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Leadership Southern Maryland Announces Selection of Emerging Leaders (LEAP) Class of 2022

LEONARDTOWN, MD – February 4, 2022: The Leadership Southern Maryland (LSM) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of 19 Southern Maryland professionals for its Emerging Leaders Program (LEAP) Class of 2022.

From Calvert County –

Megan Deaton, program manager for AIRtec, Inc.

Kristina McKeaver, engagement specialist for Precise Systems

Marie Parker, custodial supervisor for Calvert County Government

Donna Sisson, RN community educator/ supervisor for Calvert Health

From Charles County –

Janice Hedges, administrative technical assistant/ procurement processing specialist for Navy Sea Systems Command, NSWC, Indian Head

Jacqueline Swann, explosive operator for CAD/PAD, NSWC, Indian Head

Christina Taylor, project manager-health resilience for Chickasaw Nations Industries

From St. Mary’s County –

Laura Friess, BAA manager, SBIR/ STTR program office for Serco, NA

Katherine Grey, computer scientist for Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)

Maya Hoagland, integrated product team lead (IPTL) for NAVAIR PMA 202

Christian Jarboe, video production manager for Stories Incorporated

Rachel Lytle, senior communication and marketing specialist for KBR

Daniel Palmieri, senior program analyst/ training specialist III for Naval Systems, Inc.

Lura Roach, strategic communications analyst for DCS Corporation

Joshua Tarr, associate attorney for Baldwin, Briscoe & Steinmetz, P.C.

Tiffany Young, associate attorney for Williams, McClernan & Stack

From Anne Arundel County; however, works in Calvert County –

Joelle Frank, recruitment assistant for Calvert County Government

George “Will” Hager, planner III for Calvert County Department of Planning and Zoning

From Anne Arundel County; however, works in St. Mary’s County –

Esha Bristol, project manager for The MIL Corporation

Leadership Southern Maryland’s Emerging Leaders (LEAP) program provides educational programming opportunities to new or emerging leaders in our region. Through a series of six “experiences,” young leaders will facilitate, foster, and refine their individual leadership understanding and abilities via structured course curriculum and a focus on self-discovery, teamwork, and networking. These sessions will conclude with a capstone project and closing retreat with graduation in June. Experts from across the region and state representing business, government, education, and the nonprofit community will serve as panelists and guest speakers. 

Founded in 2008, LSM has successfully graduated over 400 regional leaders from its Executive Program. LSM is an independent, educational leadership development organization designed to broaden the knowledge base of public and private sector executives and emerging leaders. Leadership Southern Maryland is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.