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
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