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, Principal, Miles & Stockbridge P.C.,
  • 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
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
Tammi Thomas, Vice President for Marketing, TEDCO
Patrick S. Terranova, South Team Director, Baltimore Development Corporation