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  • January 11, 2021 - May 28, 2021
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Special OfferSpecial offer for GBC Member companies: Purchase a Newsmaker subscription package by May 28, 2021.

Don’t delay, get your package today!

Individual Newsmaker dates, times and locations will be announced soon.

To select your individual Newsmakers, please contact Tara Harris at once the event is announced.

This offer is non-transferrable, non-refundable. If you have questions, please contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at

  • April 20, 2021
    8:30 am - 9:30 am

Police Line Crime Scene

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee and the architects of Mayor Brandon Scott’s new crime plan for Baltimore City for a discussion on the Violence Prevention Framework and Plan.


  • Shantay Jackson, Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Safety & Engagement
  • Dr. Letitia Dzirasa, Commissioner of Health

Shantay JacksonShantay Jackson is the Director of the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement. In this role, Jackson is responsible for addressing violence as a public health issue, serving as the accountability partner for all city agencies and local, state and federal partners, delivering public safety policy recommendations, and conducting meaningful engagement with Baltimore City’s neighborhoods in the work of coproducing safety.

Before becoming a member of the Mayor’s Cabinet, Jackson spent almost 20 years in the private sector as an Assistant Vice President of Global Solutions & Technology at T. Rowe Price Associates and a Principal at Brown Advisory.

Jackson has served as the Executive Director at the Baltimore Community Mediation Center, Community Engagement Liaison for the federal Baltimore Police Department Consent Decree, Chief Operating Officer for The GBC Leadership and is the Founder and CEO of EVOLVE to Lead, an organizational leadership development consultancy.

Jackson attended Villa Julie College, majoring in Business Information Systems. She is a certified mediator and large-group facilitator, a licensed consultant through the Maryland Association of Non-Profit Organizations, and a project management professional.   

Dr. Letitia DzirasaDr. Letitia Dzirasa joined Baltimore City government as the Commissioner of Health in March 2019. She is a tireless advocate for programs that support the overall health and well-being of all Baltimore city residents. Her special interests include obesity management and prevention, trauma informed care in children and adolescents, and expanded use of technology to improve health outcomes.

Prior to joining the Health Department, Dr. Dzirasa worked at Fearless Solutions (Fearless), a Baltimore based digital services firm that builds custom software solutions for local and federal government clients. In her role at Fearless as Health Innovation Officer, Dr. Dzirasa was responsible for managing the Healthcare IT (HIT) portfolio for the company and provided clinical subject matter expertise to HIT projects. Dr. Dzirasa also trained at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in pediatrics and worked as medical director for school-based health and quality at Baltimore Medical System from 2013-2016.

In addition to holding a B.S. from University of Maryland, Baltimore County in biological sciences, Dr. Dzirasa graduated from Meharry Medical College, Summa Cum Laude, in 2007.

Event details:

When: Tuesday, April 20, 2021; 8:30-9:30 a.m.

Where: Webinar via Zoom

*A personal, one-time link to join the meeting will be sent out via email to all registrants the evening prior to the event.

(If you do not receive your link by April 19 at 4 p.m., please contact Tara Harris at or Karen Parrish at

Cost: GBC Members: $25, Non-Members: $50

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund. Contact Tara Harris at or Karen Parrish at

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at

Please submit your questions for the speakers in advance using the event registration form.

  • May 4, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

Healthy Workforce

Establishing and maintaining a healthy workplace culture is the foundation of success. One of the most important, and sometimes overlooked, investments employers can make is in their employees’ mental health.

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee as we hear from experts on the front lines on how employers can support employees and family members experiencing mental health issues, the importance of breaking the stigma attached to mental health, the costly impact of untreated mental health conditions on employers and the resources available in the greater Baltimore region.

Hear from:

  • Dr. Maria Mouratidis, Clinical Director, Comprehensive Outpatient Psychiatric Evaluation Service, Sheppard Pratt
  • Sam Bierman, Executive Director, Co-Founder, Maryland Addiction Recovery Center
  • Kristin Whiting-Davis, Behavioral Health Operations Manager, Kaiser Permanente


Maria MouratidisMaria Mouratidis, PsyD, is a licensed clinical psychologist. She has extensive clinical training and experience in providing psychotherapy and in conducting psychological and neurocognitive assessments in inpatient, intensive outpatient and outpatient settings. Dr. Mouratidis has received formal training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and leads DBT programs and trainings.

In addition to expertise in providing DBT, Dr. Mouratidis has substantial training in psychodynamic treatments from Yale University. Dr. Mouratidis has completed a fellowship in addiction and neuroimaging at Yale University and has completed a fellowship in adult psychoanalysis at the Baltimore-Washington Institute of Psychoanalysis. She has expertise in treating trauma, personality disorders, and working with patients with neurocognitive disorders and traumatic brain injury.

Sam BiermanSam Bierman is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Maryland Addiction Recovery Center (MARC). A graduate of Indiana University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Management, Bierman started his career in the behavioral health field as a Counselor Assistant at Caron Renaissance in Boca Raton, Fla. Working in direct client care, medical administration and recovery support, Bierman worked his way up to Director of Operations for Caron Ocean Drive, Caron Treatment Centers addiction treatment program focusing on executive clientele.

As Executive Director of MARC, Bierman is responsible for overseeing the entire clinical and administrative operations of the organization. His clinical philosophies center around developing a strong therapeutic alliance between the clinician and client, as well as treating addiction as a family disease. His entrepreneurial spirit allowed him to start MARC in 2013, as well as become Co-Founder and CEO of Innovo Detox, a MARC Treatment Center, based in Pennsylvania.

