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The Daily Record unveils Influential Marylander honorees

The Daily Record today announced its 2015 Influential Marylanders honorees.

The winners will be recognized March 26 at a reception at The Grand Lodge in Cockeysville.

Fifty-one of Maryland’s top leaders were selected by the editors of The Daily Record for their leadership and significant contributions to the fields of civic leadership, communications, education, finance, freestyle, general business, health care, law, philanthropy, real estate and technology.

Elected leaders are not eligible for this award because they are by nature influential. The Daily Record launched the Influential Marylanders award in 2006.

This year, James Kennedy, of T. Rowe Price, and Dr. Kevin Manning, of Stevenson University, were named to the Circle of Influence. Honorees who have been selected for the third and final time join the Circle of Influence.

“The 51 individuals being recognized this year as Influential Marylanders stand out above others in their industries. They are influencing the business community, the state and often beyond,” said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, publisher of The Daily Record. “What they say is important, and what they do makes a difference in the lives of many Marylanders. The Daily Record is pleased to honor them.”

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Congratulations to all of the winners!


Laura Howell
Maryland Association of Community Services

Archbishop William E. Lori
Archdiocese of Baltimore

Brig. Gen. Linda L. Singh
Maryland National Guard


Anita A. Brightman
A Bright Idea Inc.

Sheilah Kast
WYPR’s “Maryland Morning”

Warner Mason
WebbMason Inc.

David D. Smith
Sinclair Broadcast Group


Danielle Citron
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

Dr. Janet Dudley-Eshbach
Salisbury University

Dr. Charlene M. Dukes
Prince George’s Community College

Dr. Tuajuanda C. Jordan
St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Dr. Kevin Manning
Stevenson University

Dr. Joshua Starr
Montgomery County Public Schools


Laura Gamble
PNC Bank

James Kennedy
T. Rowe Price

Joseph A. Sullivan
Legg Mason


Marin Alsop
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Robert Deford
Boordy Vineyards

Robert Norton
Maryland Live! Casino

Buck Showalter
Baltimore Orioles


Scott Burger
Pandora, North America

Calvin Butler
Baltimore Gas & Electric Co.

Mark W. Mullin
Transamerica Corp.

Thomas J. Noonan
Visit Baltimore

Kevin Plank
Under Armour

John Racanelli
National Aquarium

Arne Sorenson
Marriott International Inc.


Victoria W. Bayless
Anne Arundel Medical Center

Dr. John B. Chessare
GBMC HealthCare System

Neil Meltzer
LifeBridge Health

Dr. Peggy Naleppa
Peninsula Regional Medical Center

Karen E. Olscamp
University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center


Sherrilyn Ifill
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc.

Toyja E. Kelley
Tydings & Rosenberg LLP

Jonathan Schochor
Schochor, Federico and Staton PA

Robin Fogel Shaivitz
Alexander & Cleaver

Steven D. Silverman
Silverman Thompson Slutkin White


O.J. Brigance
Brigance Brigade Foundation

David L. Warnock
Camden Partners Holdings LLC


Stephen E. Budorick
Corporate Office Properties Trust

Jane Fairweather
The Jane Fairweather Team/Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Erwin Greenberg & Brian Gibbons
Greenberg Gibbons

Adam Gross
Ayers Saint Gross

Arsh S. Mirmiran
Caves Valley Partners

Creig Northrop
Creig Northrop Team/Long & Foster


Lily Bengfort

Greg Cangialosi

Guy Filippelli
Red Owl Analytics

Stephanie G. Hill
Lockheed Martin, Information Systems and Global Solutions Civil Business

Pradman Kaul
Hughes Network Systems LLC