Baltimore leaders: ‘Proud not only to be in Baltimore, but of Baltimore’

Bill Stromberg, president and CEO at T. Rowe Price, and other leaders reject ungenerous characterizations recently made of Baltimore
Aug 2, 2019 3:00 PM ET

We are proud and privileged to call Baltimore home. Baltimore is a city of creativity, optimism, and determination. Home to leading public and private research universities, world-class medical institutions, and a diverse business community, Baltimore is a city where both artists and start-ups thrive. From creating one of the nation’s first racially integrated library systems to producing today’s modern medical and technological breakthroughs, our city has a proud legacy of leadership in improving lives and setting a national example for a stronger tomorrow. It’s no wonder we are often named as a place where millennials are moving and staying. This is a city where people not only want to live, but love to live.

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Ronald J. Daniels ( is president of Johns Hopkins University; Kevin Plank is founder, CEO and chairman of the board of Under Armour. They are joined in this op-ed by Eddie Brown, chair, CEO, and founder of Brown Capital Management; Lisa Hamilton, president and CEO at Annie E. Casey Foundation; Michael Hankin, president and CEO at Brown Advisory; Freeman Hrabowski, president of UMBC; Tim Regan, president and CEO at Whiting Turner; Kurt Schmoke, president of the University of Baltimore; Bill Stromberg, president and CEO at T.Rowe Price; and David Wilson, president of Morgan State University.