Dr. Joan A. Mele-McCarthy, head of school, The Summit School in Edgewater, recently completed an eight-month long leadership development program presented by Leadership Maryland. Leadership Maryland, celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, honored this Huntingtown resident and her statewide classmates at a black-tie reception and dinner held December 4, 2012 at the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore.
Leadership Maryland, an independent, educational leadership development organization, informs top level executives from the public and private sectors about the critical issues, challenges and opportunities facing the State of Maryland, and its regions. After participating in a broad range of experiences, these statewide leaders are prepared to address these issues and serve as important participants in the unified effort to shape Maryland’s future.
“To be informed about statewide and regional issues, and having the opportunity to engage and interact with leaders who put themselves on the front line every day, has prepared these individuals to be the catalyst for positive change in Maryland,” stated Leadership Maryland Board Chairman Ralph W. Emerson, Jr. A 2003 graduate of the program, Mr. Emerson is senior vice president of M&T Bank in Baltimore.
“These are the leaders to watch, now, and in the future,” said Leadership Maryland president and CEO Nancy Minieri. “Their experience confirms that the quality of leadership affects the success of the solutions. Problems are solved when committed, dynamic and informed leaders, with vision and passion, are willing to take the risk to lead.”
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