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  • October 18, 2019
    7:30 am - 9:00 am

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee on October 18, 2019 for a discussion with U.S. Senator Christopher J. Van Hollen Jr. about top federal issues that are currently being debated in Washington, D.C., the important election year on the horizon and more.

Hear why Senator Van Hollen believes the call between Donald Trump and the President of Ukraine constitutes “an abuse of power and a threat to our democracy.”

Sen. Van Hollen took office as a United States Senator from Maryland on January 3, 2017. From 2003 to 2017 he served as the U.S. Representative for Maryland’s 8th Congressional District.

Sen. Van Hollen started his time in public service as a member of the Maryland State Legislature. In 2002, he was elected to represent Maryland’s 8th Congressional District. In the House of Representatives, he served as a member of the Democratic leadership and was elected by his colleagues to be the Ranking Member of the House Budget Committee and protect vital interests like Social Security and Medicare.

He is a graduate of Swarthmore College, the John F. Kennedy School of Public Policy at Harvard University, and the Georgetown University Law Center.

Event details:

When: Friday, October 18, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. program

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

Cost: $50 members

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.
This is a members only event.

 

Benjamin F. Edwards logo

 

Oct
18
Fri
GBC Newsmaker: U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Oct 18 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee on October 18, 2019 for a discussion with U.S. Sen. Christopher J. Van Hollen Jr. about top federal issues that are currently being debated in Washington, D.C., the important election year on the horizon and more.

Sen. Van Hollen will discuss such topics as:
  • Increasing funding for education
  • Federal funding to improve transportation systems
  • The collaboration of federal and state officials to address matters that directly impact the Baltimore region
  • His support of the U.S. House impeachment inquiry

Sen. Van Hollen took office as a United States Senator from Maryland on January 3, 2017. From 2003 to 2017 he served as the U.S. Representative for Maryland’s 8th Congressional District.

Sen. Van Hollen started his time in public service as a member of the Maryland State Legislature. In 2002, he was elected to represent Maryland’s 8th Congressional District. In the House of Representatives, he served as a member of the Democratic leadership and was elected by his colleagues to be the Ranking Member of the House Budget Committee and protect vital interests like Social Security and Medicare.

He is a graduate of Swarthmore College, the John F. Kennedy School of Public Policy at Harvard University, and the Georgetown University Law Center.

If you go:

When: Friday, October 18, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. program

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

Cost: $50 members

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

This is a members only event.

Register to attend

Sponsored by:

Benjamin F. Edwards logo

 

 

 

Oct
21
Mon
Bridging the Gap Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit 2019 @ University of Maryland Baltimore, SMC Campus Center
Oct 21 @ 11:30 am – 6:00 pm

Join the GBC for the inaugural Bridging the Gap Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit!

This informative and interactive half-day event will bring together majority, minority and women-owned businesses and civic organizations to discuss strategies for transforming the culture within your business and across the broader community to be more diverse, equitable and inclusive.

Dr. Steve RobbinsKeynote speaker Dr. Steve Robbins will discuss: “Your Brain is Good at Inclusion … Except When it’s Not.”

A thought leader and innovator, Dr. Robbins’ unique, science-based approach to inclusion and diversity has captured wide acclaim from audiences and organizations across the United States. The core of his work is about understanding human behavior and leveraging human differences in an ever-changing, fast-paced world. He is the creator of the video training series “Inclusion Insights” and the author of  “What If? Short Stories to Spark Inclusion & Diversity Dialogue.” Dr. Robbins earned an undergraduate degree in Communication from Calvin College, and a masters and doctorate in Communication Science from Michigan State University.

Workshop topics to be offered concurrently:

 

Session One: 1:45 – 3:00 p.m.

Business Case for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion or  Leveraging Access to Financial and Social Capital

 

A. The Business Case for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Facilitator: Dr. Leah Cox, Vice President for Inclusion and Institutional Equity, Towson University

 

 

 

Panelists:

José Bahamonde-González, Chief Diversity, Inclusion, and Economic Development Officer, Miles & Stockbridge

Jeff Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, JIJ Communications

Robert Matthews, Director of Talent Management & Talent Acquisition, BGE

 

B. Leveraging Access to Financial and Social Capital

Facilitator: Phil Croskey, CEO & Co-Founder, MD Energy Advisors

Panelists:

Detra Miller, Administrative Vice President, Regional Manager, M&T Bank

Stanley Tucker, Chief Executive Officer, Meridian Management Group

Mary Ann Scully, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Howard Bank

 

Session Two: 3:15-4:30 p.m.

Diversity Crossfire Session: Breaking Gender Bias or  Embracing the Growing Hispanic and Latino Business Community 

 

C. Diversity Crossfire Session: Breaking Gender Bias

Facilitator: Luwanda Jenkins, Executive Director, Executive Alliance

 

   

Panelists:

The Honorable Vanessa Atterbeary , Maryland House of Delegates

Sandy Hillman, President, Sandy Hillman Communications

David J. Hodnett, Client Advisor, Brown Advisory

Willy Moore, President, Southway Builders

 

D.  Embracing the Growing Hispanic and Latino Business Community

Facilitator: Corina Morga, President & Owner, C.R. Services

 

 

Panelists:

Luis E. Borunda, Deputy Secretary of State, State of Maryland

Andrés Echeverri, President and CEO, ACSI

David Rosario, Insurance Agent, State Farm

_________________________________________________________________________________________

Event Details:

When: Monday, October 21, 2019

Schedule:

Registration and Lunch: 11:30 a.m.

Lunch with keynote speaker Dr. Steve Robbins: Noon

Concurrent Workshop Sessions: 1:45-3:00 p.m.

Concurrent Workshop Sessions: 3:15-4:30 p.m.

The Exchange Reception (networking): 4:30-6 p.m.

Where: University of Maryland Baltimore, SMC Campus Center, 621 W. Lombard St., Baltimore, Md., 21201

Cost: $85 GBC members and Md. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce members, $125 non-GBC members

Register to attend.

For event information, contact Adrea Turner, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Senior Policy Advisor, at 410-727-2820, ext. 46.

For sponsorship information, contact Lisa ByrdGBC’s Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820, ext. 40.

Luncheon Sponsor: Legg Mason

Champions for Diversity Sponsors: ACSI, AFRO American Newspapers, Donate Life Maryland, Howard Bank, University of Maryland Baltimore

Oct
24
Thu
Greater Baltimore Committee Baltimore Women’s Advisory Board: How to Be an Effective Ally @ Towson University -- South Campus Pavilion
Oct 24 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

#bWomen logo

The Baltimore Women’s Advisory Board invites you to join them for an exciting #bWomen event:

The Baltimore Women’s Advisory Board has specifically designed this unique program and selected an all-male panel of top executives to discuss their perspective, experiences and best practices utilized in cultivating a diverse and inclusive company culture.

This discussion will be moderated by Christine Aspell, Managing Partner, Baltimore Office, KPMG LLP, and Sabina Kelly, Greater Maryland Market President, Bank of America.

How to be an Effective Ally

  • Why inclusion is about each person.
  • How to create a culture that strives for equity and embraces, respects and values the differences of all employees.
  • Why diversity is about the unique experiences, qualities and characteristics each person brings to the work environment.
  • Why inclusion requires that each person see beyond differences in others to create a culture that unlocks the power of diversity.

According to research, creating an environment where people can bring their whole self to work is essential to a successful organizational culture. An individual’s sense of belonging within the work culture is enhanced by the presence of “allies” – those who support and advocate for others across all aspects of diversity. Panelists for this event have demonstrated that they value diverse perspectives, are not afraid to engage in courageous conversations and have worked to remove bias, stereotypes and patterns of inequity in the workplace. 

Hear from these top executives:

  • Joseph Sullivan – Chairman and CEO, Legg Mason
  • Robert Wallace – President, CEO and Founder, Bithgroup Technologies
  • Timothy Gillis – Managing Partner, KPMG
  • David Imre – CEO, imre

Event Details:

When: Thursday, October 24, 2019, 5:30-6:30 p.m. networking, 6:30-8:30 p.m. program

Where: Towson University South Campus Pavilion, 7537 Auburn Drive, Towson, Md., 21204

Cost: Members: Free

For event information, contact Lisa ByrdGBC’s Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

This is a GBC members only event.  

Register to attend

Please note that #bWomen events are not exclusive to women. We hope that you will invite a male colleague from your organization who would be interested in hearing about the business case for diversity and inclusion. All invited guests must RSVP through a GBC member.

For more information about the Baltimore Women’s Advisory Board and #bWomen, visit gbc.org/committee/bwomen.

Event sponsor: Legg Mason

Host sponsor: Towson University

 

Oct
28
Mon
Stop the Bleed Training @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Oct 28 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Stop the Bleed logoThe Greater Baltimore Committee, in partnership with the University of Maryland Medical System’s R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, is offering a one day “Stop the Bleed” training for GBC members only on October 28. The training provides the basics of how to recognize life-threatening bleeding and ways to stop it.

Go here for more information on the “Stop the Bleed” program.

To arrange a training for your own organization, please contact Teresa Birge.

Register to attend

Nov
5
Tue
Economic Outlook Conference — November 2019 @ Hyatt Regency Baltimore
Nov 5 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

 

Join us as we hear from top experts on the state of the Mid-Atlantic region and Maryland’s economy.  Speakers will discuss the present economic growth outlook and what’s on the horizon for 2020.

Speakers include:

Tom Barkin

Tom Barkin – President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
Barkin is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond (a.k.a. Richmond Fed). He joined the Richmond Fed in January 2018. Barkin served as a voting member in 2018 on the Federal Reserve’s chief monetary policy body, the Federal Open  Market Committee.

Prior to joining the Richmond Fed, Barkin was a senior partner and chief financial officer at McKinsey & Company, a worldwide management consulting firm. Barkin also served on the Board of Directors for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta from 2009 to 2014 and was the Board’s Chairman from 2013 to 2014. Barkin holds bachelor, master and law degrees from Harvard University.

Barkin will discuss the state of the Mid-Atlantic region’s economy and its outlook.

 

Andrew M. Schaufele

Andrew M. Schaufele – Director of the Bureau of Revenue Estimates, Comptroller of Maryland
Schaufele is the Director of the Bureau of Revenue Estimates (BRE), Comptroller of Maryland.
Previously he served as the BRE Assistant Director.

Before joining the Comptroller’s office, Schaufele spent seven years in private-sector management positions, working in consumer and commercial product lines.  Schaufele holds a bachelor degree from Towson University and a Master of Business Administration from a joint University of Baltimore and Towson University program.

Schaufele will discuss the state of the Maryland economy and its future prospects.

 

Bernard YarosBernard Yaros — Assistant Director and Economist, Moody’s Analytics

Yaros is an assistant director and economist at Moody’s Analytics focused primarily on federal fiscal policy. Yaros is responsible for maintaining the Moody’s Analytics forecast models for federal government fiscal conditions and providing real-time economic analysis on fiscal policy developments coming out of Capitol Hill. Additionally, he covers Virginia and Puerto Rico and develops economic forecasts for Switzerland. He regularly advises clients and policymakers of all levels on the Puerto Rico economic outlook after Hurricane Maria.

Yaros holds a Master of Science degree in international trade, finance and development from the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics and a Bachelor of Arts degree in political economy from Williams College.

Yaros will discuss the state of the national economy.

Additional speakers to be announced.

 

Event details:

When: Tuesday, November 5, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. program

Where: Hyatt Regency Baltimore, 300 Light St., Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost: Members: $85 individuals, $750 table of 10; Non-members: $200 individuals, $1,800 table of 10

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Sponsors include:

Ambassador Sponsors: Baltimore Development Corporation, University of Maryland Medical System, Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

Signature Sponsors: Baltimore Business Journal, LifeBridge Health, Merritt Companies, Venable LLP.

Patron Sponsors: BGE, Community College of Baltimore County, Carefirst BlueCross BlueShield, VPC, Inc.

Exhibit Sponsor: The Daily Record

Nov
13
Wed
Newsmaker Breakfast with Howard County Executive Calvin Ball @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Nov 13 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for a conversation with Howard County Executive Calvin Ball.

Ball served as a member of the Howard County Council from 2006-2018. In 2006, he was elected as the youngest Council Chairperson in Howard County history. He was elected as County Executive in 2018. Ball is a Maryland native and Columbia resident.

Ball holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Religion from Towson State University, a Master of Arts in Legal and Ethical Studies from the University of Baltimore and Doctor of Education from Morgan State University.

Event Details:

When: Wednesday, November 13, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. program

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

Cost: $50 members

This event is limited 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 Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Register to attend.

Breakfast Sponsor:

Benjamin F. Edwards logo

Nov
15
Fri
Breakfast Briefing: Hunger and Poverty in Baltimore @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Nov 15 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

Learn how the Maryland Food Bank and other nonprofits are working to address hunger and poverty in Maryland.

The GBC’s panel discussion will feature:

Carmen Del Guercio, President and CEO of the Maryland Food Bank

Carmen Del Guercio, President & CEO, Maryland Food Bank

Del Guercio joined the Maryland Food Bank in 2016 after a 29-year career in the banking industry. Under Del Guercio’s leadership, the food bank is feeding more people and offering solutions to address the root causes of food insecurity.

 

 

 

Meg Kimmel, Maryland Food Bank

Meg Kimmel, Executive Vice President of Programs and External Affairs, Maryland Food Bank

Kimmel overseas the food bank’s marketing, programs and fundraising. Under Kimmel, the food bank has built a fundraising program that celebrates donors and raises critical funds for the food bank’s goal to end hunger in Maryland.

 

 

Lisa Rusyniak, President and CEO, Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc. 

Rusyniak has served Goodwill Industries for 22 years, providing leadership to the $50 million organization, one of the largest workforce development agencies in the region focused on people with disabilities and other challenges.

 

 

 

Amy CollierAmy Collier, Director of Community Services Division, Catholic Charities of Baltimore

Collier oversees 20 programs for Catholic Charities of Baltimore, including those that provide assistance for homelessness, poverty and immigration issues. She manages a $35 million dollar budget.

 

Event details:

When: Friday, November 15, 2019; 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

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Register to attend

Nov
18
Mon
Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards @ American Visionary Arts Museum
Nov 18 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

2018 Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards winners

Join us for the Greater Baltimore Committee’s 2019 Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards!

Each year, through the Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards, the GBC recognizes exceptional minority, women-owned, majority businesses and executives who nurture the development of minority and women-owned businesses in Greater Baltimore and Maryland.

Event details: 

When: Monday, November 18, 2019, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Where: American Visionary Arts Museum, 800 Key Hwy., Baltimore, Md., 21230

Cost: GBC Members: $75 individuals, $700 blocks of 10; Non-GBC members: $100 individuals, $900 blocks of 10

Nominate a company now: 2019 Bridging the Gap Nomination Form

More details coming soon.

Sponsors:

Ambassador Sponsors: Baltimore Development Corporation, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Group, University of Maryland Medical System

Signature Sponsors: LifeBridge Health, Medstar Health

Bronze Sponsor: Southwest Airlines

Supporting Sponsor: The Howard Hughes Corporation

Exhibit Sponsors: Baltimore Business Journal, The Daily Record

Register to attend

Nov
20
Wed
Speaker Series with Chris McDonell: Effective Networking & Business Development – November 2019 @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Nov 20 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

Chris McDonell

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for the final installment of a four-part speaker series with Chris McDonell, President and CEO of McDonell Consulting Group/Sandler Training.

The odds are high that anyone who is involved in business development will interact with others who are different from them. These differences can cause relationships to stagnate, disappear or grow depending on how you proactively address the challenges.

The program will explore a self-discovery process to assess whether or not you are aligning your current business development/networking strategy to what the environment calls for and why it’s important.

Event details:

When: Wednesday, November 20, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8-9 a.m. program

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

Cost:

$35 members

$50 non-members

Register to attend

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for a refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, GBC’s Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Dec
12
Thu
45th Annual Mayor’s Business Recognition Awards @ Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel
Dec 12 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Baltimore City HallJoin us for the 45th Annual Mayor’s Business Recognition Awards!

Each year the Mayor of the City of Baltimore joins with the Greater Baltimore Committee and the Baltimore Development Corporation to recognize businesses that have demonstrated significant corporate leadership and service to improve the quality of life in Baltimore. The awards are given for specific activities or projects that have significantly benefited Baltimore City and are outside the regular mission or day-to-day work or activities of the business.

To nominate a company for the 2019 Mayor’s Business Recognition Award, complete the nomination form.

Event details:

When: December 12, 2019, 11:30 a.m.

Where: Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, 202 East Pratt St., Baltimore, MD, 21202

Cost:

Members: $90 individuals, $850 table of 10

Non-members: $125 individuals, $1,250 table of 10

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

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Event Sponsors:

Ambassador Sponsors: Baltimore Development Corporation, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company, University of Maryland Medical System

Signature Sponsors: AT&T, Baltimore Business Journal, BGE, Carefirst BlueCross BlueShield, LifeBridge Health,

Patron Sponsors: Loyola University, VPC, Inc.

Supporting Sponsor: Comcast

Exhibit Sponsors: Southwest Airlines, The Daily Record

Register to attend.


  • October 21, 2019
    11:30 am - 6:00 pm

Join the GBC for the inaugural Bridging the Gap Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit!

This informative and interactive half-day event will bring together majority, minority and women-owned businesses and civic organizations to discuss strategies for transforming the culture within your business and across the broader community to be more diverse, equitable and inclusive.

Dr. Steve RobbinsKeynote speaker Dr. Steve Robbins will discuss: “Your Brain is Good at Inclusion … Except When it’s Not.”

A thought leader and innovator, Dr. Robbins’ unique, science-based approach to inclusion and diversity has captured wide acclaim from audiences and organizations across the United States. The core of his work is about understanding human behavior and leveraging human differences in an ever-changing, fast-paced world. He is the creator of the video training series “Inclusion Insights” and the author of  “What If? Short Stories to Spark Inclusion & Diversity Dialogue.” Dr. Robbins earned an undergraduate degree in Communication from Calvin College, and a masters and doctorate in Communication Science from Michigan State University.

Workshop topics to be offered concurrently:

 

Session One: 1:45 – 3:00 p.m.

Business Case for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion or  Leveraging Access to Financial and Social Capital

 

A. The Business Case for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Facilitator: Dr. Leah Cox, Vice President for Inclusion and Institutional Equity, Towson University

 

 

 

Panelists:

José Bahamonde-González, Chief Diversity, Inclusion, and Economic Development Officer, Miles & Stockbridge

Jeff Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, JIJ Communications

Robert Matthews, Director of Talent Management & Talent Acquisition, BGE

 

B. Leveraging Access to Financial and Social Capital

Facilitator: Phil Croskey, CEO & Co-Founder, MD Energy Advisors

Panelists:

Detra Miller, Administrative Vice President, Regional Manager, M&T Bank

Stanley Tucker, Chief Executive Officer, Meridian Management Group

Mary Ann Scully, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Howard Bank

 

Session Two: 3:15-4:30 p.m.

