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Power Moves: Under Armour has a new CEO, and Greater Baltimore Committee has its first public safety data officer

Plus, Pothik Chatterjee leaves LifeBridge Health and more end-of-year leadership changes in Baltimore tech and business.

Greater Baltimore Committee's Jeff Zuback. (Courtesy photo)

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Greater Baltimore Committee has a new data exec

The Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC) announced yesterday that Jeff Zuback would be joining as the organization’s first public safety data officer, effective Jan. 17.

This position will work with the City of Baltimore and the police department as well as analyze data and research to determine how Baltimore’s business community can help decrease crime and improve public safety. The creation of this position follows GBC’s announcement in May that it wanted to do more to address public safety and crime and Baltimore.

“We’re thrilled to bring Jeff to the team,” said Mark Anthony Thomas, president and CEO of GBC. “This will immediately strengthen how we’ll engage with the public sector and stakeholders at the frontline of the crisis.”

This appointment was Thomas’ first act as president and CEO after joining GBC back in October.

Zuback’s previous positions include eight years as chief of the Maryland State Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth and Victim Services. Before that, he was director of the Maryland Statistical Analysis Center at the Governor’s Office of Crime Control & Prevention.

“I am excited to work collaboratively with the business community and city stakeholders to improve public safety outcomes in the Greater Baltimore region through enhanced data transparency and accountability,” Zuback said.

Under Armour has a new president and CEO

Stephanie Linnartz in front of a black background

Linnartz. (Courtesy)

Under Armour announced yesterday that Stephanie Linnartz would be joining the company as president, CEO and a member of the board of directors, effective Feb. 27. Linnartz is currently the president of Marriott International.

“She is a proven growth leader with a distinguished track record of brand strategy, omnichannel execution, talent acquisition and development, and passion for driving best-in-class consumer connectivity, experience, and brand loyalty,” said Kevin Plank, Under Armour executive chair and brand chief, in a statement. “The board is confident that Stephanie — along with our leadership team and all of our key stakeholders — will accelerate our ability to realize the substantial opportunities for Under Armour as both an operating company and aspirational brand.”

Linnartz will be taking the position over from Colin Browne, who has been the interim president and CEO since June 2022. After passing the torch, Browne will resume his position as COO of the company.

“Under Armour is an iconic brand with a huge opportunity ahead,” Linnartz said. “This company has immense energy and excitement, and I am committed to building growth while maintaining operational excellence. I look forward to joining the incredible UA team, partnering with Kevin and the board, and leading this amazing company into its next chapter, delivering for athletes, teammates, customers, and shareholders.”

The announcement closes a difficult year for Under Armour, one of Baltimore’s most iconic corporations, in which the athletic apparel company was dropped from the S&P 500 following a dramatic dip in the value of its stock.

Pothik Chatterjee leaves LifeBridge Health

Pothik Chatterjee in front of a tree.

Pothik Chatterjee. (Courtesy photo)

Pothik Chatterjee announced on LinkedIn that he would be leaving his position as assistant VP of innovation and operations support at LifeBridge Health after four years with the company in various roles.

Chatterjee was previously the executive director of innovation and research, and before that, the director of innovation. He was also the executive sponsor for the company’s two incubators, 1501 Health and BioIncubator.

Chatterjee said he is ready for a change and will be pursuing a new opportunity in 2023, but did not specify what that opportunity is.

“Taking some time to decompress for the holidays with my family and reflect on my next role in healthcare venture capital, digital health and life sciences industries in Baltimore and Washington DC area,” he wrote in his post. “I am truly grateful for everyone at LifeBridge Health who have made the last 4 years so special and memorable.”

Chatterjee reflected on some of his work at LifeBridge, citing the launch of the 1501 Health incubator and working with startups focused on healthcare innovation, among others.

“It’s been an honor and privilege to be part of such exciting innovation and I have learned so much from all my collaborators,” he said.

In other LifeBridge-related news, Emily Durfee announced on LinkedIn that she will be working in a new role as director of corporate venture capital at Healthworx. Her previous position was as director of Healthworx strategy and portfolio acceleration. She said she will continue to work with LifeBridge Health to co-lead the 1501 Health incubator.

Emily Durfee. (Courtesy photo)

More Baltimore moves

  • Associated Black Charities (ABC) announced last month that Chrissy M. Thornton would be the next president and CEO of the organization, starting in January 2023. Thornton will be leaving her current position as executive director of The Myositis Association. She brings 20 years of experience to this new role.
  • Last month, Latimer Ventures added Alana Mann as a partner. Mann is an entrepreneur and venture capitalist who is a board observer for companies, Resilia and She is also a venture partner at Wefunder and an investor in multiple companies.
  • The Kennedy Krieger Institute named Dr. Ali Fatemi as the The Blum-Moser Chair for Pediatric Neurology and Dr. Miya Asato the Arnold J. Capute, MD, MPH Endowed Professorship in Pediatric Disabilities. Fatemi is chief medical officer and director of the Moser Center for Leukodystrophies at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Asato is vice president of training at the Institute.
  • TEDCO announced that the Maryland Innovation Initiative won an award in the Innovative Partnership/Strategic Alliance category at GBC’s Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards last month. Linda Singh, Executive Director of TEDCO’s Women Entrepreneur Leadership, won GBC’s Mentorship award.
Sarah Huffman is a 2022-2024 corps member for Report for America, an initiative of The Groundtruth Project that pairs young journalists with local newsrooms. This position is supported by the Lenfest Institute for Journalism.
Companies: LifeBridge Health / Greater Baltimore Committee / Under Armour / TEDCO
Series: Power Moves

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