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Carbone Among Top 100 Women

Updated: Mar 29, 2020

Judy A. Carbone

Pictured: Judy Carbone among Maryland's Top 100 Women


Baltimore, Md., (3/14/2019) — The Daily Record named Judy A. Carbone, Swanton, MD, to its 2019 listing of Maryland’s Top 100 Women.

Besides being a founding board member of Engage Mountain Maryland, Judy is currently the Volunteer Coordinator at HART for Animals and works with volunteers of all ages, including students who are completing Service Learning and Community Service hours. She is also the President of AAUW-Garrett Branch, which seeks to advance gender equity for women and girls in Garrett County through mentoring, leadership development, and scholarships for post-secondary education. Judy was the past Chair of the Garrett County Commission for Women and was named the AAUW-Maryland Woman of Distinction in 2019.

The Daily Record began Maryland’s Top 100 Women in 1996 to recognize outstanding achievements by women demonstrated through professional accomplishments, community leadership and mentoring.

Nominees were asked to complete an application outlining their educational and career history, professional and community involvement, corporate and nonprofit board memberships and mentoring experience. They were encouraged to submit letters of recommendation from those who are familiar with their accomplishments professionally, in the community and through mentoring.

Five women will be inducted into the Circle of Excellence, receiving the award for a third and final time.

A panel of business professionals and previous Maryland’s Top 100 Women honorees from throughout the state reviewed the final applications and selected this year’s honorees.

"This year's Maryland's Top 100 Women are leading companies, charting new territory and inspiring the next generation. They are truly outstanding role models for all of us," said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, publisher of The Daily Record. "They show compassion and commitment to help others and to shape their communities. The Daily Record is honored to recognize their many achievements."

The Maryland's Top 100 Women awards celebration will be held on April 15 starting with a reception at 5 p.m. at Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., in Baltimore. The awards will be presented at 6:30 p.m. followed by a dessert reception. The event hashtag is #TDRawards.

Winners will be profiled in a special magazine that will be inserted into the April 16 issue of The Daily Record and will be available online at

Circle of Excellence Sponsor of The Daily Record’s 2019 Maryland’s Top 100 Women is GBMC. Reception Sponsor is Notre Dame of Maryland University. Leadership Sponsor is Towson University. Celebration Sponsor is Executive Alliance. Preferred Seating Sponsors are Epsilon Registration and VPC, Inc.

For more information about sponsorships and tickets to The Daily Record’s 2019 Maryland’s Top 100 Women, visit or call 443-524-8161.

More about Judy Carbone

Judy is currently the Volunteer Coordinator for HART for Animals, where she began as a volunteer in 2005 and joined as a staff member in 2015. Previously, she worked at Garrett College for 11 years and was Director of Advising, Career and Transfer Services at the time of her departure from the College in 2015. She is a Certified Career/Life Coach and has worked with people planning their education and careers, serving their community, and longing to live an authentic life for more than 30 years.

Before joining the staff at Garrett College, she served as one of the Directors of Working From the Heart, Inc., a small not-for-profit career coaching organization. Prior to WFTH, she was an administrator on the Career Services staff at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA; University of Maryland-College Park; and Maryville University-St. Louis, MO. She also worked as a Job Placement Counselor for a Vocational Training Center in St. Louis, MO, where she worked with clients attempting to leave the social welfare system. Ask Judy about her memorable work experiences and she will tell you stories about being an advisor and surrogate parent to International Students at Garrett College from more than 20 countries …or about her work as a Coaching Skills Trainer for the U.S. State Department in Austria and Germany with foreign service nationals working in U.S. Embassies all over Europe.

Judy has lived in Garrett County, MD, since 1998. She has worked with a number of women’s organizations in the county during that time including the American Association of University Women (AAUW)-Garret Branch, for which she served as President in 2004-2005 and again 2016 to present. She was a member of the now defunct Business and Professional Women (BPW), for which she served as Communications Chair. In 2010, she was appointed by the Garrett County Commissioners to the Garrett County Commission for Women and served as it’s Chair from 2016 until the time her two-term limit ended in September 2018.

In 2018, Judy was a candidate for Garrett County Commissioner, District 1, in hopes of being the first woman Democratic Commissioner in the history of Garrett County and only the second woman Commission, the first having been elected more than 25 years previously. She ran on a platform of Citizen Engagement, Progressive and Proactive Economic Development, Job Creation and Workforce Development, and Involving Youth in Community Planning for the Future. Although she was not elected in her predominantly Republican community, Judy considers her campaign to have been an amazing learning experience and is even more motivated to continue working for the issues she is passionate about, including women’s equity and representation.

Judy has been a member Board of Directors of the Garrett Lakes Arts Festival (2013-2016) and served as its Secretary; Mountain Laurel Medical Center (2010-2013) and also served as its Secretary and Chair of the Personnel Committee; and House of Hope Board of Directors (2002-2010). She was among the Founding Board Members of Engage Mountain Maryland in 2015 and continues to be an active Board Member to this community organizing group.

Judy holds a M.Ed. degree in General Counseling from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and a B.A. degree in Psychology from The George Washington University. She was involved from the onset in the initiation and organization of the AAUW-Garrett College Student Chapter in 2017 and continues to serve as an advisor and liaison with the AAUW-Garrett Branch. Judy was named the 2019 AAUW-Maryland Woman of Distinction, part of a national program recognizing women who have made outstanding contributions to their professions and communities. She will be recognized at the 2019 National Conference of College Women Student Leaders, where she will address the participants with her story and words of encouragement.

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