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  • January 11, 2021 - January 29, 2021
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Special OfferSpecial offer for GBC Member companies: From now through January 29, 2021, you may purchase a Newsmaker subscription package.

Don’t delay, get your package today!

Individual Newsmaker dates, times and locations will be announced soon.

To select your individual Newsmakers, please contact Tara Harris at tarah@gbc.org once the event is announced.

This offer is non-transferrable, non-refundable. If you have questions, please contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at lisab@gbc.org

Jan
25
Mon
GBC 2021 Maryland General Assembly Legislative Forum @ Virtual Event
Jan 25 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

Maryland State House

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for its annual Maryland General Assembly Legislative Forum. This event will highlight key policy issues for the 2021 Maryland General Assembly legislative session.

The panelists will discuss such topics as:

  • The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on state revenues, the state budget and how Maryland benefits from the recent federal government stimulus package
  • Potential overrides of the Governor’s veto on education and public safety legislation
  • Police reform legislation
  • Racial equity and social justice legislation
  • Efforts to accelerate economic recovery with an emphasis on small and minority-owned businesses
  • Transportation planning and funding
  • Workforce development

Panelists include:

  • Senate President William C. “Bill” Ferguson
  • Senator Michael J. Hough, Senate Minority Leader
  • Delegate Eric G. Luedtke, Majority Leader, House of Delegates
  • Delegate Stephanie Smith, Chair, Baltimore City House Delegation
  • David C. Romans, Fiscal and Policy Coordinator, Department of Legislative Service Office of Policy Analysis

Moderated by Jeff Salkin, Host of “State Circle” on Maryland Public Television.

 

Senate President William C. “Bill” Ferguson Senate President William C. “Bill” Ferguson was elected President of the Maryland Senate on January 8, 2020, becoming the first new president since 1987. He has been a member of the Maryland Senate since 2011, previously serving as Vice-Chair of the Budget and Taxation Committee. Ferguson earned a Bachelor’s degree from Davidson College and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Johns Hopkins University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Maryland School of Law.

 

 

Senator Michael HoughSenator Michael Hough was elected to the Maryland State Senate in 2014, representing Frederick and Carroll Counties. In 2020, Senator Hough was elected the Senate Minority Whip — the No. 2 position in the Senate GOP Caucus. Senator Hough currently serves as a member of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee. Prior to his election to the State Senate, he was elected to the Maryland House of Delegates. In 2014, he was elected by his Republican House colleagues to serve as the Assistant Minority Leader. Hough graduated from Towson University with a Bachelor’s degree in political science.

 

 

Delegate Eric LuedtkeDelegate Eric Luedtke is the Majority Leader of the Maryland House of Delegates and a career educator. Delegate Luedtke has worked to secure more education funding, increase educator pay, reduce overcrowding by investing in school construction, improve the quality of special education services, and provide more opportunities for career and technical education. In addition to education work, Delegate Luedtke serves as the Chair of the Revenues Subcommittee where he works to reevaluate the state’s tax code. Outside of his duties as a legislator, he works as a Clinical Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park’s School of Public of Policy.

 

 

Delegate Stephanie SmithDelegate Stephanie Smith has been as a member of the Maryland House of Delegates since January 9, 2019. Smith serves as Chair of the Baltimore City House Delegation, and is a member of the House Ways and Means Committee and the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland. Smith earned a Bachelor’s degree from Hampton University, a Master’s degree in Urban Affairs and Public Policy from the University of Delaware, and a Juris Doctor from the Howard University School of Law.

 

 

 

Also appearing: David C. Romans has spent the last 27 years working in various positions in Maryland State government. Currently, Romans is Fiscal and Policy Coordinator for the Department of Legislative Services overseeing the work of the fiscal note, budget analysis and local government teams. Previous positions included two years as Principal Deputy Director of the Health Services Cost Review Commission and seven years as Deputy Secretary for the Department of Budget and Management.  David spent the first 14 years of his career working in the budget analysis unit of the Department of Legislative Services including seven years as the manager for the budget unit and leader of the Health and Human Services Workgroup.

