The BWI Business Partnership recently held its Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony at The Westin BWI.

At the event, the Partnership welcomed new Board Members Charles Washington, BGE; and Wes Mitchell, WSP USA. Returning board director for another three-year term is Sen. Pam Beidle. Also returning are officers Karen Cook, AACC, chair; Sam Minnitte, PrimeAE, immediate past chair; Bonnie Hinkle, COPT, vice chair; David Richardson, Southwest Airlines, secretary; Steve Palmer, Tech USA Advisory Board, treasurer; and Steve Carroll, general counsel.

In appreciation for their years of service on the board, the following departing and retired board members were recognized: Vince Bagli, Merritt Properties; Sean Doordan, St.John Properties; Amy Polefrone, HR Strategy Group; Gail Sanders and Rick Williamson.

Amongst honored guests were: Senator Pam Beidle, Congressman John Sarbanes and Delegate Mike Rogers. 

Partnership Executive Director Gina Stewart presented the following awards: 

Member of the Year Award (small company)

Stephanie Gary. KG Truck & Auto

Member of the Year Award (large company)

Luis Gutierrez, James Ward and Diane Turner, Dream Management

Rising Star of the Year Award

Andy Morsberger, Minuteman Press/Crofton, Canton and Federal Hill

Ambassador of the Year Award

Bonnie Hinkle, COPT

Volunteer of the Year Award

Stephanie Caronna, St. John Properties

Young Professional of the Year Award

Zachary Cochran, Cochran Coaching