Daily Record Awards


Baltimore, Md., (July 8, 2016) — The Daily Record has named Lanaea C. Featherstone, president, The William & Lanaea C. Featherstone Foundation to the 2016 VIP List — Very Important Professionals Successful by 40 awards.

The Daily Record created the VIP List in 2011 to recognize professionals 40 years of age and younger who have been successful in Maryland. Winners, chosen by previous VIP List honorees, are selected on the basis of professional accomplishments, community service and the impact of their achievements in the community. A listing of winners is below.

“This year’s VIP List honorees were selected for the significant contributions they are making to their professions and to improving their communities,”  said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, publisher of The Daily Record. “VIP List honorees are the ones to watch. They are the next generation of leaders across our state, and The Daily Record takes great pride in recognizing their achievements and looks forward to hearing about their even greater accomplishments in the future.”

The winners will be honored Aug. 25 at a reception starting at 5:30 p.m. at The Pier V Hotel, 711 Eastern Avenue in Baltimore. The winners will be profiled in a special section that will be inserted into the Aug. 26 issue of The Daily Record and available online at www.TheDailyRecord.com.


Sponsors of The Daily Record’s 2016 VIP List include Chimes, presenting sponsor, and Epsilon Registration and VPC, Inc., table sponsors. 



2016 VIP List Winners

Lanaea Featherstone, president/co-founder, William & Lanaea C. Featherstone Foundation

Catalina Rodriguez Lima, director, Mayor’s Office of Immigrant and Multicultural Affairs

Jorge Eduardo Castillo, chairman, Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Juan Barbaran, multicultural business ambassador, Paychex

Roselyn Aker-Black, Psy.D., clinical psychologist, Dr. Roz Therapeutic and Coaching Services

Heather Welch Arbogast, associate, McGuireWoods LLP

Andrew Attman, vice president, Acme Paper & Supply

Stephanie Baron, principal, Miles & Stockbridge P.C.

Burke Bowers, commercial branch manager, M&T Bank

Calvin  J. Bowman, chairman and senior policy advisor, Baltimore City Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management

Dale Cathell, partner, DLA Piper

John Comberiate, financial advisor, Edward Jones

Jill Crank, assistant medical director at Mount Vernon, Chase Brexton Health Care

Dionne Curbeam, director, instructional technology & training, Coppin State University

Alyce Dailey, managing partner, The Dailey Group, Keller Williams Gateway

Dallas Dance, superintendent, Baltimore County Public Schools

Joanna L. Diamond, vice president of external relations, Planned Parenthood of Maryland

Kelly Drnec, corporate sales manager, Days Inn Inner Harbor

Josiah Dykstra, cybersecurity researcher, Test Registration

Seth Franz, founder and executive director, Volunteering Untapped

Amy Burke Friedman, president, Profiles, Inc.

Melissa E. Goldmeier, assistant county solicitor, Howard County Office of Law

Julian Haffner, attorney, McMillan Metro PC

Geoff Hengerer, deputy legal counsel, Office of the Governor of Maryland

Kenneth Paul “Kip” Hollar Jr., community relations coordinator, UPS-Chesapeake District

Alexandra Hughes, chief of staff, Office of Maryland House Speaker Michael E. Busch

Lisa Hall Johnson, associate justice, District Court of Prince George’s County

Ricardo R. Johnson, Esq., special assistant to the president & CEO, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

Rena Kates, assistant state’s attorney, Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office

Caroline Kauffman-Kirschnick, general manager, EMR (Electric Motor Repair Company)

Kari M. Kelly, partner, Rosenberg Martin Greenberg LLP

Laura Latta, director of early childhood initiatives, Family League of Baltimore

Dr. Jasmine Lydia Leigh, special assistant to the chief of staff, Social Security Administration

Ivonne Lindley, principal, Stein Sperling Bennett De Jong Driscoll PC

Dana Marlowe, principal partner, Accessibility Partners

Jeanette Ortiz, attorney and government relations associate, Greenwill Consulting Group LLC

Jason Plotkin, partner, Pinder Plotkin LLC

Indira K. Sharma, special counsel, Saul Ewing LLP

Harry T. Spikes II, deputy district director, Office of Congressman Elijah E. Cummings

Dr. Erica Staaterman, vice president, Beneath the Waves

Thomas M. Weschler Jr., attorney, Haspel & McLeod

Matthew J. Youssef, attorney, Niles Barton & Wilmer LLP