Leading this effort are Michael Shuman, director of Local Economy Programs for Neighborhood Associates Corporation, and Stephanie Geller, founder and director of Community Wealth Builders.
Michael Shuman is an economist, attorney, author, and entrepreneur, and a leading visionary on community economics. He’s the Director of Local Economy Programs for Neighborhood Associates, and currently an adjunct instructor at Bard Business School in New York City and at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. He is credited with being one of the architects of the 2012 JOBS Act and dozens of state laws overhauling securities regulation of crowdfunding.
Stephanie Geller has been working on the ground in Baltimore for over the past six years to foster an ecosystem more supportive of local and minority-owned businesses. As the Director of Community Wealth Builders, her work centers on fostering more equitable, inclusive, sustainable neighborhoods by promoting and catalyzing community wealth building models across Baltimore.