Value and Benefits

Networking is # 1

two LMD classmates

Our members enjoy personal access to more than 1,000 top level leaders in Maryland politics, education, business, health care, non-profits, and small businesses.

No other membership includes such a diverse, statewide group of talented leaders as Leadership Maryland.

Leadership Maryland members have a wealth of expertise and experience right at their fingertips.  When a member calls another for help or guidance, time is put aside to  talk, offer advice, open doors, extend your network, collaborate on projects and business, make introductions.  Every day, one member is reaching out to another or collaborating on a project or goal.     

Member Events

We maintain a reciprocal agreement with each of the 12 local leadership programs to attend each others' events.  It's a win-win situation for everyone.  

Annual member events include the Federal Reserve Update on the Economy, A Day in Annapolis: The Dynamics of Leadership, and the December Celebration of Leadership, otherwise known as the annual Graduation!  There are also regional events, special series, and class reunions happening. 

Members are encouraged to identify and propose events, including facility tours, panel discussions or speakers.  If a proposed event idea includes an educational component, Leadership Maryland provides a funding subsidy to help defray the cost.


Annual Yearbook/Directory

The Annual Yearbook and Directory is provided as a membership benefit to our members and advertisers.  Its contents include the Leadership Maryland Board of Directors, Leadership Maryland Staff,  the current Graduate Class Profiles and photos, our Legacy Fund donors, Highlights of the sessions, and a Members Directory indexed by both last name and class year, which includes contact information for all.  There is also a member index by business location.
Copies are distributed to every member, county executives and state elected officials.  In addition, 1,400 are sent to individual prospective Leadership Maryland class members.   



Social Media

Facebook – Members and guests are invited to “Like Us” on our Facebook page to share information and keep up to date on events and news.

LinkedIn - Our LinkedIn page network is reserved for our members only.  To help our members keep in touch with their classmates, we've also added subgroups for each class year. 

Member-Only Access 

Our members can do everything they need right here on our website.  They can update their contact information, and pay invoices, register for events, and browse job openings and classifieds.





Enews Digest - Monthly

The Enews Digest reports on our events, member awards, job changes, and appointments and other Leadership Maryland news.  We encourage our members to submit articles and photos about fellow Leadership Maryland members and themselves. It is emailed to members in good standing every month.

Staff at Your Disposal

Renee M. Winsky '05 -  President and CEO, a Leadership Maryland graduate.  She plans and administers programs to develop leadership throughout the State.

Melissa Leighton - Director of Administration – our “go-to” manager of your contact information, member login for the website, financial matters, the application process, the Legacy Fund, Scholarship Fund, membership renewal and session materials.

Carla Thomas - Administrative Coordinator - provides support to day-to-day operations.