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The Daily Record celebrates 2019 Leading Women winners

The 2019 Leading Women winners were celebrated Dec. 2 at The Westin Annapolis. The 50 honorees are up-and-coming women leaders in Maryland who are 40 years old or younger. (Photo by Maximilian Franz)

The 2019 Leading Women winners were celebrated Dec. 2 at The Westin Annapolis. The 50 honorees are up-and-coming women leaders in Maryland who are 40 years old or younger. (Photo by Maximilian Franz)

2019 Leading Women Scholarship winner Christine Becton, center, a senior at Bowie State University, is presented a $2,000 ceremonial check from The Daily Record editor Thomas Baden Jr., left, and Keswick CEO Carmel Roques. Keswick was the Recognition sponsor for the event. (Photo by Maximilian Franz)

2019 Leading Women Scholarship winner Christine Becton, center, a senior at Bowie State University, is presented a $2,000 ceremonial check from The Daily Record editor Thomas Baden Jr., left, and Keswick CEO Carmel Roques. Keswick was the Recognition sponsor for the event. (Photo by Maximilian Franz)

From left, 2019 Leading Women winners Kayleigh Keilty, an associate with law firm Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr; Jody Costa, vice president of marketing with Barcoding Inc.; and Ashley Smith Rosenblatt, an adjunct professor at Community College of Baltimore County, enjoy their awards. (Photo by Maximilian Franz)

From left, 2019 Leading Women winners Kayleigh Keilty, an associate with law firm Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr; Jody Costa, vice president of marketing with Barcoding Inc.; and Ashley Smith Rosenblatt, an adjunct professor at Community College of Baltimore County, enjoy their awards. (Photo by Maximilian Franz)

2019 Leading Women winners LaKisha Greenwade, founder of Wearable Tech Ventures Inc., and Adeyinka O. Ogunlegan, senior manager of government and regulatory affairs with Comcast, pose for a photo. (Photo by Maximilian Franz)

2019 Leading Women winners LaKisha Greenwade, founder of Wearable Tech Ventures Inc., and Adeyinka O. Ogunlegan, senior manager of government and regulatory affairs with Comcast, pose for a photo. (Photo by Maximilian Franz)

2019 Leading Women winner Pilar Camus Nichols, a principal with law firm Offit Kurman P.A., far right, joins former Leading Women winner Jessica Quincosa, executive director of Community Legal Services for Prince George’s County; Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, publisher of The Daily Record; and William Carl Isler, program counsel with Legal Services Corporation. (Photo by Maximilian Franz)

2019 Leading Women winner Pilar Camus Nichols, a principal with law firm Offit Kurman P.A., far right, joins former Leading Women winner Jessica Quincosa, executive director of Community Legal Services for Prince George’s County; Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, publisher of The Daily Record; and William Carl Isler, program counsel with Legal Services Corporation. (Photo by Maximilian Franz)

From left, Mallory Finn, a staff attorney with Project HEAL at Kennedy Krieger Institute; Joel Thorn; 2019 Leading Women winner Alyssa Navarrete Thorn, a staff attorney with Project HEAL at Kennedy Krieger Institute, past Leading Women and Top 100 Women winner Maureen van Stone, Director of the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities at Kennedy Krieger Institute, and 2019 Leading Women winner Ashley Van Stone, executive director of Trash Free Maryland, pose for a photo. (Photo by Maximilian Franz)

From left, Mallory Finn, a staff attorney with Project HEAL at Kennedy Krieger Institute; Joel Thorn; 2019 Leading Women winner Alyssa Navarrete Thorn, a staff attorney with Project HEAL at Kennedy Krieger Institute, past Leading Women and Top 100 Women winner Maureen van Stone, Director of the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities at Kennedy Krieger Institute, and 2019 Leading Women winner Ashley Van Stone, executive director of Trash Free Maryland, pose for a photo. (Photo by Maximilian Franz)

From left, James Harkins; Debbie Harkins; 2019 Leading Women winner Dr. Andrea H. Parrish, director of development and learning systems with IDEALS Institute at Johns Hopkins University; Len Parrish, director of Harford County Community & Economic Development; and Marie Heath gather for a photo. (Photo by Maximilian Franz)

