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  • September 9, 2019
    7:30 am - 9:30 am

Light railGet your tickets now for the 2019 Transportation Summit!

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for a conversation on transportation, infrastructure needs and funding and a new regional transportation plan.

Guest speakers:

Rodney E. Slater, former U.S. Secretary of Transportation, will discuss the state of transportation infrastructure and infrastructure funding in the U.S.

Kevin B. Quinn, Administrator, Maryland Transit Administration, will address the recently released MTA Capital Needs Assessment report.

Michael B. Kelly, Executive Director, Baltimore Metropolitan Council, will outline the recently approved Maximize 2045 Regional Transportation Plan for the Baltimore region.

 

 

Rodney E. Slater, former U.S. Secretary of Transportation

Rodney E. Slater served as U.S. Secretary of Transportation, from 1997 to 2001. Slater currently is a partner at the Washington, D.C. law firm of Squire Patton Boggs, where he is head of its transportation practice and works on projects related to transportation infrastructure. Slater holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Eastern Michigan University and a Juris Doctor from University of Arkansas.

 

 

Kevin Quinn, MTAKevin B. Quinn, Jr. has been Administrator of the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA) since 2017. Quinn has a background in public policy, with more than a decade of public and private sector experience in the transit and planning industries. Quinn previously served as the MDOT MTA Director of Planning and Programming. He holds a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from Johns Hopkins University and has been a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) since 2007.

 

 

Michael B. Kelly is the Executive Director of the Baltimore Metropolitan Council, a council of governments serving greater Baltimore. Prior to his appointment as Executive Director, Kelly served as General Counsel and Director of Government Relations for the organization. From 2011-2015, Kelly holds his Bachelor’s Degree from Loyola University and a Juris Doctor with a concentration in Public & Governmental Service from the University of Baltimore School of Law.

 

Event Details:

When: Monday, September 9, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. program

Where: Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards, 110 S Eutaw St., Baltimore, MD 21201

Cost: Members and Non-Members: $80 individuals, $700 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.

Ambassador Sponsors: Baltimore Development Corporation and Whiting-Turner

Patron Sponsors: Southwest Airlines and VPC, Inc.

Program Sponsor: WSP

Exhibit Sponsor: Weller Development

Sep
19
Thu
Education and Workforce Committee meeting @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Sep 19 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

To RSVP to this committee meeting, email Tara Harris.


  • Breakfast Briefing: What the Affordable Care Act Means for Your Business
    September 11, 2019
    7:30 am - 9:30 am

Join us for this discussion on September 11, 2019. Members and Non-Members Welcome!

Health Insurance Reform in Maryland
Join a panel of insurance industry experts for a discussion about the ever changing landscape of health insurance reform and what that means to businesses of all sizes. Topics that will be discussed include Maryland’s wholehearted adoption of the policies set forth in the Affordable Care Act and the Trump Administration’s desire to dissolve it, recent Maryland legal and regulatory developments such as the 1332 Reinsurance Program, a re-cap of the 2019 legislative session; and a forecast of things to come.
Bring your burning questions to this informative breakfast program.

 

Hear from:

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

 

 

Catherine Grason joined CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield as its Government Relations Director in January 2019.  Previously, Grason served as Chief of Staff of the Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA). In this role she managed the MIA’s policy activities and oversaw the Government Relations, Public Affairs and Regulatory Affairs Units. She also managed the agency’s participation and advocacy within the National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ (NAIC).

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

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

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

 

 

Rhett Buttle is the Founder of Public Private Strategies, a consulting firm that is exclusively focused on where the public & private sectors meet. The firm is a leader in engaging business leaders – from the small business community to the Fortune 100 – in the most pressing policy issues of the day. Rhett is also a Senior Fellow at The Aspen Institute in the Financial Security Program.

 

 

Event details:

When: Wednesday, September 11, 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.

Sep
19
Thu
Education and Workforce Committee meeting @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Sep 19 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

To RSVP to this committee meeting, email Tara Harris.


  • 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.

Event details:

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.

Sep
19
Thu
Education and Workforce Committee meeting @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Sep 19 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

To RSVP to this committee meeting, email Tara Harris.


  • Newsmaker Breakfast with Debra L. McCurdy, President, 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.

Event details:

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 and 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.

Breakfast Sponsor:

Sep
19
Thu
Education and Workforce Committee meeting @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Sep 19 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

To RSVP to this committee meeting, email Tara Harris.


  • GBC Newsmaker: U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen
    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.

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.

 

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Sep
19
Thu
Education and Workforce Committee meeting @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Sep 19 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

To RSVP to this committee meeting, email Tara Harris.


  • 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 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:

1:30 – 2:45 p.m.

A. The Business Case for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

B. Leveraging Access to Financial and Social Capital

3:15 – 4:30 p.m.

C. Diversity Crossfire Session: Gender Bias

D. Beyond Black and White: Recognizing and supporting the growing Hispanic and Latino Community in the Greater Baltimore Region

Event Details:

When: Monday, October 21, 2019

Schedule:

Registration: 11:30 a.m.

Lunch with keynote speaker Dr. Steve Robbins: Noon-1 :15 p.m.

Concurrent Workshop Sessions: 1:30-2:45 p.m.

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

Networking reception: 4:30-6 p.m.

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

Cost: $85 GBC members, $125 non-GBC members

Please note: More information on workshops will be announced soon.

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.

Sep
19
Thu
Education and Workforce Committee meeting @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Sep 19 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

To RSVP to this committee meeting, email Tara Harris.


  • 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 Sabina Kelly, Greater Maryland Market President, Bank of America and Christine Aspell, Managing Partner, Baltimore Office, KPMG LLP.

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

 

Sep
19
Thu
Education and Workforce Committee meeting @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Sep 19 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

To RSVP to this committee meeting, email Tara Harris.


  • 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.

Sep
19
Thu
Education and Workforce Committee meeting @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Sep 19 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

To RSVP to this committee meeting, email Tara Harris.


  • November 5, 2019
    8:00 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.

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

Sep
19
Thu
Education and Workforce Committee meeting @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Sep 19 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

To RSVP to this committee meeting, email Tara Harris.


  • Newsmaker Breakfast with Howard County Executive Calvin Ball
    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:

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Sep
19
Thu
Education and Workforce Committee meeting @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Sep 19 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

To RSVP to this committee meeting, email Tara Harris.


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Sep
19
Thu
Education and Workforce Committee meeting @ Greater Baltimore Committee
Sep 19 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

To RSVP to this committee meeting, email Tara Harris.