Karen Cherry

Daily Record Staff//May 9, 2023

Karen Cherry

By Daily Record Staff

//May 9, 2023

Karen Cherry

Vice President/Leasing Officer

What is your most significant professional accomplishment?

Professionally, I am most proud of my appointment by Governor Hogan to the Board of the Maryland Marketing Partnership because the Governor’s appointment would not have happened without a demonstrated track record of sustained professional success. I had to appear in a hearing in Annapolis with the State Senate in order to be confirmed. Once named to the Board, I was selected to be Chairman. The Board’s work is an important aspect of the state’s economic development strategy. I am honored to serve my state and lend my commercial real estate expertise to this important mission.

What personal accoumplishment are you most proud?

I have been training for and competing in triathlons for over 10 years. My greatest personal accomplishment was to finish my first half Ironman triathlon in Florida. I was properly trained but didn’t really have any idea what I was getting myself into. After a challenging 1.2-mile swim in the Gulf, I was already tired getting on my bike. The wind was strong that day and the bike was challenging. When I got off the bike after 56 miles, my legs were jello and I still had a half marathon to run! It took every bit of mental toughness I had in order to get through the run and get to the finish line. I crossed the finish line and felt such an overwhelming feeling of pride and accomplishment! That feeling motivated me to do another six half Ironman races.

This is an honoree profile from The Daily Record's Top 100 Women awards. Information for this profile was sourced from the honoree's application for the award.


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