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  • Newsmaker Breakfast with Baltimore City Public Schools CEO Dr. Sonja Santelises
    June 24, 2019
    7:30 am - 9:30 am

Join regional business leaders for a conversation with Dr. Sonja Santelises, CEO of Baltimore City Public Schools (BCPS), about the current state of affairs in BCPS, efforts to improve the academic accomplishments of BCPS students and opportunities for local businesses to partner with BCPS.

Dr. Sonja Brookins Santelises, who has served as CEO of BCPS since July 2016, has spent nearly 30 years focused on building high quality teaching and learning to help students excel, including her tenure as Chief Academic Officer for Baltimore City Public Schools from 2010 to 2013. She returned to BCPS after serving for three years as Vice President for K-12 Policy and Practice at The Education Trust in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Santelises first came to BCPS from Boston, where she was Assistant Superintendent for pilot schools. She had also served as Assistant Superintendent for teaching and learning/professional development in Boston.

Dr. Santelises lectured on urban education for two years at Harvard University. She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Brown University and earned a Master of Arts Degree in education administration from Columbia University, as well as a Doctor of Education in Administration, Planning and Social Policy from Harvard University.

If you go:

When: Monday, June 24, 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:


  • Breakfast Briefing: Cybersecurity in the Workplace - June 2019
    June 26, 2019
    7:30 am - 9:30 am

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for a conversation about cybersecurity in the workplace and what you need to know to help keep your company’s data safe.

Members and non-members welcome to attend!

Hear from:

Dave Hartman, President and Co-Founder of Hartman Executive Advisors, founded Hartman with his wife Marie to transform executives’ long held, traditional views of IT and demonstrate how a technology-aligned business strategy is critical for long-term success. This pioneering approach still catches some by surprise; he continues to hear from executives that conversations with Hartman are often the first business discussions they’ve had that include technology.

During his eight years as a Naval Flight Officer, and in his early career in IT supporting the healthcare, commercial, retail, government and nonprofit industries, Hartman developed strong leadership, analysis and execution skills. He’s also a dedicated collaborator and lifelong relationship builder, expertise he strengthened as an IT management consultant with Andersen Consulting, now Accenture. Hartman earned a bachelor’s degree in urban studies from College of the Holy Cross and a MBA from Embry Riddle University.

Ryan LaSalle, Managing Director – North America Lead, Accenture Security, leads the North America practice for Accenture Security. He is responsible for nurturing the talented teams that bring transformative solutions to better defend and protect Accenture’s clients. He is also accountable for delivering on Accenture’s commitment to clients for high-quality, innovative delivery to address their most critical issues.

During more than 20 years with Accenture, LaSalle has led client engagements across commercial, non-profit and the public sector by integrating emerging technologies into advanced solutions to drive agility and meet business needs. His recent engagements with Media, Energy and Banking clients help leverage new models and practices across the unique business challenges of each industry. He consults with customers on focused solutions that bring together analytics, knowledge discovery, and cyber-security to improve threat assessment and response methodologies.

LaSalle is a Ponemon Institute Fellow, active with the Greater Washington Board of Trade and sits on security innovation advisory councils for clients across multiple industries. He holds patents in human resource management, knowledge discovery and establishing trust between entities online. He is a frequent speaker at international security conferences and has authored numerous articles on cyber security. LaSalle earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Princeton University.

Robert Wallace, President, CEO and Founder of BITHGROUP Technologies, Inc., Bithenergy, Inc., and EntreTeach Learning Systems, LLC, is an internationally-known entrepreneur, author, speaker and consultant. With more than 30 years of business experience spanning engineering, energy and IT, Wallace blends decades of research with practical real-world advice to educate and inspire entrepreneurs and executives worldwide. His rags-to-riches story began in the Baltimore projects amidst poverty and racial segregation, before overcoming obstacles to establish three companies: BITHGROUP Technologies, Bithenergy, and through RobertWallace.com, EntreTeach.

If you go:

When: Wednesday, June 26, 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.


  • 2019 GBC Golf Classic
    July 10, 2019
    7:30 am - 2:30 pm

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for its 2019 Golf Classic on July 10, 2019 at Greystone Golf Course. Amenities include continental breakfast; greens fees, cart rental and range balls; beverages and snacks on course; and awards luncheon.

If you go:

When: Wednesday, July 10, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration and breakfast, 8 a.m. shotgun start

Where: Greystone Golf Course, 2115 White Hall Road, White Hall, MD 21161

Cost: $200 individual golfer; $750 foursome

Golf Classic Package Plans

“ACE” Package – $1,250

  • Two complimentary foursomes.
  • Company name displayed at registration.
  • Company name displayed at two holes.
  • Company name displayed on scoreboard, scorecards, carts and GBC website.
  • Prominent mention during awards presentation.
  • Company name displayed prominently in program.

