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Anne Arundel County Resident and Non-Profit Executive Named to the Daily Record's 2012 List of Maryland's Leading Women

Oct 09, 2012 10:57PM ● By Anonymous


The Daily Record’s Leading Women awards program identifies 50 women who are 40 years of age or younger for the tremendous accomplishments they have made so far in their careers. A panel of judges comprised of past Top 100 winners selected the honorees based on their professional experiences, community involvement and commitment to inspiring change.

“Since 1996, The Daily Record has recognized more than 1,000 high-achieving women who are making an impact in the state with its annual list of Maryland’s Top 100 Women,” Daily Record Publisher Suzanne Fischer-Huettner said. “We are committed to growing women leaders, which is why we introduced the Leading Women event in 2010. Leading Women shines the spotlight on the next generation of this state’s outstanding women, who represent Maryland’s future. It is our honor to recognize Bess Langbein for both her accomplishments to date and the promise of her future achievements.”

Nominations are solicited from previous winners of The Daily Record’s Top 100 Women, area economic development agencies, women’s organizations, chambers of commerce and the business community at large. Nominees were asked to complete an application that outlined their educational and career history; examples of mentoring; career-related officer and board memberships in professional, business or trade organizations; volunteer involvement in civic and nonprofit organizations; awards and honors; professional accomplishments; and commitment to inspiring change in their organization or the community. Among other things, Langbein serves as Executive Director of the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County, is a member and contributor to the Next Gen Giving Circle, volunteers with Girls on the Run of the Greater Chesapeake, and in partnership with her husband Eric, contributes financial support to a variety of non-profit organizations and participates in charitable giving programs like Backpacks for Kids.

“We are fortunate to have Bess as a resident of Annapolis and as Executive Director of our organization for almost 6 years,” remarks Fred “Bud” H. Billups, Board Chairman, Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County. “She is truly an exemplary role model in our community and a wonderful example for her young son Elliott of how one person’s efforts can make a difference and inspire others to do the same. It’s obvious Bess has made it her mission to ‘pay it forward’ by not only choosing a career that involves helping those less fortunate than her but also by investing her personal time and resources in people and organizations in need of help.”

The Top 100 Women winners will be honored at an awards ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Hyatt Regency in Downtown Baltimore. The winners also will be profiled in a special magazine, to be included in the Dec. 7 edition of The Daily Record.

Sponsors of The Daily Record’s Leading Women include Title Sponsor Chimes, Awards Sponsor Comcast Business Class, Leadership Sponsor Wells Fargo and Visionary Sponsors Epsilon Registration and VPC Inc.

For more information about The Daily Record’s Leading Women, visit For more information on Bess Langbein or Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County, call 410-280-1102 or visit

About The Daily Record
For 124 years, The Daily Record Company has provided trusted legal and business information to Maryland readers. In addition to the daily newspaper published five days a week, The Daily Record publishes its website,; six blogs, On the Record, Eye on Annapolis, Maryland Business, Generation JD, Movers and Shakers and Small Biz Buzz; five e-newsletters, TDR Insider, Real Estate Weekly, In-House Counsel, and TDR Auction Notices and Best Practices, and a variety of special publications on topics of interest to Maryland business and legal professionals.

The Daily Record honors leading Marylanders through eight annual awards events, including Top 100 Women, Influential Marylanders, 20 in Their Twenties, VIP List, Most Admired CEOs, Innovator of the Year, Leadership in Law and Leading Women. The Daily Record is owned by The Dolan Co., trading as DM, of Minneapolis, Minn. About the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County

CFAAC—a nonprofit organization—is one of the largest funders of charitable organizations in Anne Arundel County. Established in 1998 and based in Annapolis, Maryland, CFAAC connects people who care to contribute to causes that matter in our community. CFAAC is supported by local donors and governed by a board of distinguished, private citizens. The Community Foundation manages over $3.1 million spread among 55+ funds including donor-advised, scholarship, and impact area funds.