On June 2, 2022, Leadership Southern Maryland (LSM)’s Class of 2022 graduated the executive program with a closing session and ceremony at Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center. The 29-member class completed a 9-month program comprised of monthly sessions devoted to exploring regional topics like healthcare, public safety, and education. The graduation ceremony featured remarks by LSM incoming Board President Gadsden “Ed” Rule and a speech by Class of 2022 member Shaniqua Cousins, elected by her classmates to represent the group. At the conclusion of the event, these local, mid and upper level executives were awarded certificates and celebrated the culmination of their program with board members, sponsors, and friends.
Leadership Southern Maryland is a nine-month tuition-based program and 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.