From left, James Harkins; Debbie Harkins; 2019 Leading Women winner Dr. Andrea H. Parrish, director of development and learning systems with IDEALS Institute at Johns Hopkins University; Len Parrish, director of Harford County Community & Economic Development; and Marie Heath gather for a photo. (Photo by Maximilian Franz)

 

2019 Leading Women winner Casey N.R. Brent, director of the Office of External Relaitons with the Maryland Public Service Commission, center, stands with Gail Clough, an account executive with The Daily Record, and Denease Deleaver, a Realtor with Yerman, Witman, Gains & Conklin Realty. (Photo by Maximilian Franz)

2019 Leading Women winner Casey N.R. Brent, director of the Office of External Relaitons with the Maryland Public Service Commission, center, stands with Gail Clough, an account executive with The Daily Record, and Denease Deleaver, a Realtor with Yerman, Witman, Gains & Conklin Realty. (Photo by Maximilian Franz)

From left, Glenn Gordon, an associate with law firm Miles & Stockbridge P.C.; 2019 Leading Women winner Sara Rose David, senior assistant in the Office of the State Prosecutor; 2019 Leading Women winner Elizabeth Burger, senior director of strategic initiatives with Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures, and Matthew Gettier, take time for a photo. (Photo by Maximilian Franz)

From left, Glenn Gordon, an associate with law firm Miles & Stockbridge P.C.; 2019 Leading Women winner Sara Rose David, senior assistant in the Office of the State Prosecutor; 2019 Leading Women winner Elizabeth Burger, senior director of strategic initiatives with Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures, and Matthew Gettier, take time for a photo. (Photo by Maximilian Franz)

From left, Donny Carter, Matt Stahlman, 2019 Leading Women winner Elizabeth Stahlman, Frostburg city administrator; Nina Forsythe and Robert Flanigan attended the Leading Women event. (Photo by Maximilian Franz)

From left, Donny Carter, Matt Stahlman, 2019 Leading Women winner Elizabeth Stahlman, Frostburg city administrator; Nina Forsythe and Robert Flanigan attended the Leading Women event. (Photo by Maximilian Franz)

2019 Leading Women winner Ashley Smith Rosenblatt, an adjunct professor with Community College of Baltimore County, center, stands with Claudia Castro, human resources director at Ridgewells Catering, left, and Kristen Ferraro. (Photo by Maximilian Franz)

2019 Leading Women winner Ashley Smith Rosenblatt, an adjunct professor with Community College of Baltimore County, center, stands with Claudia Castro, human resources director at Ridgewells Catering, left, and Kristen Ferraro. (Photo by Maximilian Franz)

2019 Leading Women winner Suzanne V. Burnett, a partner with law firm Potter Burnett Law LLC, second from left, stands with Gerard Vetter, Andrew Burnett, Suzanne’s husband, and Kathy Vetter. (Photo by Maximilian Franz)

2019 Leading Women winner Suzanne V. Burnett, a partner with law firm Potter Burnett Law LLC, second from left, stands with Gerard Vetter, Andrew Burnett, Suzanne’s husband, and Kathy Vetter. (Photo by Maximilian Franz)

2019 Leading Women winner Ivy Gales, senior business development officer with SECU, center, stands with Ashley Beach-Read, left, and Nicole Holmes. SECU was a Table Sponsor for the event. (Photo by Maximilian Franz)

2019 Leading Women winner Ivy Gales, senior business development officer with SECU, center, stands with Ashley Beach-Read, left, and Nicole Holmes. SECU was a Table Sponsor for the event. (Photo by Maximilian Franz)

From left, Ryan Perlin; 2019 Leading Women winner Laura Perlin, director of development with Camps Airy & Louise; and Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital colleagues Stephanie Foster, Keith Foster and Sheldon Stein pose for a photo. (Photo by Maximilian Franz)

From left, Ryan Perlin; 2019 Leading Women winner Laura Perlin, director of development with Camps Airy & Louise; and Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital colleagues Stephanie Foster, Keith Foster and Sheldon Stein pose for a photo. (Photo by Maximilian Franz)

2019 Leading Women winner Rachel Dolcine, center, CEO of Compass Consulting and Training Solutions LLC, stands with Pierre Dolcine and Theresa Wiseman, President of MediWise Inc. (Photo by Maximilian Franz)

2019 Leading Women winner Rachel Dolcine, center, CEO of Compass Consulting and Training Solutions LLC, stands with Pierre Dolcine and Theresa Wiseman, President of MediWise Inc. (Photo by Maximilian Franz)

