The Daily Record selected Barb Clapp, President and CEO of Clapp Communications to receive the 2017 Influential Marylander award.
Fifty-one Influential Marylanders were selected by the editors of The Daily Record for their significant contributions to their respective fields and for their leadership in Maryland in the following areas: civic leadership, communications, education, finance, freestyle, general business, health care, law, philanthropy, real estate and technology. Elected officials are not eligible for this award because they are by nature influential. A listing of honorees is below.
In addition, Michael Beatty, president of Beatty Development Group, Laura Gamble, Regional President of PNC, and Kathleen Murphy, president of Maryland Bankers Association, were named to the Circle of Influence. Influential Marylanders honorees who have been selected for the third and final time join the Circle of Influence.
The Daily Record launched Influential Marylanders in 2007 to recognize those who are leaving a mark on the community throughout the state.
"This year's Influential Marylanders demonstrate an impressive record of accomplishment, leadership and vision," said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, publisher of The Daily Record. "What they say is important, and what they do makes a difference in the lives of many in Maryland and beyond. The Daily Record is honored to recognize their accomplishments."
The 2017 Influential Marylanders awards were presented on March 23 at a reception and dinner starting at 5:30 p.m. at The Grand Lodge of Maryland, 304 International Circle in Cockeysville. Winners were profiled in a special magazine inserted into the March 24 issue of The Daily Record and are available online at www.TheDailyRecord.com.
Sponsors of The Daily Record’s 2017 Influential Marylanders awards include Presenting Sponsor Stevenson University, Reception Sponsor Chimes and Table Sponsors Epsilon Registration and VPC, Inc.
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2017 Influential Marylanders Honorees
Kevin Davis, police commissioner, Baltimore City Police Department
Robert Embry, president, Abell Foundation
Mary Hastler, CEO, Harford County Public Library
Carla Hayden, librarian of Congress, U.S. Library of Congress
Barb Clapp, CEO, Clapp Communications
Ray Crosby, president/CEO, Crosby Communications Marketing
Donna Hamilton, anchor, WBAL-TV
Kevin Merida, editor, The Undefeated/ESPN
Diana Pelkey, senior VP/Global Communications, Under Armour
Dr. Janet Dudley-Eshbach, president, Salisbury University
Richard Huffman, CEO, Celebree Learning Centers
Dr. Karen Salmon, superintendent, Maryland State Department of Education
Dr. Kim Schatzel, president, Towson University
**Laura Gamble, regional president, PNC
David LaBricciosa, managing partner, AsipreWealth Planners
**Kathleen Murphy, president, Maryland Bankers Association
William Stromberg, CEO, T. Rowe Price
John Harbaugh, head coach, Baltimore Ravens
Katie Ledecky, Olympic champion
Eliot Pfanstiehl, CEO, The Strathmore
Scott Rifkin, co-founder, Mid-Atlantic Health Care
Amy von Lange and Jerry Pellegrino, owners, Schola Cooking School
Scott Burger, president, PANDORA
Stephanie Hill, VP/general manager, Lockheed Martin
Michael Moore, CEO, Tradepoint Atlantic
John Racanelli, CEO, National Aquarium
Tim Regan, president and CEO, Whiting-Turner
Ricky Smith, executive director, Maryland Aviation Administration/BWI
Victoria Bayless, president/CEO, Anne Arundel Medical Center
Terry Forde, president/CEO, Adventist HealthCare
Neil Meltzer, president/CEO, LifeBridge Health
Dr. Redonda Miller, president, Johns Hopkins Hospital
Dr. Peggy Naleppa, president & CEO, Peninsula Regional Medical Center
Courtney Capute, partner in charge, Venable LLP
Andy Jezic, managing partner, Jezic & Moyse
Judge John Morrissey, chief judge, District Court of Maryland
Donald Tobin, dean, University of Maryland School of Law
Jer Welter, deputy director/managing attorney, FreeState Justice
Casey Baynes, founder, Casey Cares Foundation
Andrew Buerger, founder, Jodi's Climb for Hope
Sharon Love, founder, One Love Foundation
**Michael Beatty, president, Beatty Development Group
Patricia "Trish" Farrell, vice president, MacKenzie Commercial Real Estate Services
Adam Gross, principal, Ayers Saint Gross
Ron Howard, owner, Ron Howard & Associates/ReMax
Bob Lucido, realtor, Bob Lucido Team/Keller Williams
Richard Bendis, president, MD BioHealth Innovation
Guy Filippelli, president, Red Owl Analytics
Bahija Jallal, executive vice president, AstraZeneca
Deb Tillett, president/CEO, Emerging Technology Centers
John Wasilisin, president/CEO, TEDCO
**Indicates Circle of Influence inductee