Cocktails and Conversations with Sloane Brown


Welcome to Cocktails & Conversations – a monthly two-part series in which Baltimore media personality Sloane Brown takes a casual look at the “fun” side of some of the interesting people who help make Baltimore tick. Sloane interviews Baltimore’s movers and shakers – which includes business and nonprofit executives, entrepreneurs, creatives and others who give back to our community. What do they like to do when they’re on their own time? What are their passions? Their pet peeves? What makes them laugh? We find out as we join Sloane and someone different she interviews each month at the bar of one of Baltimore’s popular eateries for a drink and a chat in two parts.


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Augie Chiasera

Officially, he may be August Chiasera, Senior Vice President and President of M&T Bank’s Baltimore and Chesapeake regions. But, everyone who knows him, calls him Augie – a good indicator of his sunny personality, and boundless enthusiasm. That energy not only fuels the work he’s done for M&T for about a quarter century, but the number of boards he also serves on, including Center Stage, Baltimore Development Corporation (BDC), Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO), the Greater Baltimore Committee, Garrison Forest School, and the University of Maryland Medical System. He serves as board chair of the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore. Click on the video to see another side of Augie.

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