In-person and Zoom Presentation
12 p.m. Lunch, Freedom Training Room at the McHenry Row Conference Center,
1215 E. Fort Ave., Baltimore, MD 21230
12:30 p.m. Zoom and live presentation begins
LAI Baltimore Active Member Lunch In Person - Free
LAI Baltimore Inactive Member Lunch In Person - $25.00
Invited Guest Lunch In Person - $25.00
Zoom Attendee Member & Guests - Free
Please join Lambda Alpha International’s Baltimore Chapter for our May Presentation featuring Claudia Freeland Jolin, Vice President of Economic Development at Downtown Partnership of Baltimore and Lauren Hamilton, Chief Marketing Officer at the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore.
Baltimore’s Central Business District (CBD) has seen a steady stream of office tenants migrate to Harbor East and Harbor Point neighborhoods, leaving significant levels of vacancies within the CBD. We welcome the Downtown Partnership’s leaders to hear their ideas and plans to backfill and promote the CBD back to stable occupancy levels.
Lauren is the Chief Marketing Officer at the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore – where she has been a crucial member of the team for over a decade. A believer in all things possible, a champion of cities, and a person who really loves talking about Economic Development, Brand Strategy, and Placemaking Events over happy hour cocktails in her favorite Downtown Baltimore restaurants. Previous to Downtown Partnership, Lauren worked at the Bethesda Urban Partnership and the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County. She has a BA in Public Relations from Hofstra University. She lives in Laurel, MD with her husband and three amazing kids.
Claudia Freeland Jolin
Claudia is the Vice President of Economic Development at Downtown Partnership of Baltimore with a focus on research, business recruitment, retention and expansion, creative place-making and artist enhancement. Prior to her role at Downtown Partnership, she was the Special Assistant in Economic Development in the Baltimore Mayor’s Office. She was also a Mayoral Fellow with the class of 2014, working with Baltimore Development Corporation’s research team. Claudia also has experience at the United States Department of State, working in the Office of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Public Relations Office. Claudia is a veteran of the United States Navy where she was contracted to work for National Security Agency in data interpretation. She is on the International Downtown Association’s Research Committee and Project for Public Spaces Leadership Council and the Greater Baltimore Committee Economic Development Committee and their 2019 Leadership cohort. Her educational background includes a M.A. in International Policy from Georgetown University. She has a B.A. in Economics from UMBC and an B.A. in Political Science from the University of Manoa, Hawaii. Claudia is an avid volleyball player and is a board member of the Baltimore Rock Opera Society, a non-profit theater company producing original rock opera epics. In finding her own creative outlet, Claudia travels and invests in fashion that challenge size stereotypes and social norms on women. She currently lives in Baltimore City with her partners and energetic nine year old daughter.