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July 18, 2023

Jennifer S. Vey appointed as Executive Vice President of Policy and Research for the Greater Baltimore Committee


(Baltimore, MD) – The Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer S. Vey as the Executive Vice President of Policy and Research. With more than 25 years of experience in urban policy research and program management, Vey brings a wealth of expertise and a deep commitment to the connection between place, placemaking, and inclusive economic development.

As Executive Vice President of Policy and Research, Vey will play a pivotal role in shaping the GBC’s policy initiatives and research agenda. Her expertise in urban policy and planning, community reinvestment, placemaking, and metropolitan growth and development will be instrumental in guiding the GBC’s efforts to promote equitable economic growth, job creation, and workforce development in the Baltimore region.

“Jennifer’s experience and passion for inclusive economic development align with our mission to foster a thriving and equitable region. Her leadership will undoubtedly propel the GBC’s policy and research efforts to new heights, strengthening how we inform and engage our members on bold economic ideas, while amplifying the region’s potential to local, national, and international stakeholders,” said Mark Anthony Thomas, President & CEO of the Greater Baltimore Committee.

Vey joins the GBC from The Brookings Institution, where she most recently served as Senior Fellow and Director of the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Center for Transformative Placemaking, a research center focused on the intersection between placemaking and inclusive economy building. Her visionary leadership and strategic approach led to the development of comprehensive research agendas and the publication of original reports, op-eds, and articles that have contributed significantly to the field; she also co-edited two books. Prior to Brookings, Vey served in various roles with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Vey has made significant contributions to the Baltimore community, leading a groundbreaking project on economic development in the region that culminated in the publication “Building from Strength: Creating Opportunity in Baltimore’s Next Economy.” She is an active member of the Baltimore community serving on various nonprofit boards, including the Neighborhood Design Center and the Baltimore Arts Realty Corporation, where she currently serves as Board Chair.

Vey earned a Master of Urban and Environmental Planning degree from the University of Virginia and a Bachelor of Arts degree in geography from Bucknell University. In 2001, Vey received a National Development Council Economic Development Finance Professional Certification.


The Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC) is the leading voice for the private sector in the Baltimore region, providing insightful economic and civic leadership to drive collective impact. Comprised of more than 500 organizations, including large, mid-size, and small companies, nonprofits, foundations, and educational and healthcare institutions, the GBC is dedicated to fostering the prosperity of the Greater Baltimore region. For more information, visit


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