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The Daily Record announces Top 100 Women

The Daily Record today announced its 2016 Top 100 Women.

The awards program will be held April 18 at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore.

Since 1996, Top 100 Women has recognized outstanding women leaders who are not only leading the way professionally but are dedicating their time and energy to community work as well as mentoring.

Nearly 350 women were nominated for the honor statewide. This year, of the 100 selected, 64 are first-time recipients and 15 women will be inducted in the Circle of Excellence, meaning they are receiving the award for the third and final time.

Nominees were asked to complete an application outlining their educational and career history, professional and community involvement, corporate and nonprofit board memberships, and mentoring experiences.

They were encouraged to submit letters of recommendation from those who are familiar with their accomplishments professionally, in the community and through mentoring.

A panel of judges comprised of business professionals and past Maryland’s Top 100 Women winners reviewed the applications and selected this year’s honorees.

“This year’s Maryland’s Top 100 Women are extraordinary,” said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, publisher of The Daily Record. “They go above and beyond in everything they do. They lead companies, create change, break barriers, chart new territory and make a difference at home, at work and in their communities. They inspire those around them to be the best they can be. The Daily Record is pleased to honor them.”

Top 100 Women

Angela Alsobrooks
Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s Office

Kim Aluisi
Kim DiGiovanni Aluisi, Esq., LLC

Nicole Ames
Pessin Katz Law P.A.

Violet Apple
Girl Scouts of Central Maryland

Stephanie Archer-Smith
Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland

Gianna Arnold
Saul Ewing LLP

Sara Arthur
Arthur Law Group LLC

Karenthia Barber
Maryland Automobile Insurance Fund

Carol Beatty
Dept of Disabilities

Jennifer Bevan-Dangel
Common Cause Maryland

Christina Bolmarcich
Semmes Bowen & Semmes

Sharonne Bonardi
Comptroller of Maryland

Samantha Bowling
Garbelman Winslow

Denise Bowman
Alexander & Cleaver P.A.

Gül Branco
University of Maryland, College Park

Pamela Bresnahan
Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

Oana Brooks
Johns Hopkins University

Michele Brown
Office of Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski

Jean Brune
Roland Park Country School

Linda Burger
National Security Agency

Kelly Burrell
Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office

Elizabeth Kemp Caulder
Media Star Promotions

Kimberly Clark
Baltimore Development Corp.

Lynn Coleman
Howard Community College

Christina Collins-Smith
Cumberland Cultural Foundation

Sonja Cox
Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative Inc. (SMECO)

Alyce Dailey
The Dailey Group of Keller Williams

Patricia Dash
The National Kidney Foundation of Maryland

Melissa Delaney
Legg Mason

Diane Devaney
Devaney & Associates Inc.

Yvette Diamond
Three Dog Logistics

Joyce Duffy
Harford Family House

Lorece Edwards
Morgan State University

Amy Elias
Profiles, Inc.

The Hon. JoAnn Ellinghaus-Jones
District Court of Maryland for Carroll County

Dorie Fain
& Wealth

Lisa Ferretto
Hord Coplan Macht

Holly Freishtat
Baltimore Food Policy Initiative Office of Sustainability

Evelyn Gaines
G&G Solutions

Jennifer Gaines-Lockhart
Planned Parenthood of Maryland Inc.

Ellie Giles
Montgomery Business Development Corp.

Raquel  Gilmer
Learn It Systems

Eliza Graham
entreQuest

Johnetta Hardy
The Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at University of Baltimore”

Marie Hartman
Hartman Executive Advisors

Debra Hettleman
Building STEPS

Karen Heyward-West
St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center

Joy Howard
UPS – Chesapeake South

Marci Hunn
The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation

Barbara Hutchinson
Chesapeake Cardiac Care

Jolene Ivey
Jolene Ivey Communications

Cherissa Jackson
Jackson & Assoc.

Linda Folsom Jackson
InfoAge Solutions Inc.

Mary Jane Jernigan
Adams Communication & Engineering Technology

Zereana Jess-Huff
Beacon Health Options

The Hon. Lisa Hall Johnson
District Court of Maryland for Prince George’s County

Fariba Kassiri
Montgomery County Maryland

Heidi Kenny-Berman
Kenny Law Group

Cherie Krug
Garrett College Foundation

Patricia Larrabee
Facility Logix

Mary Beth Lennon
Mercy High School

Jennifer Litchman
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Cylia Lowe
The Junior League of Baltimore Inc.

Margaret MacDonald-Sheetz
Medifast

Dana Marlowe
Accessibility Partners

Jennifer Lake Mauldin
Comprehensive Survival Arts

Amy Menzer
Dundalk Renaissance Corp.

Kathleen Momme
United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore

Carla Nealy
The Harbor Bank of Maryland

Laura Pasternak
MarketPoint LLC

Josianne Pennington
Towson University

Joan Plisko
Plisko Sustainable Solutions

Ann Quinn
Quinn Strategy Group

Gina Ramsey
Adventure Web Productions

Karen Reese
Man Alive Lane Treatment Center

April Richardson
The Private Practice Law Group LLC

Tonja Ringgold  
Baltimore City Community College

Nancy Rodriguez-Weller
University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Carmel  Roques
Keswick

Marianne Rowan-Braun                 
University of Maryland Medical Center

Lisa Rusyniak      
Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake Inc.

Leslie Simmons                  
Carroll Hospital Center

Phoebe Stein
Maryland Humanities Council

Ami Taubenfeld                 
Itineris, Inc.

Amanda Zinn
Leadership Baltimore County

Circle of Excellence

The Hon. Theresa Adams               
Frederick County Circuit Court

Patricia Brown  
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Debra Davis
Charles County Board of County Commissioners

Kristin Franceschi
DLA Piper US LLP

Sandy Hillman
Sandy Hillman Communications

Sheryl Davis Kohl
Beacon Staffing Alternatives

Ava Lias-Booker
McGuire Woods LLP

Jeannette Mills
Maryland Public Service Commission

Monica Mitchell
Wells Fargo

Catherine Pugh                  
Maryland General Assembly

Debbie Rock
LIGHT Health & Wellness Comprehensive Services, Inc.

Karen Johnson Shaheed
Bowie State University

Karen Singer
Corporate Office Properties Trust

Molly McGrath Tierney
Baltimore City Department of Social Services

Alexandra Wrage
TRACE International Inc.