The Daily Record Names Scott Gibson to the 2017 VIP List

Scott Gibson

The Daily Record Names Scott Gibson to the 2017 VIP List

September 13, 2017

UPPER MARLBORO, Md., Sept. 5, 2017— Melwood is pleased to announce The Daily Record has named Scott Gibson, Vice President of Human Resources, to their annual VIP list for 2017 -Very Important Professionals Successful by 40 award.

The Daily Record created the VIP List in 2011 to recognize professionals 40 years of age and younger who have been successful in Maryland. Winners are chosen based on their professional accomplishments, community service, and commitment to inspiring change.

“It is humbling to be included amongst the community and business leaders being honored by The Daily Record’s VIP List,” said Gibson. “It has been my privilege to work alongside my colleagues at Melwood.  It has been rewarding to watch people with differing abilities transform their own lives, as a result of Melwood’s programs. I look forward to accomplishing even more with the team at Melwood, and to finding new ways to serve our community through my philanthropic pursuits.”

Gibson has played a strategic role at Melwood since 2013. His leadership in problem solving, communications, and management led to a recent appointment by Governor Larry Hogan to the Maryland Community Health Resources Commission. Gibson’s past experience in the nonprofit and government sectors include, Director of Human Resources of Harford County, Md., Deputy Director of the Maryland Racing Commission, and Vice Chairman and Trustee of Chesapeake Therapeutic Riding. Among others, Gibson also served on the Board of Directors for the Maryland Public Employers Labor Relations Association and National Public Employers Labor Relations Association, where he also served on the Legislative/Legal Advocacy Committee.

“Scott fully deserves this honor. His continued commitment to and compassion for Melwood’s mission serves as an example to our senior management team,” stated Cari DeSantis, President & CEO of Melwood. “We are excited to see his efforts recognized with this award.”

The winners will be honored Sept. 13 at a reception starting at 5:30 p.m. at Gertrude’s at the Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive in Baltimore. The winners will be profiled in a special section that will be inserted into the September 14 issue of The Daily Record and available online at

About Melwood

Melwood is one of the largest employers of people with disabilities in the country, employing more than 1,600 workers – nearly 1,000 of whom are people with disabilities. Melwood offers job placement, job training, life skills for independence, and support services to more than 2,500 people each year in DC, Maryland, and Virginia. Melwood also has an inclusive summer camp program for children and provides employment and support services to veterans and active-duty military members who have experienced service-related trauma or injury. For more information, visit

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Jewelyn Cosgrove
Vice President of Government and Public Relations
O: 240-846-3952
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