Established in 2004, the Distinguished Service Award annually recognizes an MDDC volunteer whose extraordinary service effort has made a profound and lasting difference to MDDC organization and membership.
Each annual winner is presented an engraved bowl at MDDC’s Hall of Fame & Distinguished Service Award Program, traditionally held in late May at the University of Maryland, College Park. In addition, a $500 contribution is made to the MDDC Press Foundation in the winner’s name.
|2015||Karen Acton||Former CEO/CFO, Gazette Newspapers and Southern MD News|
|2014||Pat Richardson||Former Publisher, The Carroll County Times & Annapolis Capital|
|2013||Christopher A. Eddings||Former Publisher, The Daily Record; retired VP, Business Information, The Dolan Company|
|2012||Frank Quine||Retired Assistant Dean, Philip Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland|
|2011||John League||Retired Publisher, The Herald-Mail|
|2010||Tom Schmidt||Carroll Publishing|
|2009||Jeff Mezzatesta||Chesapeake Publishing|
|2008||Jim Donahue||Retired Executive Director, MDDC Press Association|
|2007||Tom Marquardt||Retired Publisher, Annapolis Capital|
|2006||Larry Effingham||The Star Democrat|
|2005||James S. Keat||The Baltimore Sun|
|2004||Carol Melamed||The Washington Post|