 

Jeff Salkin, MPTJeff Salkin joined Maryland Public Television in 1991. During his tenure at MPT, he has served as moderator for political debates and has hosted live coverage of the governors’ annual State of the State addresses, inaugurals and numerous broadcast “town hall” meetings. In 1993, Salkin became host of the long-running State Circle weekly political roundup series and is anchor for two other MPT programs, Direct Connection and Your Money & Business. Salkin was co-creator and executive producer of Bloomberg Morning News (1994-1999). In 2012, Salkin was named recipient of the Frederick Breitenfeld Award for Visionary Leadership in Public Media. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Event details:

When: Monday, January 25, 2021; 8-9:30 a.m.

Where: Virtual Event 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 4 p.m., January 22, please contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at lisab@gbc.org.)

Cost: GBC members: $40, Non-members: $75

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.

Register to attend.

Event Sponsors:

Ambassador Sponsor:

BGE

Signature Sponsors:

AT&T

 

     Merritt Companies logo

 

State House Sponsor:

Comcast

Contributing Sponsor:

Harris Jones Malone logo

Media Sponsor:


  • January 22, 2021
    9:00 am - 10:30 am

Chris McDonellMany of us want to set goals but fear not reaching them. Goal-setting can be challenging. It can make us feel uncomfortable and vulnerable. What if they’re set too high, leading to failure? What if they’re set too low and are too easily achieved, leading to a lack of progress? This workshop covers the goal-setting process from A-to-Z. It will help business leaders and professionals at any level feel prepared, optimistic and up to any challenges that 2021 may bring!

Start setting smarter goals!

Chris McDonell is President of McDonell Consulting Group, a licensed Sandler Training center based in Baltimore. McDonell, who has more than 25 years of experience in sales and executive leadership, has worked throughout the U.S. for leading financial institutions, including Morgan Stanley, Citigroup and The Associates. McDonell has been with Sandler Training since 2008 and has formed long-term partnerships with small and large companies.

Event details:

When: Friday, January 22, 2021; Networking: 9-9:15 a.m., Event: 9:15-10:30 a.m. (Registration closes at noon, January 21)

Where: Virtual Meeting via Zoom

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

(If you do not receive your link by 4 p.m. January 21, please contact Tara Harris at tarah@gbc.org or Karen Parrish at karenp@gbc.org.)

Cost: GBC members: $25, Non-members: $45

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.

Jan
25
Mon
GBC 2021 Maryland General Assembly Legislative Forum @ Virtual Event
Jan 25 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

Maryland State House

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for its annual Maryland General Assembly Legislative Forum. This event will highlight key policy issues for the 2021 Maryland General Assembly legislative session.

The panelists will discuss such topics as:

  • The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on state revenues, the state budget and how Maryland benefits from the recent federal government stimulus package
  • Potential overrides of the Governor’s veto on education and public safety legislation
  • Police reform legislation
  • Racial equity and social justice legislation
  • Efforts to accelerate economic recovery with an emphasis on small and minority-owned businesses
  • Transportation planning and funding
  • Workforce development

Panelists include:

  • Senate President William C. “Bill” Ferguson
  • Senator Michael J. Hough, Senate Minority Leader
  • Delegate Eric G. Luedtke, Majority Leader, House of Delegates
  • Delegate Stephanie Smith, Chair, Baltimore City House Delegation
  • David C. Romans, Fiscal and Policy Coordinator, Department of Legislative Service Office of Policy Analysis

Moderated by Jeff Salkin, Host of “State Circle” on Maryland Public Television.

 

Senate President William C. “Bill” Ferguson Senate President William C. “Bill” Ferguson was elected President of the Maryland Senate on January 8, 2020, becoming the first new president since 1987. He has been a member of the Maryland Senate since 2011, previously serving as Vice-Chair of the Budget and Taxation Committee. Ferguson earned a Bachelor’s degree from Davidson College and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Johns Hopkins University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Maryland School of Law.

