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Jessica Heck Joins Leadership Southern Maryland Staff

LEONARDTOWN, Md. (June 26, 2017)—Leadership Southern Maryland has announced the addition of Jessica R. Heck to its staff.

Heck, of St. Mary’s County, serves as the administration manager with Leadership Southern Maryland in Leonardtown. She is the primary administrative support for the Executive and Teen Leadership Academy programs, coordinating session days, learning enhancements, recruitment, and communications. She provides logistical support for all membership events and also supports fundraising activities and grant research.

Heck has served as President and Vice President of VFA 146 Officer Spouses’ Club in Lemoore, California, and Treasurer of VFA 86 Officer Spouses Club, Beaufort, South Carolina, as well as she’s currently serving on two Parent Teacher Association (PTA) boards simultaneously – Leonardtown Elementary and Middle schools.   She brings with her a wealth of communications and organizational experience while moving throughout the United States supporting her husband’s military career.

Heck earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the Virginia Wesleyan College.


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.  The Executive Program is nine months in duration and is a tuition-based program.

For more information, please contact the Helen Mattingly Wernecke, Executive Director Leadership Southern Maryland, 240-725-5469 via email or visit