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 five regions.

Co-Chairs:

  • Brian P. DarmodyEsq., Associate Vice President of Research and Economic Development, University of Maryland
  • John M. Wasilisin, President/Chief Operating Officer, TEDCO

Committee Members

  • Jodie L. Bollinger, Business Development Specialist, Frederick County Office of Economic Development
  • Michelle E. DeSoto, Economic Research Specialist, Charles County Department of Economic Development
  • Kathryn Gordon, Deputy Director, Worcester County Economic Development
  • Laura K. Kordzikowski Soper, Business Development Specialist, City of Salisbury
  • Adam Mawyer, Economic Development Specialist, St. Mary’s County Department of Economic Development
  • Dawn R. Medley, Vice President, Business Finance, FSC First
  • Rachel S. Ryan, Project Compliance Administrator at Maryland Economic Development Corporation (MEDCO)
  • Stacey Smith, Executive Director, CyberSecurity Association of Maryland, Inc.
  • Erika Quesenbery Sturgill, Grants & Economic Development Coordinator, City of Havre de Grace
  • Patrick S. Terranova, South Team Director, Baltimore Development Corporation
  • Guy J. Winterberg, Assistant Director, Tri County Council of Western Maryland