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LSM Announces Selection of the Executive Program Class of 2021

LEONARDTOWN, MD – September 4, 2020: The Leadership Southern Maryland (LSM) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of 29 Southern Maryland leaders for its 13th class – the Class of 2021.

From Baltimore County, works in Calvert County

Crystal G. Dowd, deputy director of Public Safety – Animal Services for Calvert County Government

From Calvert County –

Tamara L. Blake-Wallace, principal planner for Calvert County Department of Planning & Zoning
Erin M. Farley, community wellness manager for CalvertHealth

Stanley D. Harris, Jr., assistant division chief for Calvert County Department of Emergency Communications

Harvil C. Jenkins, senior vice president for MIL Corporation

Barry A. Murphy, chief financial officer for AIRtec, Inc.

Lauren Sampson, director of corporate and foundation relations for St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Laura A. Schuessler, head detailer for aviation engineering duty/ aviation maintenance duty officer communities, United States Navy

From Charles County –

Kerry P. Dull, director for Calvert County Department of Public Works

Erin Ferriter, action officer for the technical director for Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head EOD Technical Division
Kara A. Harrer, director of pharmacy for CalvertHealth

Monica A. Kempson, director of tax services for Askey, Askey & Associates

Darrin Z. Krivitsky, head of corporate operations for Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head EOD Technical Division

Jenny L. Plummer-Welker, long range planner for Calvert County Department of Planning & Zoning

From St. Mary’s County –

Kimberly Bannister, supervisory program manager for the US Department of Health & Human Services

Tracy Anne Barkhimer, president of Tracy A. Barkhimer, Acquisitions Strategy & Consulting

Lucia M. Beal, senior reliability compliance manager for SMECO

James H. Bolin, vice president at KBR

Dave D. Davison, vice president of business development for Naval Systems, Inc.

Heather M. Earhart, senior program manager, PSI Pax, Inc.

Ann M. Hawkins, director of patient access security, MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital

James R. Hayden, realtor with REMAX 100

Derrick W. Kingsley, prospective executive officer of Naval Air Station Patuxent River

Dawn M. Lessel, director of human resources for Zenetex

Deborah C. Settle, supervisor for field services administrative support for MetCom

Kenneth M. Sheffield, air operations officer for Naval Air Station Patuxent River

BJ Sievers, chief information officer for Cedar Point Federal Credit Union

Tara N. Strickland, director of communications for AVIAN

Marsha L. Williams, partner at Williams, McClernan & Stack, LLC

Following a two-day opening retreat in September, these class members will attend eight one- or two-day intense sessions focusing on economic and workforce development, defense, education, healthcare, public safety, housing and human services, multiculturalism, and energy and environment. These sessions will conclude with a closing retreat and graduation in May. More than 50 experts from across the region and state representing business, government, education, and the nonprofit community will serve as panelists and guest speakers.

Founded in 2008, LSM has successfully graduated over 350 regional leaders. LSM is an independent, educational leadership development organization designed to broaden the knowledge base of mid- to senior-level public and private sector executives about the critical issues, challenges, and opportunities facing the region. Leadership Southern Maryland is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.