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RTMC’s Executive Director to Receive The Daily Record’s Leading Women Award

For Immediate Release

Gaithersburg, MD, (October 21, 2016) – Rebuilding Together Montgomery County (RTMC) is proud to announce that its Executive Director, Christina Betancourt Johnson, has been selected to receive one of The Daily Record’s 2016 Leading Women Awards.

The Daily Record’s Leading Women awards honor 50 women who are 40 years of age or younger for the accomplishments they have made thus far in their careers.  A panel of previous Top 100 women and Leading Women winners selected the honorees based on their professional experience, community involvement and commitment to inspiring change.

As quoted by Mr. Bruce Bereano, attorney and lobbyist in Annapolis, “I believe Christina is a leader and will continue in life as such and as a mentor and role model for other young people that come to know and work with her.”

According to Brigid Howe, Executive Director of Nonprofit Montgomery, “The county’s nonprofit sector is fortunate that Christina is such a strong and dynamic leader.  Not only does she lead Rebuilding Together Montgomery County in providing important home repair services to vulnerable residents, but she also serves as Board president of Nonprofit Montgomery.  I appreciate her enthusiasm, sense of humor and commitment to the community.”

The Daily Record launched the Leading Women awards in 2010 to recognize the next generation of Maryland’s women leaders.  With the announcement of this year’s winners, 350 women will have received the award since its founding.

“It’s a privilege to be recognized by The Daily Record and previous awardees as a Leading Woman.  The honor is owed, in large part, to the community of peers, staff, family and mentors that keep me humble and focused while serving our residents, our businesses and our region,” says awardee Christina Betancourt Johnson.

Nominees for Leading Women were asked to complete an application that outlined their education 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.

“The Daily Record’s 2016 Leading Women are truly inspirational. Their professional accomplishments, community involvement and commitment to inspiring change exemplifies why they are Leading Women in Maryland,” said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, publisher of The Daily Record. “They excel to high levels professionally and personally, and The Daily Record congratulates them on this award.”

The 2016 Leading Women awards will be presented Dec. 5 at a reception and dinner starting at 5:30 p.m. at The Westin, 100 Westgate Circle in Annapolis. Winners will be profiled in a special magazine that will be inserted into the Dec. 6 issue of The Daily Record and available online at www.TheDailyRecord.com.

For more information about sponsorships and tickets for The Daily Record’s 2016 Leading Women awards, visit www.TheDailyRecord.com


About Us:

Rebuilding Together Montgomery County (RTMC) is a safe and healthy housing organization that believes community starts at home. RTMC works in partnership with local government, nonprofits, and corporate partners to provide safety repairs, accessibility modifications and energy efficiency upgrades to the homes of low-income residents throughout Montgomery County. The repairs and links to community resources offered by RTMC prevent homelessness, preserve affordable housing, and provide safe and independent living for our community’s most vulnerable residents. Additionally, our work revitalizes and stabilizes vulnerable neighborhoods and communities across the county.


Media Contact:

Aaron Gonzales, Development Director

301-947-9400, x101



About The Daily Record

For more than 127 years, The Daily Record has provided trusted legal, business and government information to Maryland readers. In addition to the daily newspaper published five days a week, The Daily Record publishes its website, www.TheDailyRecord.com; five blogs – Business Buzz, Eye on Annapolis, Generation J.D., Ground Up and On the Record; six e-newsletters – Insider, Annapolis Insider, Auction Notices, Maryland Family Law Update,  Legal Jobs and Path to Excellence; its Path to Excellence – A Women’s Guide to Business magazine nine times a year; and a variety of special publications on topics of interest to Maryland business and legal professionals.

The Daily Record also honors leading Marylanders through eight annual awards events:  Maryland’s Top 100 Women, Influential Marylanders, 20 in Their Twenties, VIP List, Most Admired CEOs, Innovator of the Year, Leadership in Law and Leading Women.