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  • January 5, 2022 - April 29, 2022
    12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Special Offer for GBC Member Companies:

Purchase a Newsmaker Speaker Series subscription package by April 29, 2022.

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

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

This offer is non-transferable, non-refundable and tickets purchased must be used in 2022. If you have questions, please contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at

  • January 24, 2022
    8:30 am - 10:00 am

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for its annual Maryland General Assembly Legislative Forum. This event will highlight key policy issues for the 2022 Maryland General Assembly legislative session.

The panelists will discuss such topics as:

  • Legislative Redistricting
  • Fiscal Year 2023 Budget
  • Public Safety and Juvenile Justice
  • Climate Control
  • How the State will Spend $6 Billion Surplus
  • State Investments in Small Business Recovery and Growth

Event Details:

When: January 24, 2022; 8:30 a.m. ET

Where: Virtual Event via Zoom

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

Featured Speakers


Moderator – Jeff Salkin, Maryland Public Television





Keiffer Mitchell, Governor Hogan’s Chief Legislative Officer and Senior Advisor





Senator William C. Smith, Jr., Chair, Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee





Delegate Stephanie M. Smith, Chair, Baltimore City Delegation, Maryland House of Delegates





Senator Chris West, Member, Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee



Delegate Haven Shoemaker, House Minority Whip


Delegate, C.T. Wilson, Chair Economic Matters Committee


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

(If you do not receive your link by 4 p.m., January 21, please contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at

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

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

Event Sponsors:

Ambassador Sponsor

Signature Sponsors





Contributing Sponsor


  • February 1, 2022
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Leadership Cafe

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.

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.

Event details:

1:30 p.m. – Program Begins
2:30 p.m. – Program Ends


dr. leana wen headshotDr. Leana Wen will discuss the current state of COVID-19, the recent surge in the Omicron variant, the recommendations of the CDC regarding vaccinations and booster shots, and best practices to protect your personal health.

Dr. Leana Wen is an emergency physician and public health professor at George Washington University, and a non-resident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. She is also a CNN medical analyst and contributing columnist for The Washington Post, where she writes a weekly column and anchors the new Post newsletter, “The Checkup with Dr. Wen”. Previously, she served as Baltimore’s Health Commissioner, where she led the nation’s oldest continuously-operating public health department. She is the author of the patient advocacy book, When Doctors Don’t Listen: How to Avoid Misdiagnoses and Unnecessary Tests (St. Martin’s Press, 2013) and a new memoir, Lifelines: A Doctor’s Journey in the Fight for Public Health (Metropolitan Books, July 2021). Dr. Wen lives with her husband and two young children in Baltimore.

When: February 1, 2022; 1:30 PM
Where: Virtual
Cost: Free for GBC Members. Registration is required.

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


  • February 10, 2022
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm



Did you know that, according to one report, wind could be a viable source of renewable electricity in all 50 states by 2050? Wind energy also has the potential to provide an estimated 600,000 jobs in the U.S. in manufacturing, installation, maintenance, and other services by 2050.

Join the GBC as we discuss the prospects for wind energy with three top experts from US Wind. The company plans to develop Momentum Wind, a new offshore wind project to be located in federal waters far off the coast of Maryland. If approved by federal and state regulators, Momentum Wind can secure a major role for Maryland in the rapidly growing U.S. offshore wind industry by establishing Maryland’s first permanent offshore wind component factory

Event Details:

When: February 10, 1:00 p.m.

Where: Virtual Event via Zoom

Cost: $25 for members and $50 for non-members

Featured Speakers


Nancy Sopko, Director, External Affairs

Nancy Sopko is the Director of External Affairs at US Wind, Inc. In this role, Nancy leads the company’s government and public affairs initiatives, including key stakeholder outreach. Prior to joining US Wind, Nancy was the Executive Director at the Special Initiative on Offshore Wind (SIOW), an independent project at the University of Delaware’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, where she led the industry’s collective engagement with the commercial fishing industry and, among other things, served as the Developer Coordinator on the Responsible Offshore Development Alliance’s (RODA’s) Joint Industry Task Force. Nancy has also been the director of offshore wind at the American Wind Energy Association; a policy advocate at Oceana, a nonprofit ocean conservation group; legislative counsel to former U.S. Rep. John Adler (NJ-03); counsel to the NJ Senate Judiciary Committee; counsel in the NJ Office of Legislative Services; and as a staff attorney at Legal Services of Northwest Jersey. She is barred to practice law in the State of New Jersey.


Tim Mack, Foundations & Localization Manager

Tim Mack joins US Wind from EEW AOS, LLC, where he most recently served as U.S. Business Development Manager for Offshore Wind. Mack brings 25 years of experience in the steel industry and 14 years of experience in the offshore energy industry to the US Wind team. His vast knowledge and experience in working with wind developers, labor unions, government officials, steel manufacturers, and technology and service providers make him uniquely positioned to advance US Wind’s development efforts.



Maynard Smith, Maryland Business Engagement Manager

Maynard Smith is a business development and diversity & compliance consulting expert, having support diversity inclusion projects for MGM National Harbor, Woodrow Wilson Bridge, Prince George’s County Maryland Supplier Development & Diversity Division, US Homeland Security, Cyber Security Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation and 2020 Black Farmers Cooperative. Maynard volunteers on several community boards to include support of Family Justice Center and Progressive Life Center of Prince George County Maryland and Visit Baltimore organization.

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