Maryland Bar Bulletin
Publications : Bar Bulletin : August 2012


Paul Carlin

MSBA Executive Director Paul V. Carlin has been recognized as a Most Admired CEO among nonprofits with less than $10 million in annual revenue by The Daily Record. Carlin is one of 30 recipients of The Daily Record’s 2012 Most Admired CEOs award who will be honored at a special inaugural event on September 13 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Baltimore.

“This recognition is greatly appreciated,” says Carlin, who has headed the Association’s executive staff since 1985. “I feel much honor and gratitude to be able to work for the MSBA, our lawyer members, and an outstanding staff for all these years.”

He credits MSBA’s success to “good planning, budgeting, and operations,” as well as “a real team effort by the volunteer leaders, the executive management, and the entire staff.”

“Paul makes the job of Bar Association President a pleasure,” says MSBA President John P. Kudel. “His knowledge of Association management, coupled with his extraordinary people skills, sets him apart and makes him a leader in his profession.”

“Our 2012 Most Admired CEOs are talented and determined individuals who have demonstrated a great deal of leadership and perseverance in their professional communities and are people to be commended for their accomplishments. Our recipients’ great success and commitment to excellence are truly an inspiration to business professionals statewide,” said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, publisher of The Daily Record.

All candidates for the award  work in Maryland and were nominated by professional colleagues and associates. An independent panel of judges evaluated nominees based on their merits in such areas as leadership and vision; competitiveness and innovation; community leadership and service; financial performance and growth; and corporate leadership and board service. Awards were given in six categories: private companies with 50 or fewer employees; private companies with 51-149 employees; private companies with 150 or more employees; public companies; nonprofits with more than $10 million in annual revenue; and nonprofits with less than $10 million in annual revenue.

“The nonprofit sector of the American economy provides a wealth of service to every problem in our communities – name the issue and you will find a cluster of nonprofits addressing it,” notes Carlin. “The MSBA supports many such efforts for pro bono organizations, extensive educational efforts about the law, and civic duties as well as other initiatives.”

The award winners will be honored on September 13 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, beginning at 5:30 p.m. To purchase tickets, or for more information, contact (443) 524-8100 or For the complete list of award winners, visit

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