“EAGLE” Package – $850

  • One complimentary foursome.
  • Company name displayed at registration.
  • Company name displayed at one hole and at driving range.
  • Company name listed in program and on GBC website.

“BIRDIE” Package – $500

  • Two complimentary golfers.
  • Company name displayed at one hole.
  • Company name listed in program and on GBC website.

“PAR” Package – $200

Not a golfer but interested in getting some extra exposure for the company? The Par Package is great for people who attend the event and are not golfing or do not attend but want to advertise!

  • Company name displayed at one hole.
  • Company name listed in program and on GBC website.
  • Free admission for two to awards luncheon after tournament.

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.

Event Sponsors:

Ambassador 

Baltimore Development Corporation

The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

Beverage Cart 

Douglass Memorial Community Church

Golf Cart

Advance Business Systems

Luncheon 

Centerplate

Kelly & Associates Insurance Group/Kelly Payroll

Hole-in-One

Mahogany, Inc.


  • GBC Newsmaker: Gun Violence in America
    July 11, 2019
    7:30 am - 9:30 am

Thomas Abt

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee and Thomas Abt, author of the forthcoming book Bleeding Out: The Devastating Consequences of Urban Violence – and a Bold New Plan for Peace in the Streets.

Thomas Abt is a Senior Research Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Both in the United States and globally, Abt writes, teaches, and studies the use of evidence-informed approaches to reduce urban violence, among other criminal justice topics. His forthcoming book, Bleeding Out: The Devastating Consequences of Urban Violence – and a Bold New Plan for Peace in the Streets, will be published by Basic Books in June 2019. His work is featured in major media outlets such as the New York Times, the Chicago-Sun Times, The Guardian, Vox, and National Public Radio.

Before joining Harvard, Abt served as Deputy Secretary for Public Safety to Governor Andrew Cuomo in New York, where he oversaw all criminal justice and homeland security agencies. During his tenure, Abt led the development of New York’s GIVE (Gun-Involved Violence Elimination) Initiative, which employs evidence-informed, data-driven approaches to reduce gun violence.

Before his work in New York, Abt served as Chief of Staff to the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) at the U.S. Department of Justice, where he worked with the nation’s principal criminal justice grant-making and research agencies to integrate evidence, policy, and practice. While at OJP, Abt played a lead role in establishing the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention, a network of federal agencies and local communities working together to reduce youth and gang violence.

Learn more about his book: https://www.basicbooks.com/titles/thomas-abt/bleeding-out/9781541645714/

PANEL DISCUSSION WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT EXPERTS:

Thomas Abt, Senior Research Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Molly Baldwin, Founder and CEO, Roca

Ganesha Martin, Baltimore Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice

Major Lloyd Wells, Eastern District, Baltimore City Police Department

 

If you go:

When: Thursday, July 11, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m.- 9:30 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.

 


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  • Speaker Series with Chris McDonell: Closing the Sale: How to Inspect What You Expect
    September 26, 2019
    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Chris McDonell

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

The purpose of a presentation is to obtain a decision. The prospect’s commitment to making that decision must be obtained before you start your presentation. During the session “Closing the Sale: How To Inspect What You Expect,” we will discuss how to obtain that commitment, deliver a presentation consistent with the prospect’s priorities and obtain the buying decision (yes or no).  You will better understand how to close the sale and be aware of the potential roadblocks to achieving that objective.

If you go:

When: Thursday, September 26, 2019; 5:30 p.m. registration, 6-7 p.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.


  • Newsmaker Breakfast with Debra L. McCurdy, President-Elect, Baltimore City Community College
    September 27, 2019
    7:30 am - 9:30 am

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for a conversation with Debra L. McCurdy, the new President of Baltimore City Community College. She assumed the Presidency of BCCC in the spring 2019 semester.

For the past 11 years, McCurdy has served as President of Rhodes State College in Lima, Ohio where she oversaw the transformation of the institution as it expanded its programs to include associate of arts and associate of science degrees. The college also expanded its reach into the region through distance and online programs and developed a manufacturing consortium to provide skill enhancement and training to serve 26 companies. Bringing a strategic vision for program development and growth, she was instrumental in securing increased grant funding and maintaining fiscal stability.

McCurdy previously served for nine years as Provost and Chief Operating Officer for the Dunwoody Campus at Georgia Perimeter College and for seven years as Assistant and Associate Provost at Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia. Earlier positions included serving as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Paul Quinn College in Texas and as Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs at Brandeis University in Massachusetts.

McCurdy earned bachelor of science, master of education and doctoral degrees from Bowling Green State University in Ohio.

If you go:

When: Friday, September 27, 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:


  • Speaker Series with Chris McDonell: Effective Networking & Business Development
    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.

If you go:

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.


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