Register for Events


  • 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 tarah@gbc.org 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 lisab@gbc.org


  • March 9, 2021
    9:00 am - 10:15 am

Fearless Leadership

Join the Baltimore Women’s Advisory Board for an interactive discussion led by Chintimini Keith, the Bozzuto Group’s Vice President of Corporate Communications and Marketing, on what Fearless Leadership means.

Members of the Baltimore Women’s Advisory Board will lead small group discussions and encourage attendees to share their experiences in risk-taking. This event will leave you with action items that will enable you to advance your career by stepping out of your comfort zone and building your confidence.

  1. Overcoming Imposter Syndrome
  2. Reframing Your Story
  3. The Art of Asking

Event details:

This event is sold out. To be added to the wait list, please contact Tara Harris at tarah@gbc.org 

When: Tuesday, March 9, 2021; 9-10:15 a.m.

Where: Virtual Meeting 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., March 8, please contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at lisab@gbc.org.)

Cost: Free for GBC Members

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund. Contact Tara Harris at tarah@gbc.org or Karen Parrish at karenp@gbc.org.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at lisab@gbc.org.

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

Sponsors

Title:

McCormick

Ambassador:

UMMS logo

Signature:

Program:

BGE

Media:


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

Penn Station (Flickr)

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for a conversation about the proposed redevelopment of Penn Station and its ability to provide a more attractive “gateway” to Baltimore City as well as generate jobs and increase economic opportunities.

Panelists include:

  • Bill Struever, Principal, Managing Partner, CEO, Cross Street Partners
  • Tim Pula, Vice President, Community Development for Beatty Development
  • Brian Traylor, Planning Manager, Amtrak
  • Peter Stubb, Principal, Design Director, Gensler
  • Chris Grant, Investment Manager, Blueprint Local

Event details:

When: Thursday, March 18, 2021; 9 a.m.

Where: 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 4 p.m., March 17, please contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at lisab@gbc.org.)

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

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund. Contact Tara Harris at tarah@gbc.org or Karen Parrish at karenp@gbc.org.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at lisab@gbc.org.

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


  • March 24, 2021
    8:30 am - 9:00 am
  • 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:

When:

  • March 24, 2021, 8:30-9 a.m.
  • 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 tarah@gbc.org or Karen Parrish at karenp@gbc.org.)

Cost: Free. GBC Members only. Registration required.

Questions: Please reach out to Jeremy Rosendale, Director of Membership & External Affairs, at jeremyr@gbc.org.


  • March 25, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

Board Diversity

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee and Executive Alliance for a tactical discussion on Board Diversity: Pathways to Making it Happen.

Diverse boards of directors are more effective. Diversity brings economic benefits and innovation to boards. How can businesses bring different perspectives, especially those of women and women of color, to their current boards?

Panelists include:

  • Frances “Toni” Draper –Publisher of The Afro
  • Lissa Broome — Director Diversity Initiative, University of North Carolina School of Law
  • Christine D. Aspell — Baltimore Office Managing Partner and Audit Partner, KPMG LLP
  • Alicia Wilson — Vice President for Economic Development, Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Health System

Frances Toni DraperDr. Frances Murphy Draper has been an influential community leader in her native Baltimore for decades, with leadership positions in journalism, a church she founded and education.

In February 2018, Draper was named Chair of the Board and Publisher of the Afro-American Newspapers, which was founded in 1892 by her great-grandfather. She was president of the company from 1987 to 1999.

In 2002, Draper became the founding pastor of the Freedom Temple African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in South Baltimore.

 

Lissa BroomeLissa L. Broome is the Burton Craige Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina School of Law.  She directs the Center for Banking and Finance and serves as the faculty advisor to the North Carolina Banking Institute journal.  She also heads the Director Diversity Initiative (DDI) whose goal is to increase the gender, racial and ethnic diversity on corporate boards of directors. Through the DDI’s database of potential diverse corporate directors, Broome helps connect talented diverse directors and corporations.

Since 2010, she has served as the University’s Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR) to the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and the NCAA.  Broome serves as an ex officio member of the ACC’s Executive Committee and Chair of the ACC FARs.

Broome is a graduate of the University of Illinois and Harvard Law School.

 

Christine AspellChristine D. Aspell is the Baltimore Office Managing Partner and Audit Partner with KPMG LLP.  She has more than 28 years of experience in providing assurance services to clients in the financial services industry and specializes in serving clients in, banking, investment services, insurance, real estate, construction and government contracting segments.

Within KPMG, she serves as the chair of the Women’s Advisory Board, Co-Chair of the new Office Managing Partner transition team and as a partner on the Management Review Panel.  Externally, Aspell serves as the chair of the Loyola Accounting Advisory Board and a member of the following: Calvert Hall College, Girl Scouts of Central Maryland, Greater Baltimore Committee Board of Directors, Downtown Partnership Board of Directors, Center Club Board of Governors, My Sister’s Place Leadership Council, New America (Better Life Lab) and the Maryland Zoo.  In addition, she is a Maryland Top 100 Women Winner 2012, 2015 and 2018.

 

Alicia WilsonAlicia Wilson is the Vice President for Economic Development at the Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Health System. She leads a core team driving Johns Hopkins’ strategy and initiatives as an anchor institution in and around Baltimore.

Prior to joining Hopkins, she served as the Senior Vice President of Impact Investments and Senior Legal Counsel for the Port Covington Development Team, where she was instrumental in securing a $660 million TIF for the $5.5 billion redevelopment.

Wilson was recently elected Chair of the CollegeBound Foundation and is the first African-American and youngest Board Chair in the organization’s 30-year history.

She holds an undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Maryland Francis Key Carey School of Law.

 

Event details:

When: March 25, 2021; 10-11:30 a.m.

Where: Virtual Meeting 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., March 24, please contact Tara Harris at tarah@gbc.org or Karen Parrish at karenp@gbc.org.)

Cost: Free

For event information, contact Jeremy Rosendale, Director of Membership and External Affairs, at jeremyr@gbc.org.

For sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at lisab@gbc.org.

Please submit your questions for the speakers in advance using the event registration form or send them to Jeremy Rosendale at jeremyr@gbc.org.