ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - APG Garrison Commander Col. Orlando Ortiz was honored Feb. 16 at a reception hosted by Corridor Inc. for 2011 Person of the Year.

Aris Melissaratos, senior advisor to the President for Enterprise Development of
Johns Hopkins University was this year's award recipient. Ortiz was first runner-up
with the second largest number votes in the statewide competition.

In the sixth annual Person of the Year Awards competition, Corridor Inc.'s readers
nominated the people who made the greatest impact on the Baltimore-Washington
D.C., corridor over the previous year.

Dozens of nominations poured in from all walks of civic and business life, and 21
were chosen for their work acumen and their dedication to the community.

According to publisher Gregory Poehlman, readers responded this year by casting
the highest number of votes ever received for Person of the Year.