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LSM Graduates Class of 2016 and Bestows Heritage Award

LEONARDTOWN, MD. – May 27, 2016: On May 6, 2016, Leadership Southern Maryland held the annual Graduation L.S.M. (Leadership, Service, Mentoring) to honor the graduating class of its 2106 Executive Program. Close to 100 business and community leaders who represent the best of the Southern Maryland region  joined in this memorable evening, held at the St. Mary’s County Regional Airport.

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Congratulations to the LSM Class of 2016 (photo by Bill Wood)

Additionally, the prestigious Heritage Award for Service was presented to Mr. Bernie Fowler, Jr., founder of Farming 4 Hunger. Leadership Southern Maryland recognizes an individual or group from the Southern Maryland region that has mastered leadership with a track record of collaborative and inclusive leadership, service by supporting meaningful innovation in their community and region, and mentoring through the fostering of motivating professionals to elevate their potential.

Mr. Bernie Fowler, Jr. received the LSM Heritage Award for Service, presented by Lee Capristo LSM '11 (photo by Bill Wood)

Mr. Bernie Fowler, Jr. received the LSM Heritage Award for Service, presented by Lee Capristo LSM ’11 (photo by Bill Wood)

Leadership Southern Maryland is designed and dedicated to educate and inspire a diverse group of current and emerging leaders to create collaborations and partnerships to impact the community needs of Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s counties and incorporates a cross-section of the region to include diversity of geographic location, profession, ethnicity and gender. Leadership Southern Maryland is a nine-month tuition-based program.

Leadership Southern Maryland is a 501(c)(3) organization by the Internal Revenue Service (EIN#26-2989381). Contributions are deductible as charitable contributions to the extent permitted by law.

For more information, please contact the Helen Mattingly Wernecke, Executive Director Leadership Southern Maryland, 240-725-5469 via email helen@leadershipsomd.org or visit www.leadershipsomd.org.