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  • September 29, 2020
    8:30 am - 10:00 am

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Join the Greater Baltimore Committee and leading transportation and mobility experts for an informative discussion on concrete strategies for advancing equity through transportation planning and policy at the local, regional, state and federal levels.

Panelists include:

David BragdonDavid Bragdon — Executive Director, TransitCenter

Bragdon has served as Executive Director of TransitCenter since 2013. The civic foundation is dedicated to improving public transportation and making U.S. cities more just, sustainable and prosperous.

He spent the early part of his career in the maritime and aviation freight industries, with a cargo airline, a shipping line and the Port of Portland, Oregon. He was then elected to two terms as President of the Metro Council, the regional government for the Portland, Oregon area from 2002 to 2010.


Nathaniel P. Ford Sr.Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. — Chief Executive Officer, Jacksonville Transportation Authority, past Chair of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA)

Ford is a champion of multimodal transportation, walkable neighborhoods, public-private partnerships and transit-oriented development; and he is known for industry-leading insights and thought leadership on international transportation issues from trade and study missions around the world.

Ford was awarded the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) Outstanding Public Transportation Manager for 2020, and has received numerous awards for his transformational programs and initiatives, including the White House Champion of Change.

Ford holds an Executive MBA from the Davis School of Business at Jacksonville University and a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in organizational leadership from Mercer University. He is a graduate of the Executive Development Consortium Program at Emory University, and has completed executive training at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He is a graduate of Leadership Florida (2015) and Leadership Jacksonville (2014).


Monica Tibbits-NuttMonica Tibbits-Nutt — AICP, LEED AP BD+C — Executive Director of the 128 Business Council, Vice-Chair of the MBTA Fiscal Management and Control Board, Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Board of Directors

Tibbits-Nutt’s areas of specialty are transportation planning, urban design and transit equity. In both her work and research, she is particularly interested in capitalizing upon every opportunity to better educate transportation stakeholders and the public about all aspects of the planning process. As part of this focus on education, she serves as the Vice President of the non-profit Youth Engagement Planning (YEP!), which brings urban planning and community advocacy into K-12 environments.

She is a gubernatorial appointee to the Board of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), having served on the Executive Committee and Legislative Committee, and formerly served as Vice-Chair of the Regional Transportation Advisory Council (RTAC). Tibbits-Nutt is also an active member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and a LEED Accredited Professional in Building Design & Construction with the U.S. Green Building Council. She received a Masters of City and Regional Planning from the Ohio State University in Columbus and a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and Sociology from the University of Southern Indiana.


Jess ZimbabweJess Zimbabwe – Founder, Plot Strategies, former Director of the Daniel Rose Center for Public Leadership at the National League of Cities and the Urban Land Institute

Zimbabwe served for 10 years as the founding Director of the Daniel Rose Center for Public Leadership — a partnership of the National League of Cities and the Urban Land Institute. Prior to that, Zimbabwe led the Mayors’ Institute on City Design, and was Community Design Director at Urban Ecology in Oakland. She serves on the boards of Next City, the National Main Street Center, and Colloqate.

She is a licensed architect, certified city planner, LEED-Accredited Professional, and a member of the urban planning faculties at Georgetown University and the University of Washington.

Event details:

When: September 29, 2020, 8:30-10 a.m. (Registration closes at noon, September 28.)

Where: Virtual Conference via Zoom

Cost: GBC members: $35, Non-members: $55; WTS Baltimore,  YPT Baltimore and ULI Baltimore Members: $35

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


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  • September 30, 2020
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

BWAB Financial Health

When you invest in a woman, change happens! From everyday spending to long-term financial planning, effective money management is essential. Join the GBC’s Baltimore Women’s Advisory Board as we discuss financial wellness, finance 101, fears and the untapped potential of the female economy.

This is a must-attend event moderated by BWAB Co-Chairs Christine Aspell, Managing Partner of KPMG (pictured above, second row, left), and Sabina Kelly, Greater Maryland Market President at Bank of America (pictured above, second row, right), along with an all-star panel of finance experts.

Panelists include (pictured above, top row, left to right):

Kathy Bays Armstrong – Private Wealth Advisor, Heritage Financial Consultants

A Certified Financial Planner practitioner, Armstrong provides clients with holistic financial planning throughout all stages of their lives. With decades of experience, Armstrong manages a dynamic financial planning practice at Heritage Financial Consultants specializing in comprehensive financial planning in the areas of asset management, retirement planning, education funding, personal risk management and estate planning. Through extensive experience and uncompromising integrity, Armstrong delivers objective, straightforward strategies to help her clients achieve their lifelong financial goals.

