Paul A. Tiburzi, a partner at DLA Piper’s Baltimore office, has been elected as the new chairman of the Board of Directors of the Greater Baltimore Committee.
He succeeds outgoing GBC Chairwoman, Stephanie Hill, senior vice president for corporate strategy and business development for Lockheed Martin.
The GBC is the region’s long-standing organization of business and civic leaders concerned with issues relating to economic growth, job creation, workforce development, transportation and quality of life.
Tiburzi, a Baltimore native whose father was a Baltimore City Police sergeant, is chair of the firm’s state public policy and administrative law practice. For many years he served as managing partner of the firm’s Baltimore office.
Tiburzi focuses his practice on public law, sports law and administrative litigation matters. He has appeared before most of Maryland’s administrative agencies and has handled appellate litigation arising from administrative decisions. Tiburzi has counseled clients, including professional sports teams, on political and financing issues related to the development and use of stadiums and sports venues. .
“Paul is a lawyer’s lawyer and a strong advocate for Baltimore,” said Brett Ingerman, DLA Piper’s Baltimore office managing partner. “Paul’s efforts in support of the GBC are a reflection of our firm’s commitment to our clients in the region.”
GBC President and CEO Donald C. Fry said Tiburzi will bring fresh ideas and energy to the GBC.
“Paul Tiburzi has an incredibly sharp mind and a commitment to the Baltimore region. He will ensure the GBC remains a powerful source for new ideas and an ally that fosters positive lasting change for not just business and government, but communities throughout the region too,” Fry said.
“It is a singular and unique honor to be elected chairman of the Greater Baltimore Committee,” Tiburzi said. “For over 60 years the GBC has made Baltimore a better place to live and work. I will work to continue that tradition. Baltimore should be, and can be, the greatest, safest, city in the country. We plan to be active, vocal and aggressive to make that happen. Working with Mayor Catherine Pugh and Governor Larry Hogan, the GBC will be a force for change and renewal for our city and region.”
Tiburzi is a graduate of Loyola Blakefield, Loyola University and the University of Maryland School of Law. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Maryland Institute College of Art.