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Shannon C. Landwehr

Host, Why Baltimore

Shannon Landwehr is President & CEO of the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore (EAGB). The EAGB is a not-for-profit economic development organization led by a partnership of regional business executives, elected government officials and leaders from higher education focused on fostering business retention and development, job creation, workforce development and new investment throughout the Greater Baltimore region.

Prior to joining the EAGB in 2015 as Executive Vice President, Shannon served as an Executive Director at Morgan Stanley. In this role, she was the Baltimore General Manager, and a Global Client Relationship Manager in Morgan Stanley’s Workforce Strategy Division, where she led operations and advanced the firm’s workforce and outsourcing strategy, while managing the operational infrastructure of the Baltimore office and its 1100 employees.

Shannon has over 15 years of experience in finance, non-profits, marketing and consulting. Before joining Morgan Stanley in 2011, Shannon was the Chief Operating Officer at the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore 2006-2011.

Shannon earned her Master of Arts degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and Finance from the University of Arizona, Eller College of Management.

She is a proud resident of Baltimore City.

Jack Reitnauer, farm manager of Warwick Mushroom Farms, tells us how the success of Warwick, the largest of mushroom farm in the Western hemisphere, equals success for the region. 

On this week's Why Baltimore, Towson University President Kim Schatzel discusses what makes the Baltimore region so unique.

Jacob Hsu

Apr 5, 2018
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This week's guest: Jacob Hsu from Catalyte, a software development firm.

Today's guest is Kimberly Groves, President and CEO of KCW Engineering.

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Freeman Hrabowski, President of UMBC (The University of Maryland, Baltimore County) tells us about the contributions of UMBC's alumni.

In today's episode, Guy Filippelli, CEO of RedOwl Analytics tells us why his team made the decision to build a software company in Baltimore. 

Christy Wyskiel, adviser to the president of Johns Hopkins University tells us why Baltimore is a hub for bio and tech innovation. 

Kim Klacik

Mar 1, 2018

At Potential Me, we believe a community thrives best when all individuals contribute in ways that utilize their talent and skillset. We began as a non-profit four years ago to support women who are in college, trade school, military bound, or already in the work force, by supplying them with the proper tools needed to not only obtain employment opportunities, but to thrive within them.

Joining us today for "Why Baltimore," is Taura Musgrove, graduate student at Johns Hopkins University and creator of the app "Freedom Fighter." 

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Winston Frazer, President and CEO of Danae Prosthetics joins us for today's '"Why Baltimore."

Mike Janke, co-founder of Data Tribe, tells us why his company has invested in Baltimore, and why tech companies can flourish here. 

Venroy July, Counsel for Miles and Stockbridge on what draws people to Baltimore, and what makes them stay.

Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger tells us about the economic impact of the Port of Baltimore.

This is a rebroadcast.

Lance Lucas

Jan 18, 2018

Founder of Digit All Systems, Lance Lucas’s program has trained more than 10,000 students in programming through partnerships with 60 schools in Baltimore City. With the Cyber Warrior Diversity Program, Digit All has partnered with Coppin State and Morgan State to provide students with cyber security training and certification testing.

Joshua Smith

Jan 12, 2018
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Joshua Smith, Dean of the Loyola School of Education tells us about education grads staying in Baltimore.

Deb Tillett, president of ETC (Emerging Technology Centers), tells us about Baltimore's features that are key to the success of companies and organizations. 

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Michele Tsucalas tells us why her company--Michele's Granola--"relocated to Baltimore and never looked back."

Susan Ganz, CEO of Lion Brothers, speaks on what it means for the leading manufacturer of apparel identity to be based in Baltimore. 

On today's episode of "Why Baltimore," Caroline Popper, CEO of Popper and Company, describes why Baltimore is a prime location for her healthcare consulting firm.

This is a rebroadcast. 

The Greater Baltimore region ranks 13th among the 25 largest metros for job growth, comparable to Washington, D.C., New York and San Diego. And more than $1 billion has been invested in Maryland firms in the last year. Joining us today for Why Baltimore is Augie Chiasera, President of M&T Bank Greater Baltimore.

Jack Reitnauer, farm manager of Warwick Mushroom Farms, tells us how the success of Warwick, the largest of mushroom farm in the Western hemisphere, equals success for the region. 

Joining us today is Ermis Sfakiyanudis, President and CEO of Trivalent, a company that provides solutions to IT and security owners.  

On this week's Why Baltimore, Towson University President Kim Schatzel discusses what makes the Baltimore region so unique. 

This week's guest is Kristen Valdes, the Founder and CEO of b.well Connected Health, a platform that makes managing health and insurance simple. 

This is a rebroadcast. 

Steve Chu, owner and head chef of Ekiben, tells us about his desire to bring people together inside his Fells Point restaurant.

This is a rebroadcast. 

Kevin Conklin

Oct 26, 2017

Kevin Conklin, vice president of operations for PANDORA Jewelry on why Baltimore was a front-runner for Pandora's relocation.

Taura Musgrove

Oct 20, 2017

Joining us today for "Why Baltimore," is Taura Musgrove, graduate student at Johns Hopkins University and creator of the app "Freedom Fighter." 

Rob Crim

Oct 13, 2017

The BioHealth Innovation Index compared Central Maryland’s innovation cluster with the most prolific in the country, including Boston, Pittsburgh, and San Diego. Home to more than 70 federal labs, numerous research institutions, and more than 275,000 people working in the BioHealth industries—the region ranked #1 in talent, based on concentration of workers and level of education. Joining us today for Why Baltimore is Rob Crim, President and CEO of Vaya Pharma USA, a UMB BioPark company that makes medical food products to manage nutritional imbalances.

Winston Frazer

Oct 13, 2017

Winston Frazer, President and CEO of Danae Prosthetics joins us for today's '"Why Baltimore."

Samuel Hoi

Sep 28, 2017

A recent Kauffman Foundation study revealed that in 2016 Maryland ranked 13th in the country for startup activity. The Greater Baltimore region alone boasts an impressive number of higher education institutions, for which there is no shortage of ideas and ambition being produced. Joining us today for Why Baltimore is Samuel Hoi, President of the Maryland Institute College of Art, or MICA.

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