Diversity Crossfire Session: Breaking Gender Bias or  Embracing the Growing Hispanic and Latino Business Community 

 

C. Diversity Crossfire Session: Breaking Gender Bias

Facilitator: Luwanda Jenkins, Executive Director, Executive Alliance

 

   

Panelists:

The Honorable Vanessa Atterbeary , Maryland House of Delegates

Sandy Hillman, President, Sandy Hillman Communications

David J. Hodnett, Client Advisor, Brown Advisory

Willy Moore, President, Southway Builders

 

D.  Embracing the Growing Hispanic and Latino Business Community

Facilitator: Corina Morga, President & Owner, C.R. Services

 

 

Panelists:

Luis E. Borunda, Deputy Secretary of State, State of Maryland

Andrés Echeverri, President and CEO, ACSI

David Rosario, Insurance Agent, State Farm

_________________________________________________________________________________________

Event Details:

When: Monday, October 21, 2019

Schedule:

Registration and Lunch: 11:30 a.m.

Lunch with keynote speaker Dr. Steve Robbins: Noon

Concurrent Workshop Sessions: 1:45-3:00 p.m.

Concurrent Workshop Sessions: 3:15-4:30 p.m.

The Exchange Reception (networking): 4:30-6 p.m.

Where: University of Maryland Baltimore, SMC Campus Center, 621 W. Lombard St., Baltimore, Md., 21201

Cost: $85 GBC members and Md. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce members, $125 non-GBC members

Register to attend.

For event information, contact Adrea Turner, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Senior Policy Advisor, at 410-727-2820, ext. 46.

For sponsorship information, contact Lisa ByrdGBC’s Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820, ext. 40.

Luncheon Sponsor: Legg Mason

Champions for Diversity Sponsors: ACSI, AFRO American Newspapers, Donate Life Maryland, Howard Bank, University of Maryland Baltimore

Oct
18
Fri
GBC Newsmaker: U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Oct 18 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee on October 18, 2019 for a discussion with U.S. Sen. Christopher J. Van Hollen Jr. about top federal issues that are currently being debated in Washington, D.C., the important election year on the horizon and more.

Sen. Van Hollen will discuss such topics as:
  • Increasing funding for education
  • Federal funding to improve transportation systems
  • The collaboration of federal and state officials to address matters that directly impact the Baltimore region
  • His support of the U.S. House impeachment inquiry

Sen. Van Hollen took office as a United States Senator from Maryland on January 3, 2017. From 2003 to 2017 he served as the U.S. Representative for Maryland’s 8th Congressional District.

Sen. Van Hollen started his time in public service as a member of the Maryland State Legislature. In 2002, he was elected to represent Maryland’s 8th Congressional District. In the House of Representatives, he served as a member of the Democratic leadership and was elected by his colleagues to be the Ranking Member of the House Budget Committee and protect vital interests like Social Security and Medicare.

He is a graduate of Swarthmore College, the John F. Kennedy School of Public Policy at Harvard University, and the Georgetown University Law Center.

If you go:

When: Friday, October 18, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. program

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

Cost: $50 members

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

This is a members only event.

Register to attend

Sponsored by:

Benjamin F. Edwards logo

 

 

 

Oct
21
Mon
Bridging the Gap Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit 2019 @ University of Maryland Baltimore, SMC Campus Center
Oct 21 @ 11:30 am – 6:00 pm

Join the GBC for the inaugural Bridging the Gap Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit!

This informative and interactive half-day event will bring together majority, minority and women-owned businesses and civic organizations to discuss strategies for transforming the culture within your business and across the broader community to be more diverse, equitable and inclusive.

Dr. Steve RobbinsKeynote speaker Dr. Steve Robbins will discuss: “Your Brain is Good at Inclusion … Except When it’s Not.”

A thought leader and innovator, Dr. Robbins’ unique, science-based approach to inclusion and diversity has captured wide acclaim from audiences and organizations across the United States. The core of his work is about understanding human behavior and leveraging human differences in an ever-changing, fast-paced world. He is the creator of the video training series “Inclusion Insights” and the author of  “What If? Short Stories to Spark Inclusion & Diversity Dialogue.” Dr. Robbins earned an undergraduate degree in Communication from Calvin College, and a masters and doctorate in Communication Science from Michigan State University.

Workshop topics to be offered concurrently:

 

Session One: 1:45 – 3:00 p.m.

Business Case for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion or  Leveraging Access to Financial and Social Capital

 

A. The Business Case for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Facilitator: Dr. Leah Cox, Vice President for Inclusion and Institutional Equity, Towson University

 

 

 

Panelists:

José Bahamonde-González, Chief Diversity, Inclusion, and Economic Development Officer, Miles & Stockbridge

Jeff Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, JIJ Communications

Robert Matthews, Director of Talent Management & Talent Acquisition, BGE

 

B. Leveraging Access to Financial and Social Capital

Facilitator: Phil Croskey, CEO & Co-Founder, MD Energy Advisors

Panelists:

Detra Miller, Administrative Vice President, Regional Manager, M&T Bank

Stanley Tucker, Chief Executive Officer, Meridian Management Group

Mary Ann Scully, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Howard Bank

 

Session Two: 3:15-4:30 p.m.

Diversity Crossfire Session: Breaking Gender Bias or  Embracing the Growing Hispanic and Latino Business Community 

 

C. Diversity Crossfire Session: Breaking Gender Bias

Facilitator: Luwanda Jenkins, Executive Director, Executive Alliance

 

   

Panelists:

The Honorable Vanessa Atterbeary , Maryland House of Delegates

Sandy Hillman, President, Sandy Hillman Communications

David J. Hodnett, Client Advisor, Brown Advisory

Willy Moore, President, Southway Builders

 

D.  Embracing the Growing Hispanic and Latino Business Community

Facilitator: Corina Morga, President & Owner, C.R. Services

 

 

Panelists:

Luis E. Borunda, Deputy Secretary of State, State of Maryland

Andrés Echeverri, President and CEO, ACSI

David Rosario, Insurance Agent, State Farm

_________________________________________________________________________________________

Event Details:

When: Monday, October 21, 2019

Schedule:

Registration and Lunch: 11:30 a.m.

Lunch with keynote speaker Dr. Steve Robbins: Noon

Concurrent Workshop Sessions: 1:45-3:00 p.m.

Concurrent Workshop Sessions: 3:15-4:30 p.m.

The Exchange Reception (networking): 4:30-6 p.m.

Where: University of Maryland Baltimore, SMC Campus Center, 621 W. Lombard St., Baltimore, Md., 21201

Cost: $85 GBC members and Md. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce members, $125 non-GBC members

Register to attend.

For event information, contact Adrea Turner, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Senior Policy Advisor, at 410-727-2820, ext. 46.

For sponsorship information, contact Lisa ByrdGBC’s Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820, ext. 40.

Luncheon Sponsor: Legg Mason

Champions for Diversity Sponsors: ACSI, AFRO American Newspapers, Donate Life Maryland, Howard Bank, University of Maryland Baltimore

Oct
24
Thu
Greater Baltimore Committee Baltimore Women’s Advisory Board: How to Be an Effective Ally @ Towson University -- South Campus Pavilion
Oct 24 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

#bWomen logo

The Baltimore Women’s Advisory Board invites you to join them for an exciting #bWomen event:

The Baltimore Women’s Advisory Board has specifically designed this unique program and selected an all-male panel of top executives to discuss their perspective, experiences and best practices utilized in cultivating a diverse and inclusive company culture.

This discussion will be moderated by Christine Aspell, Managing Partner, Baltimore Office, KPMG LLP, and Sabina Kelly, Greater Maryland Market President, Bank of America.

How to be an Effective Ally

  • Why inclusion is about each person.
  • How to create a culture that strives for equity and embraces, respects and values the differences of all employees.
  • Why diversity is about the unique experiences, qualities and characteristics each person brings to the work environment.
  • Why inclusion requires that each person see beyond differences in others to create a culture that unlocks the power of diversity.

According to research, creating an environment where people can bring their whole self to work is essential to a successful organizational culture. An individual’s sense of belonging within the work culture is enhanced by the presence of “allies” – those who support and advocate for others across all aspects of diversity. Panelists for this event have demonstrated that they value diverse perspectives, are not afraid to engage in courageous conversations and have worked to remove bias, stereotypes and patterns of inequity in the workplace. 

Hear from these top executives:

  • Joseph Sullivan – Chairman and CEO, Legg Mason
  • Robert Wallace – President, CEO and Founder, Bithgroup Technologies
  • Timothy Gillis – Managing Partner, KPMG
  • David Imre – CEO, imre

Event Details:

When: Thursday, October 24, 2019, 5:30-6:30 p.m. networking, 6:30-8:30 p.m. program

Where: Towson University South Campus Pavilion, 7537 Auburn Drive, Towson, Md., 21204

Cost: Members: Free

For event information, contact Lisa ByrdGBC’s Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

This is a GBC members only event.  

Register to attend

Please note that #bWomen events are not exclusive to women. We hope that you will invite a male colleague from your organization who would be interested in hearing about the business case for diversity and inclusion. All invited guests must RSVP through a GBC member.

For more information about the Baltimore Women’s Advisory Board and #bWomen, visit gbc.org/committee/bwomen.

Event sponsor: Legg Mason

Host sponsor: Towson University

 

Oct
28
Mon
Stop the Bleed Training @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Oct 28 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Stop the Bleed logoThe Greater Baltimore Committee, in partnership with the University of Maryland Medical System’s R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, is offering a one day “Stop the Bleed” training for GBC members only on October 28. The training provides the basics of how to recognize life-threatening bleeding and ways to stop it.

Go here for more information on the “Stop the Bleed” program.

To arrange a training for your own organization, please contact Teresa Birge.

Register to attend

Nov
5
Tue
Economic Outlook Conference — November 2019 @ Hyatt Regency Baltimore
Nov 5 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

 

Join us as we hear from top experts on the state of the Mid-Atlantic region and Maryland’s economy.  Speakers will discuss the present economic growth outlook and what’s on the horizon for 2020.

Speakers include:

Tom Barkin

Tom Barkin – President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
Barkin is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond (a.k.a. Richmond Fed). He joined the Richmond Fed in January 2018. Barkin served as a voting member in 2018 on the Federal Reserve’s chief monetary policy body, the Federal Open  Market Committee.

Prior to joining the Richmond Fed, Barkin was a senior partner and chief financial officer at McKinsey & Company, a worldwide management consulting firm. Barkin also served on the Board of Directors for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta from 2009 to 2014 and was the Board’s Chairman from 2013 to 2014. Barkin holds bachelor, master and law degrees from Harvard University.

Barkin will discuss the state of the Mid-Atlantic region’s economy and its outlook.

 

Andrew M. Schaufele

Andrew M. Schaufele – Director of the Bureau of Revenue Estimates, Comptroller of Maryland
Schaufele is the Director of the Bureau of Revenue Estimates (BRE), Comptroller of Maryland.
Previously he served as the BRE Assistant Director.

Before joining the Comptroller’s office, Schaufele spent seven years in private-sector management positions, working in consumer and commercial product lines.  Schaufele holds a bachelor degree from Towson University and a Master of Business Administration from a joint University of Baltimore and Towson University program.

Schaufele will discuss the state of the Maryland economy and its future prospects.

 

Bernard YarosBernard Yaros — Assistant Director and Economist, Moody’s Analytics

Yaros is an assistant director and economist at Moody’s Analytics focused primarily on federal fiscal policy. Yaros is responsible for maintaining the Moody’s Analytics forecast models for federal government fiscal conditions and providing real-time economic analysis on fiscal policy developments coming out of Capitol Hill. Additionally, he covers Virginia and Puerto Rico and develops economic forecasts for Switzerland. He regularly advises clients and policymakers of all levels on the Puerto Rico economic outlook after Hurricane Maria.

Yaros holds a Master of Science degree in international trade, finance and development from the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics and a Bachelor of Arts degree in political economy from Williams College.

Yaros will discuss the state of the national economy.

Additional speakers to be announced.

 

Event details:

When: Tuesday, November 5, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. program

Where: Hyatt Regency Baltimore, 300 Light St., Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost: Members: $85 individuals, $750 table of 10; Non-members: $200 individuals, $1,800 table of 10

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Sponsors include:

Ambassador Sponsors: Baltimore Development Corporation, University of Maryland Medical System, Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

Signature Sponsors: Baltimore Business Journal, LifeBridge Health, Merritt Companies, Venable LLP.

Patron Sponsors: BGE, Community College of Baltimore County, Carefirst BlueCross BlueShield, VPC, Inc.

Exhibit Sponsor: The Daily Record

Nov
13
Wed
Newsmaker Breakfast with Howard County Executive Calvin Ball @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Nov 13 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for a conversation with Howard County Executive Calvin Ball.

Ball served as a member of the Howard County Council from 2006-2018. In 2006, he was elected as the youngest Council Chairperson in Howard County history. He was elected as County Executive in 2018. Ball is a Maryland native and Columbia resident.

Ball holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Religion from Towson State University, a Master of Arts in Legal and Ethical Studies from the University of Baltimore and Doctor of Education from Morgan State University.

Event Details:

When: Wednesday, November 13, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. program

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

Cost: $50 members

This event is limited 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 Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Register to attend.

Breakfast Sponsor:

Benjamin F. Edwards logo

Nov
15
Fri
Breakfast Briefing: Hunger and Poverty in Baltimore @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Nov 15 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

Learn how the Maryland Food Bank and other nonprofits are working to address hunger and poverty in Maryland.

The GBC’s panel discussion will feature:

Carmen Del Guercio, President and CEO of the Maryland Food Bank

Carmen Del Guercio, President & CEO, Maryland Food Bank

Del Guercio joined the Maryland Food Bank in 2016 after a 29-year career in the banking industry. Under Del Guercio’s leadership, the food bank is feeding more people and offering solutions to address the root causes of food insecurity.

 

 

 

Meg Kimmel, Maryland Food Bank

Meg Kimmel, Executive Vice President of Programs and External Affairs, Maryland Food Bank

Kimmel overseas the food bank’s marketing, programs and fundraising. Under Kimmel, the food bank has built a fundraising program that celebrates donors and raises critical funds for the food bank’s goal to end hunger in Maryland.

 

 

Lisa Rusyniak, President and CEO, Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc. 

Rusyniak has served Goodwill Industries for 22 years, providing leadership to the $50 million organization, one of the largest workforce development agencies in the region focused on people with disabilities and other challenges.

 

 

 

Amy CollierAmy Collier, Director of Community Services Division, Catholic Charities of Baltimore

Collier oversees 20 programs for Catholic Charities of Baltimore, including those that provide assistance for homelessness, poverty and immigration issues. She manages a $35 million dollar budget.

 

Event details:

When: Friday, November 15, 2019; 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

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Register to attend

Nov
18
Mon
Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards @ American Visionary Arts Museum
Nov 18 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

2018 Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards winners

Join us for the Greater Baltimore Committee’s 2019 Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards!

Each year, through the Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards, the GBC recognizes exceptional minority, women-owned, majority businesses and executives who nurture the development of minority and women-owned businesses in Greater Baltimore and Maryland.

Event details: 

When: Monday, November 18, 2019, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Where: American Visionary Arts Museum, 800 Key Hwy., Baltimore, Md., 21230

Cost: GBC Members: $75 individuals, $700 blocks of 10; Non-GBC members: $100 individuals, $900 blocks of 10

Nominate a company now: 2019 Bridging the Gap Nomination Form

More details coming soon.

Sponsors:

Ambassador Sponsors: Baltimore Development Corporation, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Group, University of Maryland Medical System

Signature Sponsors: LifeBridge Health, Medstar Health

Bronze Sponsor: Southwest Airlines

Supporting Sponsor: The Howard Hughes Corporation

Exhibit Sponsors: Baltimore Business Journal, The Daily Record

Register to attend

Nov
20
Wed
Speaker Series with Chris McDonell: Effective Networking & Business Development – November 2019 @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Nov 20 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

Chris McDonell

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for the final installment of a four-part speaker series with Chris McDonell, President and CEO of McDonell Consulting Group/Sandler Training.

The odds are high that anyone who is involved in business development will interact with others who are different from them. These differences can cause relationships to stagnate, disappear or grow depending on how you proactively address the challenges.

The program will explore a self-discovery process to assess whether or not you are aligning your current business development/networking strategy to what the environment calls for and why it’s important.

Event details:

When: Wednesday, November 20, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8-9 a.m. program

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

Cost:

$35 members

$50 non-members

Register to attend

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for a refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, GBC’s Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Dec
12
Thu
45th Annual Mayor’s Business Recognition Awards @ Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel
Dec 12 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Baltimore City HallJoin us for the 45th Annual Mayor’s Business Recognition Awards!

Each year the Mayor of the City of Baltimore joins with the Greater Baltimore Committee and the Baltimore Development Corporation to recognize businesses that have demonstrated significant corporate leadership and service to improve the quality of life in Baltimore. The awards are given for specific activities or projects that have significantly benefited Baltimore City and are outside the regular mission or day-to-day work or activities of the business.

To nominate a company for the 2019 Mayor’s Business Recognition Award, complete the nomination form.

Event details:

When: December 12, 2019, 11:30 a.m.

Where: Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, 202 East Pratt St., Baltimore, MD, 21202

Cost:

Members: $90 individuals, $850 table of 10

Non-members: $125 individuals, $1,250 table of 10

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

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Event Sponsors:

Ambassador Sponsors: Baltimore Development Corporation, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company, University of Maryland Medical System

Signature Sponsors: AT&T, Baltimore Business Journal, BGE, Carefirst BlueCross BlueShield, LifeBridge Health,

Patron Sponsors: Loyola University, VPC, Inc.

Supporting Sponsor: Comcast

Exhibit Sponsors: Southwest Airlines, The Daily Record

Register to attend.


  • October 24, 2019
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

#bWomen logoThe Baltimore Women’s Advisory Board invites you to join them for an exciting #bWomen event:

The Baltimore Women’s Advisory Board has specifically designed this unique program and selected an all-male panel of top executives to discuss their perspective, experiences and best practices utilized in cultivating a diverse and inclusive company culture.

This discussion will be moderated by Christine Aspell, Managing Partner,
Baltimore Office, KPMG LLP, and Sabina Kelly, Greater Maryland Market President, Bank of America.

