Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott Names Calvert Alumni, Parents to Transition Team

Mayor Brandon Scott has tapped seven members of the Calvert community – two alumni and five parents – to join his transition team and contribute to making Baltimore "a safer, equitable, and accountable city” as he takes office.
“I have asked this group to serve because of their leadership, creativity and willingness to break down silos and work together in service of the greater good,” Scott said of his transition team. “I have confidence in this team and look forward to working closely with them in the coming months as we build a new way forward for Baltimore.”
Alumnus and Calvert grandparent Wally Pinkard Jr. ’63 joins Scott’s team as a member of the Public Health & Safety committee, which will focus on “reimagining public safety and public accountability.”
Recently honored by the Baltimore Sun for his commitment to philanthropy, Pinkard is a senior advisor at Cushman & Wakefield and holds board positions at multiple institutions, including the National Advisory Board of The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, the Central Maryland Transit Alliance, the Babe Ruth Foundation, and the Hippodrome Foundation, where he is chairman.
Former Calvert trustee and current parent Amy Seto, a partner and senior advisor at Brown Advisory, was recently included in the Baltimore Sun’s 25 Women to Watch 2020. Now, she will work with Scott’s transition team as a member of its Fiscal Preparedness group. She is joined by Calvert alumnus and parent Doug Schmidt ’79, the founding principal at Workshop Development, a real estate firm that focuses on urban redevelopment and affecting communities in positive ways.
Calvert School Board of Trustees member and parent P. David Bramble, who joins the Mayor’s Business, Workforce, and Neighborhood Development group, is a managing partner at MCB Real Estate. Before MCB, Bramble co-founded a regionally based full-service lending firm, where he acted as director of commercial lending. He is currently a member Stevenson University’s Brown School of Business and Leadership advisory board and the foundation board of Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital.

Derrick Chase, CEO and founder of Stand Up Baltimore will continue his organization’s work to strengthen the city by joining Mayor Scott’s Arts & Culture team. An educator, poet, spoken word artist, and community activist, Chase grew in up Baltimore and graduated from Morgan State University before later founding Stand Up Baltimore, a movement that aims to connect local businesses and nonprofits to offer vital services to the Baltimore community. These services include arts and community-building offerings, education resources, social activism, and law and financial assistance. Click here to learn more about Stand Up Baltimore’s efforts and community partners.
Scott also named Calvert parents Cassie Motz and Wes Moore to his transition team, enlisting them as two of nine steering committee co-chairs who will review the work of each group, guide their work, and spearhead Scott’s early initiatives.
Moore, a decorated veteran, bestselling author, Rhodes Scholar, and former White House fellow, grew up in Baltimore and New York and serves as CEO of the poverty-fighting nonprofit Robin Hood. This summer, he spoke with the Calvert School community about racism, reform, and his most recent book, Five Days: The Fiery Reckoning of an American City.
Motz, a lifelong Baltimorean, is the executive director of the CollegeBound Foundation, a local nonprofit that uses college admissions advising, need-based funding, and scholarships to help Baltimore students achieve a college education. Prior to joining CollegeBound, Motz served as deputy chief of staff and deputy legal counsel to Governor Martin O’Malley, also acting as the interim director of the Governor’s Office for Children.
“These nine people represent multiple sectors and communities and are innovators in their fields,” Scott said of his co-chairs. “They believe in Baltimore’s potential and are not afraid to think outside the box. I am so grateful to them for providing their vision, expertise and energy to this process.”
Please join us in congratulating each of these Calvert community members as they contribute to Mayor Scott’s team and Baltimore’s future!
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