Twenty-six GBC members on Daily Record�s 2008 ‘Influential Marylanders’ list

Greater Baltimore president and CEO Donald C. Fry, GBC chairman Atwood “Woody” Collins III, president and CEO of M&T Bank’s Mid-Atlantic Division, are among executives from 26 GBC-member companies named by the Daily Record to its 2008 ‘Influential Marylanders’ list.

The newspaper’s list, which named 60 individuals in 10 categories ranging from civic leadership to technology, included 12 current or former GBC board members and 14 executives from GBC member companies. The list recognizes non-elected individuals who are “exemplary leaders throughout Maryland.” Honorees are selected on the basis of influence, prominence, achievement and community involvement, according to the Daily Record.

Current GBC board members joining Collins on the list are:

• Immediate Past GBC Chair Barbara Gehrig, senior vice president, Comcast Maryland/Delaware Region
• Laura Gamble, president, Bank of America Maryland
• Gary Geisel, chairman & CEO, Provident Bank
• Steve Geppi, president & CEO, Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc.
• Sandy Hillman, principal, Sandy Hillman Communications
• William “Brit” Kirwan, chancellor, University System of Maryland
• Kevin Manning, president, Villa Julie College
• Mayo Shattuck III, chairman & president, Constellation Energy Group
• Paul Tiburzi, Baltimore managing partner, DLA Piper

Executives from other GBC-member companies named to the list are:

• David Ramsey, president, University of Maryland, Baltimore and former GBC board member
• Theo Rodgers, president, A&R Companies, and former GBC board member
• Steve Bisciotti, owner, Baltimore Ravens
• Chester “Chet” Burrell, president & CEO, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
• J. Kirby Fowler, president, Downtown Partnership of Baltimore
• Tim Franklin, editor, Baltimore Sun
• Warren Green, president & COO, LifeBridge Health
• Joseph “Jody” Landers III, executive vice president, Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors
• John “Jake” Oliver Jr., chairman and publisher, Afro-American Newspapers
• Ronald Peterson, president, Johns Hopkins Health System
• Sheila Sachs, chair, family law practice, Gordon Feinblatt Rothman Hoffberger & Hollande
• Kenneth Samet, president & CEO, MedStar Health
• Thomas Scalea, chief, R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland Medical Center
• Marge Thomas, president & CEO, Goodwill Industries of the ChesapeakeV
• Thomas Wilcox, president, Baltimore Community Foundation
• Renee Winsky, president and executive director, Maryland Technology Development Corporation

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