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Maryland Rising Star Awards

Meet the Recipients of the Rising Star Award

Presented annually, the Rising Star Award honors a motivated future leader or leaders, age 40 or under, inspiring today’s business community. These Rising Stars are doing amazing work to propel their business, employees or colleagues, and community to even greater success.

Now accepting nominations for 2024

We seek 2024 nominees who embody key qualities that include strong leadership and initiative, dedication to their workplaces and communities, commitment to teamwork and collaboration, adaptability and innovative spirit, upward career trajectories and a personification of the future of Maryland business.

Maryland Chamber of Commerce membership is not a prerequisite for Rising Star Award nominees. Self-nominations are welcome. Award winners will be notified by early April and will be recognized at the Maryland Chamber’s annual Inspire MD event on May 9.

Nominations will be accepted now through March 3, 2024.

A headshot of 2023 Maryland Rising Star Award Winner RJ Batts

2023: Robert “RJ” Batts

Inventor & CEO, Picklehead LLC

A headshot of 2023 Maryland Rising Star Award Winner Courtney Delatorre

2023: Courtney DeLatorre

Analyst of Defense Affairs, Emergent BioSolutions

A headshot of 2023 Maryland Rising Star Award Winner Ali von Paris

2023: Ali von Paris

CEO & Founder, Route One Apparel

A headshot of 2023 Maryland Rising Star Award Winner David White

2023: David White

Founder & CEO of Tomorrow’s Bio Today

A headshot of 2022 Maryland Rising Star Award Winner Sriram Manivannan

2022: Sriram Manivannan

Vice President of Product Development at Vorbeck Materials