Chesapeake Search Partners’ Co-Founder, Johnny Black, Named to the Daily Record’s 2021 VIP List

Jul 20, 2021 | News

Black recognized as Very Important Professional Successful by 40 

Baltimore (July 20, 2021) — Chesapeake Search Partners (CSP) today announced The Daily Record has named Johnny Black, Co-Founder and Partner at CSP, to the 2021 VIP List — Very Important Professionals Successful by 40 awards. The award recognizes professionals 40 years of age and younger who have been successful in Maryland. Winners, chosen by a panel of judges including the previous year’s winners and representatives of The Daily Record, were selected based on professional accomplishments, community service and the impact of their achievements. 

“It is an honor to be named to the Daily Record’s VIP List alongside some of the top professionals in the region,” said Johnny Black. “Since co-founding CSP in 2013, I’ve focused on doing what I truly love — growing relationships, valuing employees, and giving back to the community. To be recognized for that is truly humbling. I look forward to continuing to make an impact here in Baltimore and supporting career growth for professionals throughout the region.”  

“The 2021 VIP List honorees are inspirations to many. Their ideas, energy and creative spirit strengthen companies across Maryland and beyond,” said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, senior group publisher of The Daily Record. “In addition, they are full of optimism and passion for helping others in their communities. The Daily Record is pleased to recognize these talented young leaders and looks forward to what the future holds for them.”

The VIP List honorees will be recognized at an online celebration on Sept. 22 from 6 to 7 p.m. Each of the winners will be celebrated for their achievements through video storytelling. Guests will have the opportunity to participate in the program with their congratulations and cheers using social media platforms from their homes or offices. For tickets, visit The event hashtag is #TDRevents.

A VIP happy hour for honorees and sponsors will be held on Sept. 23 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Gertrude’s at the Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive in Baltimore. Winners will be profiled in a special magazine that will be inserted into the Sept. 23 issue of The Daily Record and will be available online at

 About Chesapeake Search Partners 

Chesapeake Search Partners (CSP) is a professional search and consulting firm that focuses on placement in Accounting and Finance, Human Resources, Real Estate and Financial Services, and Sales, Marketing, Engineering and Operations. Focused on client growth and planning for the future, CSP’s unique, relationship-driven approach leverages industry experts who understand the process of identifying the right skill set for each position. The result is matching talented professionals who have the ability to meet and exceed a client’s organizational needs. For more information, visit

About The Daily Record

Celebrating 133 years of journalistic excellence, The Daily Record is a multimedia news source that publishes a print and online edition five days a week and breaks news daily on its website, In addition, The Daily Record publishes more than 30 special products a year including Women Who Lead, Doing Business in Maryland, Way to Be and Expanding Opportunities. The Daily Record also honors leading Marylanders through nine annual awards events including Maryland’s Top 100 Women, Influential Marylanders and Most Admired CEOs. Its Digital Marketing Solutions helps customers with social media, search engine marketing and optimization, retargeting, email marketing and more. The Daily Record is part of BridgeTower Media, one of the country’s leading business-to-business media companies with more than 40 print and digital publications in more than 25 U.S. markets