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  • October 27, 2020
    8:30 am - 10:00 am

Economic OutlookGet your tickets now for the Greater Baltimore Committee’s 2020 Economic Outlook Conference!

Join us as we hear from top fiscal experts who will discuss the current economic status and trends of the state and national economy, the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the economy, and how the pandemic has affected the 2020 Presidential Election.

Panelists include:

  • The Honorable Peter Franchot — Comptroller of Maryland

Comptroller Peter FranchotThe Honorable Peter Franchot has served as Maryland’s 33rd Comptroller since 2007. First elected to his current post in 2006, Comptroller Franchot has been re-elected three times; most recently in 2018.

As the state’s top fiscal office he oversees a 1,100-person state agency that is responsible for delivering respectful, responsive and results-oriented taxpayer service.

Prior to his election to statewide office, Comptroller Franchot served 20 years in the House of Delegates, representing the residents of Montgomery County. As a delegate, he served on the House Appropriations Committee and chaired its Transportation and Environment subcommittee. Throughout his legislative career, Comptroller Franchot was a strong advocate for education, health care, transportation and environmental protection initiatives.

Comptroller Franchot attended Amherst College and Northeastern School of Law. From 1968-1970, he served in the United States Army.

Comptroller Franchot will discuss Maryland’s fiscal and economic outlook.

  • Amanda E. Agati, CFA® — Senior Vice President / Managing Director and Chief Investment Strategist, PNC Financial Services Group

Amanda AgatiAmanda Agati oversees all investment strategy-related activities for PNC’s Institutional Asset Management, Wealth Management and Hawthorn (ultra-high-net-worth) businesses. In addition, she leads the team that establishes overall strategic and tactical asset allocation guidance of client portfolios, manages the evolution of investment processes, provides thought leadership on key investment issues, and is the author of numerous publications.

Ms. Agati serves as a voting member of the Asset Management Group & Institutional Asset Management Investment Policy, Portfolio Construction and Investment Advisor Research committees. She also runs the Responsible Investing (RI)/Impact Investing efforts for the organization. Ms. Agati is a member of the Investment Committee for PNC’s pension fund and also serves on PNC’s Corporate Diversity Council.

She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in finance with a minor in economics from the Schreyer Honors College of the Pennsylvania State University. Additionally, she holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and is a member of the CFA Institute and CFA Society of Philadelphia.

Ms. Agati will cover trends in the national economy.

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

Bernard YarosBernard Yaros is an Assistant Director and Economist at Moody’s Analytics focused primarily on federal fiscal policy. Mr. 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.

Mr. 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.

Mr. Yaros will discuss COVID-19 economics and its impact on the 2020 Presidential Election.

There will be a question-and-answer session following the discussion.

Event details:

When: Tuesday, October 27, 8:30-10 a.m.

Where: Virtual Conference via Zoom

Cost: Members: $35 individuals, Non-members: $55 individuals

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund. Contact Karen Parrish at karenp@gbc.org.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at lisab@gbc.org.

Please submit your questions to the panelists in advance on the registration page or to Lisa Byrd at lisab@gbc.org.

Sponsors:

Signature Sponsors: Accenture, AT&T, BGE, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, Comcast, Merritt Companies, Southwest Airlines, Whiting-Turner

Patron Sponsor: The Howard Hughes Corporation, Towson University

Media Sponsor: Baltimore Business Journal, The Daily Record


  • November 17, 2020
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Dr. Humaira SiddiqiJoin the Greater Baltimore Committee’s Baltimore Women’s Advisory Board for a conversation with Dr. Humaira Siddiqi.

Humaira Siddiqi, MD, joined Kaiser Permanente’s Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group (MAPMG) in 2012 after completing her residency as Chief Resident at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Washington D.C., with a focus on Forensic Psychiatry, later serving as the Lead Psychiatrist at the Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program in the District of Columbia. In that role, she served as an emergency psychiatrist, lead psychiatrist for homeless outreach, and for mobile crisis working alongside the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department to promote sensitive management of the mentally ill in crisis settings.

Within three years of joining MAPMG, Siddiqi was selected as the Chief of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health for the Northern Virginia service area. She is one of only five interventional psychiatrists (ECT, rTMS, emerging therapeutics) in the Kaiser Permanente region. As Chief, she promoted programs in Chemical Dependency and Addiction Medicine and shared these best practices across the region.

Event details:

When: Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Registration closes at noon, November 16.)

Where: Webinar via Zoom

*A personal, one-time link to join the webinar will be sent out via email to all registrants the evening prior to the event.

