GBC announces Rogers as new chair and the appointment of nine new board members


BALTIMORE, Md. — Brian C. Rogers, chairman and Chief Investment Officer of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. was elected chairman of the Greater Baltimore Committee during its May 15 annual meeting at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

Returning as elected GBC board officers are: Kevin Plank, president and CEO of Under Armour, Inc., vice chairman; William E. “Brit” Kirwan, chancellor of the University System of Maryland, secretary; and Robert C. Embry, president of the Abell Foundation, treasurer.

Rogers succeeds outgoing GBC chairman Charles O. Monk II, Esq., managing partner of Saul Ewing LLP’s Baltimore office. As immediate past chairman,, Monk will continue to serve as a GBC officer in 2012-13.

Nine Baltimore-area executives were elected to two-year terms as the GBC newest board members. Elected to their first two-year terms were:

Anthony Lewis
Vice President, Mid-Atlantic

Jay Ridder
Managing Partner
Ernst & Young

Jon Laria
Managing Partner, Baltimore
Ballard Spahr

David Warnock
Senior Partner/Co-founder
Camden Partners

Kevin Hall
Managing Partner

Mark Mullin
President & CEO
TransAmerica Corporation

Meg MacDonald Sheetz
President & COO
Medifast, Inc.

William J. Toomey II
Regional President
BB&T Corporation

Timothy Ryan
Publisher, President & CEO
Baltimore Sun Media Group

Additionally, Michael Baader, of Venable and chair of the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore will serve as a “select” member of the Board of Directors.

The GBC’s mission is to improve the business climate of the Baltimore region by organizing its corporate and civic leadership to develop solutions to the problems that affect the region’s competitiveness and viability. Founded in 1955 by a small group of business leaders that included renowned developer James Rouse, the GBC has played a decisive role in Baltimore’s acclaimed downtown “renaissance” and in development of the greater Baltimore region and the state.

The GBC’s work today includes identifying and nurturing major business development opportunities in the region and strengthening the region’s business, transportation, education, healthcare and technology resources.

For pictures from the Annual Meeting, visit GBC’s Facebook page.

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