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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. Leadership Maryland 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.


Nearly 40 Leadership Marylander’s Sighted at the annual Maryland Association of Counties Conference!

Pictured Above

Back row, left to right
Peter E. Perini, Sr. '03, Gregory I. Slater '15, Todd B. Morgan '04, Robert C. Brennan '04

Fourth row
Charles E. Scott '14, Sean M. Looney '96, Thomas H. Jarboe '06

Third row
Charlotte L. Davis '14, Linda S. Vassallo '07, Terry L. Shannon '13, Dyan L. Brasington '98,
Hon. James D. Fielder, Jr., Ph.D. '98

Second row
Stephen R. McHenry '02, John F. Conwell '07, Jan Baum '15, Rhonda J. Ray '14

Front row
Karenthia A. Barber '08, Courtney A.  Thomas '14, Pamela J. Ruff '98, Renée M. Winsky ‘05

Others Sighted at MACo!
Hon. Rushern L. Baker III '99, Jeff Beeson '15, Paul W. Comfort, Esq. '07, Dr. P. Ann Cotten '12,
Hon. Jacob R. Day '15, Dr. Memo F. Diriker '12, Candace L. Donoho '12, Hon. Adelaide Eckardt '01,
Carol A. Gilbert '09, Scott A. Hancock '03, Jennifer W. Layton '14, Kevin C. Loeb '15,
Mark A. MacDougall, Esq. '04,
Keiffer J. Mitchell, Jr. '07, Rajan R. Natarajan, Ph.D., MBA '13,
Matthew J. Power '11, Martin R. Schwartz '14, Ross A. Stern '08, and Hon. Karen R. Toles '13.

Were you there and we missed you? Let us know!

Class of 2015 Visits Western Maryland

The Class of 2015 just finished up their Western Region/Criminal Justice session. They visited the Adventure Sports Center International in McHenry, MD, Lakeside Creamery at Deep Creek Lake (thank you Bill Meagher '11 for the ice cream!), Frostburg State University, the Maryland Correctional Training Center and Maryland Correctional Institution - Hagerstown. Click here for a few photos.