Maryland Matters: GBC Promotes Diversity at Annual Meeting

Don Fry 66th Annual Meeting

By Josh Kurtz
May 18, 2021

The Greater Baltimore Committee, held its annual meeting virtually on May 18, 2021. The meeting opened with leaders of six Baltimore-area jurisdictions — Baltimore County Executive John A. Olszewski Jr. (D), Baltimore Mayor Brandon M. Scott (D), Carroll County Commission President Edward C. Rothstein (R), Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman (D), Harford County Executive Barry Glassman (R) and Howard County Executive Calvin Ball (D) — paying tribute to health care professionals and other frontline workers for their work during the pandemic.

“They have truly been the guiding light in the face of adversity,” Ball said.

GBC President Donald C. Fry said that when local business leaders formed the organization 66 years ago, their mantra was “problem-solving, solutions and results.” That ethos still exists within the Baltimore-area business community today, Fry said, but with a newfound determination to promote “racial equity and social justice” in the workplace.

Calvin G. Butler Jr., CEO of Exelon Utilities and chairman of the GBC, said that work is now paramount for the hundreds of companies, nonprofits and educational institutions in the committee’s network.

“We are not just thinking about it,” he said. “We are not just talking the talk.”

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Source: Maryland Matters

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