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Episode 73: GBC Priorities, Transportation Issues, & Federal Tech Designation with Mark Anthony Thomas

Greater Baltimore Committee President & CEO Mark Anthony Thomas joins Center Maryland’s The Lobby Podcast this week. Mark joins the podcast to discuss his path to the Baltimore region, priorities for 2024, Baltimore’s designation as a federal tech hub & more. Mark is a economic development professional who knows how to turnaround big cities. Over the past two decades he has lead economic development strategies and public-private partnerships for some of the largest metro areas in the country including Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, & New York City.

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Episode 73: GBC Priorities, Transportation Issues, & Federal Tech Designation with Mark Anthony Thomas
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Episode 72: Center Maryland’s The Lobby Podcast With Omar Lazo

Episode 72 of Center Maryland’s The Lobby Podcast features Omar Lazo, a community leader from Montgomery County. Omar is the owner of Los Chorros Restaurant, a local activist, and member of several boards including Montgomery College, Montgomery County Workforce Development, & Wheaton Arts Parade. He joins the podcast to discuss what’s going on in Wheaton, Maryland, Montgomery College & more.

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Episode 72: Center Maryland's The Lobby Podcast With Omar Lazo
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Episode 70: State Senator Shelly Hettleman

This week’s guest is State Senator Shelly Hettleman from District 11. Senator Hettleman joins the podcast to discuss forming the Maryland Jewish Legislative Caucus and her legislative agenda for the session.

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Episode 70: State Senator Shelly Hettleman
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Ep. 69 – Saint Agnes Hospital Legislative Breakfast Panel Discussion

On January 9, 2024, heath care leaders from around Maryland gathered at Ascension Saint Agnes Hospital in West Baltimore to discuss issues affecting the health care industry in Maryland. The panel discussion was moderated by Baltimore City Council member Phylicia Porter. Thank you to ASA President Beau Higginbotham for welcoming everyone.

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Ep. 69 - Saint Agnes Hospital Legislative Breakfast Panel Discussion
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Episode 67: CRISP President & CEO Craig Behm

Chesapeake Regional Information System for our Patients (CRISP) President & CEO Craig Behm joins Center Maryland’s The Lobby to discuss the role CRISP plays in the healthcare community. CRISP is the state designated health exchange in Maryland, as well as a health data utility. CRISP's new headquarters is located in the Merriweather District of Downtown Columbia.

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Episode 67: CRISP President & CEO Craig Behm
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Episode 66: Building data center communities in Maryland with Quantum Loophole Senior Vice President Richard Paul-Hus

Richard Paul-Hus joins Center Maryland’s The Lobby to discuss the Quantum Loophole data project in Maryland. In 2021, Quantum Loophole acquired over 2,100 acres of land in Frederick County, Maryland to develop a first-of-its kind master-plan data center community.

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Episode 66: Building data center communities in Maryland with Quantum Loophole Senior Vice President Richard Paul-Hus
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Episode 65: Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich joins Center Maryland's The Lobby at the Winter Maryland Association of Counties Conference to discuss what's happening in Montgomery County!

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Episode 65: Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich
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Ep. 64 – Center Maryland’s The Lobby with Meredith Weisel

Meredith R. Weisel is the Regional Director of ADL Washington, D.C. Meredith is one of the most sought-after voices against extremism in the DMV - and across the country. Meredith is an experienced attorney and government relations professional who has spent decades engaged in public policy and community issues in the Greater Washington area. Weisel discusses the recent Rally for Israel in Washington, DC with her teenage daughter, the war on Israel, global antisemitism, and her first march for human rights for Jews in 1987.

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Ep. 64 - Center Maryland's The Lobby with Meredith Weisel
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Ep. 63: Center Maryland’s The Lobby with Delegate Malcolm Ruff

Delegate Malcolm Ruff (D) is a West Baltimore Delegate sworn in by Governor Wes Moore in July of 2023 and serving on the powerful Appropriations Committee. Ruff is a seasoned civil rights attorney working with Murphy, Falcon & Murphy in the prized One South Street building located in burgeoning Downtown Baltimore. Malcolm is named for civil rights icon Malcolm X and is a protege of America’s greatest trial attorney, Hon. Billy Murphy, Jr. Ruff is the son of a Gilman educator, a graduate of The Gilman School, Duke University, and the University of Baltimore School of Law - where he was one of only six students nationwide selected for the NAACP-Kellogg's Law Fellow program. The former Duke football star brought national attention and justice to the family of University of Maryland athlete Jordan McNair and formed the Jordan McNair Foundation, to educate the public, athletic programs, and students on a national level about topics such as heat exhaustion, concussions, mental health and nutrition.

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Ep. 63: Center Maryland's The Lobby with Delegate Malcolm Ruff
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Ep. 62 – Center Maryland’s The Lobby with Howard Libit

Howard Libit is the Executive Director of the Baltimore Jewish Council. In this episode of The Lobby, Howard talks about the 25th anniversary of the Hon. Elijah Cummings Youth Program in Israel, along with the powerful success of Maryland / Israel relations and cooperative business development. In addition, Damian and Howard discuss the terrorist atrocities committed against Israeli families and the war with the terrorist organization Hamas. Howard Libit is a former spokesperson and strategist for Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. He was previously a top editor at The Baltimore Sun, co-founded the news site Center Maryland, and was a principal at KO Public Affairs leading high intensity campaigns and delivering media strategy.

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Ep. 62 - Center Maryland’s The Lobby with Howard Libit
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