The top 2011 Maryland Innovator of the Year award was presented to Jeff Walker of Innovative Mobility Solutions LLC during a presentation ceremony held at Baltimore's American Visionary Art Museum in October. Mr. Walker was recognized as the top innovator among 24 award honorees in recognition of his patent pending motor vehicle device for use by those with physical disabilities.
The award is given annually by The Daily Record. Daily Record Publisher Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, Daily Record Executive Editor Tom Linthicum, and Joe Buchholz, enterprise sales manager of Comcast Business Class, handed out the awards.
The 24 honorees were selected from dozens of nominees by a panel of volunteer judges, including myself and last year's top winner, Yuying Shu, catalyst scientist at Columbia, Maryland's, W.R. Grace.