Awards Committee

The Awards Committee meets monthly in the fall to plan the awards nomination process and strategizes outreach for the Annual Awards Program. Committee members represent Maryland’s regions.


  • Gordon Knox, Partner, Duane Morris LLP
  • John Wasilisin, CEO/Executive Director, Maryland$aves

Committee Members:

Michelle E. DeSoto, Economic Research Specialist, Charles County Department of Economic Development
Dawn R. Medley, Vice President, Business Finance Programs, FSC First
Steve Overbay, Deputy Director, Harford County Community & Economic Development
Stuart Page, Manager, Economic Development, Baltimore Gas and Electric
Janice Palmer, Executive Assistant, Upper Shore Regional Council
Helen Propheter, Director, Frederick County Office of Economic Development
Susan Small , Director, Washington County Department of Economic Development
Patrick S. Terranova, Senior Director, Caves Valley Partners
Tammi Thomas, Vice President for Marketing, TEDCO