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The strength within.
Building a better Maryland takes a special kind of strength—the kind of strength you’ll find every day in leaders throughout our local businesses and communities. At Leadership Maryland, we harness that strength by bringing together local leaders from all sectors, industries, and geographic regions of our state—people with a passion for making Maryland the best place to work and live. Together, we engage on the vital issues affecting our state and work to build solutions for real, actionable change.  

The strength within our alumni family.
As men and women of Leadership Maryland, we are stronger together. Inside our alumni family, we are the state's best and brightest leaders, hailing from all sectors of industry and all regions of the state. Whenever one of us needs a hand, we know we can call on one another, as a colleague, a connection, and a friend.

The strength within yourself.
Leadership Maryland makes good leaders stronger. We challenge our members to step outside of their comfort zone in order to tap into the deepest strengths and passions that will make them a force for meaningful change in their organizations, communities, and state.



Nearly 50 Leadership Maryland Members Sighted at the

Maryland Economic Development Association Annual Conference

MEDA 2018 group photo

It was great to see all of these Leadership Maryland members at the conference (see below).
Not that we're competitive, but the Class of '18 (9 members) had the most sighted, Class of '16
next (8 members), followed by Class of '17 (7 members). Most exciting though is that there were
18 different classes represented and 5 of our Lifetime Members!

Stephen P. Auvil '14
Danita M. Boonchaisri '08
Robert C. "Bob" Brennan '04 (LM)
William P. "Bill" Burke, Jr. '18
Kimberly A. "Kim" Clark '09 (LM)
Brian P. Darmody '06
Hon. Jacob R. "Jake" Day '15
Dr. Memo F. Diriker '12 (LM)
Hon. Adelaide "Addie" Eckardt '01
Brenda A. Friend '16
Carol A. Gilbert '09
Heather M. Gramm, CEcD '17
Bonnie Marie Green '07 (LM)
Shelly M. Gross-Wade '07
Jennifer J. Hammaker '17
Kiesha T. Haughton, MBA '18
David Iannucci '01
Daraius S. Irani, Ph.D. '16
Shannon C. Landwehr '17
Sean M. Looney '96 (LM)
Roy C. McGrath '17
Stephen R. "Steve" McHenry '02
Meredith M. "Merry" Mears '17
Dawn R. Medley '16
Dr. Karen L. Olmstead '10
Helen V. Propheter '16
Rhonda J. Ray '14
Christine A. Ross, CCE, MS '17
Pamela J. "Pam" Ruff '98
Ardys D. Russakis '18
James E. "Jim" Rzepkowski '05
J. Thomas "Tom" Sadowski '11
Jerry T. Sanford '18
Andrew Sargent '17
Hon. Kelly M. Schulz '16
Kelly A. Robertson-Slagle '18
Sandra A. "Sandy" Sponaugle '16
Tammi L. Thomas, MBA '18
Lawrence F. "Larry" Twele '16
Tracy W. Ward '06
John M. Wasilisin '05
Carrie Ann Williams, CPSM '18
Renée M. Winsky '05
Juliane G. "Julie" Woepke '18

We also ran into Jarrod E. Borkat, MBA '18 and Dr. Gayatri M. Varma '16 
who were attending a meeting at the same time at the Hyatt in Cambridge!