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.

Mike Subelsky

Mar 30, 2017
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Mike Subelsky, chief technology officer for Staq on why Baltimore was the perfect city to help him start global software companies.

Kevin Conklin

Mar 24, 2017

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

Caroline Popper

Mar 16, 2017

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.

Russell Hill

Mar 9, 2017

Joining us for today's "Why Baltimore" is Russell Hill, director and professor at The Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology.

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Toby Bozzuto, President and CEO of the Bozzuto Group tells us how his love of his hometown of Baltimore influences his company's work.

Russell Snyder

Feb 23, 2017

Today's guest is Russell Snyder, President & CEO of Volunteers of America Chesapeake. He tells us about the accomplishments and the future plans for the VAC's Baltimore Re-entry Center.

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Joining us today is Calvin Butler, CEO of Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE.) He shares how BGE's Smart Energy Workforce Development Program is preparing the energy industry's future workforce.

This episode originally aired on Oct. 13, 2016.

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

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

Joining us today for Why Baltimore is Dana Stein, Executive Director of Civic Works, a local nonprofit in Baltimore City. 

According to a poll taken by the Maryland State Arts Council, 81% of Marylanders overwhelmingly agree that “a vibrant arts community makes Maryland a better place to live.” Additionally, 86% want Maryland to be known as a place where artists can become successful. Kwame Kwei-Armah, Creative Director of Center Stage joins us to discuss the growth of the theater and the cultural contributions of the arts.

Laura Wexler

Jan 12, 2017

Joining us today for Why Baltimore is Laura Wexler, co-founder and producer of The Stoop Storytelling Series. Wexler shares how Baltimore has contributed to the success of The Stoop.

Kevin Buerger

Jan 5, 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.

This episode was originally broadcast on August 14, 2016.

According to the Maryland State Arts Council, our state's arts organizations have an economic impact of more than $1 billion.  In Greater Baltimore, there are more than 9,500 full time equivalent jobs in the arts, double the median number found in similar-sized regions. Joining us today for Why Baltimore is Julia-Marciari Alexander, Executive Director of the Walters Art Museum.

Tony Talalay

Dec 22, 2016
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Tony Talalay, the CEO and co-founder of Brassica Protection Products describes why Baltimore was the perfect place for his business.

Jeannie Howe, executive director of The Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance talks about the economic impact of the arts community and shares how the GBCA works to ensure the continued success of the creative sector.

The US Chamber of Commerce ranks Maryland as third in innovation and entrepreneurship. As defined by the Brookings Institute, “Innovation Districts facilitate the creation and commercialization of new ideas and support metropolitan economies by growing in ways that leverage their distinct economic attributes.” Joining us today for Why Baltimore is Richard May, Chairman of Innovation Village.

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Joining us this week for Why Baltimore is Demian Costa, Managing Partner of Sagamore Ventures, the venture-capital subsidiary of Plank Industries dedicated to support, counsel and capitalization with a focus on investments in Baltimore City.  

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.

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.

The Greater Baltimore region boasts diverse and exceptional educational institutions such as Hopkins, UMBC, Towson, Loyola, and UMB. U.S. census data shows that the number of 25-34-year-olds living within three miles of downtown rose to 92% between 2000 and 2010, creating a pool of desirable candidates for the various medical and tech career opportunities sprouting up in the area. Joining us today for Why Baltimore is Ken Malone, Principal of Early Charm Ventures.  



  While consumer and business needs change, regions with such storied histories as the Greater Baltimore region often benefit from established, multigenerational companies. Greater Baltimore is seeing growth in many industries but one of the most significant has been the construction industry due to the growth in commercial and residential development.

  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.

While not a fashion mecca like New York or LA, Baltimore has been named a top shopping city and designer Christian Siriano is a graduate of the Baltimore School for the Arts. Baltimore’s proximity to New York makes it an ideal location for emerging fashion designers and boutiques.  Joining us today for Why Baltimore is Christopher Schafer, proprietor of Christopher Schafer Clothier, a custom tailor based in Harbor East, and founder of Sharp Dressed Man, a non-profit that provides local men with recycled suits.

According to the Maryland State Arts Council, our state's arts organizations have an economic impact of more than $1 billion.  In Greater Baltimore, there are more than 9,500 full time equivalent jobs in the arts, double the median number found in similar-sized regions. Joining us today for Why Baltimore is Julia-Marciari Alexander, Executive Director of the Walters Art Museum.

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