The Daily Record announces 2016 Most Admired CEOs

Honorees in the 2016 Maryland's Most Admired CEOs awards will be celebrated at a reception Sept. 22 at BWI Hilton.

Maryland’s Most Admired CEOs honorees will be celebrated at a reception Sept. 22 at BWI Hilton. (The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz)

The Daily Record has announced its 2016 Most Admired CEOs, honoring talented business CEOs and nonprofit executive directors throughout Maryland for their leadership and professionalism.

“Strong decision making, creativity, leadership and commitment to a better Maryland defines this year’s Most Admired CEOs,” said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, publisher of The Daily Record. “They are leaders who have in-depth knowledge about running a company or organization yet also inspire and motivate others to achieve their goals. The Daily Record is honored to recognize their outstanding leadership.”

This year’s honorees were selected by a panel of business and legal professionals and a representative of The Daily Record, based on their leadership and vision; competitiveness and innovation; community leadership and service; financial performance and growth; corporate leadership and board service; and nonprofit involvement.

This year, four honorees are inducted into the Circle of Leadership for receiving recognition three times.

The honorees will be celebrated at a reception Sept. 22 at BWI Hilton.

The Daily Record began recognizing the region’s most respected CEOs in 2012.

Here’s the list of this year’s honorees:

Nonprofit Less than $10 Million in Annual Revenue

Katie Allston, LCSW-C, Marian House

Robert Cradle, Rob’s Barbershop Community Foundation

Joseph DeMattos Jr., Health Facilities Association of Maryland

Mary Ann Hewitt, Maryland Council on Economic Education

Mike Kelly, Metropolitan Council

Claudia Zacharias, MBA, CAE, Board of Certification/Accreditation

 Nonprofit More than $10 Million in Annual Revenue

Chet Burrell, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

Kathleen B. Hetherington, Ed.D., Howard Community College

Karen J. Lee, SEEC

Carmel Roques, Keswick Multi-Care Center

Lyle Sheldon, FACHE, University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health

Sheldon Stein, Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital

Private Company with 50 or Fewer Employees

Amy Elias, Profiles Inc.

Dave Hartman, Hartman Executive Advisors

Sandy Hillman, Sandy Hillman Communications

Peter D. Maller, Maller Wealth Advisors

Tim Polanowski, The Kornblatt Company

Private Company with 51-149 Employees

Philip M. Andrews, Kramon & Graham, P.A.

Mark R. Cissell, CPA, KatzAbosch

Mei Xu, Chesapeake Bay Candle

Public Company

Scott Burger, PANDORA

Robert DeAlmeida, Hamilton Bank

Circle of Leadership

Andy Bertamini, Wells Fargo

Barb Clapp, Clapp Communications

Dr. Peggy Naleppa, Peninsula Regional Health System

Mary Ann Scully, Howard Bank