Anderson chosen for 2019 Leadership Maryland class

  • UMES president joins 51 others in the professional development program

    Thursday, February 14, 2019

    UMES President Heidi M. Anderson is among 52 people who have been chosen to participate in Leadership Maryland's 2019 professional development program. 

    Beginning in April, Anderson and other leaders across the state will begin an “eight-month hands-on learning program focused on the state's most vital social, economic and environmental issues.” 

    Participants will attend a two-day retreat and in the ensuing months “attend five two-day sessions traversing the state focusing on Maryland's economic development, education, health and human services, criminal justice, the environment, and multi-culturalism / diversity." 

    Those sessions, according to Leadership Maryland, will be followed by a one-day closing retreat in November and a graduation celebration in December.  More than 100 experts representing business, government, education, and the non-profit community will serve as panelists and guest speakers. 

    “The selection process was very competitive, which is a testament to our members encouraging a diverse and broad spectrum of highly-qualified executives from across the state to apply to our program and share in their experience,” said Renée M. Winsky, president and chief executive officer of Leadership Maryland. 

    “This year's cohort is a powerful cross-section of leaders from our state,” Winsky said.  “I'm excited to see them come together as a group and do great things in their workplaces, communities and beyond in the years to come.” 

    Leadership Maryland is open to senior-level executives with significant achievements in their careers or communities.  The program, which launched in 1993, is “dedicated to building a better Maryland by harnessing the strength of its local business and community leaders.” 

    Ideal Leadership Maryland members have a desire to learn more about the state's most critical issues as well as a personal commitment to be a force for positive change in their organizations, their communities and the state of Maryland. 

    More information about Leadership Maryland is available at: www.LeadershipMD.org