(If you do not receive your link by 6 p.m., November 16, please contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at lisab@gbc.org.)

Cost: GBC members: Free, Non-members: $25

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund. Contact Tara Harris at tarah@gbc.org or Karen Parrish at karenp@gbc.org.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at lisab@gbc.org.

Sponsors:

Ambassador Sponsor:

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  • November 20, 2020
    9:00 am - 10:00 am

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for a conversation with Gary C. Kelly, Southwest AirlinesGary Kelly, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer at Southwest Airlines, on the state of the airline and travel industries amidst the coronavirus pandemic and the effects on the regional economy.

The airline has been a major contributor and partner to Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) for more than 25 years.

Under Kelly’s leadership, Southwest has grown to become the nation’s largest airline in terms of originating domestic passengers carried and is a mainstay on Fortune magazine’s list of the most admired companies in the world, ranking 11th in 2020.

Kelly is a 35-year Southwest veteran who began his career at Southwest Airlines as Controller, moving up to Chief Financial Officer and Vice President Finance, then Executive Vice President and CFO, before being promoted to CEO and Vice Chairman in July 2004. Kelly assumed the roles of Chairman and President in 2008. Prior to joining Southwest Airlines in 1986, Kelly was a CPA for Arthur Young & Company in Dallas and Controller for Systems Center, Inc.

A lifelong Texan, Kelly received a B.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin.

Event details:

When: Friday, November 20, 2020, 9 a.m. (Registration closes at noon, November 19)

Where: Virtual Webinar via Zoom

*A personal, one-time link to join the webinar will be sent out via email to all registrants the evening prior to the event.

(If you do not receive your link by 6 p.m., November 19, please contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at lisab@gbc.org.)

Cost: GBC members: $25, Non-members: $40

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund. Contact Tara Harris at tarah@gbc.org or Karen Parrish at karenp@gbc.org.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at lisab@gbc.org.

Please submit your questions for the speaker in advance using the event registration form.

  • November 23, 2020
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Bridging the Gap Achievement Award WinnersPictured: 2019 Bridging the Gap Achievement Award winners

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee and special guest speaker Wes Moore to honor the winners of the 2020 Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards.

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

See a list of previous winners here.

Wes MooreWes Moore is the Chief Executive Officer of Robin Hood, one of the largest anti-poverty forces in the nation. He is a bestselling author, a combat veteran and a social entrepreneur.

Moore’s first book, “The Other Wes Moore,” a New York Times bestseller, captured the nation’s attention on the fine line between success and failure in our communities and in ourselves. He is also the author of the bestselling books “The Work,” “Discovering Wes Moore,” “This Way Home” and the recently released, “Five Days.”

Moore grew up in Baltimore and the Bronx. He graduated Phi Theta Kappa from Valley Forge Military College in 1998 and Phi Beta Kappa from Johns Hopkins University in 2001. He earned an MLitt in International Relations from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar in 2004. He then served as a captain and paratrooper with the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division. He later served as a White House Fellow to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

Before becoming CEO at Robin Hood, Moore was the founder and CEO at BridgeEdU, a Baltimore-based education platform.

Moore has also worked in finance as an investment banker with Deutsche Bank in London and with Citigroup in New York.

Event details: 

When: Monday, November 23, 2020; 11 a.m.

Where: Virtual Event

*A personal, one-time link to join the event will be sent out via email to all registrants prior to the event.

Cost:  GBC members: $25, Non-members: $40

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund. Contact Karen Parrish at karenp@gbc.org.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at lisab@gbc.org.

Sponsors:

Ambassador Sponsor:

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Signature Sponsors:

Accenture

Supporting Sponsor:

Media Sponsor:

 


  • December 11, 2020
    11:00 am - 1:15 pm

Baltimore City HallJoin us for the 46th 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 the citizens of Baltimore City and are outside the regular mission or day-to-day work or activities of the business.

Event details:

When: Friday, December 11, 2020, 11 a.m.

Where: Virtual Event

*A personal, one-time link to join the event will be sent out via email to all registrants the evening prior to the event.

(If you do not receive your link by 6 p.m., December 10, please contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at lisab@gbc.org.)

Cost:

Members: $40 individuals

Non-members: $65 individuals

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund. Contact Karen Parrish at karenp@gbc.org.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at lisab@gbc.org.

Event Sponsors:

Ambassador Sponsor: 

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Signature Sponsors:

AT&T BGE   

Comcast 

Supporting Sponsor: Loyola University Maryland

Media Sponsors: Baltimore Business Journal, The Daily Record


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