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Friday Five | July 23, 2020

Each Friday, the Maryland Chamber will bring you the top five news stories from the intersection of business and government. Here are this week’s top five stories. 1. State school superintendent to allow flexibility in school re-opening At Governor Hogan’s press conference on Wednesday, July 22, state school superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon announced that MSDE…

REPLY ALL: A conversation with Gracelyn McDermott

REPLY ALL | Gracelyn McDermott Executive Director of Account Management, Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic States Maryland Chamber board member Businesswoman Process Improver See more Reply All conversations What advice would you give business owners struggling with health care compliance? Health care is moving at a dizzying pace. I hope employers struggling to understand the landscape know they’re…

REPLY ALL: A conversation with Bancroft Gordon

REPLY ALL | Bancroft Gordon Vice President, Asst. General Counsel, Marriott International, Inc.  Maryland Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee Member Barrier-breaker Tell us about yourself and your journey to your current position?  I was born in Jamaica and was always a student athlete. I excelled at soccer and played for the Jamaican national soccer team—that…

Friday Five | June 19, 2020

We hope all of our members are staying safe and healthy and as productive as possible during this time. In light of the health crisis, the content of our Friday 5 emails has shifted to feature the top five COVID-19 news items and resources of the week. Today is Juneteenth, a day of remembrance On…

REPLY ALL: A conversation with Timothy Adams

REPLY ALL | Tim Adams President & CEO, Systems Application & Technologies Inc. Minority business owner Maryland Chamber board member Giver SA-Tech has had a commitment to quality, integrity, and excellence over the last 25+ years. Over time, how has your view of success and failure changed?  In my view, you cannot judge your personal…

REPLY ALL: A conversation with Elizabeth Torphy-Donzella

REPLY ALL | Elizabeth Torphy-Donzella Partner, Shawe Rosenthal, LLP Maryland Chamber General Counsel & executive committee member Mother What are the most common challenges you find businesses have when it comes to compliance with changing or evolving HR policies? Keeping up with the changes. This is particularly challenging for multi-state employers. In addition, for Maryland-based…

REPLY ALL: A conversation with Benjamin Yingling

REPLY ALL | Benjamin Yingling Vice President, Crawford-Yingling Insurance Maryland Chamber of Commerce board member People-person Carroll County native, born and raised in Westminster, Benjamin Yingling’s love for building relationships is what initially got him into the business of insurance. After years of working for a large insurance financial firm, Yingling is the fourth generation…

REPLY ALL: A conversation with Tina Bjarekull

REPLY ALL | Tina Bjarekull President, Maryland Independent College & University Association Maryland Chamber of Commerce board member Access Advocate What has been your journey to your current position at Maryland Independent College & University Association (MICUA)? I was born and raised in rural Wisconsin and have lived on the east coast for most of…

Reply All: A conversation with John T. Williams

REPLY ALL | John T. Williams President & CEO, Jamison Door Maryland Chamber of Commerce board member Risk-taker Could you tell us a little bit about your background and what has lead you to where you are today? I am a Texas native. I spent most of my life in Texas, moved to southwest Georgia for…

Reply All: A conversation with Brian Hammock

REPLY ALL | Brian Hammock Resident Vice President, CSX Transportation, Inc.  Maryland Chamber of Commerce member Relationship-builder Could you tell us a little about yourself and what led you to your current position as Resident Vice President at CSX? My background is in law and government. For the first 10 years of my career I worked…