LEONARDTOWN, MD – September 15, 2021: The Leadership Southern Maryland (LSM) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of 32 Southern Maryland leaders for its 14th Executive Program cycle – the Class of 2022.
From Calvert County –
Linda E. Aguirre-Echevarria, Chief Financial Officer, Sumaria Systems, LLC
David Canning, Deputy Sheriff – First Sergeant, Calvert County Sheriff’s Office
Paul “PJ” Conover, Planning Commission Administrator, Calvert County Government
John “JR” Cosgrove, Deputy Director, Public Works – Capital Projects, Calvert County Government
Rachel D. O’Shea, Zoning Planner, Calvert County Government
From Charles County –
Thomasina Coates, Commissioner, Charles County Government
Yonelle Moore Lee, Attorney, Lee Law, LLC
Patricia Jean Stine, Executive Director, Pure Play Every Day, Inc.
KennethWayne Thompson, Executive Director, Charles County Public Library
Matthew D. Trollinger, Attorney / Owner, Trollinger Law, LLC
Rob L. Vest, Director, Federal Services Division, Peerless Tech Solutions, LLC
Kevin Warring, Director, Analysis and Integration, Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Division
Christopher Wilhelm, Customer Advocate, Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Division
From St. Mary’s County –
Kenneth “Kee” Abell, Director, Strategic Education Office, Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division
Teresa Bontrager, AIRWorks Project Lead, CRL Technologies, Inc.
Shamia Bowers, Executive Director, Community Mediation of St. Mary’s County
Stephen T. Cassetta, Naval Engineering & Mission Support Director, MAG Aerospace
Shaniqua Cousins, Operations Officer, Naval Air Systems Command
Leslie Fazio, PM Talent Manager, Naval Air Systems Command
Andrew Fitzgerald, Founder & President, Nine 30 Consulting
Larisa A. Funk, Senior Associate, Booz|Allen|Hamilton
Marie “Angie” Graves, Fiscal Supervisor III, St. Mary’s County Government
William “BJ” Hall, Founder, Reach Back & Lift 1
Thomas B. Heck, Program Manager, PMA 202, United States Navy
Patrick Hickey , Managing Director, Deloitte Consulting
Kayla Johnson , Office Manager, Bell Flight
Babar Khawaja, Chief Lending Officer, Cedar Point Federal Credit Union
Kara Rawlings , Director of Hospice and Palliative Care, Hospice of St. Mary’s
Paul Schendel, Senior Program Manager, KBR
William T. Shea, Human Resources Director, Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Division
Kevin P. Smith, Senior Consultant, Guidehouse
Jonathan D. Swigert, Strategic Operations, Tekla Research
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 400 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.