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Meredith Mears Named to Maryland’s Top 100 Women

SALISBURY, MARYLAND – March 11, 2020 – The Daily Record recently named Salisbury’s Meredith Mears to its 2020 listing of Maryland’s Top 100 Women. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the award, which was founded in 1996 to recognize and honor the outstanding achievements of the state’s women demonstrated through professional accomplishments, community leadership and mentoring.

“These women lead companies, create change, break barriers, chart new territory and make a difference at home, at work and in their communities,” said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, publisher of The Daily Record. “Additionally, Maryland’s Top 100 Women mentor others and inspire future generations. Top 100 Women help others see something special in themselves, something they might not have known was there. We at The Daily Record are honored to recognize these leaders in our community and beyond.”

Mears will be honored at the Maryland’s Top 100 Women 25th Anniversary Gala and Awards Celebration to be held on the 23rd of April at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel. Several other events will take place throughout the year to celebrate this year’s honorees, including a Women’s Leadership Summit at Towson University on August 18, the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment.

“I’m both humbled and honored to receive recognition for the important work that goes into the daily grind of business, the growth of our community and perhaps most importantly, the mentoring of our youth,” said Mears. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to stand beside the phenomenal women who have also been recognized for their work.”

About Meredith Mears

Meredith Mears is a Licensed Real Estate Advisor with NAI Coastal and is the Chief Development Officer of Gillis Gilkerson Construction and Development Company. Working in economic and real estate development for more than 18 years, Mears is heavily experienced in senior-level strategic leadership as well as commercial real estate development ranging in use from industrial and medical to mixed-use and retail. Mears specializes in sourcing and structuring large scale deals for investors and tenants and is recognized as a high-level producer in the industry. Meredith’s group has brokered over 350 commercial real estate transactions, and has participated in a sales volume exceeding $500 Million in brokerage and development deals.

In addition to her work with NAI Coastal and Gillis Gilkerson, Mears owns and operates M3 Investments, a company she founded to engage in commercial real estate opportunities.

Throughout her career, Mears has served in leadership capacities to grow the communities, organizations and companies she affiliates with. Mears actively serves as Regent for the University System of Maryland and she also serves on the Boards of Directors for several community organizations, including Leadership Maryland, where she is among a selected group of Maryland’s best and brightest leaders enlisted to create actionable, positive change in the State. In 2020, Mears was named a Top 100 Woman in the state of Maryland by The Daily Record for her contributions in business, community and mentoring of young women.

Meredith is a graduate of Salisbury University and lives in Salisbury, Maryland with her husband, Jon and son, Gabe.

Accolades and Affiliations, Past and Present

University System of Maryland – Board of Regents
Leadership Maryland – Board of Directors
Maryland Capital Enterprises – Board of Directors
Maryland Economic Development Association – Board of Directors
Maryland Economic Development Association Foundation – Board of Directors
1 Year to Empowerment – Executive Board Member
Atlantic General Hospital – Foundation Member
Wor-Wic Community College – Local Advisory Council Member and Planning Council Member
Greater Ocean City Chamber of Commerce Foundation – Board of Directors
Delmarva Water Transport Committee – Board of Directors and Executive Committee

For more information on Meredith, her accomplishments and community aspirations, visit / She can be reached at 410-543-5115 or /

About Gillis Gilkerson

In its 37th year of building and real estate development on Delmarva, award-winning Gillis Gilkerson has built a reputation as one of the most trusted and stable construction management and general contracting firms on the Peninsula. From new commercial construction to renovation, the company’s construction managers offer broad and deep experience in diverse industries such as medical, industrial, manufacturing, hotels, multi-family housing, houses of worship, restaurants, retail, schools and more. Its full-service real estate development expertise offers custom solutions for land purchase, building program development, turnkey project management, obtaining permits and approvals, property management, property marketing, purchase, lease, and lease/purchase options. The team works in conjunction with architects, government planners, engineers, surveyors, inspectors, contractors, and leasing agents to manage the development process from concept to completion.


What Our Clients Say

“On behalf of the members and friends of Trinity United Methodist Church we want to thank you for your fine work over the past few months.”

~ Rev. George R. Patterson,
MDiv. Senior Pastor,
Trinity United Methodist Church

“Your private commitments as well as the public contributions continue to be fine examples for all businesses in Salisbury to follow. Your accomplishments throughout town and especially in the downtown plaza are the envy of many business leaders.

~ W. Ron Morgan, AIA,
Becker Morgan Group

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~ Ford Waggoner III,
Director of Services,
Easter Seals of Delaware and Maryland’s Eastern Shore Inc.

“Gillis Gilkerson does good work. This is the second building they have done for me and again delivered a quality product on time and on budget.”

~ Don Hall,
Maryland General Square

“We were in a bit of an emergency situation with a leaky roof. The team from Gillis Gilkerson responded to our time crunch and got the job done on time. We were very happy with the end result because it allowed us to get back to business in a timely fashion.”

~ Robert G. Duer,
Exmore Town Manager

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