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Meet the Daily Record’s Power 100

Biographer Robert Caro, in discussing his craft, wrote that “power reveals.” It reveals the true character of people, the nature of their endeavors, their goals and ambitions.

Tom Baden (file)

Tom Baden (file)

Welcome to The Daily Record’s inaugural Power 100 List.

We are recognizing the men and women across Maryland who are shaping our businesses, governments, nonprofits, law firms and other critical institutions. In essence, they are playing an outsize role in the culture, lifestyle, civic conversation and economic fortunes of Maryland.

What this list reveals is the rich fabric of leadership across the breadth of our state, the energy, drive and wisdom that the times demand. As technological change, social challenges and a daunting pandemic sweep the nation, these are the men and women whom our citizens are counting on to respond to these challenges.

The Daily Record Power 100 was chosen by our editorial team. We reached out to readers and others for input and perspective. Many of the Power 100 are familiar to all of us, but some are known largely within their organizations or communities.

In these pages we’ve tried to capture the essence of these leaders and the power they wield. While there’s a wealth of biographical information, we wanted to offer more than the contents of a resume. We sought to explore how these men and women see their accomplishments, who were the mentors who guided them, how they unwind and relax at the end of the day. We wanted to reveal what drives them.

This list kicks off a series of Power Lists throughout 2021 that will showcase the most powerful figures in law, higher education, health care, manufacturing and other fields.

We hope you enjoy this publication, and we welcome your feedback and suggestions.

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1. Larry Hogan
Maryland governor

2. Adrienne Jones
Maryland House speaker

3. Bill Ferguson
Senate president

4. Mary Ellen Barbera
Court of Appeals chief judge

5. Calvin Butler Jr.
Exelon Utilities CEO

6. Jay Perman
University System of Maryland chancellor

7. Lawrence Kurzius
McCormick & Company CEO & president

8. Edward St. John
St. John Properties CEO

9. Ronald J. Daniels
Johns Hopkins University president

10. William Stromberg
T. Rowe Price Group chairman and CEO

11. Kevin Plank
Under Armour founder and chairman

12. Neil Meltzer
LifeBridge CEO

13. Arne Sorenson
Marriott International CEO

14. Mary Ann Scully
Howard Bank CEO

15. Nancy W. Greene
Miles & Stockbridge chair

Charles Adams
Adams Communications CEO

Angela Alsobrooks
Prince George’s County Executive

John Angelos
EVP Baltimore Orioles, president MASN

Christine Aspell
KPMG Baltimore managing partner

Franklyn Baker
United Way of Central Maryland president

Calvin Ball
Howard County Executive

Darryl Barnes
chairman of Legislative Black Caucus

Anirban Basu
Sage Policy Group CEO

Michael Beatty
Beatty Development Group president

Diane Bell-McKoy
Associated Black Charities CEO

Bruce Bereano
Office of Bruce C. Bereano

Steve Bisciotti
Baltimore Ravens owner

Cheryl Bost
MSEA president

Toby Bozzuto
Bozzuto Group CEO

James Bredar
chief U.S. District Court judge

Peter Briskman
JLL Md. region executive managing director

Stephen Budorick

Jim Campbell
AARP Md. State President

Benjamin Cardin
U.S. senator

Daniel R. Chard
Medifast CEO

John Chessare

Augie Chiasera
M&T Bank Greater Baltimore/Chesapeake region president

David Cordish
The Cordish Companies CEO

Jim Davis
Allegis Group chairman

Scott Dorsey
Merritt Properties CEO and chairman

Céline Dufétel
T. Rowe Price Group CFO

Marc Elrich
Montgomery County Executive

Robert Embry
Abell Foundation president

Gerard E. Evans
Evans & Associates founder

Greg Farno
Truist Bank president

Greg Fitchitt
Columbia at the Howard Hughes Corp. president

Martin F. Fletcher
Whiteford Taylor & Preston managing partner

Peter Franchot
Maryland comptroller

Brian E. Frosh
Maryland attorney general

Donald C. Fry
Greater Baltimore Committee CEO and president

Laura Gamble
PNC Bank Regional President Greater Maryland

Brian Gibbons
Greenberg Gibbons CEO

Barry Glassman
Harford County Executive

Michael Hankin
Brown Advisory CEO

Michael Harrison
Baltimore City Police commissioner

Steny Hoyer
U.S. representative and House majority leader

Freeman Hrabowski III
UMBC president

Brett Ingerman
DLA Piper managing partner Baltimore

Stuart Ingis
Venable chairman

Bruce Jarrell
University of Maryland, Baltimore president

Lisa Harris Jones
Harris Jones & Malone

Wilhelm H. Joseph Jr.
Maryland Legal Aid CEO

Sabina Kelly
Bank of America’s Maryland market president

Carim Khouzami

Mitchell Kilgo
Major General, Commander of U.S. Army’s Aberdeen Proving Ground

Robert Kramer
Emergent BioSolutions president

Tina Kuhn
Cybercore Technologies CEO

Hudson LaForce
W.R. Grace & Co. CEO & president

Jon Laria
Ballard Spahr managing partner

Barry Levin
Saul Ewing managing partner

Jim Lighthizer
president Chesapeake Real Estate Group

William Lori
Archbishop of Baltimore Roman Catholic Diocese

Redonda Miller
Johns Hopkins Hospital president

Rachel Garbow Monroe
Weinberg Foundation CEO

Patrick Moran
AFSCME 3 Maryland Council president

John Morrissey
Maryland chief district court judge

William “Billy” Murphy Jr.
Falcon and Murphy founder

Creig Northrop
Northrop Realty CEO

Johnny Olszewski Jr.
Baltimore County Executive

Bill Paterakis
H&S Bakery CEO

Jim Perdue
Perdue Farms chairman

Timothy Perry
Perry White Ross & Jacobson

Thomas J. Phelan
CEO Chesapeake Employers Insurance Co. CEO

Brian Pieninck
CareFirst CEO

Darryll J. Pines
University of Maryland, College Park president

Timothy Regan
Whiting Turner President & CEO

Karen Salmon
Maryland education secretary

Kenneth Samet
MedStar Health CEO

Kim Schatzel
Towson University president

Brandon Scott
City of Baltimore mayor

David Smith
Sinclair Broadcast Group chairman

Gary B. Smith
Ciena Corp. president

Kevin Sowers
Johns Hopkins Health System president

Mohan Suntha
University of Maryland Medical System president

David Sweiderk
SECU president

Jim Taiclet
Lockheed Martin Corp. CEO

Patty Tuttle
Wells Fargo Maryland regional president

Marc Weller
Weller Development founder

David Wilson
Morgan State University president

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