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2014 judging panel

The success of the program relies on the efforts of our independent panel of judges. These past Entrepreneur Of The Year award winners and civic and community leaders devote significant effort to review and deliberate the merits of each nominee. We deeply appreciate their dedication to this process.


Maryland Judge: Chuck Cullen

Chuck Cullen
General Partner and CFO
Grotech Ventures

Maryland Judge: Heidi Gerding

Heidi Gerding
President and CEO
HeiTech Services, Inc.

Maryland Judge: Mike Gill

Michael Gill
Evergreen Advisors, LLC

Maryland Judge: Larry Harding

Larry Harding
Founder and CEO
High Street Partners (HSP)

Maryland Judge: Natalia Luis

Natalia Luis
Vice President
M. Luis Construction
Co., Inc.


Maryland Judge: Paul Palmieri

Paul Palmieri
Venture Advisor
New Enterprise
Associates, Inc.


Maryland Judge: Randy Thompson

Randy Thompson
President and CEO
Thompson Gas and Big
Cork Vineyards


Maryland Judge: Deborah Tillett

Deborah Tillett
President and Executive
Emerging Technology
Centers (ETC)


Maryland Judge: Douglas Whatley

Douglas Whatley
BreakAway, Ltd.