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The Daily Record celebrates inaugural Icon Honors awards

From left, Ellen Meltzer; Nancy Sloane, president of the Greater Baltimore Medical Center; Dr. John Chessare, CEO of GBMC; and Neil Meltzer, president of Life Bridge Health and a 2017 Daily Record Icon Honors winner, enjoy a conversation at the awards reception. GBMC was reception sponsor for the event. (Photo by Maximilian Franz)

From left, Ellen Meltzer; Nancy Sloane, president of the Greater Baltimore Medical Center; Dr. John Chessare, CEO of GBMC; and Neil Meltzer, president of Life Bridge Health and a 2017 Daily Record Icon Honors winner, enjoy a conversation at the awards reception. GBMC was reception sponsor for the event. (Photo by Maximilian Franz)

2017 Daily Record Icon Honors winners Robert Caret, far left, chancellor of the University of Maryland System; and Donald C. Fry, far right, the president and CEO of the Greater Baltimore Committee, enjoy the awards reception with their wives, Elizabeth Zoltan and Bonnie Fry. (Photo by Maximilian Franz)

2017 Daily Record Icon Honors winners Robert Caret, far left, chancellor of the University of Maryland System; and Donald C. Fry, far right, the president and CEO of the Greater Baltimore Committee, enjoy the awards reception with their wives, Elizabeth Zoltan and Bonnie Fry. (Photo by Maximilian Franz)

AJ Lichtenstein, left, was on hand to congratulate her daughter, Karen-Ann Lichtenstein, president and CEO of The Coordinating Center, on being named a 2017 Daily Record Icon Honors winner. (Photo by Maximilian Franz)

AJ Lichtenstein, left, was on hand to congratulate her daughter, Karen-Ann Lichtenstein, president and CEO of The Coordinating Center, on being named a 2017 Daily Record Icon Honors winner. (Photo by Maximilian Franz)

From left, Robin Shaivitz, vice president and senior government relations adviser with Alexander & Cleaver P.A.; Mike Gill, the Maryland commerce secretary and a 2017 Daily Record Icon Honors winner; Henry Rosenberg, chair of the board of Rosemore Inc. and also an Icon Honors winner; Dorothy Rosenberg; and Ruth Lenrow, vice chair at Goucher College, take time for a photo during the awards reception. (Photo by Maximilian Franz)

From left, Robin Shaivitz, vice president and senior government relations adviser with Alexander & Cleaver P.A.; Mike Gill, the Maryland commerce secretary and a 2017 Daily Record Icon Honors winner; Henry Rosenberg, chair of the board of Rosemore Inc. and also an Icon Honors winner; Dorothy Rosenberg; and Ruth Lenrow, vice chair at Goucher College, take time for a photo during the awards reception. (Photo by Maximilian Franz)

From left, Oana Brooks, an attorney/equity compliance investigator in the Office of Institutional Equity at Johns Hopkins University; Asha Joseph Jefferson, an attorney with Chesapeake Employers Insurance Company; Jean Joseph; William H. “Billy” Murphy, the senior and founding partner of Murphy Falcon Murphy and a 2017 Daily Record Icon Honors winner; and Teresa Briscoe, of Murphy Falcon Murphy; attended the awards reception at The Center Club. (Photo by Maximilian Franz)

From left, Oana Brooks, an attorney/equity compliance investigator in the Office of Institutional Equity at Johns Hopkins University; Asha Joseph Jefferson, an attorney with Chesapeake Employers Insurance Company; Jean Joseph; William H. “Billy” Murphy, the senior and founding partner of Murphy Falcon Murphy and a 2017 Daily Record Icon Honors winner; and Teresa Briscoe, of Murphy Falcon Murphy; attended the awards reception at The Center Club. (Photo by Maximilian Franz)

Nancy Grasmick, center, a presidential scholar at Towson University and co-director of The Kennedy Krieger Institute, celebrated her 2017 Daily Record Icon Honors award with Josh Grasmick; Leslie Wilson; Edward St. John, founder and president of St. John Properties Inc.; Courtney Wilson, executive director of the B&O Railroad Museum; and Sharon Akers, vice president of corporate relations with St. John Properties and executive director of the Edward St. John Foundation. Towson University was a reception sponsor for the event. (Photo by Maximilian Franz)

Nancy Grasmick, center, a presidential scholar at Towson University and co-director of The Kennedy Krieger Institute, celebrated her 2017 Daily Record Icon Honors award with Josh Grasmick; Leslie Wilson; Edward St. John, founder and president of St. John Properties Inc.; Courtney Wilson, executive director of the B&O Railroad Museum; and Sharon Akers, vice president of corporate relations with St. John Properties and executive director of the Edward St. John Foundation. Towson University was a reception sponsor for the event. (Photo by Maximilian Franz)

From left, Mark Hastler, the work lead at Spring Gardens for BGE; Mary Hastler, the CEO of the Harford County Public Library; Lyle E. Sheldon, president and CEO of University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health and a 2017 Daily Record Icon Honors winner; Steve Wiseman, a partner with Melnyk & Wiseman LLC; and Theresa Wiseman, president of MediaWise Inc., enjoy the evening at The Center Club for the Icon Honors awards reception. (Photo by Maximilian Franz)

