In a statement released Feburary 4, 2020, The Daily Record announced that it had selected Preservation Maryland Executive Director Nicholas Redding to receive the 2020 Influential Marylander award.

Fifty-two Influential Marylanders 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.

Graphic from the Daily Record's Influential Marylanders

The Daily Record launched Influential Marylanders in 2007 to recognize those who have made significant impacts in their field and continue to be leaders in Maryland.

“Influential Marylanders are visionary, respected and admired for the work they do to improve the lives of Marylanders,” said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, publisher of The Daily Record. “They are leaders in their respective fields and bring promise to those who benefit from their hard work. We at The Daily Record are proud to recognize them.”

leading preservation into the twenty-first century

Nicholas Redding has led Preservation Maryland since 2014. During his tenure, the organization has experienced dramatic growth, including launching a first-of-its-kind historic trades workforce development program in partnership with the National Park Service, expanding into smart growth advocacy, building a broad bipartisan preservation constituency in Annapolis, capitalizing a historic property redevelopment program and significantly expanding the organization’s visibility through podcasts, websites and social media.

Those selected for this award will be honored at an event on March 24, 2020 at the historic Grand Lodge in Baltimore City.

Redding joins a list of prominent Marylanders who are being recognized this year, including the following:

Civic Leadership

  • Lisa Hamilton, The Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • Nicholas A. Redding, Preservation Maryland
  • Walter L. G. Simmons, Employ Prince George’s
  • Gustava Taler, Esq., Maryland Legal Aid


  • Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun
  • Lucy Dalglish, University of Maryland, Philip Merrill College of Journalism
  • Pedro A. Palomino, Palomino Media Group
  • Jennifer Quinlan, R2integrated


  • Dr. Heidi M. Anderson, University of Maryland Eastern Shore
  • Teresa Beilstein, South Shore Elementary School
  • Dr. Sandra L. Kurtinitis, Community College of Baltimore County
  • Jay A. Perman, MD, University System of Maryland
  • James B. Sellinger, Archdiocese of Baltimore


  • David R. Brinkley, State of Maryland
  • Gregory Farno, Truist Maryland
  • Céline Dufétel, T. Rowe Price
  • Robert D. Kunisch, Howard Bank
  • Patty Tuttle, Wells Fargo Maryland


  • Tony Foreman & Cindy Wolf, Foreman Wolf
  • Lamar Jackson, Baltimore Ravens
  • Mileah Kromer, Goucher College

General Business

  • Calvin G. Butler, Jr., Exelon
  • Marilynn Duker, Brightview Senior Living
  • Patrik Frisk, Under Armour
  • Lawrence Kurzius, McCormick & Company
  • Tina & Paco Rodriguez, SAGE Dining Services
  • Kathy J. Warden, Northrop Grumman

Health Care

  • Michele Eberle, Maryland Health Benefit Exchange
  • Gregg Semenza, MD, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins Medicine
  • Leslie Simmons, RN, FACHE, Carroll Hospital and LifeBridge Health
  • Mohan Suntha, MD, University of Maryland Medical System


  • Alan C. Cason, McGuireWoods
  • April Falcon Doss, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP
  • Matthew J. Fader, Maryland Court of Special Appeals
  • Robert K. Hur, United States Attorney’s Office, District of Maryland
  • Thomas E. Lynch, Miles & Stockbridge
  • Jane C. Murphy, University of Baltimore, Juvenile Justice Project & Mediation Clinic for Families


  • Katie Allston, Marian House
  • Celeste Amato, Maryland Philanthropy Network
  • John K. Hoey, The Y in Central Maryland
  • Patricia J. Mitchell, The Center Club
  • Daniel V. Speckhard, Lutheran World Relief

 Real Estate

  • Stephen E. Budorick, Corporate Office Properties Trust
  • Greg Fitchitt, The Howard Hughes Corporation
  • Luanne Greene, Ayers Saint Gross
  • Thibault Manekin, Seawall Development
  • Marc Weller, Weller Development Company


  • Gina Abate, Edwards Performance Solutions
  • Michael O’Neill, GetWellNetwork
  • Megan Wahler, bwtech@UMBC Research and Technology Park
  • Zhengbin (Bing) Yao, Viela Bio, Inc.
  • Amit Yoran, Tenable

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