How to be an Effective Ally

  • Why inclusion is about each person.
  • How to create a culture that strives for equity and embraces, respects and values the differences of all employees.
  • Why diversity is about the unique experiences, qualities and characteristics each person brings to the work environment.
  • Why inclusion requires that each person see beyond differences in others to create a culture that unlocks the power of diversity.

According to research, creating an environment where people can bring their whole self to work is essential to a successful organizational culture. An individual’s sense of belonging within the work culture is enhanced by the presence of “allies” – those who support and advocate for others across all aspects of diversity. Panelists for this event have demonstrated that they value diverse perspectives, are not afraid to engage in courageous conversations and have worked to remove bias, stereotypes and patterns of inequity in the workplace. 

Hear from these top executives:

  • Joseph Sullivan – Chairman and CEO, Legg Mason
  • Robert Wallace – President, CEO and Founder, Bithgroup Technologies
  • Timothy Gillis – Managing Partner, KPMG
  • David Imre – CEO, imre

Event details:

When: Thursday, October 24, 2019, 5:30-6:30 p.m. networking, 6:30-8:30 p.m. program

Where: Towson University South Campus Pavilion, 7537 Auburn Drive, Towson, Md., 21204

Cost: Members: Free

For event information, contact Lisa ByrdGBC’s Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

This is a GBC members only event.  

Please note that #bWomen events are not exclusive to women. We hope that you will invite a male colleague from your organization who would be interested in hearing about the business case for diversity and inclusion. All invited guests must RSVP through a GBC member.

For more information about the Baltimore Women’s Advisory Board and #bWomen, visit gbc.org/committee/bwomen.

Event sponsor: Legg Mason

Host sponsor: Towson University

 

Oct
18
Fri
GBC Newsmaker: U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Oct 18 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee on October 18, 2019 for a discussion with U.S. Sen. Christopher J. Van Hollen Jr. about top federal issues that are currently being debated in Washington, D.C., the important election year on the horizon and more.

Sen. Van Hollen will discuss such topics as:
  • Increasing funding for education
  • Federal funding to improve transportation systems
  • The collaboration of federal and state officials to address matters that directly impact the Baltimore region
  • His support of the U.S. House impeachment inquiry

Sen. Van Hollen took office as a United States Senator from Maryland on January 3, 2017. From 2003 to 2017 he served as the U.S. Representative for Maryland’s 8th Congressional District.

Sen. Van Hollen started his time in public service as a member of the Maryland State Legislature. In 2002, he was elected to represent Maryland’s 8th Congressional District. In the House of Representatives, he served as a member of the Democratic leadership and was elected by his colleagues to be the Ranking Member of the House Budget Committee and protect vital interests like Social Security and Medicare.

He is a graduate of Swarthmore College, the John F. Kennedy School of Public Policy at Harvard University, and the Georgetown University Law Center.

If you go:

When: Friday, October 18, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. program

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

Cost: $50 members

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

This is a members only event.

Register to attend

Sponsored by:

Benjamin F. Edwards logo

 

 

 

Oct
21
Mon
Bridging the Gap Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit 2019 @ University of Maryland Baltimore, SMC Campus Center
Oct 21 @ 11:30 am – 6:00 pm

Join the GBC for the inaugural Bridging the Gap Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit!

This informative and interactive half-day event will bring together majority, minority and women-owned businesses and civic organizations to discuss strategies for transforming the culture within your business and across the broader community to be more diverse, equitable and inclusive.

Dr. Steve RobbinsKeynote speaker Dr. Steve Robbins will discuss: “Your Brain is Good at Inclusion … Except When it’s Not.”

A thought leader and innovator, Dr. Robbins’ unique, science-based approach to inclusion and diversity has captured wide acclaim from audiences and organizations across the United States. The core of his work is about understanding human behavior and leveraging human differences in an ever-changing, fast-paced world. He is the creator of the video training series “Inclusion Insights” and the author of  “What If? Short Stories to Spark Inclusion & Diversity Dialogue.” Dr. Robbins earned an undergraduate degree in Communication from Calvin College, and a masters and doctorate in Communication Science from Michigan State University.

Workshop topics to be offered concurrently:

 

Session One: 1:45 – 3:00 p.m.

Business Case for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion or  Leveraging Access to Financial and Social Capital

 

A. The Business Case for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Facilitator: Dr. Leah Cox, Vice President for Inclusion and Institutional Equity, Towson University

 

 

 

Panelists:

José Bahamonde-González, Chief Diversity, Inclusion, and Economic Development Officer, Miles & Stockbridge

Jeff Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, JIJ Communications

Robert Matthews, Director of Talent Management & Talent Acquisition, BGE

 

B. Leveraging Access to Financial and Social Capital

Facilitator: Phil Croskey, CEO & Co-Founder, MD Energy Advisors

Panelists:

Detra Miller, Administrative Vice President, Regional Manager, M&T Bank

Stanley Tucker, Chief Executive Officer, Meridian Management Group

Mary Ann Scully, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Howard Bank

 

Session Two: 3:15-4:30 p.m.

Diversity Crossfire Session: Breaking Gender Bias or  Embracing the Growing Hispanic and Latino Business Community 

 

C. Diversity Crossfire Session: Breaking Gender Bias

Facilitator: Luwanda Jenkins, Executive Director, Executive Alliance

 

   

Panelists:

The Honorable Vanessa Atterbeary , Maryland House of Delegates

Sandy Hillman, President, Sandy Hillman Communications

David J. Hodnett, Client Advisor, Brown Advisory

Willy Moore, President, Southway Builders

 

D.  Embracing the Growing Hispanic and Latino Business Community

Facilitator: Corina Morga, President & Owner, C.R. Services

 

 

Panelists:

Luis E. Borunda, Deputy Secretary of State, State of Maryland

Andrés Echeverri, President and CEO, ACSI

David Rosario, Insurance Agent, State Farm

_________________________________________________________________________________________

Event Details:

When: Monday, October 21, 2019

Schedule:

Registration and Lunch: 11:30 a.m.

Lunch with keynote speaker Dr. Steve Robbins: Noon

Concurrent Workshop Sessions: 1:45-3:00 p.m.

Concurrent Workshop Sessions: 3:15-4:30 p.m.

The Exchange Reception (networking): 4:30-6 p.m.

Where: University of Maryland Baltimore, SMC Campus Center, 621 W. Lombard St., Baltimore, Md., 21201

Cost: $85 GBC members and Md. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce members, $125 non-GBC members

Register to attend.

For event information, contact Adrea Turner, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Senior Policy Advisor, at 410-727-2820, ext. 46.

For sponsorship information, contact Lisa ByrdGBC’s Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820, ext. 40.

Luncheon Sponsor: Legg Mason

Champions for Diversity Sponsors: ACSI, AFRO American Newspapers, Donate Life Maryland, Howard Bank, University of Maryland Baltimore

Oct
24
Thu
Greater Baltimore Committee Baltimore Women’s Advisory Board: How to Be an Effective Ally @ Towson University -- South Campus Pavilion
Oct 24 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

#bWomen logo

The Baltimore Women’s Advisory Board invites you to join them for an exciting #bWomen event:

The Baltimore Women’s Advisory Board has specifically designed this unique program and selected an all-male panel of top executives to discuss their perspective, experiences and best practices utilized in cultivating a diverse and inclusive company culture.

This discussion will be moderated by Christine Aspell, Managing Partner, Baltimore Office, KPMG LLP, and Sabina Kelly, Greater Maryland Market President, Bank of America.

How to be an Effective Ally

  • Why inclusion is about each person.
  • How to create a culture that strives for equity and embraces, respects and values the differences of all employees.
  • Why diversity is about the unique experiences, qualities and characteristics each person brings to the work environment.
  • Why inclusion requires that each person see beyond differences in others to create a culture that unlocks the power of diversity.

According to research, creating an environment where people can bring their whole self to work is essential to a successful organizational culture. An individual’s sense of belonging within the work culture is enhanced by the presence of “allies” – those who support and advocate for others across all aspects of diversity. Panelists for this event have demonstrated that they value diverse perspectives, are not afraid to engage in courageous conversations and have worked to remove bias, stereotypes and patterns of inequity in the workplace. 

Hear from these top executives:

  • Joseph Sullivan – Chairman and CEO, Legg Mason
  • Robert Wallace – President, CEO and Founder, Bithgroup Technologies
  • Timothy Gillis – Managing Partner, KPMG
  • David Imre – CEO, imre

Event Details:

When: Thursday, October 24, 2019, 5:30-6:30 p.m. networking, 6:30-8:30 p.m. program

Where: Towson University South Campus Pavilion, 7537 Auburn Drive, Towson, Md., 21204

Cost: Members: Free

For event information, contact Lisa ByrdGBC’s Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

This is a GBC members only event.  

Register to attend

Please note that #bWomen events are not exclusive to women. We hope that you will invite a male colleague from your organization who would be interested in hearing about the business case for diversity and inclusion. All invited guests must RSVP through a GBC member.

For more information about the Baltimore Women’s Advisory Board and #bWomen, visit gbc.org/committee/bwomen.

Event sponsor: Legg Mason

Host sponsor: Towson University

 

Oct
28
Mon
Stop the Bleed Training @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Oct 28 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Stop the Bleed logoThe Greater Baltimore Committee, in partnership with the University of Maryland Medical System’s R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, is offering a one day “Stop the Bleed” training for GBC members only on October 28. The training provides the basics of how to recognize life-threatening bleeding and ways to stop it.

Go here for more information on the “Stop the Bleed” program.

To arrange a training for your own organization, please contact Teresa Birge.

Register to attend

Nov
5
Tue
Economic Outlook Conference — November 2019 @ Hyatt Regency Baltimore
Nov 5 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

 

Join us as we hear from top experts on the state of the Mid-Atlantic region and Maryland’s economy.  Speakers will discuss the present economic growth outlook and what’s on the horizon for 2020.

Speakers include:

Tom Barkin

Tom Barkin – President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
Barkin is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond (a.k.a. Richmond Fed). He joined the Richmond Fed in January 2018. Barkin served as a voting member in 2018 on the Federal Reserve’s chief monetary policy body, the Federal Open  Market Committee.

Prior to joining the Richmond Fed, Barkin was a senior partner and chief financial officer at McKinsey & Company, a worldwide management consulting firm. Barkin also served on the Board of Directors for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta from 2009 to 2014 and was the Board’s Chairman from 2013 to 2014. Barkin holds bachelor, master and law degrees from Harvard University.

Barkin will discuss the state of the Mid-Atlantic region’s economy and its outlook.

 

Andrew M. Schaufele

Andrew M. Schaufele – Director of the Bureau of Revenue Estimates, Comptroller of Maryland
Schaufele is the Director of the Bureau of Revenue Estimates (BRE), Comptroller of Maryland.
Previously he served as the BRE Assistant Director.

Before joining the Comptroller’s office, Schaufele spent seven years in private-sector management positions, working in consumer and commercial product lines.  Schaufele holds a bachelor degree from Towson University and a Master of Business Administration from a joint University of Baltimore and Towson University program.

Schaufele will discuss the state of the Maryland economy and its future prospects.

 

Bernard YarosBernard Yaros — Assistant Director and Economist, Moody’s Analytics

Yaros is an assistant director and economist at Moody’s Analytics focused primarily on federal fiscal policy. Yaros is responsible for maintaining the Moody’s Analytics forecast models for federal government fiscal conditions and providing real-time economic analysis on fiscal policy developments coming out of Capitol Hill. Additionally, he covers Virginia and Puerto Rico and develops economic forecasts for Switzerland. He regularly advises clients and policymakers of all levels on the Puerto Rico economic outlook after Hurricane Maria.

Yaros holds a Master of Science degree in international trade, finance and development from the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics and a Bachelor of Arts degree in political economy from Williams College.

Yaros will discuss the state of the national economy.

Additional speakers to be announced.

 

Event details:

When: Tuesday, November 5, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. program

Where: Hyatt Regency Baltimore, 300 Light St., Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost: Members: $85 individuals, $750 table of 10; Non-members: $200 individuals, $1,800 table of 10

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Sponsors include:

Ambassador Sponsors: Baltimore Development Corporation, University of Maryland Medical System, Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

Signature Sponsors: Baltimore Business Journal, LifeBridge Health, Merritt Companies, Venable LLP.

Patron Sponsors: BGE, Community College of Baltimore County, Carefirst BlueCross BlueShield, VPC, Inc.

Exhibit Sponsor: The Daily Record

Nov
13
Wed
Newsmaker Breakfast with Howard County Executive Calvin Ball @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Nov 13 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for a conversation with Howard County Executive Calvin Ball.

Ball served as a member of the Howard County Council from 2006-2018. In 2006, he was elected as the youngest Council Chairperson in Howard County history. He was elected as County Executive in 2018. Ball is a Maryland native and Columbia resident.

Ball holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Religion from Towson State University, a Master of Arts in Legal and Ethical Studies from the University of Baltimore and Doctor of Education from Morgan State University.

Event Details:

When: Wednesday, November 13, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. program

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

Cost: $50 members

This event is limited 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 Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Register to attend.

Breakfast Sponsor:

Benjamin F. Edwards logo

Nov
15
Fri
Breakfast Briefing: Hunger and Poverty in Baltimore @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Nov 15 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

Learn how the Maryland Food Bank and other nonprofits are working to address hunger and poverty in Maryland.

The GBC’s panel discussion will feature:

Carmen Del Guercio, President and CEO of the Maryland Food Bank

Carmen Del Guercio, President & CEO, Maryland Food Bank

Del Guercio joined the Maryland Food Bank in 2016 after a 29-year career in the banking industry. Under Del Guercio’s leadership, the food bank is feeding more people and offering solutions to address the root causes of food insecurity.

 

 

 

Meg Kimmel, Maryland Food Bank

Meg Kimmel, Executive Vice President of Programs and External Affairs, Maryland Food Bank

Kimmel overseas the food bank’s marketing, programs and fundraising. Under Kimmel, the food bank has built a fundraising program that celebrates donors and raises critical funds for the food bank’s goal to end hunger in Maryland.

 

 

Lisa Rusyniak, President and CEO, Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc. 

Rusyniak has served Goodwill Industries for 22 years, providing leadership to the $50 million organization, one of the largest workforce development agencies in the region focused on people with disabilities and other challenges.

 

 

 

Amy CollierAmy Collier, Director of Community Services Division, Catholic Charities of Baltimore

Collier oversees 20 programs for Catholic Charities of Baltimore, including those that provide assistance for homelessness, poverty and immigration issues. She manages a $35 million dollar budget.

 

Event details:

When: Friday, November 15, 2019; 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

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Register to attend

Nov
18
Mon
Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards @ American Visionary Arts Museum
Nov 18 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

2018 Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards winners

Join us for the Greater Baltimore Committee’s 2019 Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards!

Each year, through the Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards, the GBC recognizes exceptional minority, women-owned, majority businesses and executives who nurture the development of minority and women-owned businesses in Greater Baltimore and Maryland.

Event details: 

When: Monday, November 18, 2019, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Where: American Visionary Arts Museum, 800 Key Hwy., Baltimore, Md., 21230

Cost: GBC Members: $75 individuals, $700 blocks of 10; Non-GBC members: $100 individuals, $900 blocks of 10

Nominate a company now: 2019 Bridging the Gap Nomination Form

More details coming soon.

Sponsors:

Ambassador Sponsors: Baltimore Development Corporation, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Group, University of Maryland Medical System

Signature Sponsors: LifeBridge Health, Medstar Health

Bronze Sponsor: Southwest Airlines

Supporting Sponsor: The Howard Hughes Corporation

Exhibit Sponsors: Baltimore Business Journal, The Daily Record

Register to attend

Nov
20
Wed
Speaker Series with Chris McDonell: Effective Networking & Business Development – November 2019 @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Nov 20 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

Chris McDonell

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for the final installment of a four-part speaker series with Chris McDonell, President and CEO of McDonell Consulting Group/Sandler Training.

The odds are high that anyone who is involved in business development will interact with others who are different from them. These differences can cause relationships to stagnate, disappear or grow depending on how you proactively address the challenges.

The program will explore a self-discovery process to assess whether or not you are aligning your current business development/networking strategy to what the environment calls for and why it’s important.

Event details:

When: Wednesday, November 20, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8-9 a.m. program

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

Cost:

$35 members

$50 non-members

Register to attend

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for a refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, GBC’s Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Dec
12
Thu
45th Annual Mayor’s Business Recognition Awards @ Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel
Dec 12 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Baltimore City HallJoin us for the 45th Annual Mayor’s Business Recognition Awards!

Each year the Mayor of the City of Baltimore joins with the Greater Baltimore Committee and the Baltimore Development Corporation to recognize businesses that have demonstrated significant corporate leadership and service to improve the quality of life in Baltimore. The awards are given for specific activities or projects that have significantly benefited Baltimore City and are outside the regular mission or day-to-day work or activities of the business.

To nominate a company for the 2019 Mayor’s Business Recognition Award, complete the nomination form.

Event details:

When: December 12, 2019, 11:30 a.m.

Where: Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, 202 East Pratt St., Baltimore, MD, 21202

Cost:

Members: $90 individuals, $850 table of 10

Non-members: $125 individuals, $1,250 table of 10

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

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Event Sponsors:

Ambassador Sponsors: Baltimore Development Corporation, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company, University of Maryland Medical System

Signature Sponsors: AT&T, Baltimore Business Journal, BGE, Carefirst BlueCross BlueShield, LifeBridge Health,

Patron Sponsors: Loyola University, VPC, Inc.

Supporting Sponsor: Comcast

Exhibit Sponsors: Southwest Airlines, The Daily Record

Register to attend.


  • October 28, 2019
    8:30 am - 9:30 am

Stop the Bleed logo

The Greater Baltimore Committee, in partnership with the University of Maryland Medical System’s R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, is offering a one day “Stop the Bleed” training for GBC members only on October 28. The training provides the basics of how to recognize life-threatening bleeding and ways to stop it.

Go here for more information on the “Stop the Bleed” program.

To arrange a training for your own organization, please contact Teresa Birge.

Oct
18
Fri
GBC Newsmaker: U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Oct 18 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee on October 18, 2019 for a discussion with U.S. Sen. Christopher J. Van Hollen Jr. about top federal issues that are currently being debated in Washington, D.C., the important election year on the horizon and more.

Sen. Van Hollen will discuss such topics as:
  • Increasing funding for education
  • Federal funding to improve transportation systems
  • The collaboration of federal and state officials to address matters that directly impact the Baltimore region
  • His support of the U.S. House impeachment inquiry

Sen. Van Hollen took office as a United States Senator from Maryland on January 3, 2017. From 2003 to 2017 he served as the U.S. Representative for Maryland’s 8th Congressional District.

