Albrecht Fellowship for College Students: 2023 Schedule

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The 2023 program will run from August 16th until August 25th. Each day typically lasts from 9:30 am until about 3:30 pm and exposes the fellows to behind-the-scenes tours of Maryland companies, panel discussions with business, government, and nonprofit professionals, and career-building skills and competencies. The sessions will fall under one of several tracks:
  • Personal Brand Management
  • Effective Leadership
  • Baltimore as a Home to Global Brands
  • Digitalization and AI
  • Global Trade and Commerce at the State and Local Level
  • The Business and Doing Good

Wednesday, August 16: Program opening

Program opening with:

  • Dr. James Albrecht, Founder of Albrecht Fellowship
  • Brice Phillips, VP, Sustainability, Phillips Foods
  • Eddie Resende, CEO, WTCI
  • Nina Bankova, VP of Global Engagement and Fellowships, WTCI
  • Gina Buck, Sr. Manager of Fellowships, WTCI

Personal Brand Management - Communication and Public Speaking Skills Building with:

  • Laura Sicola, Founder, Vocal Impact Productions and Author of Speaking to Influence

Thursday, August 17: 

Outward Bound Teambuilding Retreat:

This full-day retreat at an Outward Bound program will bring out the best of every participant. The power and intensity of learning and adventure in the outdoors create positive experiences and memories that have a lasting impact. To understand the needs of each participant and provide a challenge in the natural environment at the edge of, but not beyond their ability, programs are facilitated by expert practitioners applying an effective process to develop an appreciation of the balance between risk, reward, and responsibility.

Friday, August 18: Baltimore as a Home to Global Brands and Career Building

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Meeting with:

  • Clarke Jackson, Internship Program Manager
  • Rianna Martin, Director, Talent Development
  • Audrey Van de Castle, Director, Digital Transformation
  • Charles Johnson, Engineer

Career Building Session on Personal Entrepreneurship by:

  • Monyka Berrocosa, Principal and Business Coach

This session will cover the pillars of "Personal Entrepreneurship" and how they can be applied to any profession and any role to achieve:

  • Effective and intentional personal brand management to properly position yourself for visibility and success related to your career and personal goals.
  • Strategic networking to learn, grow, be mentored, and also become a resource to others.
  • Innovative thinking & ideation to position one's self as a leader and innovator
  • Leading by example through ownership

Monday, August 21: Annapolis as a Hub of International Affairs and Global Business

A site visit and a meeting with:

  • Michael Lore, Deputy Secretary of State, Maryland Secretary of State Office
  • Mary (Mendy) Nitsch, Director, International Affairs, Maryland's Office of the Secretary of State

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Meeting with:

  • Alice Lao, Chief of Staff/ Project Manager, Operations, Connected Aviation Solutions
  • Anja Bonacci, Associate Director, Global Customer Experience, Collins Business Aviation Solutions Program  
  • Jessica Manzo, Talent Acquisition Principal Specialist, CAS Business Unit

  • Brittany Lemme, Associate Director of Product Management, Data and Digital Solutions
  • Caitlin Hess, Project Manager, Global Customer Experience
  • Dave Phillips, Talent Acquisition Manager, Mission Systems Business Unit
  • Gary Cooper, Marketing Manager, Connected Aviation Solutions (CAS)
  • Katie Zeglis, Associate Director, Cybersecurity and Compliance
  • Mark Parme, Associate Director, Commercial Management, America’s Commercial Customer Programs
  • Mike Shearer, Head, Global Sales for Business Aviation Solutions
  • Versie Liles, Associate Director, CAS Engineering

Tuesday, August 22Effective Leadership and Teambuilding

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Meeting with: 

  • Colin Clark, Chief Marketing Officer
  • Albert Weir, Global Chief Operating Officer
  • Alex Sleifer, Master Planner
  • Even Halpern, Warehouse Manager


Wednesday, August 23: Global Trade and Commerce at the State and Local Level

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Meeting with:

  • Bennett Creighton, Director - Planning & Terminal Development

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  • William Cawthern, Director, Foreign Trade Zone #74, Baltimore Development Corporation
  • Lisa A. Swoboda, Senior Director, Military & Federal Affairs, Maryland Department of Commerce
  • Andrew Kreinik, Sr. Regional Manager, Office of International Trade, Maryland Department of Commerce
  • Jolanta Coffey, Sr. International Trade Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. Department of Commerce

Thursday, August 24: Digitalization and AI, Baltimore as a Home to Global Brands 

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Meeting with:

  • Jason Michael Perry, Chief Technology Officer
  • Kim Paradise, Chief of Staff
  • Dean Merritt, Vice President, Sales
  • John Sandell, Senior Director, Client Engagement

Baltimore as a Home to Global Brands; Effective Leadership

Meeting with: McCormick

  • Andrew R. Jacobs, Sr. Director/Total Business Owner, Quality & Regulatory, Americas Flavor Solutions, McCormick & Company, Inc.

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  • Mark Vidmar, Sr. Early Talent Recruiter, Talent Acquisition, T. Rowe Price

Friday, August 25: The Business of Doing Good; Program Closing

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Meeting with:

  • Sergey Hayrapetyan, Sr. Director, Enterprise Risk and Compliance

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  • Trilaine Massey, MBA, Senior Director, Global Program Finance, Jhpiego

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  • Joe Cumello, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Blue Planet Software Division, Ciena

Career Building Session on Personal Entrepreneurship by:

  • Monyka Berrocosa, Principal and Business Coach

This session is a continuation of the "Personal Entrepreneurship" discussion. It provides a reflection on the program experience and an action plan to make the most out of the program in the coming months. Themes to be discussed include:

  • Leading by example through ownership
  • The power of follow up 
  • Lifting and climbing - It's never too early to be a mentor

Program Closing Ceremony

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