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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.



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



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




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


Maryland Building Industry Association


Anne M. Grealy

Executive Director, State Affairs



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


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



Annette E. Wallace

Chief Operating Officer/Assistant Superintendent Worcester County Board of Education


Elizabeth Weglein


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


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