 

 

Senator Michael HoughSenator Michael Hough was elected to the Maryland State Senate in 2014, representing Frederick and Carroll Counties. In 2020, Senator Hough was elected the Senate Minority Whip — the No. 2 position in the Senate GOP Caucus. Senator Hough currently serves as a member of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee. Prior to his election to the State Senate, he was elected to the Maryland House of Delegates. In 2014, he was elected by his Republican House colleagues to serve as the Assistant Minority Leader. Hough graduated from Towson University with a Bachelor’s degree in political science.

 

 

Delegate Eric LuedtkeDelegate Eric Luedtke is the Majority Leader of the Maryland House of Delegates and a career educator. Delegate Luedtke has worked to secure more education funding, increase educator pay, reduce overcrowding by investing in school construction, improve the quality of special education services, and provide more opportunities for career and technical education. In addition to education work, Delegate Luedtke serves as the Chair of the Revenues Subcommittee where he works to reevaluate the state’s tax code. Outside of his duties as a legislator, he works as a Clinical Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park’s School of Public of Policy.

 

 

Delegate Stephanie SmithDelegate Stephanie Smith has been as a member of the Maryland House of Delegates since January 9, 2019. Smith serves as Chair of the Baltimore City House Delegation, and is a member of the House Ways and Means Committee and the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland. Smith earned a Bachelor’s degree from Hampton University, a Master’s degree in Urban Affairs and Public Policy from the University of Delaware, and a Juris Doctor from the Howard University School of Law.

 

 

 

Also appearing: David C. Romans has spent the last 27 years working in various positions in Maryland State government. Currently, Romans is Fiscal and Policy Coordinator for the Department of Legislative Services overseeing the work of the fiscal note, budget analysis and local government teams. Previous positions included two years as Principal Deputy Director of the Health Services Cost Review Commission and seven years as Deputy Secretary for the Department of Budget and Management.  David spent the first 14 years of his career working in the budget analysis unit of the Department of Legislative Services including seven years as the manager for the budget unit and leader of the Health and Human Services Workgroup.

 

Jeff Salkin, MPTJeff Salkin joined Maryland Public Television in 1991. During his tenure at MPT, he has served as moderator for political debates and has hosted live coverage of the governors’ annual State of the State addresses, inaugurals and numerous broadcast “town hall” meetings. In 1993, Salkin became host of the long-running State Circle weekly political roundup series and is anchor for two other MPT programs, Direct Connection and Your Money & Business. Salkin was co-creator and executive producer of Bloomberg Morning News (1994-1999). In 2012, Salkin was named recipient of the Frederick Breitenfeld Award for Visionary Leadership in Public Media. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Event details:

When: Monday, January 25, 2021; 8-9:30 a.m.

Where: Virtual Event 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 4 p.m., January 22, please contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at lisab@gbc.org.)

Cost: GBC members: $40, Non-members: $75

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.

Register to attend.

Event Sponsors:

Ambassador Sponsor:

BGE

Signature Sponsors:

AT&T

 

     Merritt Companies logo

 

State House Sponsor:

Comcast

Contributing Sponsor:

Harris Jones Malone logo

Media Sponsor:


  • January 25, 2021
    8:00 am - 9:30 am

Maryland State House

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for its annual Maryland General Assembly Legislative Forum. This event will highlight key policy issues for the 2021 Maryland General Assembly legislative session.

