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LSM Graduates Class of 2017 and Bestows Heritage Award

LEONARDTOWN, MD. – June 27, 2017: On May 5, 2017, Leadership Southern Maryland held its annual Graduation L.S.M. (Leadership, Service, Mentoring) to honor the graduating class of its 2017 Executive Program. Leadership Southern Maryland’s nine-month tuition-based executive program is designed and dedicated to educate and inspire a diverse group of current and emerging leaders to create collaborations and partnerships to impact the community needs of Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s counties and incorporates a cross-section of the region to include diversity of geographic location, profession, ethnicity and gender. Close to 100 business and community leaders who represent the best of the Southern Maryland region joined in this memorable evening, held at the College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick, Md.

Each year, Leadership Southern Maryland bestows its Heritage Award to an individual or group from our region that has mastered leadership with a track record of collaborative and inclusive leadership, service by supporting meaningful innovation in their community and region, and mentoring through the fostering of motivating professionals to elevate their potential. Given on a rotating basis for Leadership, Service, and Mentoring, this year’s prestigious Heritage Award for Mentoring was presented to Mr. John McAllister, co-founder of Eagan, McAllister and Associates.

For more information, please contact the Helen Mattingly Wernecke, Executive Director Leadership Southern Maryland, 240-725-5469 via email or visit