Anyone up for a Great Talk?

One of the great benefits of being in business for over 23 years is the number of wonderful and talented people I have met along the way!   One such person that has plenty of wonderful and talent is Diane Leigh Davison, a local Attorney and Entrepreneur.  Diane, along with her mother Claudine Davison, a Film and Arts Consultant, were kind enough to invite me to be involved with a group that is making positive things happen here in the greater Baltimore area in the form of Great Talk Inc.
Please visit to learn more about this dynamic speaker series that is hoping connect people, build bridges and understanding.  These talks will kick off with Thomas Drake (see below) on December 5, with 4 more to be scheduled in early 2018.  Please note that a tremendous effort has been dedicated to making this series an accessible, interactive and relevant experience for all involved.  Hope to see you there!
Cyber Wars, the Secrets, the Spies
DATE: December 5, 2017
VENUE: Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)
Panel Discussion
Thomas Drake served as a senior executive at the NSA from 2001 to 2008. He brought his concerns about wasteful spending at the NSA and the government’s surveillance program to a Baltimore Sun reporter; he was later charged by the Obama Administration with leaking classified information under the Espionage Act, but the charges were ultimately dropped.
Please see the impressive group of Baltimore Area movers and shakers that are part of the Board of Directors and Advisory Board, as well as the partners connected to GreatTalk.
Claudine Davison. Film and Arts Consultant
Diane Leigh DavisonAttorney; Entrepreneur; Exec Dir of Nonprofit
Eve Vogelstein. Community Leader
Eve Vogelstein
Vice President: 
Diane Leigh Davison
Gregg P. Landry
Marc Ellison
Phillip Burroughs.  Marketing Director, Radisson Cross Keys Hotel
Paul CooperAlex Cooper Auctioneers
Firmin DeBrabander. Professor of Philosophy, MICA
William Egginton. Director, JHU Humanities Institute
Lon C. Engel. Attorney & Principal of Engel Law Group
Jack Gerbes. Executive Director, Maryland Film Commission
Penny HarrisFine Arts Photographer
Belinda Fraley Huesman. Executive Dir, Chesapeake Arts Center; Fraley Group Corp
Elliot King. Professor & Chair, Dept of Communications, Loyola University
Gregg P. Landry. Owner, Blue Rock Productions and Studio
Charles LevineCharles Levine Caterers and Citron Restaurant
Berenice E. Mabrey. CEO/Founder, The Diversity Race; CEO, Precise Management Company
Stephanie McLoughlin. Marketing Director, Friends School of Baltimore
Matthew Micciche. Headmaster, Friends School of Baltimore
Joy Moore. President & CEO, JWS Media Consulting
Kristen Penczek. Managing Director, Special Events & Community Engagement, Maryland Public Television (MPT)
Klaus Philipsen. Architect & President, ArchPlan
Van Reiner. President & CEO, Maryland Science Center
Morgan Showalter. Baltimore City Public Schools
Gary VikanAuthor; Former Director, Walters Art Museum
Bernadette Wegenstein. Director, JHU Center for Advanced Media Studies; Filmmaker
Max Weiss. Editor, Baltimore Magazine
Matthew Zaft. Executive Director, Zaft McKinney Group for Morgan Stanley
Alex Cooper Auctioneers
Blue Rock Productions and Studio

Chesapeake Arts Center

Charles Levine Caterers

Friends School of Baltimore

Loyola University

Maryland Institute College of Art

Maryland Public Television

Maryland Science Center

Morgan State University *

Radisson Hotel at Cross Keys