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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.  

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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.








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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.










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Congratulations to the Class of 2018!

Shirley D. Bailey

Co-Owner and Executive Vice President

GCC Technologies, LLC

 

Mary Angela Baker

Director of the Center for Extended and Lifelong Learning

Salisbury University

 

Jennifer C. Baldwin, MPA, RN

Senior Vice President, Patient Centered Medical Home and Care Coordination

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

 

Andrea D. Berstler

Executive Director

Carroll County Public Library

 

Jarrod E. Borkat

VP, Corporate Strategy

Emergent BioSolutions, Inc.

 

Kevin C. Broadhurst

Vice President of Government and Regulatory Affairs

Comcast

 

William P. “Bill” Burke, Jr.

Professor of Practices, Executive Director of Economic Development
Director Shore Hatchery and Director Entrepreneurial Activities

Salisbury University

 

Exzavain V. “Vante” Burkes

 

 

Rebecca M. “Becki” Combs

CFO

Qlarant

 

Steven C. “Steve” Combs, Ph.D.

President and CEO

Maryland University of Integrated Health

 

Robert A. “Bob” DeAlmeida

President and CEO

Hamilton Bank and Hamilton Bancorp, Inc.

 

Carol A. Dodson

Vice President of Transmission and Substations

Baltimore Gas and Electric Company

 

Brian J. Dulay

Executive Director

Maryland Business Roundtable for Education

 

Allison Dunn Wilson, LEED AP

Area General Manager

Johnson Controls, Inc.

 

Dominick J. Dunnigan

Director of Marketing, Business Development and Human Resources

Southway Builders, Inc.

 

Lynette M. Entzian

Executive Vice President

Locust Lane Farms, Inc.

 

Cassandra R. Freeman

Division Director

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

 

Raymond E. “Ray” Gilmer III

Associate Senior Vice President, Advancement and Community Engagement

Montgomery College

 

Cricket Goodall

Executive Director

Maryland Horse Breeders Association

 

Lori A. Graf

CEO

Maryland Building Industry Association

 

Anne M. Grealy

Executive Director, State Affairs

FirstEnergy

 

Monroe Harrison

Director, Public Affairs

Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center

 

Kiesha T. Haughton

Managing Director

Maryland Women’s Business Center

 

Treava S. Hopkins-Laboy

Deputy Director, Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Department of Health and Human Services (NIH)

 

Rhashad T. Johnson

Director of Field Operations

Maryland Department of Transportation – Motor Vehicle Administration

 

Monica C. Kolbay

President and CEO

ArachnidWorks, Inc.

 

Nathaniel D. “Nate” Logan

Manager, Information Security

Active Cyber Defense Capabilities

U.S. Federal Reserve System

 

Stephen C. “Steve” Mayoryk

Senior Project Manager

The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

 

Gracelyn A. McDermott

Executive Director

Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the MidAtlantic States

 

Sally J. Miller

Vice President of Operations

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

 

Lynn M. Mumma

Vice President of Strategy

Behavioral Health System Baltimore

 

Steven J. “Steve” Ochse

CFO and Vice President of Finance

Easton Utilities Commission

 

Jeffrey A. Penza, AIA, LEED AP

Principal

Penza Bailey Architects

 

Sonal Ram

Director of the Office of Environmental Design – State Highway Administration

Maryland Department of Transportation

 

Kelly A. Robertson-Slagle

Director of Economic Development

Calvert County Government

 

Jacquie Cohen Roth

President and CEO

Athena Communications, LLC

 

Ardys D. Russakis

Executive Director of Policy and Strategic Initiatives, SPAR

Towson University

 

Jerry T. Sanford

Economic Development Manager

Washington Gas, a WGL Company

 

Kandace L. “Kandy” Scherr, Esq.

Attorney and Vice President

Frank, Frank & Scherr, LLC

 

Mark A. Schnebly

Senior Vice President and Loan Operations Manager

MidAtlantic Farm Credit

 

Nimisha Sharma

Director – Office of Real Estate and Economic Development

Maryland Department of Transportation

 

John T. Short, Jr.

Vice President, University Advancement/

Executive Director. FSU Foundation

Frostburg State University

 

Tammi L. Thomas

Vice President, Marketing

TEDCO

 

Annette E. Wallace

Chief Operating Officer/Assistant Superintendent Worcester County Board of Education

 

Elizabeth Weglein

CEO

Elizabeth Cooney Care Network

 

Hon. Victoria L. “Vickie” Wilkins

Commissioner of Occupational and Professional Licensing

Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation

 

Carrie Ann Williams, CPSM

Principal/CEO

Andana Consulting, LLC

 

Juliane G. “Julie” Woepke

Executive Director, Maryland Economic Development Commission

Maryland Department of Commerce

 

Martin A. “Marty” Wollesen

Executive Director

University of Maryland – The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

 

Brandon Wright

Director, Communications
National Waste and Recycling Association