From left, Mark Hastler, the work lead at Spring Gardens for BGE; Mary Hastler, the CEO of the Harford County Public Library; Lyle E. Sheldon, president and CEO of University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health and a 2017 Daily Record Icon Honors winner; Steve Wiseman, a partner with Melnyk & Wiseman LLC; and Theresa Wiseman, president of MediaWise Inc., enjoy the evening at The Center Club for the Icon Honors awards reception. (Photo by Maximilian Franz)

The Hon. Robert M. Bell, left, retired chief judge of the Maryland Court of Appeals; and the Hon. Marcella Holland, a retired judge with the Baltimore City Circuit Court, attended the a 2017 Daily Record Icon Honors awards reception. (Photo by Maximilian Franz)

The Hon. Robert M. Bell, left, retired chief judge of the Maryland Court of Appeals; and the Hon. Marcella Holland, a retired judge with the Baltimore City Circuit Court, attended the a 2017 Daily Record Icon Honors awards reception. (Photo by Maximilian Franz)

From left, Michael Sullivan, senior director at CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield; and Randolph Sergent, vice president and deputy counsel with CareFirst; enjoy a conversation with CareFirst President and CEO Chet Burrell, a 2017 Daily Record Icon Honors winner. (Photo by Maximilian Franz)

From left, Michael Sullivan, senior director at CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield; and Randolph Sergent, vice president and deputy counsel with CareFirst; enjoy a conversation with CareFirst President and CEO Chet Burrell, a 2017 Daily Record Icon Honors winner. (Photo by Maximilian Franz)

Larry Unger, left, president and CEO of Maryland Public Television and a 2017 Daily Record Icon Honors winner, shares a laugh with Eleanor K. Wang, a Baltimore County physical therapist, freelance actor and a member of the Maryland Public Broadcasting Commission, and David Blumberg, with MPT, during the awards reception at The Center Club. (Photo by Maximilian Franz)

Larry Unger, left, president and CEO of Maryland Public Television and a 2017 Daily Record Icon Honors winner, shares a laugh with Eleanor K. Wang, a Baltimore County physical therapist, freelance actor and a member of the Maryland Public Broadcasting Commission, and David Blumberg, with MPT, during the awards reception at The Center Club. (Photo by Maximilian Franz)

Amy Elias, second from left, the founder and CEO of Profiles Inc., celebrates her 2017 Daily Record Icon Honors award with Chickie Grayson, far left, president and CEO of Enterprise Homes Inc.; and Profiles colleagues Amy Burke Friedman, the company’s president, and Jamie Watt Arnold, senior vice president. (Photo by Maximilian Franz)

Amy Elias, second from left, the founder and CEO of Profiles Inc., celebrates her 2017 Daily Record Icon Honors award with Chickie Grayson, far left, president and CEO of Enterprise Homes Inc.; and Profiles colleagues Amy Burke Friedman, the company’s president, and Jamie Watt Arnold, senior vice president. (Photo by Maximilian Franz)

A crowd of more than 225 people packed The Center Club in downtown Baltimore for the inaugural Daily Record Icon Honors awards reception. (Photo by Maximilian Franz)

A crowd of more than 225 people packed The Center Club in downtown Baltimore for the inaugural Daily Record Icon Honors awards reception. (Photo by Maximilian Franz)

E. Albert Reece, MD, Ph.D., MBA, dean of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, displays his 2017 Daily Record Icon Honors award with James Kaper, Ph.D., the senior associate dean for academic affairs and professor and chair of its department of microbiology and immunology, and Suzanne E. Fischer-Huettner, publisher of The Daily Record. The University of Maryland School of Medicine was a 2017 Icon Honors awards sponsor. (Photo by Maximilian Franz)

E. Albert Reece, MD, Ph.D., MBA, dean of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, displays his 2017 Daily Record Icon Honors award with James Kaper, Ph.D., the senior associate dean for academic affairs and professor and chair of its department of microbiology and immunology, and Suzanne E. Fischer-Huettner, publisher of The Daily Record. The University of Maryland School of Medicine was a 2017 Icon Honors awards sponsor. (Photo by Maximilian Franz)

Winners of the 2017 Daily Record Icon Honors award gather for a group photo during the awards reception Dec. 19 at The Center Club. (Photo by Maximilian Franz)

Winners of the 2017 Daily Record Icon Honors award gather for a group photo during the awards reception Dec. 19 at The Center Club. (Photo by Maximilian Franz)

More than 225 people gathered at The Center Club in downtown Baltimore Dec. 19 to recognize the 26 honorees of The Daily Record’s inaugural Icon Honors awards.

The awards honor business leaders over the age of 60 for their notable success and demonstration of strong leadership, both within and outside their chosen field. The honorees were also selected for their sustained commitment to community service and mentoring.

“Each of our honorees has qualities we all aspire to emulate and accomplishments we admire,” Daily Record publisher Suzanne E. Fischer-Huettner said. “They are leaders in their respective fields and bring promise to those who benefit from their hard work. They also challenge us to realize our hopes and dreams, and to meet our own goals. They are examples for all of us.”

The 2017 Icon Honors awards sponsor was the University of Maryland School of Medicine. The reception sponsors were Towson University and Greater Baltimore Medical Center.

Table sponsors were Acme Paper & Supply Inc.; Associated Black Charities; CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield; The Coordinating Center; Epsilon Registration; Goucher College; Greater Baltimore Committee; JLL; LifeBridge Health; Maryland Department of Commerce; Maryland Public Television; Murphy, Falcon & Murphy; Rifkin Weiner Livingston LLC; Rosemore Inc.; Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP; University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health; and VPC Inc.

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