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Offit Kurman Host Secretary Mike Gill and Leo Kelly at What’s Ahead For The Maryland Economy And The Capital Markets In 2016 Event 

What’s ahead for the Maryland economy and the capital markets in 2016? Earlier this month, state Secretary of Commerce Mike Gill joined wealth advisor Leo Kelly to deliver a presentation on that subject before a coalition of Maryland’s leading executives, corporate officers, and business owners. Sponsored by Offit Kurman, KatzAbosch, and Shore Bank, the event was held at Stevenson University’s Owings Mills campus. In the space of two and half hours, event attendees learned about the Maryland Department of Commerce’s plans for 2016, received a financial expert’s outlook on the current capital markets, and got a glimpse at the trends that will shape our economy for months and years to come. The event was made presented to and possible by Offit Kurman’s Executive Dialogue Groups: peer advisory groups for business owners, CEOs, and other C-level executives of successful businesses.

About the Presenters

Mike-Gill-240x300Secretary Mike Gill is a business leader with four decades of experience as an entrepreneur, a technology executive, an investment banker, and a public servant. He was tapped by Governor Larry Hogan to lead the Maryland Department of Commerce in January 2015. Prior to his appointment, Mike Gill led Evergreen Advisors, an investment bank, as chairman and principal. Previously, he founded Hoyt Capital, an investment and advisory firm serving startups and growth companies. Secretary Gill earned his B.S. in business administration from Towson University in 1974 after first attending Clemson University on a baseball scholarship. He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree by Towson University in 1996. Leo kellyLeo Kelly is the founder, CEO, and managing partner of Kelly Wealth Management at HighTower. In addition to being the point person for KWM’s most important client relationships, Leo is the Chief Investment Officer and chairman of the KWM Investment Committee. He is a partner of HighTower Advisors, LLC and serves on multiple steering committees within the firm. Recognized nationally as one of the top wealth advisors in the U.S., Leo appears regularly on Bloomberg TV, CNBC, and Fox Business News Channel. He has also contributed to a number of print media, including Barron’s and The Wall Street Journal.

About Executive Dialogue Groups

For leaders who like to keep it simple Executive Dialogue Groups (EDGs) are peer advisory groups for business owners/CEOs and other C-level executives of successful businesses.We have carved out the core component of the peer advisory experience — the small group meeting — and eliminated the “extras.” No “bells & whistles,” no retreats, day-long meetings, spousal events… just the essence of what gives peer advisory groups their value. Program Features: 2-hour meetings; 8 to 10 executives from diverse industries; Round-table discussions; Guest experts;Skilled facilitator; Additional special events For more information about EDG, please contact Buddy Potler at


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