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Leadership Southern Maryland Welcomes New Board Members

LEONARDTOWN, Md., June 14, 2016: On May 31, 2016, Leadership Southern Maryland named to its Board of Directors    Natalie Cotton LSM’11 (community and public affairs director, SMECO), Theresa Johnson LSM’14 (executive director, Calvert Memorial Hospital Foundation), and Angela Walters LSM’16 (public information specialist, Calvert County Government). Also named to the Board of Directors as general counsel was Sam Baldwin LSM’16 (attorney and partner, Baldwin and Briscoe, PC).

In addition, the following directors were elected to the Executive Committee for Fiscal Year 2017:
President:  John Felicitas, LSM’13
Vice President:  Patrick Murphy, LMd’06
Secretary:  Anna Fagan, LSM’14
Treasurer:  Hartmuth Csanadi-Schwartz, LSM’14
Past President:  Lee Capristo, LSM’11

These new directors and Executive Committee members join existing board members Steve Combs LSM’14, Barry Friedman LSM’09, Karen O’Connor LSM’10, Sharmella Riggs LSM’15, and Susan Mudd Vogel LSM’09.

Joining LSM’s Leadership Council upon completion of their service as directors were Mark De Luca, LSM’10 and Bert Johnston, LMd’07.

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 or visit