The rivers were rising, the skies were dark, and the roads a little perilous, but almost 100 people found their way to Bulle Rock in Harford County, Maryland for a dynamic, energized, breakfast forum, titled, “Leadership Super-Sized….from George Washington to Steve Jobs.”
The event held on March 10th was co-hosted by Evergreen Advisors, the law firm Duane Morris, and the Harford County Office of Economic Development. The focus of the forum was on leadership, the potential of Harford County and the importance of BRAC to the county and business community.
Frank Bramble, former Vice Chairman of MBNA and currently a member of the Board of Directors of Bank of America was the keynote speaker. His talk was focused on the key characteristics of the great leaders that he has been associated with and observed. Some of the characteristics that Frank mentioned were Mental Toughness, Vision, Honesty, and being Fearless. In commenting on the banking industry, Frank said, “We can’t forget who we really are, we’re bankers and the business we’re in is a noble business, We need to do the right things all the time.”
Brigadier General Harold Greene, Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, Commanding General, Natick Soldier Systems Center made a guest appearance to describe the BRAC initiative from a leadership and high level perspective.
The last part of the morning featured a panel of three of the most distinguished citizens of Harford County, Lyle Sheldon, CEO of Upper Chesapeake Health System, David Craig, County Executive of Harford County and John Ferriter, Senior Vice President of SAIC. Mike Gill, Chairman of Evergreen was the moderator and engaged the panel on a wide range of topics including, how they dealt with the Economic turbulence that began in 08, Harford County’s greatest challenges and the county’s potential, and a fun discussion on-if they could have one Mulligan- what would they like to do over.
It was a great morning with fabulous speakers and we thank all of our attendees for braving the monsoons to be with us.
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