GBC’s Donald Fry, seven GBC members appointed to revived Maryland Economic Development Commission

Greater Baltimore Committee president and CEO Donald C. Fry and seven GBC members are among leaders from the business, science and education communities appointed by Governor Martin O’Malley to serve on the revived Maryland Economic Development Commission.

Members of the commission were sworn in today by the governor in ceremonies at the Annapolis headquarters of ARINC, Incorporated. The 25-member commission is chaired by Dr. Elias Zerhouni, senior advisor at Johns Hopkins Medicine and a senior fellow of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Other GBC members joining Zerhouni on the commission are Steve Dubin, CEO of Martek Biosciences Corporation; Kevin Johnson, CEO of Commercial Interiors; Dr. William “Brit” Kirwan, chancellor of the University System of Maryland; John McLaughlin, president and CEO of DAP Products, Inc.; Ronald Peterson, president of Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System; and Alan Wilson, chairman, president and CEO of McCormick & Company, Inc;

The commission is tasked with helping to shape Maryland’s business policy. Part of the commission’s mission will be to develop a 10-year strategic plan for Maryland’s economy.

The commission was originally created in 1995, but has been inactive since 2006. The GBC’s Fry will serve as one of four ex-officio members.

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