- January 5, 2022 - April 29, 2022
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Special Offer for GBC Member Companies:
Purchase a Newsmaker Speaker Series subscription package by April 29, 2022.
Individual Newsmaker dates, times and locations will be announced soon.
To select your individual Newsmakers, please contact Tara Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org once the event is announced.
This offer is non-transferable, non-refundable and tickets purchased must be used in 2022. If you have questions, please contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at email@example.com.
- February 1, 2022
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Goucher College and the Greater Baltimore Committee present a monthly speaker series featuring top government officials and political leaders in state and federal government, as well as business executives.
Mileah Kromer, associate professor of political science and the director of the Sarah T. Hughes Center for Politics at Goucher College, and Donald C. Fry, President and CEO of the Greater Baltimore Committee, will moderate the series.
1:30 p.m. – Program Begins
2:30 p.m. – Program Ends
Dr. Leana Wen will discuss the current state of COVID-19, the recent surge in the Omicron variant, the recommendations of the CDC regarding vaccinations and booster shots, and best practices to protect your personal health.
Dr. Leana Wen is an emergency physician and public health professor at George Washington University, and a non-resident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. She is also a CNN medical analyst and contributing columnist for The Washington Post, where she writes a weekly column and anchors the new Post newsletter, “The Checkup with Dr. Wen”. Previously, she served as Baltimore’s Health Commissioner, where she led the nation’s oldest continuously-operating public health department. She is the author of the patient advocacy book, When Doctors Don’t Listen: How to Avoid Misdiagnoses and Unnecessary Tests (St. Martin’s Press, 2013) and a new memoir, Lifelines: A Doctor’s Journey in the Fight for Public Health (Metropolitan Books, July 2021). Dr. Wen lives with her husband and two young children in Baltimore.
When: February 1, 2022; 1:30 PM
Cost: Free for GBC Members. Registration is required.
For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- February 10, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Did you know that, according to one report, wind could be a viable source of renewable electricity in all 50 states by 2050? Wind energy also has the potential to provide an estimated 600,000 jobs in the U.S. in manufacturing, installation, maintenance, and other services by 2050.
Join the GBC as we discuss the prospects for wind energy with three top experts from US Wind. The company plans to develop Momentum Wind, a new offshore wind project to be located in federal waters far off the coast of Maryland. If approved by federal and state regulators, Momentum Wind can secure a major role for Maryland in the rapidly growing U.S. offshore wind industry by establishing Maryland’s first permanent offshore wind component factory
When: February 10, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Virtual Event via Zoom
Cost: $25 for members and $50 for non-members
Nancy Sopko, Director, External Affairs
Nancy Sopko is the Director of External Affairs at US Wind, Inc. In this role, Nancy leads the company’s government and public affairs initiatives, including key stakeholder outreach. Prior to joining US Wind, Nancy was the Executive Director at the Special Initiative on Offshore Wind (SIOW), an independent project at the University of Delaware’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, where she led the industry’s collective engagement with the commercial fishing industry and, among other things, served as the Developer Coordinator on the Responsible Offshore Development Alliance’s (RODA’s) Joint Industry Task Force. Nancy has also been the director of offshore wind at the American Wind Energy Association; a policy advocate at Oceana, a nonprofit ocean conservation group; legislative counsel to former U.S. Rep. John Adler (NJ-03); counsel to the NJ Senate Judiciary Committee; counsel in the NJ Office of Legislative Services; and as a staff attorney at Legal Services of Northwest Jersey. She is barred to practice law in the State of New Jersey.
Tim Mack, Foundations & Localization Manager
Tim Mack joins US Wind from EEW AOS, LLC, where he most recently served as U.S. Business Development Manager for Offshore Wind. Mack brings 25 years of experience in the steel industry and 14 years of experience in the offshore energy industry to the US Wind team. His vast knowledge and experience in working with wind developers, labor unions, government officials, steel manufacturers, and technology and service providers make him uniquely positioned to advance US Wind’s development efforts.
Maynard Smith, Maryland Business Engagement Manager
Maynard Smith is a business development and diversity & compliance consulting expert, having support diversity inclusion projects for MGM National Harbor, Woodrow Wilson Bridge, Prince George’s County Maryland Supplier Development & Diversity Division, US Homeland Security, Cyber Security Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation and 2020 Black Farmers Cooperative. Maynard volunteers on several community boards to include support of Family Justice Center and Progressive Life Center of Prince George County Maryland and Visit Baltimore organization.
- February 18, 2022
8:30 am - 9:30 am
- February 18, 2022
8:30 am - 9:30 am
- May 17, 2022
8:30 am - 9:00 am
- May 17, 2022
8:30 am - 9:00 am
As a valued 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
- GBC Communications: Prompt and accurate information
- Connect & Network with like-minded leaders
- Increase awareness & visibility of your company/organization
New and current members are welcome to join us.
Connect. Influence. Succeed is a great way to begin engaging and connecting to make the most of your GBC membership.
When: February 18, 2022; 8:30 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.
Cost: Free. GBC Members only. Registration required.
Questions: Please reach out to Jeremy Rosendale, Director of Membership & External Affairs, at email@example.com.
- February 24, 2022
10:00 am - 11:15 am
According to a U.S. News & World Report, the State of Maryland is now the most racially diverse state on the East Coast, 2020 U.S. Census data shows.
But segregation and inequality complicate the picture.
As the magazine’s report notes, “The data from the decennial census shows that Maryland is a very ethnically and racially diverse state – and has become much more so in the past decade. But analysts and demographers say that issues there persist when it comes to inclusivity and equality…” Join the GBC and three top experts in the field to explore what this growing diversity means for the state, its economy and its future political makeup.
Event Date: February 24, 2022
Time: 10:00 am – 11:15 am
Price: $25 for members and non-members
Title: Racial Equity and Social Justice: State of Diversity in the Greater Baltimore Region
Dr. Lawrence T. Brown
Lawrence T. Brown is an author, scholar, and equity scientist. His first book The Black Butterfly: The Harmful Politics of Race and Space in America was published by Johns Hopkins University Press in January 2021. The Black Butterfly was the #1 selling book in 2021 at three independent bookstores in the city: Urban Reads Bookstore, Greedy Reads, and Red Emma’s Bookstore Coffeehouse. Dr. Brown is currently working as a research scientist in the new Center for Urban Health Equity at Morgan State University, where he is leading the Black Butterfly Rising Initiative which aims to make Black neighborhoods matter.
Dr. Karsonya Wise Whitehead
Karsonya (Kaye) Wise Whitehead, Ph.D., associate professor of communication and African and African American Studies, Loyola University, Maryland, is a three-time New York Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker and the award-winning radio host of Today with Dr. Kaye on WEAA 88.9FM. Her scholarship examines the ways race, class, and gender coalesce in American classrooms as well as in political and social environments. Her work and her scholarship in activism, race, and African American history have garnered national attention and awards, including the Gilder Lehrman Preserve America Maryland History Teacher of the Year Award (2006), the Gilder Lehrman Fellowship in American History (2012), and the Collegium Visionary Award (2019)
Dr. Janelle Wong
Janelle Wong is a professor at the University of Maryland in the Departments of American Studies and Government and Politics. She teaches courses on race and politics. She is also on the Board of the Montgomery County Progressive Asian American Network, and a member of the Black and Brown Coalition for Educational Equity and Excellence.