Sen. Van Hollen started his time in public service as a member of the Maryland State Legislature. In 2002, he was elected to represent Maryland’s 8th Congressional District. In the House of Representatives, he served as a member of the Democratic leadership and was elected by his colleagues to be the Ranking Member of the House Budget Committee and protect vital interests like Social Security and Medicare.

He is a graduate of Swarthmore College, the John F. Kennedy School of Public Policy at Harvard University, and the Georgetown University Law Center.

If you go:

When: Friday, October 18, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. program

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

Cost: $50 members

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

This is a members only event.

Register to attend

Sponsored by:

Benjamin F. Edwards logo

 

 

 

Oct
21
Mon
Bridging the Gap Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit 2019 @ University of Maryland Baltimore, SMC Campus Center
Oct 21 @ 11:30 am – 6:00 pm

Join the GBC for the inaugural Bridging the Gap Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit!

This informative and interactive half-day event will bring together majority, minority and women-owned businesses and civic organizations to discuss strategies for transforming the culture within your business and across the broader community to be more diverse, equitable and inclusive.

Dr. Steve RobbinsKeynote speaker Dr. Steve Robbins will discuss: “Your Brain is Good at Inclusion … Except When it’s Not.”

A thought leader and innovator, Dr. Robbins’ unique, science-based approach to inclusion and diversity has captured wide acclaim from audiences and organizations across the United States. The core of his work is about understanding human behavior and leveraging human differences in an ever-changing, fast-paced world. He is the creator of the video training series “Inclusion Insights” and the author of  “What If? Short Stories to Spark Inclusion & Diversity Dialogue.” Dr. Robbins earned an undergraduate degree in Communication from Calvin College, and a masters and doctorate in Communication Science from Michigan State University.

Workshop topics to be offered concurrently:

 

Session One: 1:45 – 3:00 p.m.

Business Case for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion or  Leveraging Access to Financial and Social Capital

 

A. The Business Case for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Facilitator: Dr. Leah Cox, Vice President for Inclusion and Institutional Equity, Towson University

 

 

 

Panelists:

José Bahamonde-González, Chief Diversity, Inclusion, and Economic Development Officer, Miles & Stockbridge

Jeff Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, JIJ Communications

Robert Matthews, Director of Talent Management & Talent Acquisition, BGE

 

B. Leveraging Access to Financial and Social Capital

Facilitator: Phil Croskey, CEO & Co-Founder, MD Energy Advisors

Panelists:

Detra Miller, Administrative Vice President, Regional Manager, M&T Bank

Stanley Tucker, Chief Executive Officer, Meridian Management Group

Mary Ann Scully, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Howard Bank

 

Session Two: 3:15-4:30 p.m.

Diversity Crossfire Session: Breaking Gender Bias or  Embracing the Growing Hispanic and Latino Business Community 

 

C. Diversity Crossfire Session: Breaking Gender Bias

Facilitator: Luwanda Jenkins, Executive Director, Executive Alliance

 

   

Panelists:

The Honorable Vanessa Atterbeary , Maryland House of Delegates

Sandy Hillman, President, Sandy Hillman Communications

David J. Hodnett, Client Advisor, Brown Advisory

Willy Moore, President, Southway Builders

 

D.  Embracing the Growing Hispanic and Latino Business Community

Facilitator: Corina Morga, President & Owner, C.R. Services

 

 

Panelists:

Luis E. Borunda, Deputy Secretary of State, State of Maryland

Andrés Echeverri, President and CEO, ACSI

David Rosario, Insurance Agent, State Farm

_________________________________________________________________________________________

Event Details:

When: Monday, October 21, 2019

Schedule:

Registration and Lunch: 11:30 a.m.

Lunch with keynote speaker Dr. Steve Robbins: Noon

Concurrent Workshop Sessions: 1:45-3:00 p.m.

Concurrent Workshop Sessions: 3:15-4:30 p.m.

The Exchange Reception (networking): 4:30-6 p.m.

Where: University of Maryland Baltimore, SMC Campus Center, 621 W. Lombard St., Baltimore, Md., 21201

Cost: $85 GBC members and Md. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce members, $125 non-GBC members

Register to attend.

For event information, contact Adrea Turner, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Senior Policy Advisor, at 410-727-2820, ext. 46.

For sponsorship information, contact Lisa ByrdGBC’s Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820, ext. 40.

Luncheon Sponsor: Legg Mason

Champions for Diversity Sponsors: ACSI, AFRO American Newspapers, Donate Life Maryland, Howard Bank, University of Maryland Baltimore

Oct
24
Thu
Greater Baltimore Committee Baltimore Women’s Advisory Board: How to Be an Effective Ally @ Towson University -- South Campus Pavilion
Oct 24 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

#bWomen logo

The Baltimore Women’s Advisory Board invites you to join them for an exciting #bWomen event:

The Baltimore Women’s Advisory Board has specifically designed this unique program and selected an all-male panel of top executives to discuss their perspective, experiences and best practices utilized in cultivating a diverse and inclusive company culture.

This discussion will be moderated by Christine Aspell, Managing Partner, Baltimore Office, KPMG LLP, and Sabina Kelly, Greater Maryland Market President, Bank of America.

How to be an Effective Ally

  • Why inclusion is about each person.
  • How to create a culture that strives for equity and embraces, respects and values the differences of all employees.
  • Why diversity is about the unique experiences, qualities and characteristics each person brings to the work environment.
  • Why inclusion requires that each person see beyond differences in others to create a culture that unlocks the power of diversity.

According to research, creating an environment where people can bring their whole self to work is essential to a successful organizational culture. An individual’s sense of belonging within the work culture is enhanced by the presence of “allies” – those who support and advocate for others across all aspects of diversity. Panelists for this event have demonstrated that they value diverse perspectives, are not afraid to engage in courageous conversations and have worked to remove bias, stereotypes and patterns of inequity in the workplace. 

Hear from these top executives:

  • Joseph Sullivan – Chairman and CEO, Legg Mason
  • Robert Wallace – President, CEO and Founder, Bithgroup Technologies
  • Timothy Gillis – Managing Partner, KPMG
  • David Imre – CEO, imre

Event Details:

When: Thursday, October 24, 2019, 5:30-6:30 p.m. networking, 6:30-8:30 p.m. program

Where: Towson University South Campus Pavilion, 7537 Auburn Drive, Towson, Md., 21204

Cost: Members: Free

For event information, contact Lisa ByrdGBC’s Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

This is a GBC members only event.  

Register to attend

Please note that #bWomen events are not exclusive to women. We hope that you will invite a male colleague from your organization who would be interested in hearing about the business case for diversity and inclusion. All invited guests must RSVP through a GBC member.

For more information about the Baltimore Women’s Advisory Board and #bWomen, visit gbc.org/committee/bwomen.

Event sponsor: Legg Mason

Host sponsor: Towson University

 

Oct
28
Mon
Stop the Bleed Training @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Oct 28 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Stop the Bleed logoThe Greater Baltimore Committee, in partnership with the University of Maryland Medical System’s R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, is offering a one day “Stop the Bleed” training for GBC members only on October 28. The training provides the basics of how to recognize life-threatening bleeding and ways to stop it.

Go here for more information on the “Stop the Bleed” program.

To arrange a training for your own organization, please contact Teresa Birge.

Register to attend

Nov
5
Tue
Economic Outlook Conference — November 2019 @ Hyatt Regency Baltimore
Nov 5 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

 

Join us as we hear from top experts on the state of the Mid-Atlantic region and Maryland’s economy.  Speakers will discuss the present economic growth outlook and what’s on the horizon for 2020.

Speakers include:

Tom Barkin

Tom Barkin – President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
Barkin is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond (a.k.a. Richmond Fed). He joined the Richmond Fed in January 2018. Barkin served as a voting member in 2018 on the Federal Reserve’s chief monetary policy body, the Federal Open  Market Committee.

Prior to joining the Richmond Fed, Barkin was a senior partner and chief financial officer at McKinsey & Company, a worldwide management consulting firm. Barkin also served on the Board of Directors for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta from 2009 to 2014 and was the Board’s Chairman from 2013 to 2014. Barkin holds bachelor, master and law degrees from Harvard University.

Barkin will discuss the state of the Mid-Atlantic region’s economy and its outlook.

 

Andrew M. Schaufele

Andrew M. Schaufele – Director of the Bureau of Revenue Estimates, Comptroller of Maryland
Schaufele is the Director of the Bureau of Revenue Estimates (BRE), Comptroller of Maryland.
Previously he served as the BRE Assistant Director.

Before joining the Comptroller’s office, Schaufele spent seven years in private-sector management positions, working in consumer and commercial product lines.  Schaufele holds a bachelor degree from Towson University and a Master of Business Administration from a joint University of Baltimore and Towson University program.

Schaufele will discuss the state of the Maryland economy and its future prospects.

 

Bernard YarosBernard Yaros — Assistant Director and Economist, Moody’s Analytics

Yaros is an assistant director and economist at Moody’s Analytics focused primarily on federal fiscal policy. Yaros is responsible for maintaining the Moody’s Analytics forecast models for federal government fiscal conditions and providing real-time economic analysis on fiscal policy developments coming out of Capitol Hill. Additionally, he covers Virginia and Puerto Rico and develops economic forecasts for Switzerland. He regularly advises clients and policymakers of all levels on the Puerto Rico economic outlook after Hurricane Maria.

Yaros holds a Master of Science degree in international trade, finance and development from the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics and a Bachelor of Arts degree in political economy from Williams College.

Yaros will discuss the state of the national economy.

Additional speakers to be announced.

 

Event details:

When: Tuesday, November 5, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. program

Where: Hyatt Regency Baltimore, 300 Light St., Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost: Members: $85 individuals, $750 table of 10; Non-members: $200 individuals, $1,800 table of 10

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Sponsors include:

Ambassador Sponsors: Baltimore Development Corporation, University of Maryland Medical System, Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

Signature Sponsors: Baltimore Business Journal, LifeBridge Health, Merritt Companies, Venable LLP.

Patron Sponsors: BGE, Community College of Baltimore County, Carefirst BlueCross BlueShield, VPC, Inc.

Exhibit Sponsor: The Daily Record

Nov
13
Wed
Newsmaker Breakfast with Howard County Executive Calvin Ball @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Nov 13 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for a conversation with Howard County Executive Calvin Ball.

Ball served as a member of the Howard County Council from 2006-2018. In 2006, he was elected as the youngest Council Chairperson in Howard County history. He was elected as County Executive in 2018. Ball is a Maryland native and Columbia resident.

Ball holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Religion from Towson State University, a Master of Arts in Legal and Ethical Studies from the University of Baltimore and Doctor of Education from Morgan State University.

Event Details:

When: Wednesday, November 13, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. program

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

Cost: $50 members

This event is limited 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 Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Register to attend.

Breakfast Sponsor:

Benjamin F. Edwards logo

Nov
15
Fri
Breakfast Briefing: Hunger and Poverty in Baltimore @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Nov 15 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

Learn how the Maryland Food Bank and other nonprofits are working to address hunger and poverty in Maryland.

The GBC’s panel discussion will feature:

Carmen Del Guercio, President and CEO of the Maryland Food Bank

Carmen Del Guercio, President & CEO, Maryland Food Bank

Del Guercio joined the Maryland Food Bank in 2016 after a 29-year career in the banking industry. Under Del Guercio’s leadership, the food bank is feeding more people and offering solutions to address the root causes of food insecurity.

 

 

 

Meg Kimmel, Maryland Food Bank

Meg Kimmel, Executive Vice President of Programs and External Affairs, Maryland Food Bank

Kimmel overseas the food bank’s marketing, programs and fundraising. Under Kimmel, the food bank has built a fundraising program that celebrates donors and raises critical funds for the food bank’s goal to end hunger in Maryland.

 

 

Lisa Rusyniak, President and CEO, Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc. 

Rusyniak has served Goodwill Industries for 22 years, providing leadership to the $50 million organization, one of the largest workforce development agencies in the region focused on people with disabilities and other challenges.

 

 

 

Amy CollierAmy Collier, Director of Community Services Division, Catholic Charities of Baltimore

Collier oversees 20 programs for Catholic Charities of Baltimore, including those that provide assistance for homelessness, poverty and immigration issues. She manages a $35 million dollar budget.

 

Event details:

When: Friday, November 15, 2019; 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

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Register to attend

Nov
18
Mon
Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards @ American Visionary Arts Museum
Nov 18 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

2018 Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards winners

Join us for the Greater Baltimore Committee’s 2019 Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards!

Each year, through the Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards, the GBC recognizes exceptional minority, women-owned, majority businesses and executives who nurture the development of minority and women-owned businesses in Greater Baltimore and Maryland.

Event details: 

When: Monday, November 18, 2019, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Where: American Visionary Arts Museum, 800 Key Hwy., Baltimore, Md., 21230

Cost: GBC Members: $75 individuals, $700 blocks of 10; Non-GBC members: $100 individuals, $900 blocks of 10

Nominate a company now: 2019 Bridging the Gap Nomination Form

More details coming soon.

Sponsors:

Ambassador Sponsors: Baltimore Development Corporation, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Group, University of Maryland Medical System

Signature Sponsors: LifeBridge Health, Medstar Health

Bronze Sponsor: Southwest Airlines

Supporting Sponsor: The Howard Hughes Corporation

Exhibit Sponsors: Baltimore Business Journal, The Daily Record

Register to attend

Nov
20
Wed
Speaker Series with Chris McDonell: Effective Networking & Business Development – November 2019 @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Nov 20 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

Chris McDonell

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for the final installment of a four-part speaker series with Chris McDonell, President and CEO of McDonell Consulting Group/Sandler Training.

The odds are high that anyone who is involved in business development will interact with others who are different from them. These differences can cause relationships to stagnate, disappear or grow depending on how you proactively address the challenges.

The program will explore a self-discovery process to assess whether or not you are aligning your current business development/networking strategy to what the environment calls for and why it’s important.

Event details:

When: Wednesday, November 20, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8-9 a.m. program

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

Cost:

$35 members

$50 non-members

Register to attend

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for a refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, GBC’s Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Dec
12
Thu
45th Annual Mayor’s Business Recognition Awards @ Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel
Dec 12 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Baltimore City HallJoin us for the 45th Annual Mayor’s Business Recognition Awards!

Each year the Mayor of the City of Baltimore joins with the Greater Baltimore Committee and the Baltimore Development Corporation to recognize businesses that have demonstrated significant corporate leadership and service to improve the quality of life in Baltimore. The awards are given for specific activities or projects that have significantly benefited Baltimore City and are outside the regular mission or day-to-day work or activities of the business.

To nominate a company for the 2019 Mayor’s Business Recognition Award, complete the nomination form.

Event details:

When: December 12, 2019, 11:30 a.m.

Where: Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, 202 East Pratt St., Baltimore, MD, 21202

Cost:

Members: $90 individuals, $850 table of 10

Non-members: $125 individuals, $1,250 table of 10

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

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Event Sponsors:

Ambassador Sponsors: Baltimore Development Corporation, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company, University of Maryland Medical System

Signature Sponsors: AT&T, Baltimore Business Journal, BGE, Carefirst BlueCross BlueShield, LifeBridge Health,

Patron Sponsors: Loyola University, VPC, Inc.

Supporting Sponsor: Comcast

Exhibit Sponsors: Southwest Airlines, The Daily Record

Register to attend.


  • November 5, 2019
    7:30 am - 9:30 am

Get your tickets now for the Greater Baltimore Committee’s annual Economic Outlook Conference!

Join us as we hear from top experts on the state of the Mid-Atlantic region and Maryland’s economy.  Speakers will discuss the present economic growth outlook and what’s on the horizon for 2020.

Speakers include:

Tom Barkin

Tom Barkin – President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
Barkin is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond (a.k.a. Richmond Fed). He joined the Richmond Fed in January 2018. Barkin served as a voting member in 2018 on the Federal Reserve’s chief monetary policy body, the Federal Open Market Committee.

Prior to joining the Richmond Fed, Barkin was a senior partner and chief financial officer at McKinsey & Company, a worldwide management consulting firm. Barkin also served on the Board of Directors for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta from 2009 to 2014 and was the Board’s Chairman from 2013 to 2014. Barkin holds bachelor, master and law degrees from Harvard University.

Barkin will discuss the state of the Mid-Atlantic region’s economy and its outlook.

 

Andrew M. Schaufele

Andrew M. Schaufele – Director of the Bureau of Revenue Estimates, Comptroller of Maryland
Schaufele is the Director of the Bureau of Revenue Estimates (BRE), Comptroller of Maryland.
Previously he served as the BRE Assistant Director.

Before joining the Comptroller’s office, Schaufele spent seven years in private-sector management positions, working in consumer and commercial product lines. Schaufele holds a bachelor degree from Towson University and a Master of Business Administration from a joint University of Baltimore and Towson University program.

Schaufele will discuss the state of the Maryland economy and its future prospects.

 

Bernard YarosBernard Yaros — Assistant Director and Economist, Moody’s Analytics

Yaros is an assistant director and economist at Moody’s Analytics focused primarily on federal fiscal policy. Yaros is responsible for maintaining the Moody’s Analytics forecast models for federal government fiscal conditions and providing real-time economic analysis on fiscal policy developments coming out of Capitol Hill. Additionally, he covers Virginia and Puerto Rico and develops economic forecasts for Switzerland. He regularly advises clients and policymakers of all levels on the Puerto Rico economic outlook after Hurricane Maria.

Yaros holds a Master of Science degree in international trade, finance and development from the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics and a Bachelor of Arts degree in political economy from Williams College.

Yaros will discuss the state of the national economy.

Additional speakers to be announced.

Event details:

When: Tuesday, November 5, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. program

Where: Hyatt Regency Baltimore, 300 Light St., Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost: Members: $85 individuals, $750 table of 10; Non-members: $200 individuals, $1,800 table of 10

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Sponsors include:

Ambassador Sponsors: Baltimore Development Corporation, University of Maryland Medical System, Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

Signature Sponsors: Baltimore Business Journal, LifeBridge Health, Merritt Companies, Venable LLP.

Patron Sponsors: BGE, Community College of Baltimore County, Carefirst BlueCross BlueShield, VPC, Inc.

Exhibit Sponsor: The Daily Record

Oct
18
Fri
GBC Newsmaker: U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Oct 18 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee on October 18, 2019 for a discussion with U.S. Sen. Christopher J. Van Hollen Jr. about top federal issues that are currently being debated in Washington, D.C., the important election year on the horizon and more.

