exelon and BGE’s sister company, ComEd (Chicago).

Butler played a critical role in helping to successfully navigate company and stakeholder relations during the merger between Exelon and Constellation Energy.

Before joining Exelon in 2008, Butler held leadership positions for eight years with the print, digital and supply chain solutions company RR Donnelley, including senior director of government affairs, vice president of manufacturing and senior vice president of external affairs. Butler also managed RR Donnelley’s supplier diversity and oversaw government sales efforts at the local, state and federal levels and served as president of RR Donnelley’s nonprofit foundation. Butler spent his early career with CILCORP (Central Illinois Light Co.), where he worked in government affairs, legal and strategy.

Source: BGE

Available Spaces: Unlimited