Register for Events

  • Newsmaker Breakfast: Meet Baltimore’s New Faces in Annapolis
    December 18, 2018
    7:30 am - 9:30 am
Join business leaders and meet Baltimore City’s newly elected members of the Maryland House of Delegates as they discuss their legislative priorities, the upcoming 2019 Maryland General Assembly legislative session and lessons learned from constituents in their legislative district during the campaign.

Hear from:






Dalya Attar







Regina Boyce






Tony Bridges






Stephanie Smith






Melissa Wells

If you go:

When: Tuesday, December 18, 2018; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. program

Where: Greater Baltimore Committee, 111 South Calvert Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost: $45 members

This event is open to GBC member companies and employees of GBC member companies. A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Event and Business Development Manager Lisa Byrd at 410-727-2820.

Breakfast Sponsor:

  • Breakfast Briefing: What the Affordable Care Act Means for You
    December 20, 2018
    7:30 am - 9:30 am

Join a panel of insurance industry experts for a discussion about recent developments in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and what they mean to businesses of all sizes.

Topics that will be discussed include actions of the Trump Administration concerning association health plans and short-term limited duration insurance and how these changes impact Maryland, recent Maryland legal and regulatory developments such as the 1332 Reinsurance Program, and prospective 2019 legislation, including an anticipated bill that would implement a state-based insurance mandate.

Bring your burning business questions concerning the ACA to this informative breakfast program.

Hear from:

Jay Duke owns a small, independent insurance agency, established in 1945, in Leonardtown. For 38 years Duke has been providing insurance services to individuals and small businesses. He is an advocate for insurance agents and was actively involved with the creation and implementation of the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange. Duke is a past State Chairman for the Independent Insurance Agents of Maryland and currently serves as the Legislative Committee Chairman.



Catherine Grason was appointed Chief of Staff of the Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA) in December 2016. In this role she manages the MIA’s policy activities and oversees the Government Relations, Public Affairs and Regulatory Affairs Units. She also manages the agency’s participation and advocacy within the National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ (NAIC).

Grason began her career at the Insurance Administration in 2014 as the Director of Regulatory Affairs and NAIC Liaison where she advised the Insurance Commissioner on regulatory policy, managed the MIA’s day to day regulatory activity and oversaw the MIA’s participation with the NAIC. Prior to her tenure with the MIA, Grason served for more than four years as a Legislative Analyst and Legislative Counsel in the Life and Protection Division of the Transamerica/AEGON companies. In this capacity, she was the lead attorney tracking federal and state health insurance legislation and regulations, including the Affordable Care Act, for Transamerica.  

Grason earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy, with honors, from the University of Maryland and a Juris Doctor with a concentration in Government Service and Regulatory Institutions from the University of Baltimore School of Law, where she graduated cum laude. She is a member of the bar in Maryland, the District of Columbia and the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. She is a 2016 recipient of The Daily Record’s “Leading Women” award and a 2018 recipient of The Daily Record’s “Leadership in Law-Generation J.D.” award. 

Brett Lininger is a government affairs consultant/lobbyist for Old Line Government Affairs, a wholly owned subsidiary of Nemphos Braue, LLC. Lininger represents clients from industries including insurance, energy, healthcare and information technology companies before all facets of State and local governments within Maryland. He is also Of Counsel with Nemphos Braue where he represents business clients on administrative law matters before State agencies and corporate matters.



Debbie Rivkin, Vice President of Government Affairs for CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, represents CareFirst on government and regulatory affairs in the State of Maryland.

Prior to joining CareFirst, Rivkin served for 20 years as the Executive Director of the League of Life and Health Insurers of Maryland. As an Attorney with Piper & Marbury LLP, Shapiro & Olander and Funk and Bolton, she represented life and health insurers before regulators and legislators in Maryland.

In addition to her work with CareFirst, Rivkin engages with several causes, currently acting as a Board Member for the Ronald McDonald House Charities Baltimore, as well as the Howard County Board of Health. She was also appointed to serve on the Maryland Health Insurance Coverage Protection Commission. She also serves as the Insurance Committee Chair for the Maryland Chamber of Commerce. She previously served as a board member of the Howard Community College Education Foundation, the Baltimore Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce, the Governor’s Workforce Investment Board and the Maryland Women’s Heritage Center.

If you go:

When: Thursday, December 20, 2018; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. program

Where: Greater Baltimore Committee, 111 South Calvert Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost: $35 members, $50 non-members

For event and sponsorship information, contact Sophia Silbergeld, Director of Membership and Member Relations, at 410-727-2820.

  • 2019 Maryland General Assembly Legislative Forum
    January 28, 2019
    7:30 am - 9:30 am

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for its annual Maryland General Assembly Legislative Forum, which will feature top legislative leaders from both parties and the Governor’s office who will discuss the legislative dynamics that are in store under the State House dome in 2019’s Maryland General Assembly legislative session.

Hear from:

  • Delegate Darryl Barnes

Chair, Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, Maryland House of Delegates

  • Senator Bill Ferguson

Vice Chair, Budget and Taxation Committee, Senate of Maryland

  • Senator J.B. Jennings

Minority Leader, Senate of Maryland

  • Delegate Nicholaus Kipke

Minority Leader, Maryland House of Delegates

  • Keiffer Mitchell

Senior Advisor, Office of the Governor

Invited speakers:

  • Delegate Eric Bromwell

Vice Chair, Economic Matters Committee, Maryland House of Delegates

  • Delegate Sheree Sample-Hughes

President, Women Legislators of Maryland, Maryland House of Delegates

When: Monday, January 28, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. program

Where: Lord Baltimore Hotel, 20 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

Cost: Members: $80 individual, $750 block of 10 tickets; Non-members: $125 individual, $1,250 block of 10 tickets

To be eligible for a refund the Greater Baltimore Committee requires a 72-hour cancellation notice.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, GBC’s Director of Events and Business Development.

Event Sponsors:



MedStar Health

Merritt Properties

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Health Care Committee meeting 8:30 am
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To RSVP to this committee meeting, email Tara Harris.
Economic Development Committee meeting 8:30 am
Economic Development Committee meeting @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Dec 11 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
To RSVP to this committee meeting, email Tara Harris.
Innovation and Technology Committee meeting 9:00 am
Innovation and Technology Committee meeting @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Dec 12 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
To RSVP to this committee meeting, email Tara Harris.
Baltimore County Business Advisory Council meeting 8:00 am
Baltimore County Business Advisory Council meeting @ Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC)
Dec 19 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
To RSVP to attend this committee meeting, email Sophia Silbergeld.