The Daily Record has announced the recipients of its 2017 Leading Women awards.
The Leading Women awards honor women who are 40 years of age or younger for the accomplishments they have made so far in their careers. A panel of previous Top 100 Women and Leading Women winners selected the honorees based on professional experience, community involvement and commitment to inspiring change.
“This year’s Leading Women honorees are making outstanding contributions to their fields. They are active in their communities and are committed to inspiring change,” said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, publisher of The Daily Record. “They are Maryland’s next generation of women leaders, and The Daily Record is honored to recognize their achievements.”
The Daily Record launched the Leading Women awards in 2010 to recognize the next generation of Maryland’s women leaders.
Nominees for Leading Women were asked to outline their education and career history, examples of mentoring, career-related officer and board memberships in professional, business or trade organizations, volunteer involvement in civic and nonprofit organizations, awards and honors, professional accomplishments, and commitment to inspiring change in their organization or the community.
The 2017 Leading Women awards will be presented Dec. 4 at a reception and dinner starting at 5:30 p.m. at The Westin Annapolis, 100 Westgate Circle in Annapolis. Honorees will be profiled in a special magazine that will be inserted into the Dec. 5 issue of The Daily Record and available online.
Here are the 2017 honorees:
Prince George’s County Board of Education
Roselyn V. Aker-Black, Psy.D
Dr. Roz Therapeutic and Coaching Services
Community Bridges, Inc.
Kelley E. Banagan
University of Maryland Department of Orthopaedics
Maryland Legal Aid
Jennifer Boyle RN, CCM
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
Marie E. Brown
Monise Alexis Brown
Namandje N. Bumpus
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Tenth and Blake Beer Company at MillerCoors
Maryland Office of the Attorney General
Stephanie L. Coldren
Nelson Coleman Jewelers
Shannon E. Conklin
Joint Warfare Analysis Center/ US Navy Reserves
Diane M. Croghan
Anne Arundel County
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra OrchKids Program
United Way of Central Maryland
Days Inn Inner Harbor
Nakeia L. Drummond
Elizabeth Edsall Kromm
Howard County General Hospital/Johns Hopkins Medicine
Gorfine, Schiller & Gardyn, P.A.
Mallory Finn, Esq.
Kennedy Krieger Institute
Ellin & Tucker
Belair-Edison Neighborhoods, Inc.
Kathryn L. Hickey
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP
ACLU of Maryland
Chantal M. Joseph, Esq.
Law Office of Chantal M. Joseph
The Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation
Larysa M. Kautz
Emily L. Levenson
Brown, Goldstein & Levy LLP
Nicolette Louissaint, Ph.D.
Anna A. Mahaney
Ballard Spahr LLP
Kramon & Graham, P.A.
Meghan Marek, Esq.
Office of the Attorney General of Maryland
Alta G. Marzzacco
Legg Mason Inc.
Luisella P. McBride
Miles & Stockbridge P.C.
Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence
Maryland Proton Treatment Center
Shady Grove Fertility
Jessica R. Underwood
JR Capital Build
The Chesapeake Bay Trust
Jennifer Arice White
American Heart Association