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Introducing The Daily Record’s 2022 Power 30 Business

The business landscape in Maryland is a varied one. We’re home to internationally known companies, innovative startups, homegrown businesses — and everything in between.


Thomas Baden Jr.

The men and women who make up our Power 30 Business List illustrate the richness of our state’s business environment.

Some are founders of their companies. Many have transformed venerable businesses. Others are building units within existing companies. And there are those whose longevity in maintaining and growing what started out as family concerns is a source of inspiration for others who want to leave their own mark.

This list was chosen by our editorial team. We reached out to readers and others for input and perspective. Many of the Power 30 are familiar to all of us, but some are known only inside their organizations or communities.

In these pages we explore how these leaders first became interested in their careers, how they see their role and the mentors who helped pave the path of growth. And we learn what endeavors they might have embarked on if their current careers had not been in the cards.

This list is part of a series of Power Lists throughout 2022 that will showcase the most influential figures in law, higher education, health care, business, financial services and other fields. At the end of the year, we’ll offer a special Power Book that pulls these lists together and provides other information about critical sectors of Maryland’s economy.

You can find this and all our Power Lists on our website,

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

Thomas Baden Jr.

See the Power 30 Business digital edition here.

Marco Avila
Chair & President
Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

David Bramble 
Managing Partner
MCB Real Estate

Stephen Budorick
President & CEO

Mark Caylor
President of Mission Systems
Northrop Grumman

Francis “Hall” Chaney III
CEO, Board President
Chaney Enterprises

Daniel Chard

David Cordish
The Cordish Companies

Randy Day
Perdue Farms

Joerg Desler
President & CEO
Stultz USA

Kerry Doyle
Managing Director
Tradepoint Atlantic

James Foster

Susan Ganz
Lion Brothers

Mike Gill
Maryland Dept. of Commerce

Tabata Gomez
Group President
Stanley Black & Decker

Mary Kane
President & CEO
Maryland Chamber of Commerce

Carim Khouzami

Lawrence Kurzius
Chairman, President, CEO
McCormick & Company

Stephanie Linnartz
Marriott International

Creig Northrop
Northrop Realty

Mike O’Halloran
Maryland State Director

Timothy J. Regan
President & CEO

Tchernavia Rocker
Chief People Officer
Under Armour

Latisha Rourke
Lockheed Martin

Lucy Rutishauser
Sinclair Broadcast Group

Eilif Serck-Hannsen
President & CEO
Laureate Education

Margie Shapiro
President & CEO

Gary B. Smith
President & CEO
Ciena Corp.

Edward St. John
St. John Properties

Kenneth White
Maryland Black Chamber of Commerce

Amit Yoran
Chairman, CEO