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Michele Whelley


"The Greater Baltimore Region’s assets and opportunities make this THE location of choice for businesses, residents and visitors."

Michele L. Whelley is an economic development professional who is well-known throughout the region’s business community. With the anticipated merger of EAGB and the Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC), Whelley has returned to her private consulting practice, M.L. Whelley Consulting LLC.

“As a consultant, I will continue to work with private and non-profit entities to advance projects and initiatives that improve the economic landscape of Baltimore and the Baltimore-Washington Region,” said Whelley.

Whelley’s diverse career as an economic development leader includes serving as the CEO of the Central Maryland Transportation Alliance, as the founding CEO of the Economic Development Corporation of New Haven, CEO of the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore and executive vice-president of the Baltimore Development Corporation.  Additionally, she has provided consulting services for Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, several private sector development companies and staffed an economic development practice at Colliers Pinkard, a real estate brokerage company. More recently, Whelley has provided a full range of economic development consulting services to organizations including Howard Hughes Corporation, Baltimore Integration Partnership, Southern Management Corporation, Network Rail Consulting, Inc., and Betamore.  
Whelley received both her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts from the University of Maryland. She then attended the University of Maryland School of Law where she received her Juris Doctor. She sits on the board of directors for The Hippodrome Foundation, Baltimore Design School and Downtown Partnership of Baltimore.


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