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Havre de Grace, MD ― Lyle Sheldon FACHE, President & CEO, University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health to be honored along with fellow honorees at the 9th annual Visionary Awards Ceremony, in the Richlin Ballroom, Edgewood MD, February 27, 2020.

University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health System photographed by MidAtlantic Photographic LLC and Robin Sommer

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Eleven Marylanders to be honored at the Visionary Awards for building our STEM educated workforce and advancing technology and innovation, to grow our economy and protect national security. This awards ceremony the largest of its kind in Maryland, is now in its 9th year. Attending are industry, government, and education.

“We honor remarkable people who continue to play key roles in areas of STEM education and technology,” said NMTC Board Chair, Claudine Adams, President/Founder, Bravura Information Technology Systems. “These are individuals who selflessly donate their time and talents to make a difference in our community.”

The 2020 Visionary Award honorees are:

Visionary             Lyle Sheldon FACHE, President & CEO, University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health

Leader                  Tamalene Imbierowicz, Prof Bio & Environment Science, Harford Community College

Leader                  Mark Mortenson, Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer, Clene Nanomedicine

Innovator             Jill Orsini, Project Lead the Way instructor, Bel Air Middle School

Innovator             Cyrus Etemad-Moghadam, Founder & President, RPM Tech

Mentor                 Cathy Perkins, Technical Project Manager / Site Lead, U.S. Army Aberdeen Test Center

Mentor                 Davlyn Williams, Technical Project Manager, Data Systems Analysts, Inc

Mentor                 Dr. Timothy Kluchinsky, Chief, Health Hazard Assessment Div., U.S. Army Public Health

Mentor                 Dr. Richard Becker, Research Engineer, U.S. Army Research Lab

Rising Star           Brian Leftridge, STEM Program Specialist, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Dev Command

Rising Star           Mikale Brutus, STEM Outreach Specialist, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Dev Command

“We are grateful to these individuals for volunteering their time and knowledge. Maryland’s economic infrastructure is increasingly driven by emerging and complex technology,” said John Casner, executive director of NMTC. “These individuals understand this technology and share their knowledge to create the workforce for the future.” They will join the prestigious 100 + Academy of Visionary Awards Honorees.
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