From Calvert County –
Carrie N. Plymire, director of the Calvert Library
Anthony J. Pucciarella, owner of Alaris
Kasia A. Sweeney, associate vice president of corporate communication and client services for Calvert Memorial Hospital/Calvert Health Sytems
Angela M. Walters, public information specialist for the Calvert County Department of Economic Development.
Christian E. Zimmermann, director of financial resources for the College of Southern Maryland
From Prince George’s County, though she works in Calvert County –
Angel D. Wright, director of human resources for The ARC of Southern Maryland
From Charles County –
David R. Hupp, clinical outcomes analyst for University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center
Jacklyn D. Miles, chief executive officer for Miles and Chesley Consulting Services, LLC
Katherine O’Malley-Simpson, director of communications/media for Charles County Public Schools
Larisa J. Pfeiffer, community relations coordinator for the College of Southern Maryland
Thomas Quattlebaum, managing partner for the Titan Gemini Group
From St. Mary’s County –
Samuel C. P. Baldwin, managing partner for Baldwin & Briscoe, P. C.
Laura M. Boonchaisri, publicity and outreach coordinator for St. Mary’s County Library
Teresa L. Brannigan, director of hospice and palliative care for Hospice of St. Mary’s/MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital
Linda D. Colina, president and chief executive officer for Technology Solutions, Inc.
Amy E. Cricchi, director of admissions for St. Mary’s Ryken High School
Michael J. Cummings, director of admissions for St. Mary’s College of Maryland
Michael C. DeManss, managing director for DeManss and Associates, LLC
Ruby E. Hawks, marketing and public relations specialist for MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital
Tony Jones, public information officer for St. Mary’s County Government
Roberta M. Loker, reserve mortgage specialist for Primary Residential Mortgage, Inc.
Kathleen McClernan-Walz, attorney for the Law Office of D. Anne Emery & Associates, LLC
Joseph A. Mortensen, chief of staff for the Test and Evaluation Group at the Naval Air SystemsCommand
Jennifer C. Normyle, software engineer for Smartronix
Maurice D. Patterson, president for the National Society of Black Engineers – Southern Maryland Professionals
Ken C. Reed, member for S. Hunt Aero, LLC
Michelle A. Reeves, programs and promotions manager for The Wills Group
William C. Reuter, Jr., financial advisor for First Command Financial Services
Robin H. Salanon, director of human resources for the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division
Douglas J. Sanborn, chief technologist for Booz|Allen|Hamilton
Gladys B. Steptoe, contracting officer for the Navy Engineering Logistics Office
Frank E. Taylor, president of Taylor Gas Company, Inc.
Kelly L. Williams, corporate director of human resources for The Cherry Cove Group
Founded in 2008, LSM has successfully graduated nearly 240 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.
LSM is a nine-month tuition-based program specifically designed to develop leaders from the Southern Maryland area for regional collaboration. The LSM program is dedicated to building a cadre of informed regional leaders, prepared to address common issues and bring long-term benefit to their neighbors and communities and incorporates a cross-section of the region to include diversity of geographic location, profession, ethnicity and gender.
“These selectees represent a broad array of high caliber folks from an extraordinary pool of applicants living and/or working in Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s counties,” said Helen Wernecke, executive director of Leadership Southern Maryland. “After participating in the LSM program, with a wide range of experiences throughout the year, these leaders will serve as important embassadors in the challenging and exciting effort to improve and shape the future of Southern Maryland.”
Following a two-day opening retreat in September, these class members will attend eight one- or two-day intense sessions focusing on energy & environment, defense, public safety, health care, housing & human services, education, economic & workforce development, and multiculturalism. These sessions will be followed by a closing retreat in May followed by a graduation celebration. 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.