We have a new president, and COVID-19 vaccines. One thing is clear, 2021 will be another year of change. The webinar will explore what businesses can expect in the first part of the new year on such subjects as taxes, regulation, health care, tariffs and COVID-19.
• Delali Dzirasa, CEO, Fearless
• Barry Glassman, Harford County Executive
• Christine Ross, president and CEO, Maryland Chamber of Commerce
• Melissa Calhoon Jones, chair of Tydings’ employment and labor law group.
10 a.m. Jan. 27, 2021
Delali Dzirasa is the founder and CEO of Fearless, a full-stack digital services firm based in Baltimore with a mission to create software with a soul — tools that empower communities and make a difference. With a passion for programming and entrepreneurship, Dzirasa has grown Fearless to more than 130 employees and $40 million in revenue. Dzirasa has nearly 20 years of progressive responsibility managing programs within the federal government and overseeing the creation of sustainable civic tech solutions. He is a founder of Hutch, a civic tech incubator, and HACK Baltimore, a civic tech nonprofit that fosters collaboration to develop sustainable solutions.
Throughout his 40 years in public service, Barry Glassman has been recognized for outstanding character, service and leadership. His record as a fiscal conservative includes promoting rural values and steadfast protection of Harford County’s land and water resources.
Barry has served on the Harford County Council, in the Maryland House of Delegates and the state Senate. He was elected Harford County executive in 2014. Now in his second term, Barry led his administration to earn 11 awards from the National Association of Counties. In 2019, he was honored with the Maryland Association of Counties’ Marilyn J. Praisner Award for outstanding public service.
Melissa Calhoon Jones
Melissa Calhoon Jones chairs Tydings’ employment and labor law group and counsels small and medium-sized companies on labor, employment, and immigration matters. She also provides investigative services. A frequent speaker to trade associations and with more than two decades of experience in the field, she has established herself as an employment law authority for closely held Maryland businesses.
Her many clients include technology and life science companies, business, accounting, and financial services companies, long-term care facilities, medical practices, and hospitality industry businesses. Melissa counsels with a down-to-earth approach and explains legal intricacies in plain language.
Christine Ross joined the Maryland Chamber of Commerce as president and CEO in July 2016. Ross has been in the Chamber industry and practicing economic development since 1999. She sits on the Maryland Cybersecurity Council, the Maryland Manufacturing Advisory Board and the Maryland Comptroller’s Business Advisory Council.
She is actively involved in broad-ranging legislative advocacy focused on regulatory reform, improving the state’s competitive business climate, ensuring a quality workforce and developing an adequate talent pipeline to support the state’s growth.