GBC members named to city police advisory council

Baltimore City Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts has appointed GBC Member Paul A. Tiburzi, Baltimore Managing Partner of DLA Piper law firm, to serve as Chairman of the Commissioner’s Business Executive Advisory Council, a group of business leaders who will support and advise the Commissioner and the Baltimore Police Department on business practices to improve the Department’s efficiencies and effectiveness.

Several members of the Greater Baltimore Committee were also appointed to serve on the council: Andy Bertamini (Regional President, Wells Fargo); Calvin Butler (Chief Executive Officer of BGE); Frank Remesch (General Manager of the Baltimore Arena); John Feely (Loyola Blakefield Director of Admissions); Zed Smith (Director of Asset Management at the Cordish Company); and Donald C. Fry (President & CEO – Greater Baltimore Committee).

Additional members include Diana Morris (Director of the Open Society Institute of Baltimore) and Robert Phillips (General Manager, CBS Baltimore).

“Rebuilding trust and partnership with all of our communities is vital in reducing violent crime,” said Police Commissioner Anthony Batts. “Our business communities are valuable partners in helping to create a safer Baltimore; they bring new business practices to improve technologies and public-private partnerships.  I extend my thanks to these industry and community leaders for taking time from their busy schedules to improve public safety as we work towards bringing 10,000 new families to Baltimore.”

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