News Coverage of GBC’s 65th Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting 2020

The Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC) presented its 65th Annual Meeting as a livestream event on October 14, 2020. The event celebrated the work of the GBC since the 2019 Annual Meeting, thanked the outgoing Board Chair and welcomed the incoming Board Chair. Goals for the GBC for the remainder of the year were also highlighted.


See coverage of the event here.

Don Fry Annual Meeting 2020GBC’s 65th Annual Meeting goes virtual, highlights racial equity initiative

In his introductory statements, GBC President and CEO Don Fry said, “Advocating for economic growth and job creation, developing regional economic strategy, building our business ecosystem, engaging and providing leadership to the business community, serving as a catalyst to initiate programs, policies and projects and transcending changes in political leadership to ensure that elected officials remain focused on completing the work that has been started — that is the work of the GBC.” Read more.


Calvin Butler Annual Meeting 2020Baltimore Sun: Incoming Greater Baltimore Committee chair Calvin Butler will work to improve inclusion

Exelon executive Calvin G. Butler Jr. will serve as the next chair of the Greater Baltimore Committee, the business advocacy group said October 14, as he vowed to work to improve racial equity and inclusion at businesses in the region. Butler, a senior executive vice president of the energy company and CEO of Exelon Utilities, previously served as vice chair of the business group’s board of directors. Butler replaces outgoing chair Paul A. Tiburzi, senior partner at DLA Piper, and will serve in the leadership role until May 2022. Read more.

Diane Bell-McKoy Annual MeetingThe Daily Record: GBC commits to racial equity initiatives

The Greater Baltimore Committee October 14 announced a series of steps it plans to address racial injustice and inequities within the organization and the city’s business community. The organization also named Calvin Butler Jr., senior executive vice president of Exelon and CEO of Exelon Utilities, as its next chair during its annual meeting. Read more.


Calvin Butler Annual MeetingBBJ: ‘Let’s lead by example’: Calvin Butler, new GBC chair, calls for change

Calvin Butler took the mantle as the new chairman of the Greater Baltimore Committee on October 14 and outlined his vision for how the business advocacy organization will “evolve” and become more of a leader in addressing racial inequities and injustice. Read more.



Maryland Reporter: New GBC Board Chair emphasizes the need for racial equity and unity

The new chairman of the Greater Baltimore Committee’s board of directors emphasized the need for racial equity and unity amid national protests over the police killings of unarmed African-Americans. “Favoring one group over another causes societal challenges that limit progress for individuals, communities, and cities. We must all be in this together, interconnected,” Calvin Butler Jr., said in a speech at the group’s 65th annual meeting on October 14 shortly after he was named to that position. Read more.

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