The panelists will discuss such topics as:

  • The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on state revenues, the state budget and how Maryland benefits from the recent federal government stimulus package
  • Potential overrides of the Governor’s veto on education and public safety legislation
  • Police reform legislation
  • Racial equity and social justice legislation
  • Efforts to accelerate economic recovery with an emphasis on small and minority-owned businesses
  • Transportation planning and funding
  • Workforce development

Panelists include:

  • Senate President William C. “Bill” Ferguson
  • Senator Michael J. Hough, Senate Minority Leader
  • Delegate Eric G. Luedtke, Majority Leader, House of Delegates
  • Delegate Stephanie Smith, Chair, Baltimore City House Delegation
  • David C. Romans, Fiscal and Policy Coordinator, Department of Legislative Service Office of Policy Analysis

Moderated by Jeff Salkin, Host of “State Circle” on Maryland Public Television.

Senate President William C. “Bill” Ferguson Senate President William C. “Bill” Ferguson was elected President of the Maryland Senate on January 8, 2020, becoming the first new president since 1987. He has been a member of the Maryland Senate since 2011, previously serving as Vice-Chair of the Budget and Taxation Committee. Ferguson earned a Bachelor’s degree from Davidson College and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Johns Hopkins University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Maryland School of Law.

 

 

Senator Michael HoughSenator Michael Hough was elected to the Maryland State Senate in 2014, representing Frederick and Carroll Counties. In 2020, Senator Hough was elected the Senate Minority Whip — the No. 2 position in the Senate GOP Caucus. Senator Hough currently serves as a member of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee. Prior to his election to the State Senate, he was elected to the Maryland House of Delegates. In 2014, he was elected by his Republican House colleagues to serve as the Assistant Minority Leader. Hough graduated from Towson University with a Bachelor’s degree in political science.

 

 

Delegate Eric LuedtkeDelegate Eric Luedtke is the Majority Leader of the Maryland House of Delegates and a career educator. Delegate Luedtke has worked to secure more education funding, increase educator pay, reduce overcrowding by investing in school construction, improve the quality of special education services, and provide more opportunities for career and technical education. In addition to education work, Delegate Luedtke serves as the Chair of the Revenues Subcommittee where he works to reevaluate the state’s tax code. Outside of his duties as a legislator, he works as a Clinical Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park’s School of Public of Policy.

 

 

Delegate Stephanie SmithDelegate Stephanie Smith has been as a member of the Maryland House of Delegates since January 9, 2019. Smith serves as Chair of the Baltimore City House Delegation, and is a member of the House Ways and Means Committee and the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland. Smith earned a Bachelor’s degree from Hampton University, a Master’s degree in Urban Affairs and Public Policy from the University of Delaware, and a Juris Doctor from the Howard University School of Law.

 

 

 

Also appearing: David C. Romans has spent the last 27 years working in various positions in Maryland State government. Currently, Romans is Fiscal and Policy Coordinator for the Department of Legislative Services overseeing the work of the fiscal note, budget analysis and local government teams. Previous positions included two years as Principal Deputy Director of the Health Services Cost Review Commission and seven years as Deputy Secretary for the Department of Budget and Management.  David spent the first 14 years of his career working in the budget analysis unit of the Department of Legislative Services including seven years as the manager for the budget unit and leader of the Health and Human Services Workgroup.

 

Jeff Salkin, MPTJeff Salkin joined Maryland Public Television in 1991. During his tenure at MPT, he has served as moderator for political debates and has hosted live coverage of the governors’ annual State of the State addresses, inaugurals and numerous broadcast “town hall” meetings. In 1993, Salkin became host of the long-running State Circle weekly political roundup series and is anchor for two other MPT programs, Direct Connection and Your Money & Business. Salkin was co-creator and executive producer of Bloomberg Morning News (1994-1999). In 2012, Salkin was named recipient of the Frederick Breitenfeld Award for Visionary Leadership in Public Media. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Event details:

When: Monday, January 25, 2021; 8-9:30 a.m.

Where: Virtual Event 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 4 p.m., January 22, please contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at lisab@gbc.org.)

Cost: GBC members: $40, Non-members: $75

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.

