Amy Burke Friedman, PROFILES
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(Baltimore, Md.) – The Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC) today announced two management team appointments — the permanent appointment of Sharon Markley Schreiber as chief operating officer and the hiring of Timothy Evans as vice president of partnerships and development for the region’s leading business advocacy organization.
“The GBC is building a management team of leaders who are passionate about progress in Greater Baltimore and deploying their talent at this important time in our history,” said GBC President & CEO Mark Anthony Thomas. “I’m excited to have Sharon and Tim on board to develop the new GBC and redefine how our members and partners collaborate to impact the region.”
Schreiber, who was a pivotal member of the transition team during last year’s merger between the GBC and the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore (EAGB), will lead day-to-day operations working closely with Thomas to bring forward a singular vision for how Baltimore will compete and thrive on regional, national, and global stages and the strategic role business will play.
Schreiber has provided strategic leadership to public and private stakeholders throughout her career, including the EAGB where, between January 2019 and May 2022, she served as COO, overseeing day-to-day operations and the organization’s focus on programming, business attraction, and local and national marketing campaigns. She served previously as executive vice president from 2016-2017. Following her initial time with EAGB, Schreiber was director of education and innovation for the Maryland Department of Commerce, leading outreach and collaboration with education and workforce leaders in support of business attraction and economic growth. Previous roles combine over a decade of experience in the field of education including serving as vice president for public affairs and strategy at Stevenson University and special assistant to the president at Notre Dame of Maryland University.
Schreiber holds a Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, from Notre Dame of Maryland University and attended Maryland Institute College of Art and Harford Community College. She holds an executive certificate from the Harvard Management and Leadership in Education (MLE) graduate program.
“The opportunity to contribute as a member of a transformative GBC team at this particular time in Baltimore’s history is significant,” said Schreiber. “Together – working collaboratively with all partners – we’ll drive intentional and ambitious strategies designed to meet and exceed the region’s needs.”
As vice president of partnerships and development, Evans will lead the development of GBC’s membership programs, working to strengthen the relationships among key partners invested in the process to advance the Baltimore region.
“Looking across the nation, municipalities and regions are reshaping how they leverage existing resources to position their communities to lead in a post-pandemic world,” said Evans. “I am excited and honored to join an amazing team at GBC committed to innovating and leveraging our region’s diverse resources to serve as the benchmark for the rest of the nation and world.”
Evans brings to GBC over 15 years of experience successfully building, leading, and advising national cross-sector executive teams to address complex community and internal business challenges. Before taking this new role, Evans served as the program director of strategic impact and initiative for the National League of Cities (NLC), a leading membership organization providing education, research, support, and advocacy to city leaders across America. He is passionate about health and vitality of cities, collective impact, and innovation, which positions him well to leverage his experiences nationally within Baltimore and the region.
Among numerous achievements within the NLC, Evans successfully co-directed a small cross-functional team that launched a national campaign to secure federal resources for all municipalities during the pandemic and then recruited national cross-sector partners to join the campaign. Additionally, he led a cohort of cities through a multi-year initiative focused on leveraging cross-sector champions to focus on system changes to improve outcomes for Boys and Men of Color nationally. Prior to NLC, Evans started his career as a teacher in DC Public Schools through Teach For America. He also served as an International City/County Management Association Fellow in Dakota County, MN focused on addressing critical transportation challenges in the county and region that brought together public, private, and community leaders.
Evans, who lives in Baltimore City with his wife and son, received his Master of Science in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University, Master of Art in Teaching from American University, and his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Georgia.
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 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. For more information, visit gbc.org.