Real estate consultant is selected as chamber's Citizen of the Year


January 12, 1998

Real estate consultant Gene Floyd, whose civic contributions include membership on the boards of Anne Arundel Community College and the Providence Center for the developmentally disabled, has been named 1997 Citizen of the Year by the Northern Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce.

Floyd, 66, of Severna Park is owner of the Floyd Co. and has engaged in numerous areas of the real estate business, including appraisal, brokerage and development and shopping center management. He was the county's urban renewal administrator for downtown Glen Burnie under the Pascal administration.

He is on the community college's foundation board and board of trustees, a past president of the county Board of Realtors, and a past director of the YMCA.

The citizenship award is among several for 1997 that will be presented as a highlight of the chamber's annual Presidential Ball on Saturday at the Holiday Inn-BWI.

Also to be honored:

Michael's Eighth Avenue as Business of the Year, cited for donating use of its facilities for charitable causes as well as the chamber.

Pam Beidle, president of Beidle Insurance Agency Inc. and chamber board member, as Business Person of the Year. She also serves on the Anne Arundel County Economic Development, United Way Partnership and Archbishop Spalding High School boards.

James T. Russell, chief financial officer of Several Graphics and longtime chamber board member, who will receive the President's Award for Leadership.

Andrew Meyer, vice president for continuing education, work force and institutional development at AACC, receiving the President's Award for Excellence. He is also on the chamber's board, and is a member of the Anne Arundel County Private Industry Council.

The chamber's presidential gavel also will be passed from Elaine Stevens of NationsBank to Gary Rankin of Chesapeake Printing and Mailing, and members of the 1998 board will be installed.

The event will open with cocktails at 7 p.m., followed by dinner and dancing. Information: the chamber office, 410-766-8282.

Pub Date: 1/12/98

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