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Leadership Howard County announces Leadership Premier class of 2019

Leadership Howard County, which seeks to empower leaders to strengthen and transform the community, accepted 42 professionals from Howard County businesses and nonprofits into the Leadership Premier program’s class of 2019. Leadership Premier is a 10-month exploration of the Howard County community, during which participants visit Howard County businesses, meet with local leaders and learn about issues within the county. “We are very pleased with the selection of this year’s Leadership Premier class,” said Alex Adler, board chair of Leadership Howard County. “As always, they represent a cross-section of the community, bringing an array of perspectives,

By |2018-10-22T11:31:47-04:00October 3rd, 2018|News|Comments Off on Leadership Howard County announces Leadership Premier class of 2019

Johns Hopkins’ Redonda Miller speaks at Leadership Howard County breakfast

Leadership Howard County kicked off their program year with a general membership breakfast on Friday, September 7, featuring Dr. Redonda Miller, the 11th president in the 129-year history of The Johns Hopkins Hospital. “Reinventing Healthcare for the 21st Century: Using Innovation to Adapt to an Ever-changing Landscape,” was the focus of Dr. Miller's presentation which included sharing some of her milestones and memorable moments from her 30-year tenure with Johns Hopkins as well as the need for the hospital—and all health care institutions—to think “outside the box” to meet the 21st century needs of both

By |2018-11-12T13:05:28-05:00August 6th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Johns Hopkins’ Redonda Miller speaks at Leadership Howard County breakfast

Leadership Howard County appoints four to board and elects officers

Leadership Howard County, which seeks to empower leaders to strengthen and transform the community, appointed four new board members: Ann Kedia is a lecturer and program committee member at the Whiting School of Engineering at Johns Hopkins University and program manager at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory’s Innovation Program. Kedia graduated from Leadership Howard County’s Leadership Premier program in 2018 and has a Master of Science in technical management from Johns Hopkins University as well as a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from Cornell University. She lives in Ellicott City. Joseph Garrison

By |2018-07-18T16:02:17-04:00July 18th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Leadership Howard County appoints four to board and elects officers

Member Spotlight: Mary Lasky, Howard County Volunteer of the Year

At a ceremony recognizing the generosity and achievements of individual volunteers and organizations in April, Mary Lasky was honored as Howard County’s Volunteer of the Year. Dedicated to strengthening the community through her volunteer service, Mary Lasky has been recognized for her qualities of leadership, energy and expertise as showcased through her work with the Community Emergency Response Network (CERN) since its beginning, and serving as chair of Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center during a time of growth and significant transition. She has also served as the co-chair of the Leadership Premier steering committee helping guide

By |2018-05-01T13:05:27-04:00May 1st, 2018|News|Comments Off on Member Spotlight: Mary Lasky, Howard County Volunteer of the Year

Annual Leadership Awards 2018

Leadership Howard County Recognizes Outstanding Community Leaders Leadership Howard County (LHC) will honor the following outstanding community leaders for their service at its Annual Awards Dinner and Graduation on June 12, 2018 at Ten Oaks Ballroom: Distinguished Alumni: James R. Moxley III: Principal, Security Development Corporation Leadership Legacy Award: Vivian Bailey, lifelong philanthropist and volunteer Unsung Hero Award: Pete Mangione: General Manager, Turf Valley Resort The Annual Awards Dinner is an opportunity to recognize outstanding leaders who have embodied the mission of Leadership Howard County to transform the community. The event also celebrates the graduation

By |2018-04-06T09:59:55-04:00March 30th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Annual Leadership Awards 2018

Nonprofit Spotlight: FIRN

Hector Garcia, CEO and Executive Director FIRN (Foreign-born Information and Referral Network) Hector Garcia took over as CEO and Executive Director of FIRN in 2010 when the organization itself was in need of recovery. Founded in 1981 as an informal support service for students at Howard Community College, FIRN now serves immigrants from over 75 countries and is well known as the key resource in Central Maryland for the foreign born. However, resources and funding have proved challenging, and in today’s political climate there are urgent needs for legal assistance to protect families, as well as

By |2017-08-01T13:53:52-04:00August 1st, 2017|News|Comments Off on Nonprofit Spotlight: FIRN

Member Spotlight: Howard Tech Advisors

More Than a Technology Company: Howard Tech Advisors Founder and managing partner Ananta Hejeebu planted his roots in Howard County when he realized it was the kind of place where family, relationships and business could all co-exist. More importantly, he realized that a business model built on personal relationships would be the foundation of his company’s success. Howard Tech Advisors has been a sponsor and technology provider for Leadership Howard County since Ananta graduated from the Premier program in 2008. He has also served on the LHC board since 2010, and is currently the vice

By |2017-05-01T16:16:31-04:00May 1st, 2017|News|Comments Off on Member Spotlight: Howard Tech Advisors

Delivering Sweet Memories: The Story of Icing Smiles

By Tracy Quisenberry, founder and executive director of Icing Smiles Premier Class of 2016 Seven years ago I began a journey that has proven to be both the most challenging and most rewarding of my professional experience.  I stepped down from an executive level tax position with a fortune 500 company to care for a child with minor health issues and fell in love with the art of cake decorating.  The reactions of the kids to a custom cake made just for them filled a void that was previously filled with career accomplishments.  The problem was we

By |2017-05-01T16:00:55-04:00April 3rd, 2017|News|Comments Off on Delivering Sweet Memories: The Story of Icing Smiles

Leadership Howard County nurturing emerging leaders for 30 years

The Baltimore Sun By Janene Holzberg         Thirty years after its founding, Leadership Howard County has sustained the Howard County Chamber of Commerce’s original vision by putting more than 1,150 “students” through their paces in Leadership Premier, the nonprofit organization's original 10-month course, and two other programs have been added. In 1985, Columbia had just turned 18 and was still evolving. After Columbia founder James Rouse brought his vision to Howard County in 1967, people drawn by the promises of racial inclusion and socio-economic diversity were continuing to move to the planned

By |2017-02-09T11:23:48-05:00June 24th, 2015|News|0 Comments

After 30 years, Leadership Howard County can take a bow [Editorial]

From the farms of the western county to the visionary suburb of Columbia to the quirky shops on Main Street in old Ellicott City, Howard County is a slice of Maryland of such diversity that it would seem to invite internal contradictions and become a breeding ground for misunderstandings and turf battles.

By |2017-01-11T14:37:49-05:00June 24th, 2015|News|Comments Off on After 30 years, Leadership Howard County can take a bow [Editorial]
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