Sandra Liotta – Senior Vice President and Wealth Management Advisor, Merrill Lynch

Based in Towson, Liotta heads a team of nine financial advisors and client associates and manages one of the most successful Merrill Lynch offices in the Mid-Atlantic region. A believer in acquiring a wide spectrum of knowledge to better serve clients, Liotta is among the few financial advisors at Merrill Lynch who are both a Certified Financial Planner™ practitioner and a Certified Investment Management Analyst℠ professional. She collaborates with clients’ attorneys and CPAs to develop estate plans and retirement income plans. Liotta also manages discretionary stock and bond portfolios as a Portfolio Manager in Merrill’s Personal Investment Advisory℠ Program.

Sarah Kahl – Partner, Venable, LLP

Kahl focuses her practice on tax and estate planning for individuals and families. Kahl also represents fiduciaries and beneficiaries on the proper administration of a trust. With her CPA background, she reviews a client’s entire financial picture to tailor appropriate tax strategies to the particular client. Her practice includes the administration of foreign trusts and planning for individuals with foreign connections.

Event details:

When: Wednesday, September 30, 2020; 10 a.m. (Registration closes at noon, September 29.)

Where: Virtual Webinar via Zoom

*A personal, one-time link to join the webinar will be sent out via email to all registrants the evening prior to the event. (If you do not receive your link by 6 p.m. September 29, please contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at

Cost: GBC members: Free, Non-members: $25

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 to the panelists in advance on the registration page or to Lisa Byrd at

In preparation for this event, the Baltimore Women’s Advisory Board has provided these articles for further study, courtesy of Heritage Financial Consultants and Venable:

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  • October 7, 2020
    8:30 am - 9:30 am

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee in welcoming Darryll Pines as President of the University of Maryland College Park and Anthony Jenkins as President of Coppin State University. Learn more about their plans for the future and what’s next for these Maryland higher education institutions.

Darryll PinesDarryll J. Pines, President of University of Maryland, College Park

Darryll J. Pines serves as President of the University of Maryland and the Glenn L. Martin Professor of Aerospace Engineering. He was formerly the Nariman Farvardin Professor of Engineering and Dean of UMD’s A. James Clark School of Engineering, where he has been on the faculty since 1995. In 2019, he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering.

Pines has testified before Congress about the importance of K-12 STEM education for all students, and led an initiative to pilot a first-of-its-kind, nationwide, pre-college course on engineering principles and design. The program, Engineering For US All (E4USA), was made possible through a $4 million NSF grant.

Under Pines’ leadership, The Clark School established five interdisciplinary research centers and institutes: The Maryland Energy Innovation Institute, Robert E. Fischell Institute for Biomedical Devices, Maryland Transportation Institute, Quantum Technology Center (jointly with the Department of Physics) and Maryland Robotics Center.

Prior to his promotion to Dean, Pines led the Department of Aerospace Engineering, taking a leave of absence from the University of Maryland from 2003 to 2006 to serve as a program manager for the Tactical Technology Office and Defense Sciences Office at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). He also held positions at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Chevron Corp. and Space Tethers. At LLNL, Pines worked on the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization’s Clementine spacecraft program, which discovered water near the south pole of the moon.

In recognition of his contributions to the field, Pines was named a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, American Society of Mechanical Engineers and Institute of Physics.

He received a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. He earned M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Anthony L. Jenkins, President of Coppin State UniversityAnthony L. Jenkins, President of Coppin State University

Anthony L. Jenkins, Ph.D., became the 8th President of Coppin State University (CSU) on May 26, 2020. He is an established higher education leader and advocate committed to creating higher education opportunities for all students, especially culturally under-represented groups.

Jenkins came to CSU from West Virginia State University (WVSU), a historically black land-grant research university near Charleston, W.V., where he served as president from July 2016 until May 2020. Prior to WVSU, Jenkins was Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and was the Senior Associate Vice President for the University of Central Florida.

His career includes serving at Jackson State University, before joining Virginia Tech’s Housing and Residence Life, and later the Office of the Dean of Students. He remained at Virginia Tech until becoming the Assistant Dean of Students of Northeastern Illinois University. He later served as the Dean of Students at the University of North Carolina Wilmington; and was recruited to serve as the Dean of Students at the University of Houston-Clear Lake.

