Media Contact: Mark Guidera, V.P., Communications & Marketing, GBC, 443-898-2320
(BALTIMORE) The Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC) has selected approximately 30 candidates to be interviewed to fill the open Chief Executive Officer position. Over 400 individuals from across the country received
information to explore the opportunity, which was then narrowed to the candidates now moving into interviews with the GBC’s search committee.
The GBC’s search committee, a 14-member group comprised of GBC Board members and outside community leaders, has met several times throughout the spring and summer to review feedback from community leaders,
neighborhood associations and other stakeholders, as well as to review studies of best practices in other regions.
It plans to commence candidate interviews on September 12, confirms GBC Board Chair Calvin Butler.
Alongside the search, a transition team made up of 12 GBC Board members is meeting on a bi-weekly basis, guiding the integration of the GBC and the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore, which formally merged May 26 under the Greater Baltimore Committee brand.
Commenting on the progress of the national search for the CEO, Mr. Butler, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Exelon, states, “We are very excited and pleased at the strong response we have received from candidates interested in leading the GBC as the next CEO. The response really speaks to the outstanding reputation the GBC has in Maryland, the mid- Atlantic region, and nationwide.”
“The pool of candidates selected for interviews has a strong mix of racial and gender diversity from the Greater Baltimore region and nationwide, a key goal when we announced the search,” Butler noted.
Mary Ann Scully, chair of the GBC’s CEO search committee, said the committee is confident that the GBC will be able to hire a highly experienced and qualified new CEO who will help the Board develop a new set of strategic
priorities and move the merged organization in new directions.
“The final candidate pool is very diverse and highly qualified,” said Ms. Scully. “We continue to view this merger of two longstanding organizations as the platform for transformational focus, outreach and impact in the Greater Baltimore community. The news of this opportunity, coupled with the broad interest and belief in seeing the region reach its truest potential has excited stakeholders, partners in the search and, most importantly, potential new leaders.”
“I am certain that the GBC is on the path to hiring an individual who will, with board leadership, ensure the organization has a positive impact on the region’s economy through commitment to inclusive economic growth,” said Ms. Scully, the former vice chair of the GBC Board and Dean of the Rev. Joseph A. Sellinger, S.J., School of Business and Management at Loyola University Maryland.
Korn Ferry, the executive recruiting firm which the GBC hired to assist with the CEO search, will assist with candidate interviews and provide support and guidance on continuing to narrow the pool until an offer and hire has been made.
ABOUT THE GREATER BALTIMORE COMMITTEE
The Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC) is a regional organization of business and civic leaders that includes businesses, nonprofit organizations and educational and civic institutions. It is the leading voice for the private sector in the Baltimore region on issues relating to equitable economic growth, racial inclusion, job creation, workforce development, transportation, the business climate and quality of life. The GBC markets the region’s economic assets and opportunities and promotes to a national audience Greater Baltimore as a world-class market in which to do business, live, learn and invest. The GBC’s membership includes more than 500-member organizations, including large, mid-size and small companies, nonprofits, foundations and educational and healthcare institutions in the Greater Baltimore region.