Leadership Southern Maryland (LSM) is not your typical leadership development program. We leave the textbooks behind and go behind the scenes to focus on our region’s challenges. Founded in 2008 as a community leadership development nonprofit, LSM provides local leaders experiential opportunities to connect, broaden their knowledge of Southern Maryland, and expand their leadership capabilities for the greater good of our region.

‘Tis the season to give and give thanks! As you reflect on where your year-end gifts can have an impact, please consider Leadership Southern Maryland. With support from individuals and organizations like you, LSM provides community-driven learning experiences that connect, inform, and inspire Southern Maryland leaders to ignite positive change in our region.


LSM’s 10th Annual Golf Tournament is teed up for June 9th at Breton Bay Golf & Country Club in Leonardtown! All golfers are welcome and encouraged to join regional leaders from throughout Southern Maryland to enjoy a day of golf and connections at one of the region’s premier courses.  Both team and individual registrations are available.


When you join Leadership Southern Maryland you gain valuable skills, hands-on experience, a better understanding of the community, and most importantly, connections to over 400 diverse leaders. The Leadership Southern Maryland experience isn’t just for a few months, it’s for a lifetime—which is why we encourage our graduates to stay involved with the program in order to embolden future innovators, and to work together to create positive change. All Leadership Southern Maryland graduates are invited and encouraged to join the Leadership Southern Maryland Alumni Association.

Graduated from LSM? Secure your alumni membership today!

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“My favorite part of LSM was the friendships I built as well as the industries I had a chance to experience. Each one provided me a wealth of information and knowledge as to how our communities plan and develop as well as depend on each other.”

Maria Thorpe, LSM ‘18 ––––– Learn more

“I really appreciated the broad representation across the local community and government. I did not grow up here and so I had a limited understanding of some of the deeper social and economic issues in the local communities. My LSM experience taught me a lot of things I didn’t know about those local issues.”

CAPT Chris Cox, LSM ‘19 ––––– Learn more



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