Leadership Anne Arundel (LAA), the premier leadership training and networking institute in Anne Arundel County, has announced the Flagship Program Class of 2021.
Flagship is the core Leadership Anne Arundel program. It includes an intense curriculum of civic information and leadership skills development. The class is composed of a cross-section of the Anne Arundel County community, representing our ethnically, socially, economically, and geographically diverse population.
The ten-month program kicked off on Wednesday, September 9th at Historic London Town & Gardens and online with a two-day opening retreat. The hybrid retreat took place both in-person following State and County COVID safety guidelines and virtually. Following the retreat, participants will build community knowledge meeting for one full day each month. Session topics include Government, Economic Development, Cultural Arts, Education & Technology, Health & Human Services, Law & Public Safety, Environment and Agriculture/South County.
Participants are introduced to critical regional issues, meet and discuss issues with leaders from the public, private and non-profit sectors, and identify areas of community need and methods required to succeed as community leaders. Throughout the program, participants gain an understanding of what constitutes leadership, as well as, an introduction to the infrastructure, natural resources, and current political issues of Anne Arundel County.
According to President & CEO, Kris Valerio Shock, “Now, more than ever, local community leaders need resources, support and connection. We are deeply proud to launch the Flagship 2021 class, a remarkable mix of public, private, for profit, government, non-profit and citizen community leaders, during these extraordinary times.”
Leadership Anne Arundel Flagship 2021 Class:
Suzanne Antkowiak – Director, South County Senior Activity Center, AA County Aging & Disabilities
Gina Baldwin – Owner, Baldwin Homes, Inc.
Holly Bentley – Principal, Learning Cadence
Comacell Brown, Jr. – CEO / Lead Graphic Designer, Cell Spitfire Paintings & Designs
Matthew Broyles – Tax Manager, TMDL CPAs & Consultants
Jon Bullough – Relationship Manager, M&T Bank
Gina Calvert – Manager, Gas Supply and Transportation, Baltimore Gas and Electric Company
Jennifer Castellanos-Graham – Donor Engagement Manager, Hospice of the Chesapeake
Candice Davis –Director of Marketing, Live! Casino & Hotel
LynAnn Dippel – Principal and Senior Advisor, Bay Point Wealth
Brandi Francis – Assistant Director of Community Relations & Planning, AA County Aging & Disabilities
John Frenaye – Publisher, Eye On Annapolis
James Gibbons – Audit Manager, TMDL CPAs & Consultants
Lieutenant John Gilmer – Commander-Personnel/Property Sections, Anne Arundel County Police Department
Laura Gratton – President, Ms Waterproofer Inc.
Roz Hamlett – Public Information Officer, Anne Arundel County
Chief Ed Jackson – City of Annapolis Police Department
Milena Kornyl – VP, Career Development and Community Services, AAWDC
Ashley Lyons – Chief Operating Officer, What’s Up? Media
Regina Macklin – Coordinator of College Service, Arundel Mills, Anne Arundel Community College
Sophia Minott – Senior Relationship Manager, United Way of Central Maryland
Karen Morsberger – Community Service Team, NSA State and Local Affairs
Andrew Noel – Senior Branch Manager/Vice President, M&T Bank
Amale Obeid – Senior Director, Strategy & Program Development, University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center
Wendy Penny – Associate Chief Nursing Officer, Anne Arundel Medical Center
Chad Phillips – Senior Web Developer, Liquified Creative
Matt Power – Chief Administrative Officer, Anne Arundel County
Captain Daniel Rodriguez – Commander of Western District, Anne Arundel County Police Department
Roxana Rodriguez – Operations Manager/Owner, Caliente Grill
Ashley Rogers – Branch Manager, Anne Arundel County Public Library
Koven Roundtree – Chief of Human Resources, Anne Arundel County Public Library
Ellen Shiery – Wealth Management Advisor, Merrill Lynch
Carol Sisco – Chairman of the Board, Annapolis Maritime Museum
Courtney Stafford – Director of Business Development, Hospice of the Chesapeake
Allison Taylor – Director of Government Relations, Kaiser Permanente
Susan Thomas – Executive Director, Anne Arundel County Food Bank
Julie Weber – Vice President, Accounting, Skyline Technology Solutions