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The Daily Record announces its 2018 Influential Marylanders

The Daily Record has announced its 2018 Influential Marylanders, honoring 57 recipients who are leaving their mark throughout the state.

“This year’s Influential Marylanders are successful and engaged leaders who constantly work to improve our lives, our state and our future. What they do makes a difference for many of us in Maryland,” said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, publisher of The Daily Record. “They are at the pinnacle of their chosen professions. They are visionary. They are respected. The Daily Record is pleased to honor them.”

The honorees were selected by the editors of The Daily Record for their significant contributions to their respective fields and for their leadership in Maryland in the following areas: civic leadership, communications, education, finance, freestyle, general business, health care, law, philanthropy, real estate and technology. Elected officials are not eligible for this award because they are by nature influential.

In addition, Edward St. John, chairman, St. John Properties, and Dr. David Wilson, president, Morgan State University, were named to the Circle of Influence. Influential Marylanders honorees who have been selected for the third and final time join the Circle of Influence.

The Daily Record launched Influential Marylanders in 2007.

The 2018 Influential Marylanders awards will be presented March 22 at a reception and dinner starting at 5:30 p.m. at The Grand Lodge, 304 International Circle in Cockeysville. Winners will be profiled in a special magazine that will be inserted into the March 23 issue of The Daily Record and will be available online.

Here are the 2018 honorees:

**Indicates Circle of Influence inductee

Civic Leadership

Calvin Butler, CEO, BGE

Jorge Castillo, chairman, Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and CEO, ¡Onward! Estrategias

Deborah S. Phelps, executive director, Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools, Inc.

Dr. Leana Wen, commissioner, Baltimore City Health Department


Mary Bubala, news anchor, WJZ-TV

Justin Fenton, reporter, The Baltimore Sun

Roger Gray, CEO and chairman, GKV

David Imre, CEO and partner, IMRE LLC

Scott Livingston, vice president of news, Sinclair Broadcast Group


Dr. Jose Antonio Bowen, president, Goucher College

Charles Britton, headmaster, McDonogh School

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

Dr. Wallace Loh, president, University of Maryland, College Park

Kurt Schmoke, president, University of Baltimore

** Dr. David Wilson, president, Morgan State University


Augie Chiasera, regional president, M&T Bank

Michael Hankin, CEO and president, Brown Advisory

Sabina Kelly, Baltimore market president, Bank of America

Rod Staatz, CEO and president, SECU

Patty Tuttle, regional president, Wells Fargo Bank


Devin Allen, photographer

Blessin Giraldo, Tayla Solomon and Cori Grainger, founders, Lethal Ladies of BLSYW (Baltimore Leadership School For Young Women)

Yumi Hogan, first lady of Maryland, State of Maryland

Clay Stamp, executive director, Maryland Opioid Operational Command Center

General Business

Randy Day, CEO, Perdue Farms

Dr. Michael Galiazzo, president, Regional Manufacturing Institute

Mike Gill, secretary of commerce, State of Maryland

Sheryl Davis Kohl, founder, Beacon Staffing Alternatives

Lawrence Kurzius, CEO, McCormick & Company

Robert Wallace, CEO, BithEnergy, The Presidents’ Roundtable

Health Care

Tina Cheng, M.D., M.P.H., director of the department of pediatrics, Johns Hopkins Hospital

Dr. John Chessare, CEO, Greater Baltimore Medical Center

Gary Goldstein, president and CEO, Kennedy Krieger Institute

Tom Kleinhanzl, president and CEO, Frederick Memorial Hospital

Carmel Roques, CEO, Keswick


Sara Arthur, president, Maryland State Bar Association, founder, Arthur Law Group

Mary Ellen Barbera, chief judge, Maryland Court of Appeals

Lydia Lawless, bar counsel, Maryland Attorney Grievance Commission

A. Dwight Pettit, attorney, The Law Office of A. Dwight Pettit

Steven A. Robins, managing partner, Lerch, Early & Brewer

Kenneth L. Thompson, partner, Venable LLP


Celeste Amato, president, Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers

Franklyn Baker, CEO, United Way of Central Maryland

Shawn Kros, CEO, The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region

Sandy Pagnotti, CEO, Ronald McDonald House and Charities of Baltimore

Carrie Rich, founder, The Global Good Fund

Real Estate

Cindy Ariosa, senior vice president and regional manager, Long & Foster Real Estate

Howard S. Brown, chairman, David S. Brown Enterprises

Stephen Budorick, president and CEO, Corporate Office Properties Trust

Scott Dorsey, CEO, Merritt Properties

Chickie Grayson, president and CEO, Enterprise Homes

**Edward St. John, chairman, St. John Properties


Gina Abate, president and CEO, Edwards Performance Solutions

Margot Connor, CEO, Rooster Bio

Ann Darrin, managing executive, Space Exploration Center, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab

James Foster, CEO, ZeroFOX

Rene LaVigne, CEO, Iron Bow Technologies

One comment

  1. Congratulations to Brother Clay Stamp on his continued service for the safety of our first responders, citizens and visitors across the State of Maryland.