Jenkins is a proponent for education and public policy issues. He has fostered meaningful dialogue within
the national higher education community. His research, speeches and publications focus on crisis management, enrollment and retention, diversity, African-American male initiatives, first generation college student success, state funding for higher education, mentoring, and high-risk college campus behavior such as alcohol consumption and sexual misconduct.

A United States Army veteran, Jenkins began his path to higher education as a first generation college graduate of Fayetteville State University. He earned a Master’s degree from North Carolina Central University and a Doctorate from Virginia Tech University.

Event details:

When: Wednesday, October 7, 2020; 8:30-9:30 a.m. (Registration closes at noon, October 6.)

Where: Webinar via Zoom

*A personal, one-time link to join the webinar will be sent out via email to all registrants the evening of October 6.

(If you do not receive your link by 6 p.m., October 6, please contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at

Cost: GBC members: $25, Non-members: $40

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 panelists in advance by using the registration form.

  • October 8, 2020
    8:30 am - 9:30 am

Chris McDonellMost everyone deals with the internal question: Why is it that I have so little time to do all of the things that I want to do?

We are all aware that time is a finite, non-renewable resource which must be carefully managed. Yet, having the personal conviction to take ownership of our own time can be extremely difficult. Often, people devalue their own time while prioritizing everyone else’s.  Many individuals in the workplace develop “head trash” around time management — throwing their hands up in the air, claiming there is no use in being proactive.

This workshop is designed to energize attendees to focus more intently on their individual time management behaviors in order to get more out of each day. We will ask all attendees to come prepared to take a closer look at how they have spent their time in recent weeks and learn from those experiences.

Chris McDonell is President of McDonell Consulting Group, a licensed Sandler Training center based in Baltimore. McDonell, who has more than 25 years of experience in sales and executive leadership, has worked throughout the U.S. for leading financial institutions, including Morgan Stanley, Citigroup and The Associates. McDonell has been with Sandler Training since 2008 and has formed long-term partnerships with small and large companies.

Event details:

When: Thursday, October 8, 2020; 8:30 a.m.

Where: Virtual Meeting via Zoom

Cost: GBC members: $25, Non-members: $40

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 410-727-2820 ext. 40.

  • GBC's 65th Annual Meeting
    October 14, 2020
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for its 65th Annual Meeting, the state’s premier business event of the year.

  • Join with the Baltimore region’s top business, civic and elected leaders.
  • Celebrate the work of the GBC since the 2019 Annual Meeting.
  • Thank the outgoing Board Chair and welcome the incoming Board Chair.
  • Learn about the goals of the GBC for the remainder of the year.
  • Enjoy 65th Anniversary celebration activities.

Keynote speaker:

Oscar Jimenez, CNN National CorrespondentOmar Jimenez, CNN National Correspondent —

“Reporting from the Front Lines of the Racial Equity Protests”

Omar Jimenez is a CNN National Correspondent based in Chicago.

In his first year as a National Correspondent, he was the lead reporter in the death of Kobe Bryant, covered the COVID-19 pandemic from the front lines beginning in March at a nursing home in Washington, and was at the forefront of numerous protests within the Black Lives Matter movement, including the death of George Floyd. He and his crew were arrested on live television in Minneapolis while covering protests in the city after Floyd’s death.

Jimenez started with CNN in 2017 for the network’s affiliate service, CNN Newsource, based in Washington, D.C. While there, he covered breaking news stories for CNN’s more than 900 affiliates nationwide.

Prior to joining CNN, Jimenez worked for WBAL-TV in Baltimore, where he was a reporter and fill-in anchor. While there, he received an individual Emmy nomination for general assignment reporting.

He graduated from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, where he also played on the varsity men’s basketball team.

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When: Wednesday, October 14, 2020; 11 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 October 13.

(If you do not receive your link by 9 a.m., October 14, please contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at

Cost: GBC Members: $75, Non-members: $125

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

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Gold Sponsors:

The Howard Hughes Corporation; Kaiser Permanente Loyola University Maryland; Towson University; University of Maryland, Baltimore

Silver Sponsors:

The Bozzuto Group, Community College of Baltimore County

Bronze Sponsors:

Baltimore City Community College; Saint Agnes Foundation; University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Partner Sponsor:

Bank of America, Camden Partners, First National Bank, Grander Capital Partners, LLC., RCM&D, Southway Builders, TEDCO, The Y in Central Maryland

Media Sponsors:

Baltimore Business Journal, The Daily Record