In addition to MARC, Bierman serves on the membership committee of the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP), the board of directors of The Phoenix Foundation of Maryland and Shalom Tikvah, and was named a Baltimore Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” Class of 2019, honoring Baltimore’s emerging business leaders.

Kristin Whiting-DavisKristin Whiting-Davis, LCSW-C, is a licensed clinical social worker practicing in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C.  Her primary role at Kaiser Permanente is Behavioral Health Operations Manager for the Baltimore service area. Previously, she was a provider of adult psychotherapy services at the Annapolis Medical Center. She has been with Kaiser Permanente since May 2018.

Whiting-Davis is a graduate of West Virginia University with a bachelor’s degree in Social Work. She also earned a master’s degree in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Prior to working at Kaiser Permanente, she worked with children, teens, families and adults in various settings. These include child welfare, community mental health, private outpatient, partial hospitalization, hospital emergency room and a special education school. She has completed extensive hours of post-graduate training in cognitive behavior therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, trauma-informed practices, mindfulness-based stress reduction and motivational interviewing.

Event details:

When: Tuesday, May 4, 2021; 10-11 a.m.

Where: Webinar via Zoom

*A personal, one-time link to join the meeting will be sent out via email to all registrants the evening prior to the event.

(If you do not receive your link by 4 p.m., May 3, please contact Tara Harris at or Karen Parrish at

Cost: Free for GBC Members, $25 for non-members
(This program is free for all employees of GBC member companies.)

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund. Contact Tara Harris at or Karen Parrish at

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at

Please submit your questions for the speakers in advance using the event registration form.

  • May 18, 2021
    9:00 am - 10:00 am

Annual Meeting 2021 graphic

Pictured: GBC Board Chair Calvin Butler, Thomas Friedman, GBC Vice Chair Mary Ann Scully and GBC President & CEO Don Fry.


Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for its 66th Annual Meeting, the state’s premier business event of the year.

Thomas L. Friedman, the foreign affairs columnist for the New York Times, and the author of seven bestselling books, including “Hot, Flat, and Crowded” and “The World Is Flat,” will be the 2021 Keynote Speaker.

Friedman has won three Pulitzer Prizes: The 1983 Pulitzer Prize for international reporting, the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for international reporting and the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary.

Prior to starting his column in 1995, Friedman served as Beirut Bureau Chief, Jerusalem Bureau Chief, Chief Diplomatic Correspondent and international economics correspondent for the Times. Before joining the New York Times in 1981, he served as a Beirut reporter for UPI.

In addition to hearing from Friedman, attendees at GBC’s 66th Annual Meeting, will also:

  • Celebrate the work of the GBC since the 2020 Annual Meeting.
  • Learn about priorities and goals of the GBC for the remainder of the year.
  • Hear from GBC Board Chair Calvin Butler and GBC President and CEO Donald C. Fry on the work of the GBC and its priorities going forward.
  • Honor the recipients of the GBC Regional Visionary Award.

When: Tuesday, May 18, 2021; 9 a.m.

Where: Virtual event

*A personal, one-time link to join the livestream will be sent out via email to all registrants the evening of  May 17.

(If you do not receive your link by 8 a.m., May 18, please contact Karen Parrish at

Cost: GBC Members: $100, Non-members: $150

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund. Contact Karen Parrish at

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at

View scenes from GBC’s 65th Annual Meeting here.

Event Sponsors:

Title Sponsor


Ambassador Sponsors

BGE          UMMS logo

Signature Sponsors

AT&T      Merritt Companies logo


Gold Sponsor

University of Maryland logo

Silver Sponsor

Partner Sponsors

Comcast     Kaiser Permanente logo

Towson University logoUMBC logo

Bronze Sponsors

BCCC logo     

Media Sponsors


Production Partner



  • June 22, 2021
    8:30 am - 9:00 am
  • September 28, 2021
    8:30 am - 9:00 am
  • December 14, 2021
    8:30 am - 9:00 am

Connect Influence Succeed

As a valued new member of the Greater Baltimore Committee, YOU are crucial to our success! This is your opportunity to meet with GBC President & CEO Don Fry to learn more about the impactful work of the GBC and the variety of ways for you and your company/organization to Connect. Influence. Succeed.

Join us to learn how to maximize your membership:

  • “Be in the room.”
  • Participate in the work
    • Member Engagement Opportunities
    • Advocacy
    • Events
  • GBC Communications: Prompt and accurate information
  • Connect & Network with like-minded leaders
  • Increase awareness & visibility of your company/organization

Current GBC members are welcome to join us for these events.

Connect. Influence. Succeed. — GBC New Member Orientation is a great way to begin engaging and connecting to make the most of your GBC membership.

Event details:


  • June 22, 2021, 8:30-9 a.m.
  • September 28, 2021, 8:30-9 a.m.
  • December 14, 2021, 8:30-9 a.m.

Where: Virtual Meeting via Zoom

*A personal, one-time link to join the event will be sent out via email to all registrants the evening prior to the event.

(If you do not receive your link the evening prior to the event, please contact Tara Harris at or Karen Parrish at

Cost: Free. GBC Members only. Registration required.

Questions: Please reach out to Jeremy Rosendale, Director of Membership & External Affairs, at