Molly Buckheit joined the GBC staff on November 12 as an economic development specialist.
Buckheit will provide support to the GBC Planning and Project Development Committee and Built Environment Committee. She will also identify opportunities for the GBC to engage in city and regional economic development projects and programs, and implement economic development strategies.
Other responsibilities will include initiating and leading GBC efforts to assist the city’s and region’s economic development goals; gathering data and analyzing existing business activity, industry trends and business needs and making recommendations for policies and programs.
“Molly’s economic development experience will be beneficial as we continue to support growth in the region,” said Greater Baltimore Committee president and CEO Donald C. Fry. “She will play a key role in nurturing public-private strategic teamwork that enhances the region’s business climate and quality of life in the process.”
As an assistant economic development officer at the Baltimore Development Corporation (BDC) since 2006, Buckheit managed complex development projects. She coordinated economic initiatives with BDC leadership, developers, brokers, community, the State, the Mayor’s Office and City departments to ensure project completion. She conducted outreach meetings with area business owners and employers to monitor economic development and to inform companies about business assistance offers.
Prior to working at BDC, Buckheit coordinated and monitored new employee training, and developed and executed new training procedures for Chili’s. In addition, she organized and performed regional training events.
Buckheit graduated cum laude from York College of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology and a minor in Business Administration. She earned a Master of Science in Public Administration from the University of Baltimore.