Three Maryland CEOs Named To President's Recovery Council (BBJ Story)
The "Opening the Country" council of business leaders that President Donald Trump announced Tuesday includes three powerful Maryland CEOs, alongside a host of business associations and unions that represent many members in the state.
In all, Trump named around 200 U.S. executives to the council, dubbed the Great American Economic Revival, which is intended to provide advice to the White House about how the nation's economy can get back in gear after an unprecedented shuttering because of COVID-19. The economic impacts of the virus are profound: Millions more Americans are filing for unemployment insurance, countless businesses have shut down completely and local governments are bracing for the loss of billions in tax revenues. Trump's council is divided into 17 groups, from agriculture to sports, and from transportation and telecom executives to thought leaders. The White House said they will meet via teleconferences to discuss ideas on the best way to get the economy moving again. Other details, such as who would lead each group and how they would conduct business, were not disclosed. In Maryland, Trump tapped Randy Day of Salisbury-based Perdue Farms Inc., Marilyn Hewson of Bethesda-based Lockheed Martin Inc., and Arne Sorenson of Bethesda-based Marriott International.