FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 6, 2014
CONTACT: Clare Sheehan
THE DAILY RECORD ANNOUNCES
2014 LEADING WOMEN HONOREES
Baltimore, Md., October 6, 2014 — The Daily Record selected Avonette Blanding, Chief Financial Officer of Maritime Applied Physics Corporation, to receive the 2014 Leading Women award.
The Daily Record’s Leading Women awards honor 46 women who are 40 years of age or younger for the accomplishments they have made so far in their careers. A panel of business and legal professionals and a representative of The Daily Record selected the honorees based on their professional experience, community involvement and commitment to inspiring change.
The Daily Record launched the Leading Women awards in 2010, at the 15th annual Maryland’s Top 100 Women celebration, to recognize the next generation of Maryland’s women leaders.
Nominees for Leading Women were asked to complete an application that outlined their education and career history, examples of mentoring, career-related officer and board memberships in professional, business or trade organizations, volunteer involvement in civic and nonprofit organizations, awards and honors, professional accomplishments, and commitment to inspiring change in their organization or the community.
“Those being honored as The Daily Record’s Leading Women are extraordinary. They are juggling tough jobs, family commitments, community service, mentoring, education and a host of other priorities,” said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, publisher of The Daily Record. “They are inspiring change across Maryland and creating ideas, processes and products that will contribute to the success of tomorrow. We are proud to honor them.”
The 2014 Leading Women awards will be presented Dec. 4 at a reception and dinner starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore, 300 Light Street in Baltimore. Winners will be profiled in a special magazine that will be inserted into the Dec. 5 issue of The Daily Record and available online at www.TheDailyRecord.com.
Sponsors of The Daily Record’s 2014 Leading Women awards include Presenting Sponsor Chimes and Visionary Sponsors Epsilon Registration and VPC, Inc.
For more information about sponsorships and tickets for The Daily Record’s 2014 Leading Women awards, visit www.TheDailyRecord.com.
2014 Leading Women Honorees
Misti Aaronson, entreQuest
Erin A. Appel, Esq., Capitol Strategies LLC
Rachael Ann Barnett, Office of Administrative Hearings
Avonette D. Blanding, Maritime Applied Physics Corporation
Meredith Borden, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
Jennifer Brause, Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS)
Elizabeth Brescia, Adoption Exchange Association
Jen Brock-Cancellieri, Maryland League of Conservation Voters
Oana A. Brooks, Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City
Sandra A. Brooks, Offit Kurman, Attorneys at Law
Jessica Brown, Enoch Pratt Free Library
Tammy M. Brown, Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention
Elizabeth Kemp Caulder, Media Star Promotions
Alyce Dailey, The Dailey Group of Keller Williams Realty
Melissa R. Daniel, KCCT Architects
Jessica Emerson, LMSW, Esq., The Women’s Law Center of Maryland, Inc.
Christy A. Fisher, Setliff & Holland
Sarah Coffey Frush, Maryland Legal Aid
Laura LeBrun Hatcher, Hatcher Design Office/Towson University
Elisha Hawk, Janet, Jenner & Suggs, LLC
Caroline L. Hecker, Rosenberg Martin Greenberg, LLP
Julie A. Hopkins, Tydings & Rosenberg LLP
Caroline Hubbard, Itineris, Inc.
Antieris Johnson, Art Adopts a Child
Jessica Kartalija, WJZ-TV
Jennifer L. Kent, The Law Offices of Joshua M. Ambush, LLC
Melissa Lees, Notre Dame of Maryland University
Brooke E. Lierman, Brown, Goldstein & Levy LLP
Karin Lundquist, CPA, CohnReznick LLP
Kimberly R. Manns, Baltimore Campaign for Grade Level Reading
Ganesha M. Martin, Baltimore Police Department
Raegan McDonald-Mosley, M.D., MPH, FACOG, Planned Parenthood of Maryland
Kathryn C. Mills, Office of Congressional Relations, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Katie Nash, Community Alternative Mediation – Frederick
Marianne Navarro, City of Baltimore – Department of Housing and Community Development
Katherine O’Brien, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
Erin O’Keefe, Loyola University Maryland
Amanda K. Rodriguez, Governor’s Office of Crime Control & Prevention
Kate Sam, Parks & People Foundation
Angela J. Scott, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Karen Sentementes, Legg Mason
Lisa D. Sparks, Wright, Constable & Skeen, LLP
Annette M. Walter, Timber Industries, LLC
Cari White, CPA, CFE, CVA, Hertzbach & Company, P.A.
Lindsey A. White, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Marla Zide, Law Office of Marla Zide