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  • November 2, 2021
    8:00 am - 9:00 am
  • December 7, 2021
    8:00 am - 9:00 am
  • January 4, 2022
    8:00 am - 9:00 am
  • February 1, 2022
    8:00 am - 9:00 am
  • March 1, 2022
    8:00 am - 9:00 am
  • April 5, 2022
    8:00 am - 9:00 am
  • May 3, 2022
    8:00 am - 9:00 am


Goucher College and the Greater Baltimore Committee present a monthly speaker series featuring top government officials and political leaders in state and federal government, as well as business executives.

The event kicks off on Tuesday, November 2, 2021, with inaugural guest Governor Larry Hogan.

Governor Lawrence J. Hogan, Jr. was sworn in as the 62nd Governor of the State of Maryland on January 21, 2015. In 2018, he was re-elected to a second four-year term, receiving the most votes of any Maryland gubernatorial candidate and becoming only the second Republican governor to be re-elected in the 242-year history of the state.

In his first inaugural address, Governor Hogan reminded citizens of Maryland’s history as a state of middle temperament and pledged to advance the best ideas, regardless of which side of the political aisle they come from. He is recognized nationally as a strong, independent leader who consistently delivers real results and achieves common sense, bipartisan solutions.

After being elected by his fellow governors, Governor Hogan recently completed a successful term as chairman of the National Governors Association, and he consistently maintains one of the highest job approval ratings in the country.

The series schedule is as follows:

  • Tuesday, November 2, 2021 — Governor Larry Hogan
  • Tuesday, December 7, 2021
  • Tuesday, January 4, 2022
  • Tuesday, February 1, 2022
  • Tuesday, March 1, 2022
  • Tuesday, April 5, 2022
  • Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Each event includes a meet-and-greet, coffee and pastries, photo opportunities and a moderated Q&A. Mileah Kromer, associate professor of political science and the director of the Sarah T. Hughes Center for Politics at Goucher College, and Donald C. Fry, President and CEO of the Greater Baltimore Committee, will moderate the series. Future guests to be announced.

Event details:

When: The event takes place on the first Tuesday of each month November 2021-May 2022; 8-9 a.m.

Where: Hyman Forum in Ungar Athenaeum — Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson, Md., 21204

Cost: Free for GBC Members. Registration is required.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at

  • November 10, 2021
    8:30 am - 10:00 am

Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee to honor the nominees and winners of the 2021 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.

Event details: 

When: Wednesday, November 10, 2021; 8:30-10 a.m.

Where: Morgan State University — Calvin and Tina Tyler Hall, University Student Center — E. Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore, Md., 21218

Cost:  GBC members: $30, Non-members: $50

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund. Contact Tara Harris at

For event and sponsorship information, contact Kam Bridges, Policy Associate, at or Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at


Ambassador Sponsors

BGE                  UMMS logo

Signature Sponsors


Gold Sponsor


Bronze Sponsor

Kaiser Permanente logo

Supporting Sponsor

Media Sponsors

      Maryland Daily Record 2021 logo


  • November 15, 2021
    8:30 am - 10:00 am

Record Investments in Historically Black Colleges and Universities are Changing Their Role

HBCU PresidentsPictured: Dr. David Wilson, Dr. Anthony Jenkins, Dr. Aminta Breaux (left to right)

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee and three presidents of Maryland’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) for a discussion on the increasing emphasis on the importance of HBCUs and what additional funding will mean for HBCUs.


  • President David Wilson, Morgan State University
  • President Anthony Jenkins, Coppin State University
  • President Aminta H. Breaux, Bowie State University

Dr. David Wilson, the 10th President of Morgan State University, has more than 30 years of experience in higher education administration. Dr. Wilson holds four academic degrees: a Bachelor of Science degree in political science and a Master of Science degree in education from Tuskegee University; a Master of Education degree in educational planning and administration from Harvard University and a Master of Education degree in administration, planning and social policy from Harvard University.

Prior to Morgan, he was Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin Colleges and the University of Wisconsin–Extension. Before that, he held numerous other administrative posts in academia, including: Vice President for University Outreach and Associate Provost at Auburn University, and Associate Provost of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Dr. Wilson’s tenure as President of Morgan State University began on July 1, 2010.

The university’s highlights under Dr. Wilson’s leadership include the continuation of Morgan’s status as the No. 1 HBCU in production of Fulbright scholars and grantees, with 149 awarded in 44 countries around the world; and the elevation of Morgan from a moderate research classification of R3 to an elevated classification of R2, a status reserved for doctoral universities with high research activity.

