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Girl Scouts of Central Md. honor 5 at Distinguished Women’s Award Celebration

From left, Shiva Daysani, project manager at Alco Doors Inc.; Denise Koch, news anchor with WJZ-TV and a past Distinguished Woman honoree; Sheela Murthy, founder and president of Murthy Law Firm; Tere Geckle, a community philanthropist; Marianne Mattran, president and co-founder of Foundry Wealth Advisors; Julie Mercer, vice president of philanthropy and development with Bon Secours Health System; and Rhonda Overby, CEO of Camera Ready Inc., enjoy their time at the 39th annual Girl Scouts of Central Maryland’s Distinguished Women’s Award Celebration. (Photo courtesy of Glenwood Jackson Photography)

From left, Shiva Daysani, project manager at Alco Doors Inc.; Denise Koch, news anchor with WJZ-TV and a past Distinguished Woman honoree; Sheela Murthy, founder and president of Murthy Law Firm; Tere Geckle, a community philanthropist; Marianne Mattran, president and co-founder of Foundry Wealth Advisors; Julie Mercer, vice president of philanthropy and development with Bon Secours Health System; and Rhonda Overby, CEO of Camera Ready Inc., enjoy their time at the 39th annual Girl Scouts of Central Maryland’s Distinguished Women’s Award Celebration. (Photo courtesy of Glenwood Jackson Photography)

From left, Legg Mason colleagues Kavindee Edirrisinghe, a project manager; Kristin Kosmides, vice president of corporate citizenship; and Erin Phillips, internal communications; get a photo with Lisa Kruska, vice president of claims with Chesapeake Employers’ Insurance Company, at The Center Club. (Photo courtesy of Glenwood Jackson Photography)

From left, Legg Mason colleagues Kavindee Edirrisinghe, a project manager; Kristin Kosmides, vice president of corporate citizenship; and Erin Phillips, internal communications; get a photo with Lisa Kruska, vice president of claims with Chesapeake Employers’ Insurance Company, at The Center Club. (Photo courtesy of Glenwood Jackson Photography)

From left, Violet M. Apple, chief executive officer of Girl Scouts of Central Maryland; Kristi Halford, chief development officer of Girl Scouts of Central Maryland; Sharon Cooper-Kerr, assistant director of Women United with United Way of Central Maryland; and Ivy Gales, community market leader with SECU, pose for a photo during the awards celebration. (Photo courtesy of Glenwood Jackson Photography)

From left, Violet M. Apple, chief executive officer of Girl Scouts of Central Maryland; Kristi Halford, chief development officer of Girl Scouts of Central Maryland; Sharon Cooper-Kerr, assistant director of Women United with United Way of Central Maryland; and Ivy Gales, community market leader with SECU, pose for a photo during the awards celebration. (Photo courtesy of Glenwood Jackson Photography)

From left, Dana Gloor, a principal with Miles & Stockbridge; Dr. Carole Miller, director of the cancer institute with St. Agnes Healthcare; Susan Ganz, CEO and chair of Lion Brothers Co.; Karen Singer, a principal with KMS Partners LLC; and Morgan Gilligan, vice president and senior business development officer with Stewart Title, attended the 39th annual Girl Scouts of Central Maryland’s Distinguished Women’s Award Celebration. (Photo courtesy of Glenwood Jackson Photography)

From left, Dana Gloor, a principal with Miles & Stockbridge; Dr. Carole Miller, director of the cancer institute with St. Agnes Healthcare; Susan Ganz, CEO and chair of Lion Brothers Co.; Karen Singer, a principal with KMS Partners LLC; and Morgan Gilligan, vice president and senior business development officer with Stewart Title, attended the 39th annual Girl Scouts of Central Maryland’s Distinguished Women’s Award Celebration. (Photo courtesy of Glenwood Jackson Photography)

