Sonja N. Hines

Sonja N. Hines, H&S Resources Corp. president (Gene Sweeney Jr., Baltimore Sun photo / June 26, 2013)

What was the hardest lesson you've learned so far?
"Not to wait to make a decision on something that has the potential to adversely impact the growth of my company."

What's a fact about yourself that will surprise people?
"I enjoy learning about history and visiting museums."

What do you do to relax?
"Spend time with my daughters and reading books."

Your (other) dream job would be ...
"A talk-show host."

What's on your playlist?
"Anthony Hamilton, Charlie Wilson, Whitney Houston, Adele, Robin Thicke, Michael Buble, Andrea Bocelli and Darius Rucker."

What is your favorite book?
"I don't really have a favorite book, but I love to read anything by Maeve Binchy."

What's your favorite vacation destination?
"Someday, I would love to go to the French Riviera."