The Daily Record recognized 100 individuals for the Top 100 Women award. Of the 100 women selected, 24 are employed by a GBC member company. Four honorees that are GBC members are also joining the Circle of Excellence in 2020. The GBC congratulates the following members who were honored with the award in 2020:
Circle of Excellence Honorees:
Maria Ellena Chavez-Ruark, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP
Marianne Hellauer, DLA Piper
Tenyo Pearl, Coppin State University
Lisa Rusyniak, Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake Inc.
Top 100 Women Honorees:
Karen Albert, W.R. Grace & Co.
Jacqueline Brooks, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP
Karen Cherry, The Howard Hughes Corporation
Candace Dodson-Reed, UMBC
Vicki Franz, I95 BUSINESS
Sherita Golden, M.D., MHS; Johns Hopkins Medicine
Martha James-Hassan, Morgan State University
Ranak Jasani, Miles & Stockbridge
Kristin Kosmides, Legg Mason
Jean Lewis, Kramon & Graham P.A.
Suzanne Menser, KPMG LLP
Elizabeth O’Connor, BGE
Diane Richardson, Towson University
Kim Sherman, Bank of America
Robin Thomas, BB&T Wealth
Monica Walker, Community College of Baltimore County
Laura Weeldreyer, Maryland Family Network
Deborah Weiner, WBAL-TV
Michelle Whelley, Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore
Karsonya (Kaye) Wise Whitehead, Loyola University Maryland
Marylou Yam, Notre Dame of Maryland University
To view a full list of honorees, visit The Daily Record’s website.