2020 Maryland International Business Leadership Awards


On September 30, 2020, Maryland's premier business leaders were honored at the World Trade Center Institute's annual Maryland International Business Leadership Awards ceremony. WTCI staff, with the help of a selection committee created for this event, chose six award winners from a field of nearly 100 nominees. The winners represented the diverse cultures, genders, industries and geography of Maryland. Due to the impacts of COVID-19, the event was held virtually.




Stephanie C. Hill

Executive Vice President Of Rotary & Mission Systems
Lockheed Martin

This former International Leadership Award Winner, and proud UMBC alumni and parent, talked about how to empower leaders for global good. 

Robert Parker

The Wine Advocate

This inaugural Global Visionary Award Winner and Maryland native began his career as an attorney and then pivoted to become one of the most influential wine critics in the world, forever changing the wine industry.

Robert Parker

Larry Hogan

Governor of Maryland

Governor Hogan gave his thoughts on the 2020 award winners, the state of Maryland’s economy and what the future for our state may hold.

Freeman A. Hrabowski III


The 2020 Governor’s International Leadership Award Winner Freeman Hrabowski first embraced the mantle of leadership as a child during the civil rights movement. From there he never stopped, earning countless accolades along the way, including being recognized as one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people, a top 10 university president, and for nearly 30 years, the leader of the nation’s #1 up and coming university.

Freeman Hrabowski





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