Sandy Pagnotti Recognized as a Baltimore Power 10 CEO

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Maryland President and CEO Honored as One of City’s Most Impactful CEOs with Baltimore Business Journal Award

Baltimore, MD – (September 21, 2022) The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Maryland (RMH) announced today that president and CEO Sandy Pagnotti was selected by the Baltimore Business Journal as a Power 10 CEO. Each year this prestigious award recognizes an elite group of Baltimore business leaders who have made a substantial impact on their industries, companies, and communities. The annual award seeks to honor the most powerful business players in Greater Baltimore. They are CEOs and industry leaders highly sought after for their expertise and influence.

“I am deeply honored to be recognized as a Power 10 CEO and accept this award on behalf of a team of committed RMH professionals and volunteers who work tirelessly to create a compassionate, caring community where we provide a home away from home for families and their children who come to Baltimore for medical care,” said Sandy Pagnotti.

For 40 years, the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Maryland has been providing families with lodging, meals, activities, and regular support so they can focus solely on the care for their children. Sandy Pagnotti has been president and CEO of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Maryland for more than ten years and oversaw the campaign for and development of the new House which opened in 2019.

Pagnotti continued, “When I look up and see the big RMH heart shining over our city, it makes me proud to be a part of this incredible organization. It is a reminder of the good things that happen under that heart.”

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Maryland is the only Ronald McDonald House in the state of Maryland and has been home to more than 40,000 families since its founding in 1982. The mission of RMHC Maryland is to provide a “home-away-from-home” for seriously ill children and their families. Families who stay at the House come from all over the world to seek medical care from six Baltimore-area hospitals including the University of Maryland Medical Center, R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Johns Hopkins Hospital, The Rubin Institute at Sinai Hospital, Kennedy Krieger Institute and Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital. For more information, please visit

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