Johns Hopkins' Daniels, Peterson named to list of 51 influential Marylanders

Duo recognized for civic leadership by 'The Daily Record'

Ronald J. Daniels, president of Johns Hopkins University, and Ronald R. Peterson, president of The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System and executive vice president of Johns Hopkins Medicine, were recently honored by The Daily Record as 2016 Influential Marylanders, a group of 51 of the state's top leaders selected by editors for their leadership and significant contributions to the fields of civic leadership, communications, education, finance, freestyle, general business, health care, law, philanthropy, real estate and technology.

Ron Daniels and Ron Peterson

Image caption: Ron Daniels and Ron Peterson

Peterson and Daniels were recognized together in the area of civic leadership for Johns Hopkins' dedication to the community through initiatives such as HopkinsLocal.

"The 51 individuals being recognized this year as Influential Marylanders stand out above others in their industries. They are influencing the business community, the state and often beyond," said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, publisher of The Daily Record, a Baltimore-based business and legal newspaper that launched the award in 2006. "What they say is important, and what they do makes a difference in the lives of many Marylanders. The Daily Record is pleased to honor them."

The winners will be recognized March 17 at a reception at The Grand Lodge in Cockeysville.

A full list of honorees by category appears below. Elected leaders are not eligible for inclusion because they are by nature influential.

2016 'Daily Record' Influential Marylanders Winners

Civic Leadership
Diane Bell-McKoy, Associated Black Charities
Anwer Hasan, Louis Berger Group
Ronald R. Peterson and Ronald J. Daniels, Johns Hopkins Hospital/Johns Hopkins University
Patti Saylor, Disability Advocate

Trif Alatzas, The Baltimore Sun
Matt Doud and Ed Callahan, Planit
Alfred Liggins, Radio One Inc.
Pedro Palomino, Somos Baltimore & Mundo LATINO

Sheila Bair, Washington College
Douglas L. Becker, Laureate Education Inc.
Robert L. Caret, University System of Maryland
Dallas S. Dance, Ph.D., Baltimore County Public Schools
Wes Moore, BridgeEdu
Dr. David Wilson, Morgan State University

Anirban Basu, Sage Policy Group
Augie Chiasera, M&T Bank, Greater Baltimore/Chesapeake Region
David Millman, Baltimore-Maryland Market, Bank of America
Mary Ann Scully, Howard Bank

Vicki Brick, Brick Bodies
Jed Dietz, Maryland Film Festival
Spike Gjerde, Woodberry Kitchen
Chris Wilson, Barclay Investment Corp.

General Business
Michael Bettick, Randstad Professionals
R. Michael Gill, Maryland Department of Commerce
Keith Haller, Potomac Inc.
Michael MacDonald, Medifast Inc.
Alan D. Wilson, McCormick & Co.

Health Care
Carmela Coyle, Maryland Hospital Association
Dr. Robert C. Gallo, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Thomas Mullen, Mercy Health Services
Kenneth A. Samet, MedStar Health
Dr. Leana Wen, Baltimore City Health Department

Robert A. Alderson, Skidmore, Alderson, P.A.
C. Justin Brown, Brown & Nieto
John Frisch, Miles & Stockbridge P.C.
Lisae C. Jordan, Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault
William H. "Billy" Murphy, Jr., Murphy Falcon & Murphy
Sheela Murthy, Murthy Law Firm

Mark Furst, United Way of Central Maryland
Lisa Rusyniak, Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake Inc.
Thomas Wilcox, Baltimore Community Foundation

Real Estate
Jody Clark, Beatty Development
Daniel P. Henson III, Henson Development Group
Donald Manekin, Seawall Development
Marc D. Weller, Sagamore Development Co.

Mike Binko, Startup Maryland
Karl Gumtow, CyberPoint LLC
Todd Howard, Bethesda Game Studios
Jen Meyer, Betamore