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Newsmaker Breakfast: The Future of the Preakness and Pimlico Race Track - February 2017

Prices: $45.00 - $45.00

Date: February 27, 2017

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for our February Newsmaker Breakfast, which will feature a discussion about the future of the Preakness and Pimlico Race Track. Hear from Maryland Delegate Samuel I. (Sandy) Rosenberg and Thomas E. Kelso, Chairman, Maryland Stadium Authority.

When: Monday, February 27, 2017; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. program

Where: Greater Baltimore Committee, 111. S. Calvert St., Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost: $45

This event is open to GBC member companies and employees of GBC member companies.

To be eligible for a refund the Greater Baltimore Committee requires a 72-hour cancellation notice.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Event and Business Development Manager Lisa Byrd at 410-727-2820.

Event Sponsor:

Available Spaces: 52

Newsmaker Breakfast: Al Hutchinson, President and CEO, Visit Baltimore - March 2017

Prices: $45.00 - $45.00

Date: March 16, 2017

Hear from Al Hutchinson, President and CEO of Visit Baltimore, at the Greater Baltimore Committee's March Newsmaker Breakfast.

Al Hutchinson joined Visit Baltimore as President and CEO in November 2016. As the chief executive of the city’s official destination development and marketing organization, he is responsible for overseeing the promotion of the Baltimore region as a destination for conventions, meetings, leisure visits, day-trips, group tours and family reunions, in addition to serving as the hospitality industry’s liaison to the business, civic and local community, and demonstrating the impact of tourism on the city and the state.

Hutchinson brings more than 24 years of experience in the hospitality and destination marketing industry to Baltimore. He most recently served as president and CEO of the Visit Mobile, where he was recognized as the 2016 Alabama Restaurant and Hospitality Alliance’s ‘Tourism Promoter of the Year,’ and in 2014 was the recipient of the National Coalition of Black Meeting Planners ‘Pioneer Award’.

Prior to joining Visit Mobile, Hutchinson served as the Vice President of Convention Sales and Services at the Virginia Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau where, for more than 11 years, he led the convention sales and services team, directed the advertising agency and worked closely with community leaders, industry decision maker, elected officials and tourism partners. Hutchinson has also held previous leadership positions with the Greater Pittsburgh Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Charlotte Convention Center, the Park Hotel in Charlotte and the Richmond Metropolitan CVB.

Hutchinson is a graduate of the University of Alabama and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Destination Marketing Association International’s (DMAI) Destination & Travel Foundation; United States Travel Association (USTA); and is also a member of Religious Conference Management Association’s (RCMA) Executive Supplier Council. In the local community, Hutchinson serves on the Baltimore Hotel Corporation Board, the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore’s Board, and the Visit Baltimore Education & Training Foundation Board, in addition to leading the Baltimore Convention & Tourism Board, which oversees both Visit Baltimore and the Baltimore Convention Center seamless and effective sales process.
Hutchinson is married to wife, Unae Hutchinson and has two children, Asia and Jalen.

When: Thursday, March 16, 2017; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. program

Where: Greater Baltimore Committee, 111. S. Calvert St., Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost: $45

This event is open to GBC member companies and employees of GBC member companies.

To be eligible for a refund the Greater Baltimore Committee requires a 72-hour cancellation notice.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Event and Business Development Manager Lisa Byrd at 410-727-2820.

Event Sponsor:

Available Spaces: 100

Newsmaker Breakfast: Bernard C. (Jack) Young, President, Baltimore City Council - April 2017

Prices: $45.00 - $45.00

Date: April 19, 2017

Hear from Bernard C. (Jack) Young, President of the Baltimore City Council, at the Greater Baltimore Committee's April Newsmaker Breakfast.

When: Wednesday, April 19, 2017; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. program

Where: Greater Baltimore Committee, 111. S. Calvert St., Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost: $45

This event is open to GBC member companies and employees of GBC member companies.

To be eligible for a refund the Greater Baltimore Committee requires a 72-hour cancellation notice.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Event and Business Development Manager Lisa Byrd at 410-727-2820.

Event Sponsor:

Available Spaces: 100

Newsmaker Breakfast: Scott Burger, Pandora, President of the Americas - May 2017

Prices: $45.00 - $45.00

Date: May 17, 2017

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for our May Newsmaker Breakfast, which will feature a discussion with Scott Burger, Pandora, President of the Americas.

Scott Burger serves as President of the Americas for PANDORA, a global leader in the design,
manufacture and marketing of hand-finished, modern jewelry made from genuine materials at
affordable prices. In this role, Scott leads strategy and oversees all aspects of the business for
the company’s largest market, accounting for approximately 45 percent of global sales.

Since assuming the role of President of North America in 2012 and then the Americas in 2013,
Scott has brought focus to three key areas – strategy, talent and operational excellence – with
the goal to guide PANDORA’s evolution from an entrepreneurial organization to a major global
player in fashion and retail. Previously, Scott held multiple roles at PANDORA, including Chief
Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. During this time, he played an integral role in
helping the company go public in 2010, led market development strategies in Canada and
Brazil, and supported other aspects of the company’s globalization strategy.
As a leader, Scott believes strongly his team must start with the end in mind and chart a clear
path to success. He’s proud to have contributed to PANDORA Americas revenue growth from
$95 million to more than $800 million, and he’s confident the brand’s brightest days are still
ahead.

Before joining PANDORA, Scott served as Chief Financial Officer for Dormia, a mattress
manufacturing and wholesale company, where he led the company’s expansion into China.
Prior to that role, Scott served as a Senior Director at Giant Food Industries (Royal Ahold), a
200-store and 28,000-employee global retail organization, where he led financial planning and
analysis.

Scott earned his Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice from the University of Baltimore
and his Master of Business Administration from Loyola College.

When Scott isn’t talking jewelry, he enjoys spending time with his family – his wife and six
children ranging from ages two to twelve – traveling, and sipping fine wine.

When: Wednesday, May 17, 2017; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. program

Where: Greater Baltimore Committee, 111. S. Calvert St., Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost: $45

This event is open to GBC member companies and employees of GBC member companies.

To be eligible for a refund the Greater Baltimore Committee requires a 72-hour cancellation notice.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Event and Business Development Manager Lisa Byrd at 410-727-2820.

Event Sponsor:

Available Spaces: 100