Sen. Van Hollen will discuss such topics as:
  • Increasing funding for education
  • Federal funding to improve transportation systems
  • The collaboration of federal and state officials to address matters that directly impact the Baltimore region
  • His support of the U.S. House impeachment inquiry

Sen. Van Hollen took office as a United States Senator from Maryland on January 3, 2017. From 2003 to 2017 he served as the U.S. Representative for Maryland’s 8th Congressional District.

Sen. Van Hollen started his time in public service as a member of the Maryland State Legislature. In 2002, he was elected to represent Maryland’s 8th Congressional District. In the House of Representatives, he served as a member of the Democratic leadership and was elected by his colleagues to be the Ranking Member of the House Budget Committee and protect vital interests like Social Security and Medicare.

He is a graduate of Swarthmore College, the John F. Kennedy School of Public Policy at Harvard University, and the Georgetown University Law Center.

If you go:

When: Friday, October 18, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. program

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

Cost: $50 members

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

This is a members only event.

Register to attend

Sponsored by:

Benjamin F. Edwards logo

 

 

 

Oct
21
Mon
Bridging the Gap Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit 2019 @ University of Maryland Baltimore, SMC Campus Center
Oct 21 @ 11:30 am – 6:00 pm

Join the GBC for the inaugural Bridging the Gap Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit!

This informative and interactive half-day event will bring together majority, minority and women-owned businesses and civic organizations to discuss strategies for transforming the culture within your business and across the broader community to be more diverse, equitable and inclusive.

Dr. Steve RobbinsKeynote speaker Dr. Steve Robbins will discuss: “Your Brain is Good at Inclusion … Except When it’s Not.”

A thought leader and innovator, Dr. Robbins’ unique, science-based approach to inclusion and diversity has captured wide acclaim from audiences and organizations across the United States. The core of his work is about understanding human behavior and leveraging human differences in an ever-changing, fast-paced world. He is the creator of the video training series “Inclusion Insights” and the author of  “What If? Short Stories to Spark Inclusion & Diversity Dialogue.” Dr. Robbins earned an undergraduate degree in Communication from Calvin College, and a masters and doctorate in Communication Science from Michigan State University.

Workshop topics to be offered concurrently:

 

Session One: 1:45 – 3:00 p.m.

Business Case for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion or  Leveraging Access to Financial and Social Capital

 

A. The Business Case for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Facilitator: Dr. Leah Cox, Vice President for Inclusion and Institutional Equity, Towson University

 

 

 

Panelists:

José Bahamonde-González, Chief Diversity, Inclusion, and Economic Development Officer, Miles & Stockbridge

Jeff Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, JIJ Communications

Robert Matthews, Director of Talent Management & Talent Acquisition, BGE

 

B. Leveraging Access to Financial and Social Capital

Facilitator: Phil Croskey, CEO & Co-Founder, MD Energy Advisors

Panelists:

Detra Miller, Administrative Vice President, Regional Manager, M&T Bank

Stanley Tucker, Chief Executive Officer, Meridian Management Group

Mary Ann Scully, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Howard Bank

 

Session Two: 3:15-4:30 p.m.

Diversity Crossfire Session: Breaking Gender Bias or  Embracing the Growing Hispanic and Latino Business Community 

 

C. Diversity Crossfire Session: Breaking Gender Bias

Facilitator: Luwanda Jenkins, Executive Director, Executive Alliance

 

   

Panelists:

The Honorable Vanessa Atterbeary , Maryland House of Delegates

Sandy Hillman, President, Sandy Hillman Communications

David J. Hodnett, Client Advisor, Brown Advisory

Willy Moore, President, Southway Builders

 

D.  Embracing the Growing Hispanic and Latino Business Community

Facilitator: Corina Morga, President & Owner, C.R. Services

 

 

Panelists:

Luis E. Borunda, Deputy Secretary of State, State of Maryland

Andrés Echeverri, President and CEO, ACSI

David Rosario, Insurance Agent, State Farm

_________________________________________________________________________________________

Event Details:

When: Monday, October 21, 2019

Schedule:

Registration and Lunch: 11:30 a.m.

Lunch with keynote speaker Dr. Steve Robbins: Noon

Concurrent Workshop Sessions: 1:45-3:00 p.m.

Concurrent Workshop Sessions: 3:15-4:30 p.m.

The Exchange Reception (networking): 4:30-6 p.m.

Where: University of Maryland Baltimore, SMC Campus Center, 621 W. Lombard St., Baltimore, Md., 21201

Cost: $85 GBC members and Md. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce members, $125 non-GBC members

Register to attend.

For event information, contact Adrea Turner, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Senior Policy Advisor, at 410-727-2820, ext. 46.

For sponsorship information, contact Lisa ByrdGBC’s Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820, ext. 40.

Luncheon Sponsor: Legg Mason

Champions for Diversity Sponsors: ACSI, AFRO American Newspapers, Donate Life Maryland, Howard Bank, University of Maryland Baltimore

Oct
24
Thu
Greater Baltimore Committee Baltimore Women’s Advisory Board: How to Be an Effective Ally @ Towson University -- South Campus Pavilion
Oct 24 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

#bWomen logo

The Baltimore Women’s Advisory Board invites you to join them for an exciting #bWomen event:

The Baltimore Women’s Advisory Board has specifically designed this unique program and selected an all-male panel of top executives to discuss their perspective, experiences and best practices utilized in cultivating a diverse and inclusive company culture.

This discussion will be moderated by Christine Aspell, Managing Partner, Baltimore Office, KPMG LLP, and Sabina Kelly, Greater Maryland Market President, Bank of America.

How to be an Effective Ally

  • Why inclusion is about each person.
  • How to create a culture that strives for equity and embraces, respects and values the differences of all employees.
  • Why diversity is about the unique experiences, qualities and characteristics each person brings to the work environment.
  • Why inclusion requires that each person see beyond differences in others to create a culture that unlocks the power of diversity.

According to research, creating an environment where people can bring their whole self to work is essential to a successful organizational culture. An individual’s sense of belonging within the work culture is enhanced by the presence of “allies” – those who support and advocate for others across all aspects of diversity. Panelists for this event have demonstrated that they value diverse perspectives, are not afraid to engage in courageous conversations and have worked to remove bias, stereotypes and patterns of inequity in the workplace. 

Hear from these top executives:

  • Joseph Sullivan – Chairman and CEO, Legg Mason
  • Robert Wallace – President, CEO and Founder, Bithgroup Technologies
  • Timothy Gillis – Managing Partner, KPMG
  • David Imre – CEO, imre

Event Details:

When: Thursday, October 24, 2019, 5:30-6:30 p.m. networking, 6:30-8:30 p.m. program

Where: Towson University South Campus Pavilion, 7537 Auburn Drive, Towson, Md., 21204

Cost: Members: Free

For event information, contact Lisa ByrdGBC’s Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

This is a GBC members only event.  

Register to attend

Please note that #bWomen events are not exclusive to women. We hope that you will invite a male colleague from your organization who would be interested in hearing about the business case for diversity and inclusion. All invited guests must RSVP through a GBC member.

For more information about the Baltimore Women’s Advisory Board and #bWomen, visit gbc.org/committee/bwomen.

Event sponsor: Legg Mason

Host sponsor: Towson University

 

Oct
28
Mon
Stop the Bleed Training @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Oct 28 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Stop the Bleed logoThe Greater Baltimore Committee, in partnership with the University of Maryland Medical System’s R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, is offering a one day “Stop the Bleed” training for GBC members only on October 28. The training provides the basics of how to recognize life-threatening bleeding and ways to stop it.

Go here for more information on the “Stop the Bleed” program.

To arrange a training for your own organization, please contact Teresa Birge.

Register to attend

Nov
5
Tue
Economic Outlook Conference — November 2019 @ Hyatt Regency Baltimore
Nov 5 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

 

Join us as we hear from top experts on the state of the Mid-Atlantic region and Maryland’s economy.  Speakers will discuss the present economic growth outlook and what’s on the horizon for 2020.

Speakers include:

Tom Barkin

Tom Barkin – President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
Barkin is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond (a.k.a. Richmond Fed). He joined the Richmond Fed in January 2018. Barkin served as a voting member in 2018 on the Federal Reserve’s chief monetary policy body, the Federal Open  Market Committee.

Prior to joining the Richmond Fed, Barkin was a senior partner and chief financial officer at McKinsey & Company, a worldwide management consulting firm. Barkin also served on the Board of Directors for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta from 2009 to 2014 and was the Board’s Chairman from 2013 to 2014. Barkin holds bachelor, master and law degrees from Harvard University.

Barkin will discuss the state of the Mid-Atlantic region’s economy and its outlook.

 

Andrew M. Schaufele

Andrew M. Schaufele – Director of the Bureau of Revenue Estimates, Comptroller of Maryland
Schaufele is the Director of the Bureau of Revenue Estimates (BRE), Comptroller of Maryland.
Previously he served as the BRE Assistant Director.

Before joining the Comptroller’s office, Schaufele spent seven years in private-sector management positions, working in consumer and commercial product lines.  Schaufele holds a bachelor degree from Towson University and a Master of Business Administration from a joint University of Baltimore and Towson University program.

Schaufele will discuss the state of the Maryland economy and its future prospects.

 

Bernard YarosBernard Yaros — Assistant Director and Economist, Moody’s Analytics

Yaros is an assistant director and economist at Moody’s Analytics focused primarily on federal fiscal policy. Yaros is responsible for maintaining the Moody’s Analytics forecast models for federal government fiscal conditions and providing real-time economic analysis on fiscal policy developments coming out of Capitol Hill. Additionally, he covers Virginia and Puerto Rico and develops economic forecasts for Switzerland. He regularly advises clients and policymakers of all levels on the Puerto Rico economic outlook after Hurricane Maria.

Yaros holds a Master of Science degree in international trade, finance and development from the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics and a Bachelor of Arts degree in political economy from Williams College.

Yaros will discuss the state of the national economy.

Additional speakers to be announced.

 

Event details:

When: Tuesday, November 5, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. program

Where: Hyatt Regency Baltimore, 300 Light St., Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost: Members: $85 individuals, $750 table of 10; Non-members: $200 individuals, $1,800 table of 10

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Sponsors include:

Ambassador Sponsors: Baltimore Development Corporation, University of Maryland Medical System, Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

Signature Sponsors: Baltimore Business Journal, LifeBridge Health, Merritt Companies, Venable LLP.

Patron Sponsors: BGE, Community College of Baltimore County, Carefirst BlueCross BlueShield, VPC, Inc.

Exhibit Sponsor: The Daily Record

Nov
13
Wed
Newsmaker Breakfast with Howard County Executive Calvin Ball @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Nov 13 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for a conversation with Howard County Executive Calvin Ball.

Ball served as a member of the Howard County Council from 2006-2018. In 2006, he was elected as the youngest Council Chairperson in Howard County history. He was elected as County Executive in 2018. Ball is a Maryland native and Columbia resident.

Ball holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Religion from Towson State University, a Master of Arts in Legal and Ethical Studies from the University of Baltimore and Doctor of Education from Morgan State University.

Event Details:

When: Wednesday, November 13, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. program

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

Cost: $50 members

This event is limited 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 Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Register to attend.

Breakfast Sponsor:

Benjamin F. Edwards logo

Nov
15
Fri
Breakfast Briefing: Hunger and Poverty in Baltimore @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Nov 15 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

Learn how the Maryland Food Bank and other nonprofits are working to address hunger and poverty in Maryland.

The GBC’s panel discussion will feature:

Carmen Del Guercio, President and CEO of the Maryland Food Bank

Carmen Del Guercio, President & CEO, Maryland Food Bank

Del Guercio joined the Maryland Food Bank in 2016 after a 29-year career in the banking industry. Under Del Guercio’s leadership, the food bank is feeding more people and offering solutions to address the root causes of food insecurity.

 

 

 

Meg Kimmel, Maryland Food Bank

Meg Kimmel, Executive Vice President of Programs and External Affairs, Maryland Food Bank

Kimmel overseas the food bank’s marketing, programs and fundraising. Under Kimmel, the food bank has built a fundraising program that celebrates donors and raises critical funds for the food bank’s goal to end hunger in Maryland.

 

 

Lisa Rusyniak, President and CEO, Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc. 

Rusyniak has served Goodwill Industries for 22 years, providing leadership to the $50 million organization, one of the largest workforce development agencies in the region focused on people with disabilities and other challenges.

 

 

 

Amy CollierAmy Collier, Director of Community Services Division, Catholic Charities of Baltimore

Collier oversees 20 programs for Catholic Charities of Baltimore, including those that provide assistance for homelessness, poverty and immigration issues. She manages a $35 million dollar budget.

 

Event details:

When: Friday, November 15, 2019; 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

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Register to attend

Nov
18
Mon
Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards @ American Visionary Arts Museum
Nov 18 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

2018 Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards winners

Join us for the Greater Baltimore Committee’s 2019 Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards!

Each year, through the Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards, the GBC recognizes exceptional minority, women-owned, majority businesses and executives who nurture the development of minority and women-owned businesses in Greater Baltimore and Maryland.

Event details: 

When: Monday, November 18, 2019, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Where: American Visionary Arts Museum, 800 Key Hwy., Baltimore, Md., 21230

Cost: GBC Members: $75 individuals, $700 blocks of 10; Non-GBC members: $100 individuals, $900 blocks of 10

Nominate a company now: 2019 Bridging the Gap Nomination Form

More details coming soon.

Sponsors:

Ambassador Sponsors: Baltimore Development Corporation, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Group, University of Maryland Medical System

Signature Sponsors: LifeBridge Health, Medstar Health

Bronze Sponsor: Southwest Airlines

Supporting Sponsor: The Howard Hughes Corporation

Exhibit Sponsors: Baltimore Business Journal, The Daily Record

Register to attend

Nov
20
Wed
Speaker Series with Chris McDonell: Effective Networking & Business Development – November 2019 @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Nov 20 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

Chris McDonell

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for the final installment of a four-part speaker series with Chris McDonell, President and CEO of McDonell Consulting Group/Sandler Training.

The odds are high that anyone who is involved in business development will interact with others who are different from them. These differences can cause relationships to stagnate, disappear or grow depending on how you proactively address the challenges.

The program will explore a self-discovery process to assess whether or not you are aligning your current business development/networking strategy to what the environment calls for and why it’s important.

Event details:

When: Wednesday, November 20, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8-9 a.m. program

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

Cost:

$35 members

$50 non-members

Register to attend

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for a refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, GBC’s Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Dec
12
Thu
45th Annual Mayor’s Business Recognition Awards @ Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel
Dec 12 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Baltimore City HallJoin us for the 45th Annual Mayor’s Business Recognition Awards!

Each year the Mayor of the City of Baltimore joins with the Greater Baltimore Committee and the Baltimore Development Corporation to recognize businesses that have demonstrated significant corporate leadership and service to improve the quality of life in Baltimore. The awards are given for specific activities or projects that have significantly benefited Baltimore City and are outside the regular mission or day-to-day work or activities of the business.

To nominate a company for the 2019 Mayor’s Business Recognition Award, complete the nomination form.

Event details:

When: December 12, 2019, 11:30 a.m.

Where: Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, 202 East Pratt St., Baltimore, MD, 21202

Cost:

Members: $90 individuals, $850 table of 10

Non-members: $125 individuals, $1,250 table of 10

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

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Event Sponsors:

Ambassador Sponsors: Baltimore Development Corporation, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company, University of Maryland Medical System

Signature Sponsors: AT&T, Baltimore Business Journal, BGE, Carefirst BlueCross BlueShield, LifeBridge Health,

Patron Sponsors: Loyola University, VPC, Inc.

Supporting Sponsor: Comcast

Exhibit Sponsors: Southwest Airlines, The Daily Record

Register to attend.


  • November 13, 2019
    7:30 am - 9:30 am

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for a conversation with Howard County Executive Calvin Ball.

Ball served as a member of the Howard County Council from 2006-2018. In 2006, he was elected as the youngest Council Chairperson in Howard County history. He was elected as County Executive in 2018. Ball is a Maryland native and Columbia resident.

Ball holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Religion from Towson State University, a Master of Arts in Legal and Ethical Studies from the University of Baltimore and Doctor of Education from Morgan State University.

Event Details:

When: Wednesday, November 13, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. program

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

Cost: $50 members

This event is limited 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 Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Breakfast Sponsor:

Benjamin F. Edwards logo

Oct
18
Fri
GBC Newsmaker: U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Oct 18 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee on October 18, 2019 for a discussion with U.S. Sen. Christopher J. Van Hollen Jr. about top federal issues that are currently being debated in Washington, D.C., the important election year on the horizon and more.

Sen. Van Hollen will discuss such topics as:
  • Increasing funding for education
  • Federal funding to improve transportation systems
  • The collaboration of federal and state officials to address matters that directly impact the Baltimore region
  • His support of the U.S. House impeachment inquiry

Sen. Van Hollen took office as a United States Senator from Maryland on January 3, 2017. From 2003 to 2017 he served as the U.S. Representative for Maryland’s 8th Congressional District.

Sen. Van Hollen started his time in public service as a member of the Maryland State Legislature. In 2002, he was elected to represent Maryland’s 8th Congressional District. In the House of Representatives, he served as a member of the Democratic leadership and was elected by his colleagues to be the Ranking Member of the House Budget Committee and protect vital interests like Social Security and Medicare.

He is a graduate of Swarthmore College, the John F. Kennedy School of Public Policy at Harvard University, and the Georgetown University Law Center.

If you go:

When: Friday, October 18, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. program

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

Cost: $50 members

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

This is a members only event.

Register to attend

Sponsored by:

Benjamin F. Edwards logo

 

 

 

Oct
21
Mon
Bridging the Gap Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit 2019 @ University of Maryland Baltimore, SMC Campus Center
Oct 21 @ 11:30 am – 6:00 pm

Join the GBC for the inaugural Bridging the Gap Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit!

This informative and interactive half-day event will bring together majority, minority and women-owned businesses and civic organizations to discuss strategies for transforming the culture within your business and across the broader community to be more diverse, equitable and inclusive.

Dr. Steve RobbinsKeynote speaker Dr. Steve Robbins will discuss: “Your Brain is Good at Inclusion … Except When it’s Not.”

A thought leader and innovator, Dr. Robbins’ unique, science-based approach to inclusion and diversity has captured wide acclaim from audiences and organizations across the United States. The core of his work is about understanding human behavior and leveraging human differences in an ever-changing, fast-paced world. He is the creator of the video training series “Inclusion Insights” and the author of  “What If? Short Stories to Spark Inclusion & Diversity Dialogue.” Dr. Robbins earned an undergraduate degree in Communication from Calvin College, and a masters and doctorate in Communication Science from Michigan State University.

Workshop topics to be offered concurrently:

 

Session One: 1:45 – 3:00 p.m.

