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Friday, January 30, 2015

Dudley-Eshbach Named a 2015 'Influential Marylander'

President Janet Dudley-EshbachSALISBURY, MD---The Daily Record has named Salisbury University President Janet Dudley-Eshbach to its 2015 listing of Influential Marylanders. The SU President joins Dr. Peggy Naleppa, President/CEO of Peninsula Regional Medical Center, as the lone Eastern Shore recipients of the recognition.

Fifty-one honorees 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. The Daily Record launched Influential Marylanders in 2006.

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“The 51 individuals being recognized this year as Influential Marylanders stand out above others in their industries. They are influencing the business community, the state and often beyond,” 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 Marylanders. The Daily Record is pleased to honor them.”

This is latest accolade the Baltimore-based newspaper has bestowed upon Dudley-Eshbach. In 2012, the publication named her among Maryland’s Most Admired CEOs. The paper also ranked her among Maryland’s Top 100 Women three times, inducting her into its Circle of Excellence in 2010.

The winners will be recognized on Thursday, March 26, at a reception at 5:30 p.m. at The Grand Lodge, 304 International Circle in Cockeysville. Other honorees include Kevin Plank, CEO and chairman of the board, Under Armour; Brig. Gen. Linda L. Singh, adjutant general, Maryland National Guard; David D. Smith, CEO and president, Sinclair Broadcast Group; John Racanelli, CEO, National Aquarium; Arne Sorenson, president and CEO, Marriott International Inc.; and Marin Alsop, music director, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

2015 Influential Marylanders

Civic Leadership:
Laura Howell, executive director, Maryland Association of Community Services
Archbishop William E. Lori, archbishop of Baltimore, Archdiocese of Baltimore
Brig. Gen. Linda L. Singh, adjutant general, Maryland National Guard

Anita A. Brightman, president & founder, A Bright Idea Inc.
Sheilah Kast, host, WYPR’s “Maryland Morning”
Warner Mason, president, co-founder & president of the board, WebbMason Inc.
David D. Smith, CEO & president, Sinclair Broadcast Group

Danielle Citron, Lois K. Macht research professor of law, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Dr. Janet Dudley-Eshbach, president, Salisbury University
Dr. Charlene M. Dukes, president, Prince George's Community College
Dr. Tuajuanda C. Jordan, president, St. Mary's College of Maryland
**Dr. Kevin Manning, president, Stevenson University
Dr. Joshua Starr, superintendent, Montgomery County Public Schools

Laura Gamble, regional Maryland president, PNC Bank
**James Kennedy, president & CEO, T. Rowe Price
Joseph A. Sullivan, president & CEO, Legg Mason

Marin Alsop, music director, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Robert Deford, owner & president, Boordy Vineyards
Robert Norton, president & general manager, Maryland Live! Casino
Buck Showalter, manager, Baltimore Orioles

General Business:
Scott Burger, president, Pandora, North America
Calvin Butler, CEO, Baltimore Gas & Electric Co.
Mark W. Mullin, president & CEO, Transamerica Corp.
Thomas J. Noonan, president & CEO, Visit Baltimore
Kevin Plank, CEO & chairman of the board, Under Armour
John Racanelli, CEO, National Aquarium
Arne Sorenson, president & CEO, Marriott International Inc.

Health Care:
Victoria W. Bayless, president & CEO, Anne Arundel Medical Center
Dr. John B. Chessare, president & CEO, GBMC HealthCare System
Neil Meltzer, president & CEO, LifeBridge Health
Dr. Peggy Naleppa, president & CEO, Peninsula Regional Medical Center
Karen E. Olscamp, president & CEO, University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center

Sherrilyn Ifill, president & director-counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc.
Toyja E. Kelly, partner, Tydings & Rosenberg LLP
Jonathan Schochor, senior managing partner, Schochor, Federico and Staton PA
Robin Fogel Shaivitz, senior government relations advisor, Alexander & Cleaver
Steven D. Silverman, managing partner, Silverman Thompson Slutkin White

O.J. Brigance, chairman & co-founder, Brigance Brigade Foundation
David L. Warnock, senior partner, Camden Partners Holdings LLC

Real Estate:
Stephen E. Budorick, executive vice president & chief operating officer, Corporate Office Properties Trust
Jane Fairweather, owner, The Jane Fairweather Team/Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Erwin Greenberg & Brian Gibbons, chairman of the board & CEO/founder & chairman emeritus, Greenberg Gibbons
Adam Gross, principal, Ayers Saint Gross
Arsh S. Mirmiran, partner, Caves Valley Partners
Creig Northrop, president & CEO, Creig Northrop Team/Long & Foster

Lily Bengfort, entrepreneur
Greg Cangialosi, co-founder & CEO, MissionTix/Betamore
Guy Filippelli, president, Red Owl Analytics
Stephanie G. Hill, vice president & general manager, Lockheed Martin, Information Systems and Global Solutions Civil Business
Pradman Kaul, CEO, Hughes Network Systems LLC

**Indicates Circle of Influence member

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