Event Sponsors:

Ambassador Sponsor:

BGE

Signature Sponsors:

AT&T

 

     Merritt Companies logo

 

State House Sponsor:

Comcast

 

Contributing Sponsor:

Harris Jones Malone logo

 

Media Sponsor:

Jan
25
Mon
GBC 2021 Maryland General Assembly Legislative Forum @ Virtual Event
Jan 25 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

Maryland State House

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for its annual Maryland General Assembly Legislative Forum. This event will highlight key policy issues for the 2021 Maryland General Assembly legislative session.

The panelists will discuss such topics as:

  • The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on state revenues, the state budget and how Maryland benefits from the recent federal government stimulus package
  • Potential overrides of the Governor’s veto on education and public safety legislation
  • Police reform legislation
  • Racial equity and social justice legislation
  • Efforts to accelerate economic recovery with an emphasis on small and minority-owned businesses
  • Transportation planning and funding
  • Workforce development

Panelists include:

  • Senate President William C. “Bill” Ferguson
  • Senator Michael J. Hough, Senate Minority Leader
  • Delegate Eric G. Luedtke, Majority Leader, House of Delegates
  • Delegate Stephanie Smith, Chair, Baltimore City House Delegation
  • David C. Romans, Fiscal and Policy Coordinator, Department of Legislative Service Office of Policy Analysis

Moderated by Jeff Salkin, Host of “State Circle” on Maryland Public Television.

 

Senate President William C. “Bill” Ferguson Senate President William C. “Bill” Ferguson was elected President of the Maryland Senate on January 8, 2020, becoming the first new president since 1987. He has been a member of the Maryland Senate since 2011, previously serving as Vice-Chair of the Budget and Taxation Committee. Ferguson earned a Bachelor’s degree from Davidson College and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Johns Hopkins University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Maryland School of Law.

 

 

Senator Michael HoughSenator Michael Hough was elected to the Maryland State Senate in 2014, representing Frederick and Carroll Counties. In 2020, Senator Hough was elected the Senate Minority Whip — the No. 2 position in the Senate GOP Caucus. Senator Hough currently serves as a member of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee. Prior to his election to the State Senate, he was elected to the Maryland House of Delegates. In 2014, he was elected by his Republican House colleagues to serve as the Assistant Minority Leader. Hough graduated from Towson University with a Bachelor’s degree in political science.

 

 

Delegate Eric LuedtkeDelegate Eric Luedtke is the Majority Leader of the Maryland House of Delegates and a career educator. Delegate Luedtke has worked to secure more education funding, increase educator pay, reduce overcrowding by investing in school construction, improve the quality of special education services, and provide more opportunities for career and technical education. In addition to education work, Delegate Luedtke serves as the Chair of the Revenues Subcommittee where he works to reevaluate the state’s tax code. Outside of his duties as a legislator, he works as a Clinical Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park’s School of Public of Policy.

 

 

Delegate Stephanie SmithDelegate Stephanie Smith has been as a member of the Maryland House of Delegates since January 9, 2019. Smith serves as Chair of the Baltimore City House Delegation, and is a member of the House Ways and Means Committee and the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland. Smith earned a Bachelor’s degree from Hampton University, a Master’s degree in Urban Affairs and Public Policy from the University of Delaware, and a Juris Doctor from the Howard University School of Law.

 

 

 

Also appearing: David C. Romans has spent the last 27 years working in various positions in Maryland State government. Currently, Romans is Fiscal and Policy Coordinator for the Department of Legislative Services overseeing the work of the fiscal note, budget analysis and local government teams. Previous positions included two years as Principal Deputy Director of the Health Services Cost Review Commission and seven years as Deputy Secretary for the Department of Budget and Management.  David spent the first 14 years of his career working in the budget analysis unit of the Department of Legislative Services including seven years as the manager for the budget unit and leader of the Health and Human Services Workgroup.

