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.

Zagat ranked Baltimore 2nd as a top food city. In addition to maker spaces that encourage design and manufacturing, the Baltimore region is home to a growing number of food incubators and commercial teaching kitchens like B-More Kitchen and Baltimore Food Hub, that are providing jobs and helping to grow new businesses. Joining us today for Why Baltimore is Greg Vetter, Oldest Brother and co-founder of Tessemae’s All Natural, producer of dressings, marinades and spreads made in Baltimore. 


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.

Forbes Magazine named Maryland one of the fastest-growing states for tech jobs, and according to the recently-released BioHealth Innovation Index, the Central Maryland-DC market is positioned to be a top 3 biohealth market by 2023.  Joining us today for Why Baltimore is Robert Lord, CEO and co-founder of Protenus, a Baltimore-based health IT company that has developed a data security platform that protects patient privacy in electronic health records. 

Joining us today for Why Baltimore is Jennifer Bodensiek, President and CEO of Junior Achievement of Central Maryland, a non-profit that is helping young people lay the foundation for career success so Baltimore’s job pipeline stays strong.


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.  

With nearly 300,000 skilled information technology professionals, the Greater Baltimore-Washington region is the most densely concentrated market in the world. As part of this market, career and growth opportunities in data have emerged. Joining us today for Why Baltimore is Michael Rosenbaum, CEO of Pegged Software, a predictive analytics firm based here in Baltimore.

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