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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.


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.


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.


What's Happening

Leadership Maryland Graduates and Current Class Members Sighted at the Maryland Association of Counties Annual Conference


Pictured left to right, Back row
Sean M. Looney '96, John F. Conwell '07, Clarence J. Snuggs '13, Robert C. Brennan '04, Stephen B. Welsh '13

Second row
Jack B. Neil '96, Charles E. Scott '14, Rhonda J. Ray '14, Stephen R. McHenry '02, Martin R. Schwartz '14, Scott Wiater '13

Front row
Carol A. Gilbert '09, Charlotte L. Davis '14, Jennifer W. Layton '14, Renée M. Winsky ‘05

Also in attendance, but unable to join the photo:
Hon. Rushern L. Baker III '99, Karenthia A. Barber '08, Monica Best James, Esq. '03,
Brian N. Bolender '07, Hannah Lee Byron '97, Asuntha M. Chiang-Smith '11, Reco C. Collins '11,
Hon. David R. Craig '03, Dr. Memo F. Diriker '12, Candace L. Donoho '12, Hon. Adelaide Eckardt '01,
Faith Elliott-Rossing '08, Hon. Richard E. Hall '13, Scott A. Hancock '03,
Abigail Ross Hopper, Esq. '13, Joan E. Marshall '02, Hon. John P. McDonough '99,
Gregory B. Murray '08, Peter E. Perini, Sr. '03, Brien J. Poffenberger '00,
Donna Rattley Washington '10, Pamela J. Ruff '98, Terry L. Shannon '13,
Hon. Raymond A. Skinner '08, Hon. Karen R. Toles '13, Linda S. Vassallo '07,
Bruce A. Wahl '03

Our fearless facilitator...Eliot Pfanstiehl...during the Class of 2014's recent visit to Living Classrooms, part of their Central Region session on Health and Human Services in Baltimore.