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The Daily Record announces 2016 VIP List

The Daily Record has announced its 2016 VIP List — Very Important Professionals Successful by 40 awards.

The honorees will be recognized at a reception Aug. 25 at The Pier V Hotel in Baltimore.

The Daily Record created the VIP List in 2011 to recognize professionals 40 years of age and younger who have been successful in Maryland. They are selected on the basis of professional accomplishments, community service and the impact of their achievements in the community.

“This year’s VIP List honorees were selected for the significant contributions they are making to their professions and to improving their communities,” said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, publisher of The Daily Record. “VIP List honorees are the ones to watch. They are the next generation of leaders across our state, and The Daily Record takes great pride in recognizing their achievements and looks forward to hearing about their even greater accomplishments in the future.”

This year’s winners were chosen by previous VIP List honorees. They are:

Roselyn Aker-Black, Psy.D

Dr. Roz Therapeutic and Coaching Services

Heather Welch Arbogast

McGuireWoods LLP

Andrew Attman      

Acme Paper & Supply

Juan Barbaran


Stephanie Baron

Miles & Stockbridge P.C.

Burke Bowers

M&T Bank

Calvin J. Bowman

Baltimore City Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management

Jorge Eduardo Castillo

Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Dale Cathell

DLA Piper

John Comberiate

Edward Jones

Jill Crank

Chase Brexton Health Care

Dionne Curbeam

Coppin State University

Alyce Dailey

The Dailey Group, Keller Williams Gateway

S. Dallas Dance

Baltimore County Public Schools

Joanna L. Diamond

Planned Parenthood of Maryland

Kelly Drnec

Days Inn Inner Harbor

Josiah Dykstra

Test Registration

Lanaea Featherstone

William & Lanaea C. Featherstone Foundation

Seth Franz

Volunteering Untapped

Amy Burke Friedman

Profiles Inc.

Melissa E. Goldmeier

Howard County Office of Law

Julian Haffner


Geoff  Hengerer

Office of the Governor of Maryland

Kenneth Paul “Kip” Hollar Jr.

UPS-Chesapeake District

Alexandra Hughes

Office of Maryland House Speaker Michael Busch

Lisa Hall Johnson

District Court of Prince George’s County

Ricardo R. Johnson, Esq.

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

Rena Kates

Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office

Caroline Kauffman-Kirschnick

EMR (Electric Motor Repair Company)

Kari M. Kelly

Rosenberg Martin Greenberg LLP

Laura Latta

Family League of Baltimore

Dr. Jasmine Lydia Leigh

Social Security Administration

Catalina Rodriguez Lima

Mayor’s Office of Immigrant and Multicultural Affairs

Ivonne Lindley

Stein Sperling Bennett De Jong Driscoll PC

Dana Marlowe

Accessibility Partners

Jeanette Ortiz

Greenwill Consulting Group LLC

Jason Plotkin

Pinder Plotkin LLC

Indira K. Sharma

Saul Ewing LLP

Harry T. Spikes II

Office of Congressman Elijah E. Cummings

Dr. Erica Staaterman

Beneath the Waves

Thomas M. Weschler Jr.

Haspel & McLeod

Matthew J. Youssef

Niles Barton & Wilmer LLP