 

Jeff Salkin, MPTJeff Salkin joined Maryland Public Television in 1991. During his tenure at MPT, he has served as moderator for political debates and has hosted live coverage of the governors’ annual State of the State addresses, inaugurals and numerous broadcast “town hall” meetings. In 1993, Salkin became host of the long-running State Circle weekly political roundup series and is anchor for two other MPT programs, Direct Connection and Your Money & Business. Salkin was co-creator and executive producer of Bloomberg Morning News (1994-1999). In 2012, Salkin was named recipient of the Frederick Breitenfeld Award for Visionary Leadership in Public Media. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Event details:

When: Monday, January 25, 2021; 8-9:30 a.m.

Where: Virtual Event 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 4 p.m., January 22, please contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at lisab@gbc.org.)

Cost: GBC members: $40, Non-members: $75

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.

Register to attend.

Event Sponsors:

Ambassador Sponsor:

BGE

Signature Sponsors:

AT&T

 

     Merritt Companies logo

 

State House Sponsor:

Comcast

Contributing Sponsor:

Harris Jones Malone logo

Media Sponsor:


  • January 26, 2021
    9:00 am - 10:30 am

Schools/Business Partnership

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee’s Education and Workforce Committee for a workshop on how Baltimore businesses can partner with schools to support student achievement during the pandemic and beyond. This workshop will build on the information and best practices included in the recently published GBC Guide: Creating a Successful School/Business Partnership: A Guide for Schools and Businesses.

Representatives from the Baltimore City Schools Partnership Office, the Baltimore City Schools Work-Based Learning Office, BGE and other business partners will be among the presenters.

Demaune MillardGBC Education and Workforce Committee Chair Demaune Millard, President and CEO of the Family League of Baltimore, will moderate the event.

The event will also include interactive breakout sessions to allow participants to engage in in-depth conversations about creating effective partnerships.

Event details:

When: Tuesday, January 26, 2021; 9-10:30 a.m.

Where: Virtual Meeting via Zoom

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

(If you do not receive your link by 4 p.m. January 25, please contact Tara Harris at tarah@gbc.org or Karen Parrish at karenp@gbc.org.)

Cost: GBC members: Free

For event information, contact Teresa Milio Birge, Senior Policy Analyst/Special Assistant, at teresab@gbc.org.

For more information about the GBC publication: Creating a Successful School/Business Partnership: A Guide for Schools and Businesses, contact Teresa Milio Birge at teresab@gbc.org.

Jan
25
Mon
GBC 2021 Maryland General Assembly Legislative Forum @ Virtual Event
Jan 25 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

Maryland State House

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for its annual Maryland General Assembly Legislative Forum. This event will highlight key policy issues for the 2021 Maryland General Assembly legislative session.

The panelists will discuss such topics as:

  • The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on state revenues, the state budget and how Maryland benefits from the recent federal government stimulus package
  • Potential overrides of the Governor’s veto on education and public safety legislation
  • Police reform legislation
  • Racial equity and social justice legislation
  • Efforts to accelerate economic recovery with an emphasis on small and minority-owned businesses
  • Transportation planning and funding
  • Workforce development

Panelists include:

  • Senate President William C. “Bill” Ferguson
  • Senator Michael J. Hough, Senate Minority Leader
  • Delegate Eric G. Luedtke, Majority Leader, House of Delegates
  • Delegate Stephanie Smith, Chair, Baltimore City House Delegation
  • David C. Romans, Fiscal and Policy Coordinator, Department of Legislative Service Office of Policy Analysis

Moderated by Jeff Salkin, Host of “State Circle” on Maryland Public Television.

 

Senate President William C. “Bill” Ferguson Senate President William C. “Bill” Ferguson was elected President of the Maryland Senate on January 8, 2020, becoming the first new president since 1987. He has been a member of the Maryland Senate since 2011, previously serving as Vice-Chair of the Budget and Taxation Committee. Ferguson earned a Bachelor’s degree from Davidson College and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Johns Hopkins University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Maryland School of Law.

