Maryland Global Gala

Maryland Global Gala

The World Trade Center Institute kicked off its 30th year with its annual event that celebrated Maryland’s involvement in global commerce and causes.

Guests first attended one of two learning sessions, and then congregated to network and exchange ideas…
…while being treated to a variety of cultural performances…
…and getting to enjoy a number of international cuisines served up by local eateries.
Pictured (LtoR) Stephanie Ferguson, Strategic Consulting director; Bob Ferguson, Strategic Consulting managing director/WTCI board member; and Deb Kielty, WTCI president/executive director
Pictured (LtoR) Suzan Garabedian, leadership development coach; and Doni Glover, Bmore News publisher
Pictured (LtoR) Harold Adams, WTCI co-founder, who had just announced he was stepping down after 30 years as WTCI board chair; Mike Gill, Maryland Secretary of Commerce; and Abba Poliakoff, Gordon Feinblatt partner
Pictured (LtoR) Rev. Kobi Little, Baltimore NAACP president; LaMarr Darnell Shields, The Cambio Group co-founder/senior director of education & innovation; and Munir Bahar, Cor Health Institute chief training officer
Pictured (LtoR) Ted Olsen, PathSensors president; and Steve Pennington, Maryland Department of Commerce managing director
Pictured (LtoR) John Facelo, ExelonGeneration senior engineer, planning & project manager; Mike Rosa, Days Inn Baltimore – Inner Harbor director of sales; and Ruth Addisu, Channel Nineteen owner/photographer
Pictured (LtoR) Bob Horn, Maryland Sister States Association Jalisco Maryland committee chair; William Rutherford, EPS Corporation logistics analyst; and Mariana Rutherford, Kieyos export compliance officer
Pictured (LtoR) Vicki Franz, I95 BUSINESS founder/publisher; and Veronica McTier, ICF energy efficiency manager
Pictured (LtoR) Gusty Taler, Maryland Legal Aid chief operating officer; Wilhelm Joseph, Maryland Legal Aid executive director; and Lindsay Meyer, Venable partner/Venable Foundation president/WTCI board member
Pictured (LtoR) Julie Kline, TESSCO director of product marketing; and Jerry Garland, Inscite Consulting managing director/WTCI board member (December 5, 2018 – Columbus Center)

Sloane Brown

Baltimore's longtime fashion and social scene reporter, Sloane is the founder/managing editor of Baltimore Snap.