Shannon C. Landwehr | WYPR

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.

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.

Kevin Buerger

Sep 21, 2017

Kevin Buerger, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Jellyfish, a global digital marketing agency based in London, tells us about the accomplishments that have come out of the company's U.S. headquarters in Baltimore.

Joining us today is Michael Rosenbaum, CEO of Arena (formerly Pegged Software) a predictive analytics firm.

This is a rebroadcast. 

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

Mike Janke

Aug 31, 2017

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

Ed Callahan

Aug 24, 2017

In the last decade, the Baltimore region has quietly emerged as a hub for marketing and creative agencies developing a reputation for branding and digital marketing not only for many local businesses but for national and global brands.

Joining us today for Why Baltimore is Ed Callahan, Co-Founder of Planit, a strategic creative agency based in Baltimore that has been recognized as one of Advertising Age's Small Agencies of the Year.

Debbie Gosselin

Aug 17, 2017

Baltimore ranks as a top destination for travelers. Summer is coming to a close but visitors and locals alike are still getting the most they can out of Baltimore's land and water amenities. Joining us for Why Baltimore is Debbie Gosselin, owner of Watermark Journey—a local water tour and charter company.

Venroy July

Aug 10, 2017

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

Mike Adelstein

Aug 3, 2017

Advanced manufacturing which includes prototype development, fabrication and testing, for all sorts of industries including aerospace and biohealth, is an emerging technology-based growth industry for Greater Baltimore. Medical devices are extremely important in this market, and since 2010, 135 Medical Device patents have been awarded in Maryland. Joining us today for Why Baltimore is Mike Adelstein, President & CEO of Potomac Photonics, a medical device manufacturing, and biotech and electronics fabrication company founded in 1982. 

This segment originally aired Jun. 30, 2016.  

Adam Benesch

Jul 27, 2017

The craft beer industry is rapidly growing in the Baltimore region with more than 60 breweries including new breweries like Manor Hill Brewing and Waverly Brewing Company joining long-time favorites like The Brewer’s Art and Heavy Seas Beer. Today, the state ranks 21st nationally for the production of craft beer and has an economic impact of $652 million.Joining us today for Why Baltimore is Adam Benesch, founder of Union Craft Brewing.

Joanne Hampson

Jul 20, 2017

On today's episode, Joanne Hampson, Senior Vice-President of PNC Bank, describes the corporate landscape of greater Baltimore.

This episode originally aired April 2017. 

Henry Posko

Jul 13, 2017

Henry Posko, president and CEO of Humanim, tells us why his organization is doing to empower Baltimore's workforce.

Newt Fowler

Jul 6, 2017

Newt Fowler, partner at Womble Carlyle and Chair at Tedco, tells us why Batimore is able to attract millennial workers. 

Kristen Valdes

Jun 29, 2017

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. 

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

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