Business Case for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion or  Leveraging Access to Financial and Social Capital

 

A. The Business Case for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Facilitator: Dr. Leah Cox, Vice President for Inclusion and Institutional Equity, Towson University

 

 

 

Panelists:

José Bahamonde-González, Chief Diversity, Inclusion, and Economic Development Officer, Miles & Stockbridge

Jeff Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, JIJ Communications

Robert Matthews, Director of Talent Management & Talent Acquisition, BGE

 

B. Leveraging Access to Financial and Social Capital

Facilitator: Phil Croskey, CEO & Co-Founder, MD Energy Advisors

Panelists:

Detra Miller, Administrative Vice President, Regional Manager, M&T Bank

Stanley Tucker, Chief Executive Officer, Meridian Management Group

Mary Ann Scully, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Howard Bank

 

Session Two: 3:15-4:30 p.m.

Diversity Crossfire Session: Breaking Gender Bias or  Embracing the Growing Hispanic and Latino Business Community 

 

C. Diversity Crossfire Session: Breaking Gender Bias

Facilitator: Luwanda Jenkins, Executive Director, Executive Alliance

 

   

Panelists:

The Honorable Vanessa Atterbeary , Maryland House of Delegates

Sandy Hillman, President, Sandy Hillman Communications

David J. Hodnett, Client Advisor, Brown Advisory

Willy Moore, President, Southway Builders

 

D.  Embracing the Growing Hispanic and Latino Business Community

Facilitator: Corina Morga, President & Owner, C.R. Services

 

 

Panelists:

Luis E. Borunda, Deputy Secretary of State, State of Maryland

Andrés Echeverri, President and CEO, ACSI

David Rosario, Insurance Agent, State Farm

_________________________________________________________________________________________

Event Details:

When: Monday, October 21, 2019

Schedule:

Registration and Lunch: 11:30 a.m.

Lunch with keynote speaker Dr. Steve Robbins: Noon

Concurrent Workshop Sessions: 1:45-3:00 p.m.

Concurrent Workshop Sessions: 3:15-4:30 p.m.

The Exchange Reception (networking): 4:30-6 p.m.

Where: University of Maryland Baltimore, SMC Campus Center, 621 W. Lombard St., Baltimore, Md., 21201

Cost: $85 GBC members and Md. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce members, $125 non-GBC members

Register to attend.

For event information, contact Adrea Turner, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Senior Policy Advisor, at 410-727-2820, ext. 46.

For sponsorship information, contact Lisa ByrdGBC’s Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820, ext. 40.

Luncheon Sponsor: Legg Mason

Champions for Diversity Sponsors: ACSI, AFRO American Newspapers, Donate Life Maryland, Howard Bank, University of Maryland Baltimore

Oct
24
Thu
Greater Baltimore Committee Baltimore Women’s Advisory Board: How to Be an Effective Ally @ Towson University -- South Campus Pavilion
Oct 24 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

#bWomen logo

The Baltimore Women’s Advisory Board invites you to join them for an exciting #bWomen event:

The Baltimore Women’s Advisory Board has specifically designed this unique program and selected an all-male panel of top executives to discuss their perspective, experiences and best practices utilized in cultivating a diverse and inclusive company culture.

This discussion will be moderated by Christine Aspell, Managing Partner, Baltimore Office, KPMG LLP, and Sabina Kelly, Greater Maryland Market President, Bank of America.

How to be an Effective Ally

  • Why inclusion is about each person.
  • How to create a culture that strives for equity and embraces, respects and values the differences of all employees.
  • Why diversity is about the unique experiences, qualities and characteristics each person brings to the work environment.
  • Why inclusion requires that each person see beyond differences in others to create a culture that unlocks the power of diversity.

According to research, creating an environment where people can bring their whole self to work is essential to a successful organizational culture. An individual’s sense of belonging within the work culture is enhanced by the presence of “allies” – those who support and advocate for others across all aspects of diversity. Panelists for this event have demonstrated that they value diverse perspectives, are not afraid to engage in courageous conversations and have worked to remove bias, stereotypes and patterns of inequity in the workplace. 

Hear from these top executives:

  • Joseph Sullivan – Chairman and CEO, Legg Mason
  • Robert Wallace – President, CEO and Founder, Bithgroup Technologies
  • Timothy Gillis – Managing Partner, KPMG
  • David Imre – CEO, imre

Event Details:

When: Thursday, October 24, 2019, 5:30-6:30 p.m. networking, 6:30-8:30 p.m. program

Where: Towson University South Campus Pavilion, 7537 Auburn Drive, Towson, Md., 21204

Cost: Members: Free

For event information, contact Lisa ByrdGBC’s Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

This is a GBC members only event.  

Register to attend

Please note that #bWomen events are not exclusive to women. We hope that you will invite a male colleague from your organization who would be interested in hearing about the business case for diversity and inclusion. All invited guests must RSVP through a GBC member.

For more information about the Baltimore Women’s Advisory Board and #bWomen, visit gbc.org/committee/bwomen.

Event sponsor: Legg Mason

Host sponsor: Towson University

 

Oct
28
Mon
Stop the Bleed Training @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Oct 28 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Stop the Bleed logoThe Greater Baltimore Committee, in partnership with the University of Maryland Medical System’s R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, is offering a one day “Stop the Bleed” training for GBC members only on October 28. The training provides the basics of how to recognize life-threatening bleeding and ways to stop it.

Go here for more information on the “Stop the Bleed” program.

To arrange a training for your own organization, please contact Teresa Birge.

Register to attend

Nov
5
Tue
Economic Outlook Conference — November 2019 @ Hyatt Regency Baltimore
Nov 5 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

 

Join us as we hear from top experts on the state of the Mid-Atlantic region and Maryland’s economy.  Speakers will discuss the present economic growth outlook and what’s on the horizon for 2020.

Speakers include:

Tom Barkin

Tom Barkin – President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
Barkin is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond (a.k.a. Richmond Fed). He joined the Richmond Fed in January 2018. Barkin served as a voting member in 2018 on the Federal Reserve’s chief monetary policy body, the Federal Open  Market Committee.

Prior to joining the Richmond Fed, Barkin was a senior partner and chief financial officer at McKinsey & Company, a worldwide management consulting firm. Barkin also served on the Board of Directors for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta from 2009 to 2014 and was the Board’s Chairman from 2013 to 2014. Barkin holds bachelor, master and law degrees from Harvard University.

Barkin will discuss the state of the Mid-Atlantic region’s economy and its outlook.

 

Andrew M. Schaufele

Andrew M. Schaufele – Director of the Bureau of Revenue Estimates, Comptroller of Maryland
Schaufele is the Director of the Bureau of Revenue Estimates (BRE), Comptroller of Maryland.
Previously he served as the BRE Assistant Director.

Before joining the Comptroller’s office, Schaufele spent seven years in private-sector management positions, working in consumer and commercial product lines.  Schaufele holds a bachelor degree from Towson University and a Master of Business Administration from a joint University of Baltimore and Towson University program.

Schaufele will discuss the state of the Maryland economy and its future prospects.

 

Bernard YarosBernard Yaros — Assistant Director and Economist, Moody’s Analytics

Yaros is an assistant director and economist at Moody’s Analytics focused primarily on federal fiscal policy. Yaros is responsible for maintaining the Moody’s Analytics forecast models for federal government fiscal conditions and providing real-time economic analysis on fiscal policy developments coming out of Capitol Hill. Additionally, he covers Virginia and Puerto Rico and develops economic forecasts for Switzerland. He regularly advises clients and policymakers of all levels on the Puerto Rico economic outlook after Hurricane Maria.

Yaros holds a Master of Science degree in international trade, finance and development from the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics and a Bachelor of Arts degree in political economy from Williams College.

Yaros will discuss the state of the national economy.

Additional speakers to be announced.

 

Event details:

When: Tuesday, November 5, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. program

Where: Hyatt Regency Baltimore, 300 Light St., Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost: Members: $85 individuals, $750 table of 10; Non-members: $200 individuals, $1,800 table of 10

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Sponsors include:

Ambassador Sponsors: Baltimore Development Corporation, University of Maryland Medical System, Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

Signature Sponsors: Baltimore Business Journal, LifeBridge Health, Merritt Companies, Venable LLP.

Patron Sponsors: BGE, Community College of Baltimore County, Carefirst BlueCross BlueShield, VPC, Inc.

Exhibit Sponsor: The Daily Record

Nov
13
Wed
Newsmaker Breakfast with Howard County Executive Calvin Ball @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Nov 13 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for a conversation with Howard County Executive Calvin Ball.

Ball served as a member of the Howard County Council from 2006-2018. In 2006, he was elected as the youngest Council Chairperson in Howard County history. He was elected as County Executive in 2018. Ball is a Maryland native and Columbia resident.

Ball holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Religion from Towson State University, a Master of Arts in Legal and Ethical Studies from the University of Baltimore and Doctor of Education from Morgan State University.

Event Details:

When: Wednesday, November 13, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. program

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

Cost: $50 members

This event is limited 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 Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Register to attend.

Breakfast Sponsor:

Benjamin F. Edwards logo

Nov
15
Fri
Breakfast Briefing: Hunger and Poverty in Baltimore @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Nov 15 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

Learn how the Maryland Food Bank and other nonprofits are working to address hunger and poverty in Maryland.

The GBC’s panel discussion will feature:

Carmen Del Guercio, President and CEO of the Maryland Food Bank

Carmen Del Guercio, President & CEO, Maryland Food Bank

Del Guercio joined the Maryland Food Bank in 2016 after a 29-year career in the banking industry. Under Del Guercio’s leadership, the food bank is feeding more people and offering solutions to address the root causes of food insecurity.

 

 

 

Meg Kimmel, Maryland Food Bank

Meg Kimmel, Executive Vice President of Programs and External Affairs, Maryland Food Bank

Kimmel overseas the food bank’s marketing, programs and fundraising. Under Kimmel, the food bank has built a fundraising program that celebrates donors and raises critical funds for the food bank’s goal to end hunger in Maryland.

 

 

Lisa Rusyniak, President and CEO, Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc. 

Rusyniak has served Goodwill Industries for 22 years, providing leadership to the $50 million organization, one of the largest workforce development agencies in the region focused on people with disabilities and other challenges.

 

 

 

Amy CollierAmy Collier, Director of Community Services Division, Catholic Charities of Baltimore

Collier oversees 20 programs for Catholic Charities of Baltimore, including those that provide assistance for homelessness, poverty and immigration issues. She manages a $35 million dollar budget.

 

Event details:

When: Friday, November 15, 2019; 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

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Register to attend

Nov
18
Mon
Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards @ American Visionary Arts Museum
Nov 18 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

2018 Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards winners

Join us for the Greater Baltimore Committee’s 2019 Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards!

Each year, through the Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards, the GBC recognizes exceptional minority, women-owned, majority businesses and executives who nurture the development of minority and women-owned businesses in Greater Baltimore and Maryland.

Event details: 

When: Monday, November 18, 2019, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Where: American Visionary Arts Museum, 800 Key Hwy., Baltimore, Md., 21230

Cost: GBC Members: $75 individuals, $700 blocks of 10; Non-GBC members: $100 individuals, $900 blocks of 10

Nominate a company now: 2019 Bridging the Gap Nomination Form

More details coming soon.

Sponsors:

Ambassador Sponsors: Baltimore Development Corporation, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Group, University of Maryland Medical System

Signature Sponsors: LifeBridge Health, Medstar Health

Bronze Sponsor: Southwest Airlines

Supporting Sponsor: The Howard Hughes Corporation

Exhibit Sponsors: Baltimore Business Journal, The Daily Record

Register to attend

Nov
20
Wed
Speaker Series with Chris McDonell: Effective Networking & Business Development – November 2019 @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Nov 20 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

Chris McDonell

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for the final installment of a four-part speaker series with Chris McDonell, President and CEO of McDonell Consulting Group/Sandler Training.

The odds are high that anyone who is involved in business development will interact with others who are different from them. These differences can cause relationships to stagnate, disappear or grow depending on how you proactively address the challenges.

The program will explore a self-discovery process to assess whether or not you are aligning your current business development/networking strategy to what the environment calls for and why it’s important.

Event details:

When: Wednesday, November 20, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8-9 a.m. program

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

Cost:

$35 members

$50 non-members

Register to attend

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for a refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, GBC’s Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Dec
12
Thu
45th Annual Mayor’s Business Recognition Awards @ Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel
Dec 12 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Baltimore City HallJoin us for the 45th Annual Mayor’s Business Recognition Awards!

Each year the Mayor of the City of Baltimore joins with the Greater Baltimore Committee and the Baltimore Development Corporation to recognize businesses that have demonstrated significant corporate leadership and service to improve the quality of life in Baltimore. The awards are given for specific activities or projects that have significantly benefited Baltimore City and are outside the regular mission or day-to-day work or activities of the business.

To nominate a company for the 2019 Mayor’s Business Recognition Award, complete the nomination form.

Event details:

When: December 12, 2019, 11:30 a.m.

Where: Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, 202 East Pratt St., Baltimore, MD, 21202

Cost:

Members: $90 individuals, $850 table of 10

Non-members: $125 individuals, $1,250 table of 10

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

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Event Sponsors:

Ambassador Sponsors: Baltimore Development Corporation, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company, University of Maryland Medical System

Signature Sponsors: AT&T, Baltimore Business Journal, BGE, Carefirst BlueCross BlueShield, LifeBridge Health,

Patron Sponsors: Loyola University, VPC, Inc.

Supporting Sponsor: Comcast

Exhibit Sponsors: Southwest Airlines, The Daily Record

Register to attend.


  • November 15, 2019
    7:30 am - 9:30 am

Learn how the Maryland Food Bank and other nonprofits are working to address hunger and poverty in Maryland.

The GBC’s panel discussion will feature:

Carmen Del Guercio, President and CEO of the Maryland Food Bank

Carmen Del Guercio, President & CEO, Maryland Food Bank

Del Guercio joined the Maryland Food Bank in 2016 after a 29-year career in the banking industry. Under Del Guercio’s leadership, the food bank is feeding more people and offering solutions to address the root causes of food insecurity.

 

 

 

Meg Kimmel, Maryland Food Bank

Meg Kimmel, Executive Vice President of Programs and External Affairs, Maryland Food Bank

Kimmel overseas the food bank’s marketing, programs and fundraising. Under Kimmel, the food bank has built a fundraising program that celebrates donors and raises critical funds for the food bank’s goal to end hunger in Maryland.

 

 

Lisa Rusyniak, President and CEO, Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc. 

Rusyniak has served Goodwill Industries for 22 years, providing leadership to the $50 million organization, one of the largest workforce development agencies in the region focused on people with disabilities and other challenges.

 

 

 

Amy CollierAmy Collier, Director of Community Services Division, Catholic Charities of Baltimore

Collier oversees 20 programs for Catholic Charities of Baltimore, including those that provide assistance for homelessness, poverty and immigration issues. She manages a $35 million dollar budget.

 

Event details:

When: Friday, November 15, 2019; 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

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Oct
18
Fri
GBC Newsmaker: U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Oct 18 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee on October 18, 2019 for a discussion with U.S. Sen. Christopher J. Van Hollen Jr. about top federal issues that are currently being debated in Washington, D.C., the important election year on the horizon and more.

Sen. Van Hollen will discuss such topics as:
  • Increasing funding for education
  • Federal funding to improve transportation systems
  • The collaboration of federal and state officials to address matters that directly impact the Baltimore region
  • His support of the U.S. House impeachment inquiry

Sen. Van Hollen took office as a United States Senator from Maryland on January 3, 2017. From 2003 to 2017 he served as the U.S. Representative for Maryland’s 8th Congressional District.

Sen. Van Hollen started his time in public service as a member of the Maryland State Legislature. In 2002, he was elected to represent Maryland’s 8th Congressional District. In the House of Representatives, he served as a member of the Democratic leadership and was elected by his colleagues to be the Ranking Member of the House Budget Committee and protect vital interests like Social Security and Medicare.

He is a graduate of Swarthmore College, the John F. Kennedy School of Public Policy at Harvard University, and the Georgetown University Law Center.

If you go:

When: Friday, October 18, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. program

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

Cost: $50 members

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

This is a members only event.

Register to attend

Sponsored by:

Benjamin F. Edwards logo

 

 

 

Oct
21
Mon
Bridging the Gap Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit 2019 @ University of Maryland Baltimore, SMC Campus Center
Oct 21 @ 11:30 am – 6:00 pm

Join the GBC for the inaugural Bridging the Gap Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit!

This informative and interactive half-day event will bring together majority, minority and women-owned businesses and civic organizations to discuss strategies for transforming the culture within your business and across the broader community to be more diverse, equitable and inclusive.

Dr. Steve RobbinsKeynote speaker Dr. Steve Robbins will discuss: “Your Brain is Good at Inclusion … Except When it’s Not.”

A thought leader and innovator, Dr. Robbins’ unique, science-based approach to inclusion and diversity has captured wide acclaim from audiences and organizations across the United States. The core of his work is about understanding human behavior and leveraging human differences in an ever-changing, fast-paced world. He is the creator of the video training series “Inclusion Insights” and the author of  “What If? Short Stories to Spark Inclusion & Diversity Dialogue.” Dr. Robbins earned an undergraduate degree in Communication from Calvin College, and a masters and doctorate in Communication Science from Michigan State University.

Workshop topics to be offered concurrently:

 

Session One: 1:45 – 3:00 p.m.

Business Case for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion or  Leveraging Access to Financial and Social Capital

 

A. The Business Case for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Facilitator: Dr. Leah Cox, Vice President for Inclusion and Institutional Equity, Towson University

 

 

 

Panelists:

José Bahamonde-González, Chief Diversity, Inclusion, and Economic Development Officer, Miles & Stockbridge

Jeff Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, JIJ Communications

Robert Matthews, Director of Talent Management & Talent Acquisition, BGE

 

B. Leveraging Access to Financial and Social Capital

Facilitator: Phil Croskey, CEO & Co-Founder, MD Energy Advisors

Panelists:

Detra Miller, Administrative Vice President, Regional Manager, M&T Bank

Stanley Tucker, Chief Executive Officer, Meridian Management Group

Mary Ann Scully, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Howard Bank

 

Session Two: 3:15-4:30 p.m.

