The Daily Record names Influential Marylanders

Daily Record Staff//January 21, 2016

The Daily Record names Influential Marylanders

By Daily Record Staff

//January 21, 2016

The Daily Record today announced its 2016 Influential Marylanders honorees.

The winners will be recognized March 17 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, Mary Ann Scully, president and CEO of Howard Bank, and Mark Furst, chairman and president of United Way of Central Maryland, 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.”

2016 Influential Marylanders Winners

Civic Leadership

Diane Bell-McKoy
Associated Black Charities

Anwer Hasan
Louis Berger Group

Ronald R. Peterson & Ron Daniels
Johns Hopkins Hospital/Johns Hopkins University

Patti Saylor
Disability Advocate


Trif Alatzas
The Baltimore Sun

Matt Doud and Ed Callahan

Alfred Liggins
Radio One Inc.

Pedro Palomino
Somos Baltimore & Mundo LATINO


Sheila Bair
Washington College

Douglas L. Becker
Laureate Education Inc.

Robert L. Caret
University System of Maryland

S. Dallas Dance, Ph.D.
Baltimore County Public Schools

Wes Moore

Dr. David Wilson
Morgan State University


Anirban Basu
Sage Policy Group

Augie Chiasera
M&T Bank, Greater Baltimore/Chesapeake Region

David Millman
Baltimore-Maryland Market, Bank of America

**Mary Ann Scully
Howard Bank


Vicki Brick
Brick Bodies

Jed Dietz
Maryland Film Festival

Spike Gjerde
Woodberry Kitchen

Chris Wilson
Barclay Investment Corp.

General Business

Michael Bettick
Randstad Professionals

R. Michael Gill
Maryland Department of Commerce

Keith Haller
Potomac Inc.

Michael MacDonald
Medifast Inc.

Alan D. Wilson
McCormick & Co.

Health Care

Carmela Coyle
Maryland Hospital Association

Dr. Robert C. Gallo
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Thomas Mullen
Mercy Health Services

Kenneth A. Samet
MedStar Health

Dr. Leana Wen
Baltimore City Health Department


Robert A. Alderson
Skidmore, Alderson, P.A.

C. Justin Brown
Brown & Nieto

John Frisch
Miles & Stockbridge P.C.

Lisae C. Jordan
Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault

William H. “Billy” Murphy, Jr.
Murphy Falcon & Murphy

Sheela Murthy
Murthy Law Firm


**Mark Furst
United Way of Central Maryland

Lisa Rusyniak
Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake Inc.

Thomas Wilcox
Baltimore Community Foundation

Real Estate

Jody Clark
Beatty Development

Daniel P. Henson III
Henson Development Group

Donald Manekin
Seawall Development

Marc D. Weller
Sagamore Development Co.


Mike Binko
Startup Maryland

Karl Gumtow
CyberPoint LLC

Todd Howard
Bethesda Game Studios

Jen Meyer

**Indicates Circle of Influence member


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