2019 GBC Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards

Scores of Baltimore business folks gathered at the American Visionary Art Museum for the Greater Baltimore Committee’s annual event honoring notable minority and women-owned businesses and the people who lead them.

Guests mingled with many of the nominees during a cocktail hour, before the program began announcing this year’s winners.
Pictured (LtoR) Jason Schwartzberg, MD Energy Advisors president; Donald C. Fry, Greater Baltimore Committee president/CEO; and Grant McGuire, MD Energy Advisors business analyst
Pictured (LtoR) Marco Ávila, Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce chair; Lynddsaé Peele, BB&T cluster market leader II/assistant vice president; and Gregory K. Adams, Sr., M4 Security community liaison
Pictured (LtoR) Naomi Shay, Baltimore Mayor’s Office of Small, Minority & Women-Owned Business SourceLink partner development technology manager; and Jeff Hargrave, Mahogany president/CEO/GBC board member
Pictured (LtoR) Katrina Lyles, D2 business development manager; and Gianna Hylton, Baltimore Minority Business Development Agency executive director
Pictured (LtoR) Kraig Moodie, TFE Resources business development director; and Paul Taylor, Baltimore City Mayor’s Office of Small, Minority and Women-Owned Business director
Pictured (LtoR) Baltimore Development Corporation colleagues: Justin Lane, economic development officer; Stephanie Hsu, small, minority business and equity manager; Ryan Rattani, economic development officer; and John Brock, marketing & special projects director
Pictured (LtoR) Adrea Turner, GBC director of strategic initiatives senior policy advisor; and Franklyn Baker, United Way of Central Maryland president/CEO; and Monique Baker, SB & Company partner
Pictured (LtoR) Pedro Palomino, Sr., Somos Baltimore Latino founder/publisher; and Pedro Palomino, Jr., Somo Baltimore Latino sales & creative director
Pictured (LtoR) BB&T colleagues: Vicky Lin, small business specialist; Don Black, assistant vice president/small business officer; Amanda Anderson, vice president/market leader IV; and Penny Hall, senior vice president/regional retail banking manager
(November 18, 2019 – American Visionary Art Museum)
Sloane Brown

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