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Leonsis, Bisciotti, Plank Top List Most Influential Figures In Maryland Sports Scene

Monumental Sports & Entertainment Founder, Chair & CEO TED LEONSIS topped a list of the most influential sports figures in Maryland, with his ranking "attributed largely to his role in three major sports leagues and his active role in supporting community causes," according to Marty Conway of PRESSBOXONLINE.com. Leonsis on top of being a sports exec also is an active venture capitalist, philanthropist, filmmaker and author. The rankings were based off of a formulated "impact score for sports-industry leaders living in Maryland" (PRESSBOXONLINE.com, 7/13).

MOST INFLUENTIAL SPORTS FIGURES IN MARYLAND
RANK
NAME TITLE
1
Ted Leonsis Monumental Sports & Entertainment Founder, Chair & CEO
2
Steve Bisciotti Ravens Owner
3
Kevin Plank Under Armour Founder, Chair & CEO
4
Peter Angelos Orioles Owner
5
Ted Lerner Nationals Owner
6
Daniel Snyder Redskins Owner
7
Ron Shapiro Sports agent
8
Cal Ripken Jr. Baseball HOFer and Single-A New York-Penn League Aberdeen Ironbirds Owner
9
J.P. Grant Race On LLC Founder (Baltimore Grand Prix organizer)
10
Michael Phelps Retired swimmer
11
Janet Marie Smith Dodgers Senior VP/Planning & Development (former Orioles exec)
12
Kevin Anderson Univ. of Maryland AD
13
Tom Chuckas Maryland Jockey Club President & COO
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