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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.


Our Class of 2016


David A. “Dave” Balcom
Vice President for Institutional Advancement
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Theresa E. Barrett
Chief Executive Officer

Theodore F. “Ted” Border III
Vice President
The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

Christopher J. “Chris” Borgal, CSM
Senior Property Manager
The Peterson Companies

Stacy Bowman-Hade
Director of Public Relations & Local Market Engagement
Sodexo, Inc.

Deborah K. “Deb” Boyd
Director of Marketing
KCI Technologies, Inc.

Dr. Rebecca B. Bridgett
County Administrator
St. Mary's County Government

Linda Cassard
Assistant Vice President, Strategic Research Initiatives
University of Maryland, Baltimore

A. Antonio “Tony” Coffield, Sr.
Executive Director
Community Assistance Network, Inc.

Michael E. “Mike” Cox, Jr.
Lecturer/Section Manager
University of Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute

Ivy Dench-Carter
Vice President of Development
Pennrose Properties, LLC

Diane J. Devaney
Devaney & Associates, Inc.

Leslie Ann Dews
Deputy Administrator for Field Operations
MDOT Maryland Vehicle Administration

Scott W. Evans
Benedictine School for Exceptional Children

David A. Fike
APG Media of Chesapeake

William R. “Bill” Ford
Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer
Washington Gas Light Company, WGL Holdings, Inc.

Jennifer Gauthier
Founder/Executive Director
Lead4Life, Inc.

Julie Ann Gaver
Julie Gaver Training & Development, LLC

Robert A. “Bob” Goodman CAPT (ret.), USN
Owner/ President
ARCPoint Labs of Southern Maryland

Dr. Sarah A. Guy
Associate Director
BEACON at Salisbury University

Michael S. “Mike” Hiner
Willow Construction, LLC

The Hon. Kevin B. Hornberger
State Delegate
Maryland General Assembly

Daraius S. Irani, Ph.D.
Interim Vice President, DIAR
Towson University

Nancy S. Jordan-Howard
Chief Operating Officer
Baltimore Development Corporation

Deborah A. “Deb” Keller
Vice President Human Resources
Quality Health Strategies

Kathleen M. Lechleiter, AIA
K. Lechleiter Architect, LLC

Timothy D. “Tim” Lewis
COO/CFO and Managing Director
Chesapeake Corporate Advisors

Jacqueline D. “Jackie” Marsteller
President & CEO
Marsteller LLC

Dawn R. Medley
Vice President Business Financing Programs
Prince George's Financial Services Corp.

Benjamin P. “Ben” Morgan
Vice President
Barton Malow Company

Laura Thul Penza, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Penza Bailey Architects

Brian D. Pieninck
Executive Vice President
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

Helen V. Propheter
Director, Office of Economic Development
Frederick County Government

Karla A. Raettig, Esq.
Executive Director
Maryland League of Conservation Voters

Bradley D. “Brad” Rogers, JD, MEM
Advanced Placemaking

The Hon. Kelly M. Schulz
MD Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulations

Rachel E. Sessa, Esq.
Director of Government Affairs
MD Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services

Brenda A. Smith
Executive Director
The Greater Cumberland Committee

Zachary A. “Zach” Smith, Esq.
Armistead, Griswold, Lee & Rust P.A.

Sandra A. “Sandy” Sponaugle
Platinum PR

Cheryl L. Steinbacher
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
MidAtlantic Farm Credit

Lawrence F. “Larry” Twele
Howard County Economic Development Authority

David M. Vahos, CPA
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Baltimore Gas and Electric Company

Luis R. Valdivieso
Executive Consultant

Dr. Gayatri M. Varma
Director, Collaborations, Partnering & Strategy

Lori A. Villegas
Senior Vice President
Morgan Stanley

The Hon. Steven R. “Steve” Weems
Calvert County Government

Stacey L. Weisner
President & CEO
Delmarva Discovery Center & Museum

John S. Wolfe
Commissioner, Division of Pretrial Detention and Services
MD Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services

Christina W. “Christy” Wyskiel
Senior Advisor to the President
Johns Hopkins University