Law talk was on the docket at The Center Club as David Shuster, a principal with Kramon & Graham; Michelle Lipkowitz, a partner at Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr; and Stacie Tobin, a partner at Venable LLP, enjoy some time together at the 39th annual Girl Scouts of Central Maryland’s Distinguished Women’s Award Celebration. (Photo courtesy of Glenwood Jackson Photography)

Law talk was on the docket at The Center Club as David Shuster, a principal with Kramon & Graham; Michelle Lipkowitz, a partner at Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr; and Stacie Tobin, a partner at Venable LLP, enjoy some time together at the 39th annual Girl Scouts of Central Maryland’s Distinguished Women’s Award Celebration. (Photo courtesy of Glenwood Jackson Photography)

From left, Marian Hwang, a principal with Miles & Stockbridge; Violet M. Apple, CEO of Girl Scouts of Central Maryland; and Megan O’Donovan, of Girl Scout Troop 684 in Baltimore County, pose for a photo. (Photo courtesy of Glenwood Jackson Photography)

From left, Marian Hwang, a principal with Miles & Stockbridge; Violet M. Apple, CEO of Girl Scouts of Central Maryland; and Megan O’Donovan, of Girl Scout Troop 684 in Baltimore County, pose for a photo. (Photo courtesy of Glenwood Jackson Photography)

From left, Vicki Franz, publisher/founder of I95 Business; Regina Curry, chief diversity officer of Legg Mason; Amy Seto, endowments and foundations relationship adviser with Brown Advisory; Brian Cobb, chief technology officer of Brown Advisory; and Katie Allston, executive director of Marian House, gather for a photo at The Center Club. (Photo courtesy of Glenwood Jackson Photography)

From left, Vicki Franz, publisher/founder of I95 Business; Regina Curry, chief diversity officer of Legg Mason; Amy Seto, endowments and foundations relationship adviser with Brown Advisory; Brian Cobb, chief technology officer of Brown Advisory; and Katie Allston, executive director of Marian House, gather for a photo at The Center Club. (Photo courtesy of Glenwood Jackson Photography)

More than 360 business and community leaders attended the 39th annual Girl Scouts of Central Maryland’s Distinguished Women’s Award Celebration at The Center Club in Baltimore, honoring six women for their professional accomplishments and community contributions.

Honored were Regina Curry, chief diversity officer of Legg Mason (shadowed by Milena Clark, a Juliette Girl Scout from Anne Arundel County); Tere Geckle, community philanthropist (shadowed by Abby Letocha with Troop 15 in Baltimore County); Marian Hwang, principal and partner at law firm Miles & Stockbridge (shadowed by Megan O’Donovan with Troop 684 in Baltimore County); Dr. Carole Miller, cancer institute director of St. Agnes Healthcare (shadowed by Jenna Dietrich with Troop 4514 in Howard County); and Alicia Wilson, senior vice president of impact investments and senior legal counsel of Port Covington Impact Team (shadowed by Avery Walker with Troop 476 in Anne Arundel County).

The women were chosen for their commitments the attributes that Girl Scouting aspires to instill in every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader).  Additionally, each honoree was matched with a high school-aged Girl Scout for a one-on-one Shadow Day.

This year, Girl Scouts of Central Maryland also recognized former Girl Scouts of the USA CEO Frances Hesselbein as an honorary Distinguished Woman. She is a nationally recognized thought leader and author on leadership. Kyra Smith from Troop 5430 traveled to New York City to spend the day with Frances, who at the age of 103, still goes to work in Manhattan three days a week.

More than $180,000 was raised at the event which will go toward the support of more than 20,000 girls served by Girl Scouts of Central Maryland in Baltimore city as well as Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard counties.

Event co-chairs were Betsy A. Bender and Carmina Perez-Fowler, assistant vice president of Maryland Stadium Authority. The Daily Record was a media sponsor of the event.

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One comment

  1. Congratulations to Suzy Ganz, and to all the honorees, who continue to achieve significance in the community.

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