Baltimore, MD — The Daily Record has named Mark Cissell, CEO & President, KatzAbosch as one of Maryland’s 2016 Most Admired CEOs.
The Daily Record created the Most Admired CEOs awards program to recognize talented business CEOs and nonprofit executive directors throughout Maryland for their leadership and professionalism. The winners were selected based on their leadership and vision; competitiveness and innovation; community leadership and service; financial performance and growth; corporate leadership and board service; and nonprofit involvement.
This year's winners were selected by a panel of business and legal professionals and a representative of The Daily Record. A listing of the winners is below.
In addition, four CEOs were named to the Circle of Leadership, which honors those recognized three times. They are Andy Bertamini, Maryland regional president, Wells Fargo; Barb Clapp, president & CEO, Clapp Communications; Dr. Peggy Naleppa, president & CEO, Peninsula Regional Health System; and Mary Ann Scully, board chairperson, president & CEO, Howard Bank.
"Strong decision making, creativity, leadership and commitment to a better Maryland defines this year's Most Admired CEOs," said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, publisher of The Daily Record. "They are leaders who have in-depth knowledge about running a company or organization yet also inspire and motivate others to achieve their goals. The Daily Record is honored to recognize their outstanding leadership."
The 2016 Most Admired CEOs will be honored Sept. 22 at a dinner starting at 5:30 p.m. at the BWI Hilton, 1739 West Nursery Road in Linthicum Heights. Winners will be profiled in a special magazine that will be inserted into the Sept. 23 issue of The Daily Record and available online at www.TheDailyRecord.com.
The Presenting Sponsor of The Daily Record’s 2016 Most Admired CEOs is Bank of America. Table sponsors include Epsilon Registration and VPC, Inc.
For more information about sponsorships and tickets for The Daily Record’s 2016 Most Admired CEOs, visit www.TheDailyRecord.com.
About The Daily Record
For more than 127 years, The Daily Record has provided trusted legal, business and government information to Maryland readers. In addition to the daily newspaper published five days a week, The Daily Record publishes its website, www.TheDailyRecord.com; five blogs – Business Buzz, Eye on Annapolis, Generation J.D., Ground Up and On the Record; six e-newsletters – Insider, Annapolis Insider, Auction Notices, Maryland Family Law Update, Legal Jobs and Path to Excellence; its Path to Excellence - A Women's Guide to Business magazine nine times a year; and a variety of special publications on topics of interest to Maryland business and legal professionals.
The Daily Record also honors leading Marylanders through eight annual awards events: Maryland’s Top 100 Women, Influential Marylanders, 20 in Their Twenties, VIP List, Most Admired CEOs, Innovator of the Year, Leadership in Law and Leading Women.
2016 Most Admired CEOs
Nonprofit Less than $10 Million in Annual Revenue
Katie Allston, LCSW-C, executive director, Marian House
Robert Cradle, managing director, Rob's Barbershop Community Foundation
Joseph DeMattos Jr., president & CEO, Health Facilities Association of Maryland
Mary Ann Hewitt, executive director, Maryland Council on Economic Education
Mike Kelly, executive director, Baltimore Metropolitan Council
Claudia Zacharias, MBA, CAE, president & CEO, Board of Certification/Accreditation
Nonprofit More than $10 Million in Annual Revenue
Chet Burrell, president & CEO, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
Kathleen B. Hetherington, Ed.D., president, Howard Community College
Karen J. Lee, executive director, SEEC
Dr. Peggy Naleppa, president & CEO, Peninsula Regional Health System
Carmel Roques, CEO, Keswick Multi-Care Center
Lyle Sheldon, FACHE, president/CEO, University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health
Sheldon Stein, president & CEO, Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital
Private Company with 50 or Fewer Employees
Barb Clapp, president & CEO, Clapp Communications
Amy Elias, founder & CEO, Profiles Inc.
Dave Hartman, founder & president, Hartman Executive Advisors
Sandy Hillman, president, Sandy Hillman Communications
Peter D. Maller, founder & president, Maller Wealth Advisors
Tim Polanowski, president & CEO, The Kornblatt Company
Private Company with 51-149 Employees
Philip M. Andrews, chairman, Kramon & Graham, P.A.
Mark R. Cissell, CPA, president & CEO, KatzAbosch
Mei Xu, founder & CEO, Chesapeake Bay Candle
Andy Bertamini, Maryland regional president, Wells Fargo
Scott Burger, president, PANDORA
Robert DeAlmeida, president & CEO, Hamilton Bank
Mary Ann Scully, board chairperson, president & CEO, Howard Bank