Fry, 2 GBC members given honors from MD Washington Minority Companies Association

GBC President and CEO Don Fry was honored at the Maryland Washington Minority Companies Association’s 11th Annual Business Showcase Expo on May 9.

Fry received an award for being the “Most Resourceful Executive for Identifying Solutions in the Maryland Business Community.”

GBC member Sonja Sanders Wells, vice president and senior relationship manager at M&T Bank, was also honored. She received an award for “Most Dedicated Banking Executive for Small and Diverse Businesses.” GBC member David Wilson, president of Morgan State University, was given an award for “Best Diverse Inclusive State University.”


The full list of 2014 honorees:

Honorees for 2014 include: Jeffrey D. Belfield, Owner/President, J.D. Belfield Enterprises;
Senator Joan Carter Conway, Maryland Senator, District 43, Maryland Senate; Sandra
Eberhard, Executive Director, Women Presidents’ Educational Organization; Dennis Ehlers,
Member, Asmar, Schor & McKenna, PLLC; Michael J. Frenz, Executive Director, Maryland
Stadium Authority; Donald C. Fry, CEO, Greater Baltimore Committee; Richard Gay, CPPO,
Purchasing Manager, Baltimore County Public Schools; Henry Gilford, CEO, Gilford
Corporation; Shelly M. Gross-Wade, President/CEO, FSC First; Larry Jennings, Jr., Sr.
Managing Director, ValStone Partners; Frank Kelly, Manager Diverse Business Empowerment,
Exelon Diverse Business Empowerment Office; Brad D. Lewis, Director of Diversity, Hensel
Phelps; Robert J. Norton, President/General Manager, Maryland Live! Casino; Jose A. Ortiz,
President, Allstate Floors; Shina Parker, Owner/CEO & Monzella S. Owings, Esq., VP/COO,
Integrity Title & Escrow Company, LLC; Sharon L. Peréz, Corporate Diversity Manager, Archer
Western; Melinda Peters, State Highway Administrator, State Highway Administration; James
A. Sears, Jr., President, Maryland Operations, FirstEnergy Corp./Potomac Edison; Kathleen T.
Snyder, CCE, President, Maryland Chamber of Commerce; Sonja Sanders Wells, Vice
President/Sr. Relationship Manager, M&T Bank; and Dr. David Wilson, President, Morgan
State University




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