2019 Leading Women winner Emily Shank, right, a principal with law firm Bellator Law Inc., gets a photo with Mark Shank. (Photo by Maximilian Franz)

2019 Leading Women winner Emily Shank, right, a principal with law firm Bellator Law Inc., gets a photo with Mark Shank. (Photo by Maximilian Franz)

From left, David Reynolds; 2019 Leading Women winner Jessica L. Reynolds, senior director in the Office of International Investment and Trade with the Maryland Department of Commerce, Kevin Plessner; and 2019 Leading Women winner Sandy Popp, assistant to the chairman of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee in the Maryland General Assembly, attended the Leading Women event. (Photo by Maximilian Franz)

From left, David Reynolds; 2019 Leading Women winner Jessica L. Reynolds, senior director in the Office of International Investment and Trade with the Maryland Department of Commerce, Kevin Plessner; and 2019 Leading Women winner Sandy Popp, assistant to the chairman of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee in the Maryland General Assembly, attended the Leading Women event. (Photo by Maximilian Franz)

From left, 2019 Leading Women winner Kristen Mack, an associate attorney with Brown & Barron LLC, stands with Julian Mack. (Photo by Maximilian Franz)

From left, 2019 Leading Women winner Kristen Mack, an associate attorney with Brown & Barron LLC, stands with Julian Mack. (Photo by Maximilian Franz)

From left, Stephen Nichols; 2019 Leading Women winner Pilar Camus Nichols, a principal with law firm Offit Kurman P.A.; and Eric Nee, a Montgomery County District Court judge, enjoy a conversation. (Photo by Maximilian Franz)

From left, Stephen Nichols; 2019 Leading Women winner Pilar Camus Nichols, a principal with law firm Offit Kurman P.A.; and Eric Nee, a Montgomery County District Court judge, enjoy a conversation. (Photo by Maximilian Franz)

2019 Leading Women winner Jennifer L. Kouo, right, an assistant professor at Towson University and founder of EduCoLab LLC, attended the Leading Women event with Theodore Kouo. (Photo by Maximilian Franz)

2019 Leading Women winner Jennifer L. Kouo, right, an assistant professor at Towson University and founder of EduCoLab LLC, attended the Leading Women event with Theodore Kouo. (Photo by Maximilian Franz)

2019 Leading Women winner Emily Shank, a principal with law firm Bellator Law Inc., center, joins Heather Cobun, left, legal affairs reporter with The Daily Record, and former Leading Women winner Cara Frieman, senior assistant state’s attorney with the Carroll County State’s Attorney’s Office, for a photo during the Leading Women event. (Photo by Maximilian Franz)

2019 Leading Women winner Emily Shank, a principal with law firm Bellator Law Inc., center, joins Heather Cobun, left, legal affairs reporter with The Daily Record, and former Leading Women winner Cara Frieman, senior assistant state’s attorney with the Carroll County State’s Attorney’s Office, for a photo during the Leading Women event. (Photo by Maximilian Franz)

 

 

More than 260 people gathered Dec. 2 at The Westin Annapolis hotel to celebrate the 2019 Leading Women winners in the 10th anniversary for the event.

The Daily Record recognized 50 up-and-coming women leaders in Maryland who are 40 years old and younger, selected for their hard work in their profession, passion for making a difference and their relentless commitment to inspiring change.

The Daily Record publisher Suzanne Fischer-Huettner also announced plans to mark the 25th anniversary of Maryland’s Top 100 Women recognition event, which will be held in April. Special events are scheduled throughout the year in the Path to Excellence Networking Series and the Women’s Leadership Summit via The Daily Record’s Women Who Lead brand. To keep up with all the activities, sign up for the free bi-weekly Women Who Lead email newsletter at thedailyrecord.com/email-newsletters/.

Keswick was the Recognition Sponsor for the event and also presented a $2,000 scholarship to Christina Becton, a student in the nursing program at Bowie State University who is on track to graduate in May.

Table sponsors included Blades & Rosenfeld P.A.; Epsilon Registration; Gallagher Evelius & Jones; GRF CPAs & Advisors; Lerch, Early & Brewer; Maryland Hospital Association; Potter Burnett Law; SECU; and VPC Inc.

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