Preparing, Connecting & Empowering the Next Leaders of Frederick County
Each year over 40 local professionals from across industries and professional backgrounds unite in a unique nine-month exploration of community leadership, local industry and regional opportunities. Participants meet a diverse group of professionals, gain mentorship, personal development and community involvement.
With an alumni network of more than 1100 graduates, the connections continue for years to come!
What to Expect from the Program:
A welcome reception to celebrate your acceptance
A two-day retreat for team building
Class days exploring agriculture, government, public safety, the arts, education, economic development and more. Each day showcases industry, background and a discussion of opportunities and challenges for community leaders. Participants enjoy exclusive tours, access to influencers and interactive activities.
A Leaders On Loan project. Through this program, classmates partner with local nonprofits to lead initiatives. This partnership provides experience and connections for the leaders and helps the nonprofits serving our community.
A closing retreat
A graduation ceremony
Chair: Rich Pendleton | Director, Business Operations | Leidos Biomedical Research Inc. Staff Liaison: Rick Weldon | Executive Director of Leadership Frederick County
Tricia Griffis | Director Internal Audit Division | Frederick County Government Matthew Johnston | Founder & Attorney | The Law Office of Matthew Johnston Brad Pingrey | Retail Regional Sales Manager | M&T Bank Allen Mullendore | Regional Manager | NaturalLawn of America Clark Briggs | Vice President/Relationship Manager | Frederick County Bank Jeff Griffin | Chief Financial Officer | Community Living, Inc. Jenn Alcorn | Recruiting & Retention Specialist | Plamondon Hospitality Partners Rob Nickey | Area Manager | Lee Building Maintenance Whitney Hahn | Co-Founder, Business Manager | Digital Bard Zesty Video Marketing Monica Kolbay | President | ArachnidWorks Dwayne Oland | Retired | NCI
"Leadership Frederick County is like having a backstage pass to the most influential people and programs in Frederick County" - Class of 2015
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