Congratulations to GBC Board and Member Executives Honored at The Maryland Daily Record’s Most Admired CEOs Celebration

The Greater Baltimore Committee would like to congratulate members of the GBC Board of Directors and member organization executives who will be honored this Thursday, November 3, 2022 at The Maryland Daily Record’s Most Admired CEOs Celebration. Congratulations to our Board Member Kim Schatzel, Ph.D. (Towson University) and to our...

Press Release: Greater Baltimore Committee Announces 2022 Mayor’s Business Recognition Award Recipients

MEDIA CONTACT: Amy Burke Friedman, PROFILES 410-243-3790 // The Greater Baltimore Committee and the Baltimore Development Corporation have selected 12 businesses to receive the 2022 Mayor’s Business Recognition Award, which honors organizations that have demonstrated significant leadership and service to improve the quality of life in Baltimore. Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott will be a featured speaker at the 48th annual event, scheduled for December 14 at 11:30 a.m. The … Continue reading

Pulse of the Region | October 2022

After a months-long national search for a new, visionary leader, the Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC) announced October 14 that it selected Mark Anthony Thomas as its new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Mark has more than two decades of experience leading economic development and public-private partnerships in large metropolitan areas and will now bring that expertise to Baltimore City. We look forward to the next chapter of economic realization … Continue reading

GBC News: Business Leaders Across the Regions Join the GBC and The Partnership in Richmond, VA

On October 13 and 14, a delegation of public, business, and civic leaders from Greater Baltimore visited Richmond, Virginia to learn about the Greater Richmond Transit Company’s (GRTC) transformative Pulse Bus Rapid Transit System. This trip builds on Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC) and the Greater Washington Partnership’s (the Partnership) joint Baltimore’s Transit Future campaign. Member of the Board and Chair of the GBC Transportation and Mobility Committee Jon Laria and … Continue reading


Media Contact: Erica Mechlinski | 212 Communications | Thomas brings a bold vision for the region’s future and the strategic role businesses can play to advance a diverse, inclusive and prosperous economy. Baltimore, MD – After a national search for a visionary leader, the Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC) announced it has selected Mark Anthony Thomas as its new president and chief executive officer (CEO). Thomas brings more than two … Continue reading

Press Release: Greater Baltimore Committee Search for New CEO Narrowed to Diverse Pool of 30 Candidates

Media Contact: Mark Guidera, V.P., Communications & Marketing, GBC, 443-898-2320 (BALTIMORE) The Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC) has selected approximately 30 candidates to be interviewed to fill the open Chief Executive Officer position. Over 400 individuals from across the country received information to explore the opportunity, which was then narrowed to the candidates now moving into interviews with the GBC’s search committee. The GBC’s search committee, a 14-member group comprised of … Continue reading

News Coverage: Merger of business groups good for Baltimore area

As the elected leaders of the Baltimore region’s two largest jurisdictions, we applaud the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore and the Greater Baltimore Committee for putting their individual perspectives and approaches aside to come together in a forward-thinking, unified approach (”Business advocacy groups Greater Baltimore Committee and Economic Alliance will merge,” Jan. 26). Our region has considerable assets that have functioned independently for decades. When a region and its assets … Continue reading

Press Release: Statement of Calvin Butler, GBC Board Chair, Regarding the Tragic Shooting Death in Downtown Baltimore

Media Contact: Mark Guidera, V.P., Communications & Marketing, GBC or 443-898-2320 “Yesterday’s shooting death of a motorist in downtown Baltimore is tragic and unacceptable, and another wake-up call that we can’t wait another day to address the issue of public safety in our community. As business leaders, we know that employment is a critical solution. The GBC is committed to continuing our efforts to work with city officials, business … Continue reading

News Coverage: Baltimore’s Transit Future Campaign Announced

The June 27, 2022 launch of the Baltimore’s Transit Future campaign was covered by a number of news outlets in the Baltimore region. These include: The Baltimore Sun: Baltimore’s business leaders launch campaign to push for public transportation improvements Maryland’s transportation future may be decided by this year’s election The time is now to build better transit for Greater Baltimore  The Daily Record: GBC, Greater Washington Partnership launch transit campaign … Continue reading

Press Release: Baltimore Business Leaders Unite to Accelerate the Delivery of a Transformed Transit System

Media Contact: Mark Guidera, V.P., Communications & Marketing, GBC or 443-898-2320 The Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC) and the Greater Washington Partnership (the Partnership) have launched a campaign to rally support among leaders in the Baltimore region to provide a transformative transit system to better serve existing riders and successfully compete in the global economy. The campaign, called Baltimore’s Transit Future, will be a key focus of both organizations throughout … Continue reading