LEONARDTOWN, Md. – August 2, 2021: On July 22, 2021, Leadership Southern Maryland (LSM)’s Class of 2021 graduated the executive program with a closing session and ceremony at Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center. The 27-member class completed an extended, 11-month program comprised of monthly sessions devoted to exploring regional topics like healthcare, public safety, and education. The program, which typically spans nine months, was extended as a result of challenges and restrictions imposed by COVID-19. The graduation ceremony featured remarks by LSM Board President Mary Beth Cook and a speech by Class of 2021 member Marsha Willaims, elected by her classmates to represent the group. At the conclusion of the event, these local mid and upper level executives were awarded certificates and celebrated the culmination of their program with board members, sponsors, and friends.
Leadership Southern Maryland is a nine-month tuition-based program and 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.