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LSM Announces Selection of Class of 2019

LEONARDTOWN, MD,- August 21, 2018:The Leadership Southern Maryland (LSM) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of 37 Southern Maryland leaders for its 11th class – the Class of 2019.

From Calvert County –

Susan E. Alexander, vice president/ CFO for PSI Pax, Inc.
Danielle L. Conrow, deputy director of engineering and highways for Calvert County Department of Public Works
Meagan Drees, executive director for Calvert Physician Associates, CalvertHealth Medical Group
Tom L. Jones, division chief for Calvert County Department of Buildings & Grounds
Theresa M. Kuhns, director of government affairs for the Southern Maryland Association of Realtors
Shannon Q. Nazzal, director for Calvert County Parks & Recreation
William A. Rector, deputy sheriff for Calvert County Sheriff’s Office
Pamela R. Wilkerson, workforce operations manager for Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland

From Charles County –

Erika M. Abell, development coordinator for the College of Southern Maryland
Christina S. Adams, business director for Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head EOD Technical Division
Donna H. Attick, small business innovation research program manager for NAVAIR
Aida Torres-Bohnhoff, metrics and analytics manager for Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head EOD Technical Division
Britany J. Waddell, deputy director for Calvert County Department of Planning & Zoning
Jill R. Wathen, is director of project management and business solutions for the College of Southern Maryland

From Howard County; however, works throughout the Southern Maryland region

Kelly Gibson Caplan, community outreach manager for Washington Gas

From Prince George’s County; however, works in Charles County –

Nikial M. Majors, executive director of human resources for Charles County Board of Education

From St. Mary’s County –

Kimberly S. Aus, vice president of hotel operations for Cherry Cove Group
Bryan M. Barthelme, business development manager for ASEC
Michael D. Bellis, executive director for United Way of Charles County
Kyle K. Bishop, assistant dean of students for St. Mary’s College of Maryland
Jennifer L. Brown, programs and membership director for The Patuxent Partnership
Matthew A. Burgan, real estate professional for ReMax One
John J. Carey, software requirements analyst for Precise Systems
Christopher A. Cox, executive officer for NAS Patuxent River
Sandra I. Dorsey, president for Simms Insurance
Kristen M. Dziedzic, office manager for MedStar Cardiology Associates
Denise M. Ferguson, corporate compliance coordinator/ privacy officer for University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center
Amy R. Ford, Lexington Park branch manager for St. Mary’s County Public Library
Kate L. Harrison, principal for Kate L. Harrison Consulting, LLC
Maria “Christy” Hollander, chief engineer for St. Mary’s County Metropolitan Commission
Christina Johannsen, senior analyst for WBB, Inc.
Julie B. Randall, disabilities advocate (volunteer)
Donald O. Sirk, director of IT for MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital
David M. Trick, requirements analyst for HTii
Diana Mary Waldorf, corporate operations officer for Naval Systems, Inc.
Samuel H. Wiest, associate attorney for Dugan, McKissick, & Longmore

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

Phil A. Fickes, manager, global military business development – Lexington Park office for Bell Helicopter

Following a two-day opening retreat in September, these class members will attend eight one- or two-day intense sessions focusing on economic and workforce development, defense, education, healthcare, public safety, housing and human services, multiculturalism, and energy and environment. These sessions will conclude with a closing retreat and graduation in May. More than 50 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 325 regional leaders. LSM is an independent, educational leadership development organization designed to broaden the knowledge base of mid- to senior-level public and private sector executives about the critical issues, challenges, and opportunities facing the region. Leadership Southern Maryland is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.