 

 

Senator Michael HoughSenator Michael Hough was elected to the Maryland State Senate in 2014, representing Frederick and Carroll Counties. In 2020, Senator Hough was elected the Senate Minority Whip — the No. 2 position in the Senate GOP Caucus. Senator Hough currently serves as a member of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee. Prior to his election to the State Senate, he was elected to the Maryland House of Delegates. In 2014, he was elected by his Republican House colleagues to serve as the Assistant Minority Leader. Hough graduated from Towson University with a Bachelor’s degree in political science.

 

 

Delegate Eric LuedtkeDelegate Eric Luedtke is the Majority Leader of the Maryland House of Delegates and a career educator. Delegate Luedtke has worked to secure more education funding, increase educator pay, reduce overcrowding by investing in school construction, improve the quality of special education services, and provide more opportunities for career and technical education. In addition to education work, Delegate Luedtke serves as the Chair of the Revenues Subcommittee where he works to reevaluate the state’s tax code. Outside of his duties as a legislator, he works as a Clinical Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park’s School of Public of Policy.

 

 

Delegate Stephanie SmithDelegate Stephanie Smith has been as a member of the Maryland House of Delegates since January 9, 2019. Smith serves as Chair of the Baltimore City House Delegation, and is a member of the House Ways and Means Committee and the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland. Smith earned a Bachelor’s degree from Hampton University, a Master’s degree in Urban Affairs and Public Policy from the University of Delaware, and a Juris Doctor from the Howard University School of Law.

 

 

 

Also appearing: David C. Romans has spent the last 27 years working in various positions in Maryland State government. Currently, Romans is Fiscal and Policy Coordinator for the Department of Legislative Services overseeing the work of the fiscal note, budget analysis and local government teams. Previous positions included two years as Principal Deputy Director of the Health Services Cost Review Commission and seven years as Deputy Secretary for the Department of Budget and Management.  David spent the first 14 years of his career working in the budget analysis unit of the Department of Legislative Services including seven years as the manager for the budget unit and leader of the Health and Human Services Workgroup.

 

Jeff Salkin, MPTJeff Salkin joined Maryland Public Television in 1991. During his tenure at MPT, he has served as moderator for political debates and has hosted live coverage of the governors’ annual State of the State addresses, inaugurals and numerous broadcast “town hall” meetings. In 1993, Salkin became host of the long-running State Circle weekly political roundup series and is anchor for two other MPT programs, Direct Connection and Your Money & Business. Salkin was co-creator and executive producer of Bloomberg Morning News (1994-1999). In 2012, Salkin was named recipient of the Frederick Breitenfeld Award for Visionary Leadership in Public Media. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Event details:

When: Monday, January 25, 2021; 8-9:30 a.m.

Where: Virtual Event 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 4 p.m., January 22, please contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at lisab@gbc.org.)

Cost: GBC members: $40, Non-members: $75

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.

Register to attend.

Event Sponsors:

Ambassador Sponsor:

BGE

Signature Sponsors:

AT&T

 

     Merritt Companies logo

 

State House Sponsor:

Comcast

Contributing Sponsor:

Harris Jones Malone logo

Media Sponsor:


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Jan 25 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
GBC 2021 Maryland General Assembly Legislative Forum @ Virtual Event
Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for its annual Maryland General Assembly Legislative Forum. This event will highlight key policy issues for the 2021 Maryland General Assembly legislative session. The panelists will discuss such topics as: The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on state revenues, the state budget and how Maryland benefits from the recent federal government stimulus package Potential overrides of the Governor’s veto on education and public safety legislation Police … Continue reading
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GBC 2021 Maryland General Assembly Legislative Forum @ Virtual Event
Jan 25 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

Maryland State House

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for its annual Maryland General Assembly Legislative Forum. This event will highlight key policy issues for the 2021 Maryland General Assembly legislative session.

