Shannon Landwehr, president and CEO of the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore, will step down at the end of the year, the organization announced.
Landwehr, who has led the regional economic development association since April 2016, plans to pursue “other professional opportunities,” the group said.
“I believe in the [alliance] and its mission and know first-hand the value it delivers to this region and its stakeholders,” Landwehr said in a statement. “I hope to continue to be involved with the EAGB’s efforts in some way in the future.”
Landwehr was hired at the economic alliance in 2006 as director of marketing and research, then was promoted to chief operating officer. She left five years later to become chief operating officer, then general manager and global client relationship manager at Morgan Stanley’s Workforce Strategy Division.
She returned in 2015 as executive vice president of the alliance, where she focused on regional talent, workforce recruitment and assisting Baltimore’s regional businesses on strategy.
“Shannon’s leadership has been instrumental in positioning the Alliance to take advantage of the transformational economic development projects currently underway in our region,” said board chairman August J. Chiasera, president of the Greater Baltimore/Chesapeake Region of M&T Bank.
The alliance will establish a search committee to conduct a national search to find a new president and CEO for the Alliance.
Landwehr said she will continue to call Baltimore home.
“I’ve lived all over the country, but it wasn’t until I moved to Baltimore that I felt like I was home and that was due, in part, to the EAGB,” she said. “Baltimore draws you in and leaves a lasting impression.”