Register for Events


  • August 22, 2019
    8:30 am - 9:30 am

Stop the Bleed logoThe Greater Baltimore Committee, in partnership with the University of Maryland Medical System’s R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, is offering a one day “Stop the Bleed” training for GBC members only on August 22. The training provides the basics of how to recognize life-threatening bleeding and ways to stop it.  Go here for more information on the “Stop the Bleed” program.

To arrange a training for your own organization, please contact Teresa Birge.


  • Breakfast Briefing: What the Affordable Care Act Means for Your Business
    September 11, 2019
    7:30 am - 9:30 am

Join us for this discussion on September 11, 2019. Members and Non-Members Welcome!

Health Insurance Reform in Maryland
Join a panel of insurance industry experts for a discussion about the ever changing landscape of health insurance reform and what that means to businesses of all sizes. Topics that will be discussed include Maryland’s wholehearted adoption of the policies set forth in the Affordable Care Act and the Trump Administration’s desire to dissolve it, recent Maryland legal and regulatory developments such as the 1332 Reinsurance Program, a re-cap of the 2019 legislative session; and a forecast of things to come.
Bring your burning questions to this informative breakfast program.

 

Hear from:

Jay Duke owns a small, independent insurance agency in Leonardtown. For 38 years Duke has been providing insurance services to individuals and small businesses. He is an advocate for insurance agents and was actively involved with the creation and implementation of the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange. Duke is a past State Chairman of the Independent Insurance Agents of Maryland and currently serves as its Legislative Committee Chairman.

 

 

Catherine Grason joined CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield as its Government Relations Director in January 2019.  Previously, Grason served as Chief of Staff of the Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA). In this role she managed the MIA’s policy activities and oversaw the Government Relations, Public Affairs and Regulatory Affairs Units. She also managed the agency’s participation and advocacy within the National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ (NAIC).

Grason began her career at the Insurance Administration in 2014 as the Director of Regulatory Affairs and NAIC Liaison where she advised the Insurance Commissioner on regulatory policy, managed the MIA’s day to day regulatory activity and oversaw the MIA’s participation with the NAIC. Prior to her tenure with the MIA, Grason served for more than four years as a Legislative Analyst and Legislative Counsel in the Life and Protection Division of the Transamerica/AEGON companies. In this capacity, she was the lead attorney tracking federal and state health insurance legislation and regulations, including the Affordable Care Act, for Transamerica.

Grason earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy, with honors, from the University of Maryland and a Juris Doctor with a concentration in Government Service and Regulatory Institutions from the University of Baltimore School of Law, where she graduated cum laude. She is a member of the bar in Maryland, the District of Columbia and the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. She is a 2016 recipient of The Daily Record’s “Leading Women” award and a 2018 recipient of The Daily Record’s “Leadership in Law-Generation J.D.” award.

Brett Lininger is a government affairs consultant/lobbyist for Old Line Government Affairs, a wholly owned subsidiary of Nemphos Braue, LLC. Lininger represents clients from industries including insurance, energy, healthcare and information technology before all facets of State and local governments within Maryland. He is also Of Counsel with Nemphos Braue where he represents business clients on administrative law matters before State agencies.

 

 

Rhett Buttle is the Founder of Public Private Strategies, a consulting firm that is exclusively focused on where the public & private sectors meet. The firm is a leader in engaging business leaders – from the small business community to the Fortune 100 – in the most pressing policy issues of the day. Rhett is also a Senior Fellow at The Aspen Institute in the Financial Security Program.

 

 

If you go:

When: Wednesday, September 11, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. program

Where: Greater Baltimore Committee, 111 South Calvert Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost: $35 members, $50 non-members

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.


  • Speaker Series with Chris McDonell: Closing the Sale: How to Inspect What You Expect
    September 26, 2019
    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Chris McDonell

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for the third installment of a four-part speaker series with Chris McDonell, President and CEO of McDonell Consulting Group/Sandler Training.

The purpose of a presentation is to obtain a decision. The prospect’s commitment to making that decision must be obtained before you start your presentation. During the session “Closing the Sale: How To Inspect What You Expect,” we will discuss how to obtain that commitment, deliver a presentation consistent with the prospect’s priorities and obtain the buying decision (yes or no).  You will better understand how to close the sale and be aware of the potential roadblocks to achieving that objective.

If you go:

When: Thursday, September 26, 2019; 5:30 p.m. registration, 6-7 p.m. program

Where: Greater Baltimore Committee, 111 South Calvert Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost:

$35 members

$50 non-members

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for a refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, GBC’s Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.


  • Newsmaker Breakfast with Debra L. McCurdy, President-Elect, Baltimore City Community College
    September 27, 2019
    7:30 am - 9:30 am

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for a conversation with Debra L. McCurdy, the new President of Baltimore City Community College. She assumed the Presidency of BCCC in the spring 2019 semester.

For the past 11 years, McCurdy has served as President of Rhodes State College in Lima, Ohio where she oversaw the transformation of the institution as it expanded its programs to include associate of arts and associate of science degrees. The college also expanded its reach into the region through distance and online programs and developed a manufacturing consortium to provide skill enhancement and training to serve 26 companies. Bringing a strategic vision for program development and growth, she was instrumental in securing increased grant funding and maintaining fiscal stability.

McCurdy previously served for nine years as Provost and Chief Operating Officer for the Dunwoody Campus at Georgia Perimeter College and for seven years as Assistant and Associate Provost at Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia. Earlier positions included serving as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Paul Quinn College in Texas and as Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs at Brandeis University in Massachusetts.

McCurdy earned bachelor of science, master of education and doctoral degrees from Bowling Green State University in Ohio.

If you go:

When: Friday, September 27, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. program

Where: Greater Baltimore Committee, 111 South Calvert Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost: $50 Members

This event is limited to GBC member companies and employees of GBC member companies. A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

Breakfast Sponsor:


  • GBC Newsmaker: U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen
    October 18, 2019
    7:30 am - 9:00 am

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee on October 18, 2019 for a discussion with U.S. Sen. Christopher J. Van Hollen Jr. about top federal issues that are currently being debated in Washington, D.C., the important election year on the horizon and more.

Sen. Van Hollen took office as a United States Senator from Maryland on January 3, 2017. From 2003 to 2017 he served as the U.S. Representative for Maryland’s 8th congressional district.

Sen. Van Hollen started his time in public service as a member of the Maryland State Legislature. In 2002, he was elected to represent Maryland’s 8th Congressional District. In the House of Representatives, he served as a member of the Democratic leadership and was elected by his colleagues to be the Ranking Member of the House Budget Committee and protect vital interests like Social Security and Medicare.

He is a graduate of Swarthmore College, the John F. Kennedy School of Public Policy at Harvard University, and the Georgetown University Law Center.

 

 

Benjamin F. Edwards logoThis members only event is sponsored by Benjamin F. Edwards & Co.


  • Speaker Series with Chris McDonell: Effective Networking & Business Development
    November 20, 2019
    7:30 am - 9:00 am

Chris McDonell

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for the final installment of a four-part speaker series with Chris McDonell, President and CEO of McDonell Consulting Group/Sandler Training.

The odds are high that anyone who is involved in business development will interact with others who are different from them. These differences can cause relationships to stagnate, disappear or grow depending on how you proactively address the challenges.

The program will explore a self-discovery process to assess whether or not you are aligning your current business development/networking strategy to what the environment calls for and why it’s important.

If you go:

When: Wednesday, November 20, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8-9 a.m. program

Where: Greater Baltimore Committee, 111 South Calvert Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost:

$35 members

$50 non-members

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for a refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, GBC’s Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.