The panelists will discuss such topics as:

  • The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on state revenues, the state budget and how Maryland benefits from the recent federal government stimulus package
  • Potential overrides of the Governor’s veto on education and public safety legislation
  • Police reform legislation
  • Racial equity and social justice legislation
  • Efforts to accelerate economic recovery with an emphasis on small and minority-owned businesses
  • Transportation planning and funding
  • Workforce development

Panelists include:

  • Senate President William C. “Bill” Ferguson
  • Senator Michael J. Hough, Senate Minority Leader
  • Delegate Eric G. Luedtke, Majority Leader, House of Delegates
  • Delegate Stephanie Smith, Chair, Baltimore City House Delegation
  • David C. Romans, Fiscal and Policy Coordinator, Department of Legislative Service Office of Policy Analysis

Moderated by Jeff Salkin, Host of “State Circle” on Maryland Public Television.

 

Senate President William C. “Bill” Ferguson Senate President William C. “Bill” Ferguson was elected President of the Maryland Senate on January 8, 2020, becoming the first new president since 1987. He has been a member of the Maryland Senate since 2011, previously serving as Vice-Chair of the Budget and Taxation Committee. Ferguson earned a Bachelor’s degree from Davidson College and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Johns Hopkins University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Maryland School of Law.

 

 

Senator Michael HoughSenator Michael Hough was elected to the Maryland State Senate in 2014, representing Frederick and Carroll Counties. In 2020, Senator Hough was elected the Senate Minority Whip — the No. 2 position in the Senate GOP Caucus. Senator Hough currently serves as a member of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee. Prior to his election to the State Senate, he was elected to the Maryland House of Delegates. In 2014, he was elected by his Republican House colleagues to serve as the Assistant Minority Leader. Hough graduated from Towson University with a Bachelor’s degree in political science.

 

 

Delegate Eric LuedtkeDelegate Eric Luedtke is the Majority Leader of the Maryland House of Delegates and a career educator. Delegate Luedtke has worked to secure more education funding, increase educator pay, reduce overcrowding by investing in school construction, improve the quality of special education services, and provide more opportunities for career and technical education. In addition to education work, Delegate Luedtke serves as the Chair of the Revenues Subcommittee where he works to reevaluate the state’s tax code. Outside of his duties as a legislator, he works as a Clinical Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park’s School of Public of Policy.

 

 

Delegate Stephanie SmithDelegate Stephanie Smith has been as a member of the Maryland House of Delegates since January 9, 2019. Smith serves as Chair of the Baltimore City House Delegation, and is a member of the House Ways and Means Committee and the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland. Smith earned a Bachelor’s degree from Hampton University, a Master’s degree in Urban Affairs and Public Policy from the University of Delaware, and a Juris Doctor from the Howard University School of Law.

 

 

 

Also appearing: David C. Romans has spent the last 27 years working in various positions in Maryland State government. Currently, Romans is Fiscal and Policy Coordinator for the Department of Legislative Services overseeing the work of the fiscal note, budget analysis and local government teams. Previous positions included two years as Principal Deputy Director of the Health Services Cost Review Commission and seven years as Deputy Secretary for the Department of Budget and Management.  David spent the first 14 years of his career working in the budget analysis unit of the Department of Legislative Services including seven years as the manager for the budget unit and leader of the Health and Human Services Workgroup.

 

Jeff Salkin, MPTJeff Salkin joined Maryland Public Television in 1991. During his tenure at MPT, he has served as moderator for political debates and has hosted live coverage of the governors’ annual State of the State addresses, inaugurals and numerous broadcast “town hall” meetings. In 1993, Salkin became host of the long-running State Circle weekly political roundup series and is anchor for two other MPT programs, Direct Connection and Your Money & Business. Salkin was co-creator and executive producer of Bloomberg Morning News (1994-1999). In 2012, Salkin was named recipient of the Frederick Breitenfeld Award for Visionary Leadership in Public Media. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Event details:

When: Monday, January 25, 2021; 8-9:30 a.m.

Where: Virtual Event 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 4 p.m., January 22, please contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at lisab@gbc.org.)

Cost: GBC members: $40, Non-members: $75

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.

Register to attend.

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