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July 11, 2018

The Daily Record Announces Winners of the 2018 VIP List

BETHESDA, MD (July 11, 2017) – The Daily Record has named Ryan Spiegel, Paley Rothman, to the 2018 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 a panel of previous VIP List honorees and business leaders, were selected on the basis of professional accomplishments, community service and commitment to inspiring change. A listing of winners is below. 

"This year's VIP List presents an impressive array of young professionals performing great work across Maryland every day," said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, publisher of The Daily Record. "They share a strong work ethic and a drive to be successful in addition to being active participants in the communities where they live and work. The Daily Record is pleased to recognize their contributions to our community."

The winners will be honored Sept. 13 at a reception starting at 5:30 p.m. at Gertrude's at the Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive in Baltimore. The event hashtag is #TDRawards.

The winners will be profiled in a special section that will be inserted into the Sept. 14 issue of The Daily Record and available online at

Sponsors of The Daily Record’s 2018 VIP List include Epsilon Registration and VPC, Inc.

For more information about sponsorships and tickets for The Daily Record’s 2018 VIP List, visit or call 443-524-8161.

About The Daily Record

Celebrating 130 years of journalistic excellence, The Daily Record is a multimedia news source that publishes a print and online edition five days a week and breaks news daily on its website, In addition, The Daily Record publishes more than 30 special products a year including Path to Excellence: A Women's Guide to Business, Doing Business in Maryland, Be What I Want to Be and Expanding Opportunities. The Daily Record also honors leading Marylanders through 10 annual awards events including Maryland's Top 100 Women, Influential Marylanders and Most Admired CEOs. Its Digital Marketing Solutions helps customers with social media, search engine marketing and optimization, retargeting, email marketing and more. The Daily Record is part of BridgeTower Media, one of the country’s leading business-to-business media companies with 44 print and digital publications in more than 20 U.S. markets.

About Paley Rothman
Founded in 1972, Paley Rothman ( is committed to listening to its corporate and individual clients to understand needs and provide practical and cost-effective solutions. The attorneys provide a wide range of legal counsel and representation in diverse and demanding areas, including government contracts, employment law, tax, real estate, estate planning, litigation and a variety of other matters for clients nationally and throughout the Washington metropolitan area.

2018 VIP List Winners

Berke Attila, City of Baltimore/Department of General Services
Lindsay Baublitz, SC&H Capital
Megan Benevento, Esq., Joseph, Greenwald & Laake, P.A.
Allyson Black, Baltimore Gas & Electric, An Exelon Company
Van Brooks, Safe Alternative Foundation for Education, Inc./Governor's Office of Service & Volunteerism
Kendra Brown, American University Washington College of Law
Christine E. Buckley, PNC Bank
Sarah Christa Butts, MSW, University of Maryland School of Social Work
Deandra Coleman, Deandra Coleman Interiors
Quinn Collins, C+W Communications
Drew Cook, Berman McAleer
Jennifer L. Curry, Baker Donelson
Desiree de la Torre, Children's National Health System
Rachel Dolcine, Compass Consulting and Training Solutions, LLC
Alan L. Dunklow, Maryland Office of the Attorney General
Lauren Eaton, Itineris
Bryan R. Ebert, Pessin Katz Law
Sonya Funna Evelyn, Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA)
Andrew Finkelstein, JLL
Joshua Funk, Rehab 2 Perform
Panagis Galiatsatos MD, MHS, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Ashleigh DeFries Gallagher, Maryland General Assembly & Johns Hopkins & Healthy Living with Ash
Marie Grant, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
MaryBeth Hyland, SparkVision
Patricia B. Jefferson, Miles & Stockbridge P.C.
Thomas (Tj) Keilty, Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker
Elizabeth Edsall Kromm, Howard County General Hospital/Johns Hopkins Medicine
Jonathan Kucskar, University of Maryland, Baltimore
Neveen H. Kurtom, Law Office of Neveen H. Kurtom, LLC
Jenna Laube, PE, Groundwater & Environmental Services
Tonee A. Lawson, The Be. Org
Nicolette A. Louissaint, Healthcare Ready
Sierra B. Mitchell, Meng Law
Alexandria Montanio, Gordon Feinblatt
Nora Howell Morgan, Jubilee Arts a Program of Intersection of Change
Marianne Navarro, AICP, Mayor's Office of Strategic Alliances
Raf Olazagasti, Wells Fargo Bank
Elizabeth R. Paal, Heritage Financial Consultants
Len R. Parrish, Harford County Community & Economic Development
Divya Potdar, Diva Law, LLC
Kelly A. Powers, Miles & Stockbridge P.C.
Thomas K. Prevas, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP
Jessica Quincosa, Community Legal Services of Prince George's County
Lynden Renwick, Esq., BrightKey, Inc.
Robert Reynolds, Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Aviation Administration
Shantell L. Roberts, Touching Young Lives, Incorporated
Sarah Sheppard, Governor's Workforce Development Board
Walter L. G. Simmons, Employ Prince George's
Brian S. Southard, Kramon & Graham, PA
Ryan Spiegel, City of Gaithersburg/Paley Rothman
Juan A. Webster, Kimpton Hotel Monaco Baltimore
Channa L. Williams, City of Baltimore
Zuberi Bakari Williams, Maryland District Court
Swapna Yeluri, Homeless Persons Representation Project (HPRP)

Media Contacts:

Erin McLaughlin
The Daily Record
Marketing and Event Coordinator

Kristin Brunett
Paley Rothman
Director of Marketing


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