Diversity Crossfire Session: Breaking Gender Bias or  Embracing the Growing Hispanic and Latino Business Community 

 

C. Diversity Crossfire Session: Breaking Gender Bias

Facilitator: Luwanda Jenkins, Executive Director, Executive Alliance

 

   

Panelists:

The Honorable Vanessa Atterbeary , Maryland House of Delegates

Sandy Hillman, President, Sandy Hillman Communications

David J. Hodnett, Client Advisor, Brown Advisory

Willy Moore, President, Southway Builders

 

D.  Embracing the Growing Hispanic and Latino Business Community

Facilitator: Corina Morga, President & Owner, C.R. Services

 

 

Panelists:

Luis E. Borunda, Deputy Secretary of State, State of Maryland

Andrés Echeverri, President and CEO, ACSI

David Rosario, Insurance Agent, State Farm

_________________________________________________________________________________________

Event Details:

When: Monday, October 21, 2019

Schedule:

Registration and Lunch: 11:30 a.m.

Lunch with keynote speaker Dr. Steve Robbins: Noon

Concurrent Workshop Sessions: 1:45-3:00 p.m.

Concurrent Workshop Sessions: 3:15-4:30 p.m.

The Exchange Reception (networking): 4:30-6 p.m.

Where: University of Maryland Baltimore, SMC Campus Center, 621 W. Lombard St., Baltimore, Md., 21201

Cost: $85 GBC members and Md. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce members, $125 non-GBC members

Register to attend.

For event information, contact Adrea Turner, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Senior Policy Advisor, at 410-727-2820, ext. 46.

For sponsorship information, contact Lisa ByrdGBC’s Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820, ext. 40.

Luncheon Sponsor: Legg Mason

Champions for Diversity Sponsors: ACSI, AFRO American Newspapers, Donate Life Maryland, Howard Bank, University of Maryland Baltimore

Oct
24
Thu
Greater Baltimore Committee Baltimore Women’s Advisory Board: How to Be an Effective Ally @ Towson University -- South Campus Pavilion
Oct 24 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

#bWomen logo

The Baltimore Women’s Advisory Board invites you to join them for an exciting #bWomen event:

The Baltimore Women’s Advisory Board has specifically designed this unique program and selected an all-male panel of top executives to discuss their perspective, experiences and best practices utilized in cultivating a diverse and inclusive company culture.

This discussion will be moderated by Christine Aspell, Managing Partner, Baltimore Office, KPMG LLP, and Sabina Kelly, Greater Maryland Market President, Bank of America.

How to be an Effective Ally

  • Why inclusion is about each person.
  • How to create a culture that strives for equity and embraces, respects and values the differences of all employees.
  • Why diversity is about the unique experiences, qualities and characteristics each person brings to the work environment.
  • Why inclusion requires that each person see beyond differences in others to create a culture that unlocks the power of diversity.

According to research, creating an environment where people can bring their whole self to work is essential to a successful organizational culture. An individual’s sense of belonging within the work culture is enhanced by the presence of “allies” – those who support and advocate for others across all aspects of diversity. Panelists for this event have demonstrated that they value diverse perspectives, are not afraid to engage in courageous conversations and have worked to remove bias, stereotypes and patterns of inequity in the workplace. 

Hear from these top executives:

  • Joseph Sullivan – Chairman and CEO, Legg Mason
  • Robert Wallace – President, CEO and Founder, Bithgroup Technologies
  • Timothy Gillis – Managing Partner, KPMG
  • David Imre – CEO, imre

Event Details:

When: Thursday, October 24, 2019, 5:30-6:30 p.m. networking, 6:30-8:30 p.m. program

Where: Towson University South Campus Pavilion, 7537 Auburn Drive, Towson, Md., 21204

Cost: Members: Free

For event information, contact Lisa ByrdGBC’s Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

This is a GBC members only event.  

Register to attend

Please note that #bWomen events are not exclusive to women. We hope that you will invite a male colleague from your organization who would be interested in hearing about the business case for diversity and inclusion. All invited guests must RSVP through a GBC member.

For more information about the Baltimore Women’s Advisory Board and #bWomen, visit gbc.org/committee/bwomen.

Event sponsor: Legg Mason

Host sponsor: Towson University

 

Oct
28
Mon
Stop the Bleed Training @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Oct 28 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Stop the Bleed logoThe Greater Baltimore Committee, in partnership with the University of Maryland Medical System’s R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, is offering a one day “Stop the Bleed” training for GBC members only on October 28. The training provides the basics of how to recognize life-threatening bleeding and ways to stop it.

Go here for more information on the “Stop the Bleed” program.

To arrange a training for your own organization, please contact Teresa Birge.

Register to attend

Nov
5
Tue
Economic Outlook Conference — November 2019 @ Hyatt Regency Baltimore
Nov 5 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

 

Join us as we hear from top experts on the state of the Mid-Atlantic region and Maryland’s economy.  Speakers will discuss the present economic growth outlook and what’s on the horizon for 2020.

Speakers include:

Tom Barkin

Tom Barkin – President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
Barkin is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond (a.k.a. Richmond Fed). He joined the Richmond Fed in January 2018. Barkin served as a voting member in 2018 on the Federal Reserve’s chief monetary policy body, the Federal Open  Market Committee.

Prior to joining the Richmond Fed, Barkin was a senior partner and chief financial officer at McKinsey & Company, a worldwide management consulting firm. Barkin also served on the Board of Directors for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta from 2009 to 2014 and was the Board’s Chairman from 2013 to 2014. Barkin holds bachelor, master and law degrees from Harvard University.

Barkin will discuss the state of the Mid-Atlantic region’s economy and its outlook.

 

Andrew M. Schaufele

Andrew M. Schaufele – Director of the Bureau of Revenue Estimates, Comptroller of Maryland
Schaufele is the Director of the Bureau of Revenue Estimates (BRE), Comptroller of Maryland.
Previously he served as the BRE Assistant Director.

Before joining the Comptroller’s office, Schaufele spent seven years in private-sector management positions, working in consumer and commercial product lines.  Schaufele holds a bachelor degree from Towson University and a Master of Business Administration from a joint University of Baltimore and Towson University program.

Schaufele will discuss the state of the Maryland economy and its future prospects.

 

Bernard YarosBernard Yaros — Assistant Director and Economist, Moody’s Analytics

Yaros is an assistant director and economist at Moody’s Analytics focused primarily on federal fiscal policy. Yaros is responsible for maintaining the Moody’s Analytics forecast models for federal government fiscal conditions and providing real-time economic analysis on fiscal policy developments coming out of Capitol Hill. Additionally, he covers Virginia and Puerto Rico and develops economic forecasts for Switzerland. He regularly advises clients and policymakers of all levels on the Puerto Rico economic outlook after Hurricane Maria.

Yaros holds a Master of Science degree in international trade, finance and development from the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics and a Bachelor of Arts degree in political economy from Williams College.

Yaros will discuss the state of the national economy.

Additional speakers to be announced.

 

Event details:

When: Tuesday, November 5, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. program

Where: Hyatt Regency Baltimore, 300 Light St., Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost: Members: $85 individuals, $750 table of 10; Non-members: $200 individuals, $1,800 table of 10

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Sponsors include:

Ambassador Sponsors: Baltimore Development Corporation, University of Maryland Medical System, Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

Signature Sponsors: Baltimore Business Journal, LifeBridge Health, Merritt Companies, Venable LLP.

Patron Sponsors: BGE, Community College of Baltimore County, Carefirst BlueCross BlueShield, VPC, Inc.

Exhibit Sponsor: The Daily Record

Nov
13
Wed
Newsmaker Breakfast with Howard County Executive Calvin Ball @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Nov 13 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for a conversation with Howard County Executive Calvin Ball.

Ball served as a member of the Howard County Council from 2006-2018. In 2006, he was elected as the youngest Council Chairperson in Howard County history. He was elected as County Executive in 2018. Ball is a Maryland native and Columbia resident.

Ball holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Religion from Towson State University, a Master of Arts in Legal and Ethical Studies from the University of Baltimore and Doctor of Education from Morgan State University.

Event Details:

When: Wednesday, November 13, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. program

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

Cost: $50 members

This event is limited 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 Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Register to attend.

Breakfast Sponsor:

Benjamin F. Edwards logo

Nov
15
Fri
Breakfast Briefing: Hunger and Poverty in Baltimore @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Nov 15 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

Learn how the Maryland Food Bank and other nonprofits are working to address hunger and poverty in Maryland.

The GBC’s panel discussion will feature:

Carmen Del Guercio, President and CEO of the Maryland Food Bank

Carmen Del Guercio, President & CEO, Maryland Food Bank

Del Guercio joined the Maryland Food Bank in 2016 after a 29-year career in the banking industry. Under Del Guercio’s leadership, the food bank is feeding more people and offering solutions to address the root causes of food insecurity.

 

 

 

Meg Kimmel, Maryland Food Bank

Meg Kimmel, Executive Vice President of Programs and External Affairs, Maryland Food Bank

Kimmel overseas the food bank’s marketing, programs and fundraising. Under Kimmel, the food bank has built a fundraising program that celebrates donors and raises critical funds for the food bank’s goal to end hunger in Maryland.

 

 

Lisa Rusyniak, President and CEO, Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc. 

Rusyniak has served Goodwill Industries for 22 years, providing leadership to the $50 million organization, one of the largest workforce development agencies in the region focused on people with disabilities and other challenges.

 

 

 

Amy CollierAmy Collier, Director of Community Services Division, Catholic Charities of Baltimore

Collier oversees 20 programs for Catholic Charities of Baltimore, including those that provide assistance for homelessness, poverty and immigration issues. She manages a $35 million dollar budget.

 

Event details:

When: Friday, November 15, 2019; 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

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Register to attend

Nov
18
Mon
Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards @ American Visionary Arts Museum
Nov 18 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

2018 Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards winners

Join us for the Greater Baltimore Committee’s 2019 Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards!

Each year, through the Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards, the GBC recognizes exceptional minority, women-owned, majority businesses and executives who nurture the development of minority and women-owned businesses in Greater Baltimore and Maryland.

Event details: 

When: Monday, November 18, 2019, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Where: American Visionary Arts Museum, 800 Key Hwy., Baltimore, Md., 21230

Cost: GBC Members: $75 individuals, $700 blocks of 10; Non-GBC members: $100 individuals, $900 blocks of 10

Nominate a company now: 2019 Bridging the Gap Nomination Form

More details coming soon.

Sponsors:

Ambassador Sponsors: Baltimore Development Corporation, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Group, University of Maryland Medical System

Signature Sponsors: LifeBridge Health, Medstar Health

Bronze Sponsor: Southwest Airlines

Supporting Sponsor: The Howard Hughes Corporation

Exhibit Sponsors: Baltimore Business Journal, The Daily Record

Register to attend

Nov
20
Wed
Speaker Series with Chris McDonell: Effective Networking & Business Development – November 2019 @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Nov 20 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

Chris McDonell

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for the final installment of a four-part speaker series with Chris McDonell, President and CEO of McDonell Consulting Group/Sandler Training.

The odds are high that anyone who is involved in business development will interact with others who are different from them. These differences can cause relationships to stagnate, disappear or grow depending on how you proactively address the challenges.

The program will explore a self-discovery process to assess whether or not you are aligning your current business development/networking strategy to what the environment calls for and why it’s important.

Event details:

When: Wednesday, November 20, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8-9 a.m. program

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

Cost:

$35 members

$50 non-members

Register to attend

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for a refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, GBC’s Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Dec
12
Thu
45th Annual Mayor’s Business Recognition Awards @ Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel
Dec 12 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Baltimore City HallJoin us for the 45th Annual Mayor’s Business Recognition Awards!

Each year the Mayor of the City of Baltimore joins with the Greater Baltimore Committee and the Baltimore Development Corporation to recognize businesses that have demonstrated significant corporate leadership and service to improve the quality of life in Baltimore. The awards are given for specific activities or projects that have significantly benefited Baltimore City and are outside the regular mission or day-to-day work or activities of the business.

To nominate a company for the 2019 Mayor’s Business Recognition Award, complete the nomination form.

Event details:

When: December 12, 2019, 11:30 a.m.

Where: Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, 202 East Pratt St., Baltimore, MD, 21202

Cost:

Members: $90 individuals, $850 table of 10

Non-members: $125 individuals, $1,250 table of 10

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

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Event Sponsors:

Ambassador Sponsors: Baltimore Development Corporation, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company, University of Maryland Medical System

Signature Sponsors: AT&T, Baltimore Business Journal, BGE, Carefirst BlueCross BlueShield, LifeBridge Health,

Patron Sponsors: Loyola University, VPC, Inc.

Supporting Sponsor: Comcast

Exhibit Sponsors: Southwest Airlines, The Daily Record

Register to attend.


  • November 18, 2019
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

2018 Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards winners

Join us for the Greater Baltimore Committee’s 2019 Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards!

Each year, through the Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards, the GBC recognizes exceptional minority, women-owned, majority businesses and executives who nurture the development of minority and women-owned businesses in Greater Baltimore and Maryland.

Event details: 

When: Monday, November 18, 2019, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Where: American Visionary Arts Museum, 800 Key Hwy., Baltimore, Md., 21230

Cost: GBC Members: $75 individuals, $700 blocks of 10; Non-GBC members: $100 individuals, $900 blocks of 10

Nominate a company now: 2019 Bridging the Gap Nomination Form

More details coming soon.

Sponsors:

Ambassador Sponsors: Baltimore Development Corporation, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Group, University of Maryland Medical System

Signature Sponsors: LifeBridge Health, Medstar Health

Bronze Sponsor: Southwest Airlines

Supporting Sponsor: The Howard Hughes Corporation

Exhibit Sponsors: Baltimore Business Journal, The Daily Record

See a list of previous Bridging the Gap Achievement Award winners here.

Oct
18
Fri
GBC Newsmaker: U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Oct 18 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee on October 18, 2019 for a discussion with U.S. Sen. Christopher J. Van Hollen Jr. about top federal issues that are currently being debated in Washington, D.C., the important election year on the horizon and more.

Sen. Van Hollen will discuss such topics as:
  • Increasing funding for education
  • Federal funding to improve transportation systems
  • The collaboration of federal and state officials to address matters that directly impact the Baltimore region
  • His support of the U.S. House impeachment inquiry

Sen. Van Hollen took office as a United States Senator from Maryland on January 3, 2017. From 2003 to 2017 he served as the U.S. Representative for Maryland’s 8th Congressional District.

Sen. Van Hollen started his time in public service as a member of the Maryland State Legislature. In 2002, he was elected to represent Maryland’s 8th Congressional District. In the House of Representatives, he served as a member of the Democratic leadership and was elected by his colleagues to be the Ranking Member of the House Budget Committee and protect vital interests like Social Security and Medicare.

He is a graduate of Swarthmore College, the John F. Kennedy School of Public Policy at Harvard University, and the Georgetown University Law Center.

If you go:

When: Friday, October 18, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. program

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

Cost: $50 members

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

This is a members only event.

Register to attend

Sponsored by:

Benjamin F. Edwards logo

 

 

 

Oct
21
Mon
Bridging the Gap Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit 2019 @ University of Maryland Baltimore, SMC Campus Center
Oct 21 @ 11:30 am – 6:00 pm

Join the GBC for the inaugural Bridging the Gap Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit!

This informative and interactive half-day event will bring together majority, minority and women-owned businesses and civic organizations to discuss strategies for transforming the culture within your business and across the broader community to be more diverse, equitable and inclusive.

Dr. Steve RobbinsKeynote speaker Dr. Steve Robbins will discuss: “Your Brain is Good at Inclusion … Except When it’s Not.”

A thought leader and innovator, Dr. Robbins’ unique, science-based approach to inclusion and diversity has captured wide acclaim from audiences and organizations across the United States. The core of his work is about understanding human behavior and leveraging human differences in an ever-changing, fast-paced world. He is the creator of the video training series “Inclusion Insights” and the author of  “What If? Short Stories to Spark Inclusion & Diversity Dialogue.” Dr. Robbins earned an undergraduate degree in Communication from Calvin College, and a masters and doctorate in Communication Science from Michigan State University.

Workshop topics to be offered concurrently:

 

Session One: 1:45 – 3:00 p.m.

Business Case for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion or  Leveraging Access to Financial and Social Capital

 

A. The Business Case for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Facilitator: Dr. Leah Cox, Vice President for Inclusion and Institutional Equity, Towson University

 

 

 

Panelists:

José Bahamonde-González, Chief Diversity, Inclusion, and Economic Development Officer, Miles & Stockbridge

Jeff Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, JIJ Communications

Robert Matthews, Director of Talent Management & Talent Acquisition, BGE

 

B. Leveraging Access to Financial and Social Capital

Facilitator: Phil Croskey, CEO & Co-Founder, MD Energy Advisors

Panelists:

Detra Miller, Administrative Vice President, Regional Manager, M&T Bank

Stanley Tucker, Chief Executive Officer, Meridian Management Group

Mary Ann Scully, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Howard Bank

 

Session Two: 3:15-4:30 p.m.

Diversity Crossfire Session: Breaking Gender Bias or  Embracing the Growing Hispanic and Latino Business Community 

 

C. Diversity Crossfire Session: Breaking Gender Bias

Facilitator: Luwanda Jenkins, Executive Director, Executive Alliance

 

   

Panelists:

The Honorable Vanessa Atterbeary , Maryland House of Delegates

Sandy Hillman, President, Sandy Hillman Communications

David J. Hodnett, Client Advisor, Brown Advisory

Willy Moore, President, Southway Builders

 

D.  Embracing the Growing Hispanic and Latino Business Community

Facilitator: Corina Morga, President & Owner, C.R. Services

 

 

Panelists:

Luis E. Borunda, Deputy Secretary of State, State of Maryland

Andrés Echeverri, President and CEO, ACSI

David Rosario, Insurance Agent, State Farm

_________________________________________________________________________________________

Event Details:

When: Monday, October 21, 2019

Schedule:

Registration and Lunch: 11:30 a.m.

Lunch with keynote speaker Dr. Steve Robbins: Noon

Concurrent Workshop Sessions: 1:45-3:00 p.m.

Concurrent Workshop Sessions: 3:15-4:30 p.m.

The Exchange Reception (networking): 4:30-6 p.m.

Where: University of Maryland Baltimore, SMC Campus Center, 621 W. Lombard St., Baltimore, Md., 21201

Cost: $85 GBC members and Md. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce members, $125 non-GBC members

Register to attend.

For event information, contact Adrea Turner, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Senior Policy Advisor, at 410-727-2820, ext. 46.

For sponsorship information, contact Lisa ByrdGBC’s Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820, ext. 40.

Luncheon Sponsor: Legg Mason

Champions for Diversity Sponsors: ACSI, AFRO American Newspapers, Donate Life Maryland, Howard Bank, University of Maryland Baltimore

Oct
24
Thu
Greater Baltimore Committee Baltimore Women’s Advisory Board: How to Be an Effective Ally @ Towson University -- South Campus Pavilion
Oct 24 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

#bWomen logo

The Baltimore Women’s Advisory Board invites you to join them for an exciting #bWomen event:

The Baltimore Women’s Advisory Board has specifically designed this unique program and selected an all-male panel of top executives to discuss their perspective, experiences and best practices utilized in cultivating a diverse and inclusive company culture.

