The Leadership Southern Maryland Alumni Association annual appeal letter is hitting mailboxes this month! The new membership term begins July 1.
LSMAA membership earns you lots of great perks including:
Access to the Alumni Portal - home to a searchable graduate database, updated resources, reading recommendations, and more
- Print copy of LSM's annual Yearbook & Directory
- Free admission to Homecoming, October 6, "Under the Lighthouse" at Calvert Marine Museum
- Showing of continued support for LSM and its mission
Choose to pay annual dues, a 5-year membership, or a lifetime membership. Return your membership form via mail, click the blue button below, or scan the QR code to join today!
LSM Class of 2022 Graduates
On June 2, 2022, Leadership Southern Maryland (LSM)’s Class of 2022 graduated the executive program with a closing session and ceremony at Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center. The 29-member class completed a 9-month program comprised of monthly sessions devoted to exploring regional topics like healthcare, public safety, and education. The graduation ceremony featured remarks by LSM incoming Board President Gadsden "Ed" Rule and a speech by Class of 2022 member Shaniqua Cousins, 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.
CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF 2022!
Check out more photos from Graduation L.S.M. here: https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjzUgUn
Leadership Southern Maryland Emerging Leaders Explore Steward Leadership & Service
On May 13, 2022, Leadership Southern Maryland's Emerging Leaders Program (LEAP) Class of 2022 held its fifth of six program sessions. The focus for the session was steward leadership and service,
The day opened at Jefferson Patterson Park’s MAC Lab with a discussion on service through boards featuring several Leadership Southern Maryland board members. The panelists shared insights about the responsibilities that come with board service, how to balance volunteering with other life commitments, and tips on discovering one’s nonprofit passion.
These ideas were further explored during a Civic Engagement, Stewardship, & Leadership panel featuring Bishop Dr. Frank Clinton, St. Mary’s County business consultant for the Small Business Development Center and St. Mary’s County Commissioner Eric Colvin. The class members were also treated to a tour of the MAC Lab.
After lunch, the class moved to a Christmas in April worksite where they put words into action: painting shutters, clearing leaves and brush, installing new plants, and more. The class members spent several months preparing for the project and fully committed themselves to executing the vision of the homeowner and Christmas in April Calvert County. This exercise served as the class capstone project and was the final step prior to the group’s graduation next month.
Check out more photos from the session here: https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjzQuRY
LSM 9th Annual Golf Tournament
Congrats to Our Winners!
The weather couldn't have been better for LSM's 9th Annual Golf Tournament, held on June 10 at Breton Bay Golf & Country Club. LSM grads and friends had a great day driving, putting, and networking.
Thank you to LSM's Golf Committee, volunteers, and all of the organizations and players who supported this year's tournament.
Check out photos from the event here!
The winners of LSM's 9th Annual Golf Tournament:
Dave Darden, Billy Houston, Logan Haney, Christian Franzen
James Claburn, Casey Peet, Sean Ritchie, Tom Bock
Scott White, Howard Kympton, Bert Johnston, Ray Wernecke
Longest Drive (Men): John Patterson
Longest Drive (Women): Lindsay Frazier
Closest to the Pin (Men): Steve Levine
Closest to the Pin (Women): Megan Talley
Leadership Southern Maryland Announces
Incoming & Outgoing Members of
Board of Directors
At its June board meeting, Leadership Southern Maryland (LSM) confirmed its board of directors for 2022-2023.
Joining the board are Chris Breedlove LSM’18, chief of zoning enforcement for the Department of Planning & Zoning, Calvert County Government; John Greely LSM’11, vice president of operations, MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital; and Rick Steinmetz LSM’20, partner at The Law Offices of Baldwin, Briscoe & Steinmetz, P.C.
Born in Washington, DC and raised in Waldorf, Maryland, Christopher Breedlove developed a fascination with public safety at a young age. He began his career with the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police in 1999 and promoted to the rank of sergeant before retiring on disability in 2010.
Breedlove has spent over a decade with Calvert County Planning & Zoning as the chief of zoning enforcement. He also serves as an emergency services instructor for the University of Maryland, Maryland Fire Rescue Institute and supports the Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department as a firefighter.
Breedlove holds a degree in fire science. He is a graduate of Leadership Southern Maryland Class of 2018 and a 2021 Leadership Maryland grad. He is married with one son. He enjoys camping and training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and MMA.
John Greely, FACHE, has worked in various leadership roles for 15 years at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital. As vice president, he is responsible for overseeing MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital’s Pharmacy; Imaging, Cardiology & Neurology; Patient Transporters; Laboratory Services; Rehabilitation Medicine; Nutrition; Facilities; Security and Environmental Services. Prior to taking on the VP role, Greely was the director of Decision Support/Performance Improvement/Health Information Management. In this role, he facilitated various committee and performance improvement initiatives throughout the hospital.
Greely is a graduate of St. Mary’s College of Maryland and earned a master’s degree with a concentration in finance from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland. He is a life-long resident of St. Mary’s County and is actively involved in the community.
Richard Steinmetz was born and raised in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. He received a BA in political science from East Stroudsburg University and earned his law degree from Catholic University (DC). He has been practicing law for over 15 years, first as an associate at Andrews, Bongar, Starkey & Clagett, P.A. and currently as a partner at Baldwin, Briscoe & Steinmetz, PC in Lexington Park.
Steinmetz is married, has two daughters, and resides in La Plata. He is a member of the Leonardtown Rotary Club and South Potomac Church in White Plains, Maryland. He is an avid runner, likes to read, and has a wide variety of literary interests, mostly encompassing history and biographies. He also enjoys activities with his family and playing with his dogs.
LSM's executive board membership for 2022-2023 is as follows: Gadson “Ed” Rule LSM’18, president; Tom Clark LSM’18, vice president; Joan Thorp LSM'18, treasurer; Joe Mortensen LSM'16, secretary, and Mary Beth Cook LSM’17, immediate past president.
LSM thanks Christina Johannsen LSM’19, Stephen Michaels LSM’17, Jacklyn Miles LSM’17, and Kristine Wilcox LSM’15 for their board service which completed in June 2022.
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To participate in this month's book club meeting, please read one of the following:
- What Got You Here Won’t Get You There
- Start with Why
- Turn the Ship Around
The book discussion will be held virtually on Wednesday, June 29 at 7 PM. If you would like to participate, contact Jenny Plummer-Welker, LSM ’22, at Jenny.Plummer-Welker@calvertcountymd.gov for the Zoom link. If you have any questions, email Jenny or call her at 410-535-1600 ext. 2333.
LSM Homecoming Auction Request
The Leadership Southern Maryland annual homecoming is October 6, 2022, Under the Lighthouse at the Calvert Marine Museum. The silent auction and live auction generate revenue that allows LSM to sponsor this great event.
Now is the time to start thinking about items to collect and donate for the auction. Local business donations, sporting event tickets, and class baskets are just the beginning of ideas. I encourage you to coordinate a class basket or gift with your class ambassadors and continue your bragging rights of the "Best Class Ever!" Individual donations are also welcome.
Please contact the alumni committee co-chairs for information and drop off locations.
Christa Hood (email@example.com)
Jim Bolin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Congratulations to CAPT Derrick Kingsley LSM'21! Kingsley assumed command of Naval Air Station Patuxent River at a Change of Command ceremony on Tuesday, June 14. Several members of LSM's Class of 2021 attended the festivities. Kingsley relieves CAPT John Brabazon LSM'20.
Friday, June 24: LEAP Session 6
Monday, September 12 & Tuesday, September 13: Executive Program Class of 2023 Orientation
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