AWARD RECIPIENTS AND CRITERIA

AWARD CRITERIA

Business Advocate Award 

Recognizes the significant impact of their advocacy efforts to advance the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce legislative goals.

Chairman’s Award

Recognizes a member of the Board of Directors who advanced the Chairman’s goals. 

Legislator of the Year

Recognizes a legislator who exemplifies the ideals of the Chamber – a passion for innovative ideas, a commitment to economic growth and prosperity, and a dedication to our community.

Public Sector Partner of the Year

Recognizes an organization that works in partnership with the Chamber to propel our missions forward.
 

Visionary Award

Recognizes an individual or an organization for its innovation and tremendous contributions to the County and beyond.

 

PAST RECIPIENTS

BUSINESS ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR

Thomas J. McElroy, Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller, HUGHES An EchoStar Company [2015]

Clark Kendall, President and Founder, Kendall Capital Management [2014] 

CHAIRMAN'S AWARD

Steven A. Robins, Eeq., Partner, Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chtd. [2015]

Kenneth C. King, Senior Vice President, The Ezra Company [2014]

LEGISLATOR OF THE YEAR

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin [2015]

Maryland Senator Nancy King [2014]

U.S. Congressman Chris Van Hollen [2009, 2013] 

Maryland State Delegate Brian Feldman [2008]

Montgomery County Councilmember Mike Knapp [2006] 

PUBLIC SECTOR PARTNER OF THE YEAR

Tracey Pinson, Office of Small Business Programs, United States Army [2014] 

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) [2013] 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) [2012] 

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)  [2011]

Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection [2010] 

VISIONARY AWARD

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) [2015]

Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus [2013]

Clifford "Cliff" Kendall, Chairman, VSE Corporation [2012]

Dr. Stewart Edelstein, Executive Director, The Universities at Shady Grove [2011]

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) [2010] 

Dr. James Whang, Chairman and President, AEPLOG, Inc. [2009] 

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