This discussion will be moderated by Christine Aspell, Managing Partner, Baltimore Office, KPMG LLP, and Sabina Kelly, Greater Maryland Market President, Bank of America.

How to be an Effective Ally

  • Why inclusion is about each person.
  • How to create a culture that strives for equity and embraces, respects and values the differences of all employees.
  • Why diversity is about the unique experiences, qualities and characteristics each person brings to the work environment.
  • Why inclusion requires that each person see beyond differences in others to create a culture that unlocks the power of diversity.

According to research, creating an environment where people can bring their whole self to work is essential to a successful organizational culture. An individual’s sense of belonging within the work culture is enhanced by the presence of “allies” – those who support and advocate for others across all aspects of diversity. Panelists for this event have demonstrated that they value diverse perspectives, are not afraid to engage in courageous conversations and have worked to remove bias, stereotypes and patterns of inequity in the workplace. 

Hear from these top executives:

  • Joseph Sullivan – Chairman and CEO, Legg Mason
  • Robert Wallace – President, CEO and Founder, Bithgroup Technologies
  • Timothy Gillis – Managing Partner, KPMG
  • David Imre – CEO, imre

Event Details:

When: Thursday, October 24, 2019, 5:30-6:30 p.m. networking, 6:30-8:30 p.m. program

Where: Towson University South Campus Pavilion, 7537 Auburn Drive, Towson, Md., 21204

Cost: Members: Free

For event information, contact Lisa ByrdGBC’s Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

This is a GBC members only event.  

Register to attend

Please note that #bWomen events are not exclusive to women. We hope that you will invite a male colleague from your organization who would be interested in hearing about the business case for diversity and inclusion. All invited guests must RSVP through a GBC member.

For more information about the Baltimore Women’s Advisory Board and #bWomen, visit gbc.org/committee/bwomen.

Event sponsor: Legg Mason

Host sponsor: Towson University

 

Oct
28
Mon
Stop the Bleed Training @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Oct 28 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Stop the Bleed logoThe Greater Baltimore Committee, in partnership with the University of Maryland Medical System’s R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, is offering a one day “Stop the Bleed” training for GBC members only on October 28. The training provides the basics of how to recognize life-threatening bleeding and ways to stop it.

Go here for more information on the “Stop the Bleed” program.

To arrange a training for your own organization, please contact Teresa Birge.

Register to attend

Nov
5
Tue
Economic Outlook Conference — November 2019 @ Hyatt Regency Baltimore
Nov 5 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

 

Join us as we hear from top experts on the state of the Mid-Atlantic region and Maryland’s economy.  Speakers will discuss the present economic growth outlook and what’s on the horizon for 2020.

Speakers include:

Tom Barkin

Tom Barkin – President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
Barkin is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond (a.k.a. Richmond Fed). He joined the Richmond Fed in January 2018. Barkin served as a voting member in 2018 on the Federal Reserve’s chief monetary policy body, the Federal Open  Market Committee.

Prior to joining the Richmond Fed, Barkin was a senior partner and chief financial officer at McKinsey & Company, a worldwide management consulting firm. Barkin also served on the Board of Directors for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta from 2009 to 2014 and was the Board’s Chairman from 2013 to 2014. Barkin holds bachelor, master and law degrees from Harvard University.

Barkin will discuss the state of the Mid-Atlantic region’s economy and its outlook.

 

Andrew M. Schaufele

Andrew M. Schaufele – Director of the Bureau of Revenue Estimates, Comptroller of Maryland
Schaufele is the Director of the Bureau of Revenue Estimates (BRE), Comptroller of Maryland.
Previously he served as the BRE Assistant Director.

Before joining the Comptroller’s office, Schaufele spent seven years in private-sector management positions, working in consumer and commercial product lines.  Schaufele holds a bachelor degree from Towson University and a Master of Business Administration from a joint University of Baltimore and Towson University program.

Schaufele will discuss the state of the Maryland economy and its future prospects.

 

Bernard YarosBernard Yaros — Assistant Director and Economist, Moody’s Analytics

Yaros is an assistant director and economist at Moody’s Analytics focused primarily on federal fiscal policy. Yaros is responsible for maintaining the Moody’s Analytics forecast models for federal government fiscal conditions and providing real-time economic analysis on fiscal policy developments coming out of Capitol Hill. Additionally, he covers Virginia and Puerto Rico and develops economic forecasts for Switzerland. He regularly advises clients and policymakers of all levels on the Puerto Rico economic outlook after Hurricane Maria.

Yaros holds a Master of Science degree in international trade, finance and development from the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics and a Bachelor of Arts degree in political economy from Williams College.

Yaros will discuss the state of the national economy.

Additional speakers to be announced.

 

Event details:

When: Tuesday, November 5, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. program

Where: Hyatt Regency Baltimore, 300 Light St., Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost: Members: $85 individuals, $750 table of 10; Non-members: $200 individuals, $1,800 table of 10

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Sponsors include:

Ambassador Sponsors: Baltimore Development Corporation, University of Maryland Medical System, Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

Signature Sponsors: Baltimore Business Journal, LifeBridge Health, Merritt Companies, Venable LLP.

Patron Sponsors: BGE, Community College of Baltimore County, Carefirst BlueCross BlueShield, VPC, Inc.

Exhibit Sponsor: The Daily Record

Nov
13
Wed
Newsmaker Breakfast with Howard County Executive Calvin Ball @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Nov 13 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for a conversation with Howard County Executive Calvin Ball.

Ball served as a member of the Howard County Council from 2006-2018. In 2006, he was elected as the youngest Council Chairperson in Howard County history. He was elected as County Executive in 2018. Ball is a Maryland native and Columbia resident.

Ball holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Religion from Towson State University, a Master of Arts in Legal and Ethical Studies from the University of Baltimore and Doctor of Education from Morgan State University.

Event Details:

When: Wednesday, November 13, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. program

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

Cost: $50 members

This event is limited 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 Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Register to attend.

Breakfast Sponsor:

Benjamin F. Edwards logo

Nov
15
Fri
Breakfast Briefing: Hunger and Poverty in Baltimore @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Nov 15 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

Learn how the Maryland Food Bank and other nonprofits are working to address hunger and poverty in Maryland.

The GBC’s panel discussion will feature:

Carmen Del Guercio, President and CEO of the Maryland Food Bank

Carmen Del Guercio, President & CEO, Maryland Food Bank

Del Guercio joined the Maryland Food Bank in 2016 after a 29-year career in the banking industry. Under Del Guercio’s leadership, the food bank is feeding more people and offering solutions to address the root causes of food insecurity.

 

 

 

Meg Kimmel, Maryland Food Bank

Meg Kimmel, Executive Vice President of Programs and External Affairs, Maryland Food Bank

Kimmel overseas the food bank’s marketing, programs and fundraising. Under Kimmel, the food bank has built a fundraising program that celebrates donors and raises critical funds for the food bank’s goal to end hunger in Maryland.

 

 

Lisa Rusyniak, President and CEO, Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc. 

Rusyniak has served Goodwill Industries for 22 years, providing leadership to the $50 million organization, one of the largest workforce development agencies in the region focused on people with disabilities and other challenges.

 

 

 

Amy CollierAmy Collier, Director of Community Services Division, Catholic Charities of Baltimore

Collier oversees 20 programs for Catholic Charities of Baltimore, including those that provide assistance for homelessness, poverty and immigration issues. She manages a $35 million dollar budget.

 

Event details:

When: Friday, November 15, 2019; 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

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Register to attend

Nov
18
Mon
Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards @ American Visionary Arts Museum
Nov 18 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

2018 Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards winners

Join us for the Greater Baltimore Committee’s 2019 Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards!

Each year, through the Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards, the GBC recognizes exceptional minority, women-owned, majority businesses and executives who nurture the development of minority and women-owned businesses in Greater Baltimore and Maryland.

Event details: 

When: Monday, November 18, 2019, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Where: American Visionary Arts Museum, 800 Key Hwy., Baltimore, Md., 21230

Cost: GBC Members: $75 individuals, $700 blocks of 10; Non-GBC members: $100 individuals, $900 blocks of 10

Nominate a company now: 2019 Bridging the Gap Nomination Form

More details coming soon.

Sponsors:

Ambassador Sponsors: Baltimore Development Corporation, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Group, University of Maryland Medical System

Signature Sponsors: LifeBridge Health, Medstar Health

Bronze Sponsor: Southwest Airlines

Supporting Sponsor: The Howard Hughes Corporation

Exhibit Sponsors: Baltimore Business Journal, The Daily Record

Register to attend

Nov
20
Wed
Speaker Series with Chris McDonell: Effective Networking & Business Development – November 2019 @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Nov 20 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

Chris McDonell

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for the final installment of a four-part speaker series with Chris McDonell, President and CEO of McDonell Consulting Group/Sandler Training.

The odds are high that anyone who is involved in business development will interact with others who are different from them. These differences can cause relationships to stagnate, disappear or grow depending on how you proactively address the challenges.

The program will explore a self-discovery process to assess whether or not you are aligning your current business development/networking strategy to what the environment calls for and why it’s important.

Event details:

When: Wednesday, November 20, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8-9 a.m. program

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

Cost:

$35 members

$50 non-members

Register to attend

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for a refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, GBC’s Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Dec
12
Thu
45th Annual Mayor’s Business Recognition Awards @ Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel
Dec 12 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Baltimore City HallJoin us for the 45th Annual Mayor’s Business Recognition Awards!

Each year the Mayor of the City of Baltimore joins with the Greater Baltimore Committee and the Baltimore Development Corporation to recognize businesses that have demonstrated significant corporate leadership and service to improve the quality of life in Baltimore. The awards are given for specific activities or projects that have significantly benefited Baltimore City and are outside the regular mission or day-to-day work or activities of the business.

To nominate a company for the 2019 Mayor’s Business Recognition Award, complete the nomination form.

Event details:

When: December 12, 2019, 11:30 a.m.

Where: Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, 202 East Pratt St., Baltimore, MD, 21202

Cost:

Members: $90 individuals, $850 table of 10

Non-members: $125 individuals, $1,250 table of 10

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

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Event Sponsors:

Ambassador Sponsors: Baltimore Development Corporation, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company, University of Maryland Medical System

Signature Sponsors: AT&T, Baltimore Business Journal, BGE, Carefirst BlueCross BlueShield, LifeBridge Health,

Patron Sponsors: Loyola University, VPC, Inc.

Supporting Sponsor: Comcast

Exhibit Sponsors: Southwest Airlines, The Daily Record

Register to attend.


  • November 20, 2019
    7:30 am - 9:00 am

Chris McDonell

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for the final installment of a four-part speaker series with Chris McDonell, President and CEO of McDonell Consulting Group/Sandler Training.

The odds are high that anyone who is involved in business development will interact with others who are different from them. These differences can cause relationships to stagnate, disappear or grow depending on how you proactively address the challenges.

The program will explore a self-discovery process to assess whether or not you are aligning your current business development/networking strategy to what the environment calls for and why it’s important.

Event details:

When: Wednesday, November 20, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8-9 a.m. program

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

Cost:

$35 members

$50 non-members

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for a refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, GBC’s Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Oct
18
Fri
GBC Newsmaker: U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Oct 18 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee on October 18, 2019 for a discussion with U.S. Sen. Christopher J. Van Hollen Jr. about top federal issues that are currently being debated in Washington, D.C., the important election year on the horizon and more.

Sen. Van Hollen will discuss such topics as:
  • Increasing funding for education
  • Federal funding to improve transportation systems
  • The collaboration of federal and state officials to address matters that directly impact the Baltimore region
  • His support of the U.S. House impeachment inquiry

Sen. Van Hollen took office as a United States Senator from Maryland on January 3, 2017. From 2003 to 2017 he served as the U.S. Representative for Maryland’s 8th Congressional District.

Sen. Van Hollen started his time in public service as a member of the Maryland State Legislature. In 2002, he was elected to represent Maryland’s 8th Congressional District. In the House of Representatives, he served as a member of the Democratic leadership and was elected by his colleagues to be the Ranking Member of the House Budget Committee and protect vital interests like Social Security and Medicare.

He is a graduate of Swarthmore College, the John F. Kennedy School of Public Policy at Harvard University, and the Georgetown University Law Center.

If you go:

When: Friday, October 18, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. program

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

Cost: $50 members

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

This is a members only event.

Register to attend

Sponsored by:

Benjamin F. Edwards logo

 

 

 

Oct
21
Mon
Bridging the Gap Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit 2019 @ University of Maryland Baltimore, SMC Campus Center
Oct 21 @ 11:30 am – 6:00 pm

Join the GBC for the inaugural Bridging the Gap Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit!

This informative and interactive half-day event will bring together majority, minority and women-owned businesses and civic organizations to discuss strategies for transforming the culture within your business and across the broader community to be more diverse, equitable and inclusive.

Dr. Steve RobbinsKeynote speaker Dr. Steve Robbins will discuss: “Your Brain is Good at Inclusion … Except When it’s Not.”

A thought leader and innovator, Dr. Robbins’ unique, science-based approach to inclusion and diversity has captured wide acclaim from audiences and organizations across the United States. The core of his work is about understanding human behavior and leveraging human differences in an ever-changing, fast-paced world. He is the creator of the video training series “Inclusion Insights” and the author of  “What If? Short Stories to Spark Inclusion & Diversity Dialogue.” Dr. Robbins earned an undergraduate degree in Communication from Calvin College, and a masters and doctorate in Communication Science from Michigan State University.

Workshop topics to be offered concurrently:

 

Session One: 1:45 – 3:00 p.m.

Business Case for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion or  Leveraging Access to Financial and Social Capital

 

A. The Business Case for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Facilitator: Dr. Leah Cox, Vice President for Inclusion and Institutional Equity, Towson University

 

 

 

Panelists:

José Bahamonde-González, Chief Diversity, Inclusion, and Economic Development Officer, Miles & Stockbridge

Jeff Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, JIJ Communications

Robert Matthews, Director of Talent Management & Talent Acquisition, BGE

 

B. Leveraging Access to Financial and Social Capital

Facilitator: Phil Croskey, CEO & Co-Founder, MD Energy Advisors

Panelists:

Detra Miller, Administrative Vice President, Regional Manager, M&T Bank

Stanley Tucker, Chief Executive Officer, Meridian Management Group

Mary Ann Scully, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Howard Bank

 

Session Two: 3:15-4:30 p.m.

Diversity Crossfire Session: Breaking Gender Bias or  Embracing the Growing Hispanic and Latino Business Community 

 

C. Diversity Crossfire Session: Breaking Gender Bias

Facilitator: Luwanda Jenkins, Executive Director, Executive Alliance

 

   

Panelists:

The Honorable Vanessa Atterbeary , Maryland House of Delegates

Sandy Hillman, President, Sandy Hillman Communications

David J. Hodnett, Client Advisor, Brown Advisory

Willy Moore, President, Southway Builders

 

D.  Embracing the Growing Hispanic and Latino Business Community

Facilitator: Corina Morga, President & Owner, C.R. Services

 

 

Panelists:

Luis E. Borunda, Deputy Secretary of State, State of Maryland

Andrés Echeverri, President and CEO, ACSI

David Rosario, Insurance Agent, State Farm

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Event Details:

When: Monday, October 21, 2019

Schedule:

Registration and Lunch: 11:30 a.m.

Lunch with keynote speaker Dr. Steve Robbins: Noon

Concurrent Workshop Sessions: 1:45-3:00 p.m.

Concurrent Workshop Sessions: 3:15-4:30 p.m.

The Exchange Reception (networking): 4:30-6 p.m.

Where: University of Maryland Baltimore, SMC Campus Center, 621 W. Lombard St., Baltimore, Md., 21201

Cost: $85 GBC members and Md. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce members, $125 non-GBC members

Register to attend.

For event information, contact Adrea Turner, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Senior Policy Advisor, at 410-727-2820, ext. 46.

For sponsorship information, contact Lisa ByrdGBC’s Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820, ext. 40.

Luncheon Sponsor: Legg Mason

Champions for Diversity Sponsors: ACSI, AFRO American Newspapers, Donate Life Maryland, Howard Bank, University of Maryland Baltimore

Oct
24
Thu
Greater Baltimore Committee Baltimore Women’s Advisory Board: How to Be an Effective Ally @ Towson University -- South Campus Pavilion
Oct 24 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

#bWomen logo

The Baltimore Women’s Advisory Board invites you to join them for an exciting #bWomen event:

The Baltimore Women’s Advisory Board has specifically designed this unique program and selected an all-male panel of top executives to discuss their perspective, experiences and best practices utilized in cultivating a diverse and inclusive company culture.

This discussion will be moderated by Christine Aspell, Managing Partner, Baltimore Office, KPMG LLP, and Sabina Kelly, Greater Maryland Market President, Bank of America.

How to be an Effective Ally

  • Why inclusion is about each person.
  • How to create a culture that strives for equity and embraces, respects and values the differences of all employees.
  • Why diversity is about the unique experiences, qualities and characteristics each person brings to the work environment.
  • Why inclusion requires that each person see beyond differences in others to create a culture that unlocks the power of diversity.

According to research, creating an environment where people can bring their whole self to work is essential to a successful organizational culture. An individual’s sense of belonging within the work culture is enhanced by the presence of “allies” – those who support and advocate for others across all aspects of diversity. Panelists for this event have demonstrated that they value diverse perspectives, are not afraid to engage in courageous conversations and have worked to remove bias, stereotypes and patterns of inequity in the workplace. 

Hear from these top executives:

  • Joseph Sullivan – Chairman and CEO, Legg Mason
  • Robert Wallace – President, CEO and Founder, Bithgroup Technologies
  • Timothy Gillis – Managing Partner, KPMG
  • David Imre – CEO, imre

Event Details:

When: Thursday, October 24, 2019, 5:30-6:30 p.m. networking, 6:30-8:30 p.m. program

Where: Towson University South Campus Pavilion, 7537 Auburn Drive, Towson, Md., 21204

Cost: Members: Free

For event information, contact Lisa ByrdGBC’s Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

This is a GBC members only event.  

Register to attend

Please note that #bWomen events are not exclusive to women. We hope that you will invite a male colleague from your organization who would be interested in hearing about the business case for diversity and inclusion. All invited guests must RSVP through a GBC member.

For more information about the Baltimore Women’s Advisory Board and #bWomen, visit gbc.org/committee/bwomen.

Event sponsor: Legg Mason

Host sponsor: Towson University

 

Oct
28
Mon
Stop the Bleed Training @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Oct 28 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am