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The Program

Leadership Maryland, an independent statewide leadership program to develop informed senior-level leaders was created in 1992 to cultivate the interest, the statewide knowledge and the leadership capacities of Maryland’s leaders. Fifty accomplished and diverse leaders are selected for the program annually by their peers.

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The People

Our members are the top leaders in Maryland. They represent businesses, education, government, nonprofits and labor unions. Our goal is to ensure that each class includes diversity in ethnicity, age, gender, industry, and geography.  It is this diversity of opinions and perspectives that makes the program meaningful and rewarding.

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The Professor

Eliot Pfanstiehl is not really a professor, but he is our incredibly talented and skilled facilitator, and he is the CEO of Strathmore. LMD President and CEO Renee Winsky '05 and Eliot nurture each class through mindful exposure to complex policy issues, supplemented with access to remarkable leaders and institutions.

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What's Happening

Introducing the Leadership Maryland Class of 2014!!!

Congratulations to a terrific group of 52 leaders from across Maryland selected for this year's program. If you see them around town, please contgraulate them as well. Click here for the press release. Welcome to the Class:

JEAN C. ACCIUS, Ph.D.
Director-Health & Long-Term Srvcs. & Support
AARP

SEAN L. ADGERSON
Deputy Chief Operating Officer
Maryland Transit Administration
MD Dept. of Transportation

ANITA D. ANDERSON
Executive Director
Maryland Leadership Workshops

CAROLYN A. ATKINS
Director of Detention
Maryland Department of Public Safety
& Correctional Services

STEPHEN P. AUVIL
Sr. Vice President-TechnologyTransfer &
Commercialization
Maryland Technology Development Corp. (TEDCO)

COL. HUBERT E. ‘Ronnie’ BAGLEY, JR. (Ret.)
Commandant
Forestville High School

ASABI A. BANJOKO-KNORR
Program Manager
Computer Sciences Corporation

FEREIDOON ‘Fred’ BEHBAHANI
Chief Financial Officer
Standard Technology, Inc. (STI)

MERYL D. BURGIN, ESQ.
Executive Vice President, General Counsel &
Corporate Secretary
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

JOHN J. CULLINANE
Division Head, ITS
Wasington Gas

PAUL W. DAVIES, M.D.
Founder, President & Medical Director
KURE Pain Management

CHARLOTTE L. DAVIS
Executive Director
Rural Maryland Council

DR. DAVID G. ‘Dave’ ESWORTHY
Market President
First United Bank & Trust

JOAN A. FLOURA
President
Floura Teeter Landscape Architects, Inc.

SHELLY L. GARDENIERS
Independent Consultant
Artis Strategic Consulting, LLC

HOLLY M. GARRELTS, ESQ.
CEO
Railey Mountain Lake Vacations

ROBERT W. ‘Bob’ GEHRMAN
Senior Vice President
Brown Craig Turner Architects

AMBER J. GREEN
Director, Health IT & Human Services
Bithgroup Technologies, Inc.

DAVID A. GREENBERG
President & CEO
The League for People with Disabilities

JOSELYN M. HOPKINS
Director of Procurement Services
MD Dept. of Public Safety & Correctional Srvcs.

JASON W. ISRAEL
Director for African Affairs
National Security Council Staff
The White House

JANELLE J. JORDAN, ESQ.
Senior Consultant/Attorney
eGlobal Tech, Inc.

IRENE D. KNOTT
Vice President
The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co.

JENNIFER W. LAYTON
“Jen”eral Manager
Layton’s Chance Vineyard and Winery

BRIAN M. LAZARCHICK
Safety Director
Southern MD Electric Coop. (SMECO)

MIRIAM ‘Mindy’ LEHMAN
Vice President-Government Affairs
Maryland Bankers Association

LORI A. LIVINGSTON
Director of Interagency Digital Engagement
Office of the Governor
State of Maryland

WILLIAM B. ‘Bill’ McINTYRE
Regional Manager
Community Preservation & Development Corp.

CHRISTIE D. McMULLEN
Vice President-Support Srvcs & Chief Safety Officer
Baltimore Gas & Electric

MARTHA D. NATHANSON, ESQ.
Vice President-Government &
Community Engagement
LifeBridge Health

DR. PATRICK G. ‘Pat’ O’SHEA
Vice President & Chief Research Officer
University of Maryland-College Park

ELIZABETH B. ‘Betsy’ PAKENAS
Senior Vice President
Morgan Stanely

DR. CESAR E. PALACIOS
Executive Director
Proyecto Salud Clinic

BRAD E. PALAZZO
Director-External Affairs
Comcast

TOBI J. PRINTZ-PLATNICK
Program Officer
The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation

RHONDA J. RAY
Program Director-Policy & Government Affairs
MD Dept. of Business & Economic Development

KIMBERLY J. ‘Kim’ ROSENFIELD
Financial Advisor
Morgan Stanley

ANN M. ROTZ, ESQ.
Attorney
Meyers, Young & Grove, P.A.

JEFFREY L. ‘Jeff’ RUSHER
Director-Unmanned Systems, NAWCAD
United States Navy

JONATHAN J. ‘Jon’ RYAN
Vice President-Facilities Construction Management
Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson

KIYA SAFAI
Owner
Platinum Hospitality

ANTHONY P. ‘Tony’ SAVIA
Assistant Dean-Finance & Administration,
School of Public Policy
University of Maryland College Park

GREGORY A. ‘Greg’ SCHUCKMAN
Assistant Vice President-University Relations
University of Central Florida (UCF)

MARTIN R. ‘Marty’ SCHWARTZ
President
Vehicles for Change, Inc.
4111 Washington Blvd.

CHARLES ‘Charlie’ E. SCOTT
Senior Government Relations Officer, Maryland
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

KEITH B. SCOTT
CEO/President
Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce &
Small Business Resource Center

DOUGLAS H. ‘Doug’ SIMMONS
Deputy Administrator-Chief Engineer
Maryland State Highway Administration

JACQUELINE D. STONE, Ph.D., PT
Senior Director-Administration Special Projects/
Information Dissemination/Leadership & Clinical
Education
Kennedy Krieger Institute

COURTNEY A. THOMAS
Executive Director
Allegany Co. Human Resources Development Commission, Inc.

BRIAN S. WALTER
Market President-Chesapeake Region
M&T Bank

WAYNE A. WEBB
Executive Director of North Region
MD Dept. of Public Safety & Correctional Srvcs.

J. MARCUS ‘Mark’ WILLIS
Deputy Director-Enterprise Fund Operations
Calvert County Government