Dr. Anthony L. Jenkins, Ph.D., became the 8th President of Coppin State University (CSU) on May 26, 2020. He is an established higher education leader and advocate committed to creating higher education opportunities for all students, especially culturally under-represented groups.

Dr. Jenkins came to CSU from West Virginia State University (WVSU), a historically black land-grant research university near Charleston, W.V., where he served as president from July 2016 until May 2020. Prior to WVSU, Dr. Jenkins was Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and was the Senior Associate Vice President for the University of Central Florida.

His career includes serving at Jackson State University, before joining Virginia Tech’s Housing and Residence Life, and later the Office of the Dean of Students. He remained at Virginia Tech until becoming the Assistant Dean of Students of Northeastern Illinois University. He later served as the Dean of Students at the University of North Carolina Wilmington; and was recruited to serve as the Dean of Students at the University of Houston-Clear Lake.

A United States Army veteran, Dr. Jenkins began his path to higher education as a first generation college graduate of Fayetteville State University. He earned a master’s degree from North Carolina Central University and a Doctorate from Virginia Tech University.

Dr. Aminta H. Breaux has served as the visionary 10th president of Bowie State University since July 2017. She initiated a university-wide focus to infuse entrepreneurship education across the disciplines and has led the effort to build an Entrepreneurship Living Learning Community, slated to open in fall 2021. She is dedicated to building on the legacy and rich history of Maryland’s oldest historically Black university with a strategic focus on ensuring the long-term viability of the institution.

Dr. Breaux is a leading voice in 21st century education and has been tapped to serve in multiple leadership roles. She was appointed to the President’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities and the Governor’s P-20 Leadership Council of Maryland. She is Vice Chair for the Board of Directors for the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA). Prior to joining Bowie State, Dr. Breaux served as Vice President for advancement for Millersville University, where she oversaw fundraising, alumni engagement, event management and external relations. Previously, she was Vice President for student affairs at Millersville University.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Temple University, a master’s degree in psychological services in education from the University of Pennsylvania, and a doctorate in counseling psychology from Temple University. She is also a graduate of the Harvard Institute for Executive Management and the American Association for State Colleges and Universities Millennium Leadership Institute.

Event details:

When: Monday, November 15, 2021; 8:30-10 a.m.

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 4 p.m. Nov. 12, please contact Tara Harris at

Cost: GBC members: $25, non-members: $50

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund. Contact Tara Harris at

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at

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

  • November 17, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

Lessons Learned McDonell

This interactive session will explore lessons learned from 2020 and 2021 and what improvements can be made in the new year.

Topics to be covered include:

  • What you ignore, becomes more!
  • How to effectively delegate in order to create more empowerment and accountability
  • Emotional Quotient (EQ) vs. Intelligence Quotient (IQ). Which one are you focusing on more and why?
  • Managing Organizational Change — Learn 7 key steps to ensure success
  • Open forum leadership collaboration

Chris McDonellChris 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: Wednesday, November 17, 2021; 10 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 afternoon prior to the event.

(If you do not receive your link by November 16 at 4 p.m. please contact Tara Harris at or Karen Parrish at

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

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund. Contact Tara Harris at or Karen Parrish at

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at

  • December 14, 2021
    8:30 am - 9:00 am

Connect Influence Succeed

As a valued new member of the Greater Baltimore Committee, YOU are crucial to our success! This is your opportunity to meet with GBC President & CEO Don Fry to learn more about the impactful work of the GBC and the variety of ways for you and your company/organization to Connect. Influence. Succeed.

Join us to learn how to maximize your membership:

  • “Be in the room.”
  • Participate in the work
    • Member Engagement Opportunities
    • Advocacy
    • Events
  • GBC Communications: Prompt and accurate information
  • Connect & Network with like-minded leaders
  • Increase awareness & visibility of your company/organization

Current GBC members are welcome to join us for these events.

Connect. Influence. Succeed. is a great way to begin engaging and connecting to make the most of your GBC membership.

Event details:

When: December 14, 2021; 8:30-9 a.m.

Where: Virtual Meeting via Zoom

*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 the evening prior to the event, please contact Tara Harris at or Karen Parrish at

Cost: Free. GBC Members only. Registration required.

Questions: Please reach out to Jeremy Rosendale, Director of Membership & External Affairs, at

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