Since 1986, Leadership Howard County has been the critical force in developing a foundation of community leaders who serve on many of the nonprofit boards and organizations that contribute to our outstanding quality of life. Our innovative programs develop knowledgeable and skilled leaders who are dedicated to making a difference. Many of the leading businesses and organizations in Howard County recognize the value of aligning themselves with the mission of Leadership Howard County. The LHC network represents the most active business and community leaders in Howard County who are invested in building a strong and vibrant community. Learn more about becoming a sponsor and the associated benefits.

We appreciate the generosity of the following sponsors who make our mission possible.

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Carney, Kelehan, Bresler, Bennett, & Scherr LLP
Oxford Planning Group
Susan & Steven Porter, OhanaHC
The Mall in Columbia
Turf Valley Resort
Wynne Hayes, Vice President of Change Management & Strategic Planning – Pfizer, Inc.


Bonnie Heneson Communications
Lasser Media
Mimi Cuddy-Mierwza, President & CEO, Encore Consulting, LLC
The Business Monthly

Leadership U

American Bully Manufacturing
Bob & Bach Jeffrey, LU Supporter
Dembo Jones
Linda Huntt & Brian Blanchette
Meghan Belcher & Trevor Garner
Rotary Club of Columbia
The Links, Incorporated – Columbia, MD Chapter
The Basena Family - Rebecca Basena Kampi Memorial Scholarship
Tower Cares Foundation
Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County

Leadership 500

Adam Rickey, LP '20
Alex Adler, LP '10
Anne Brinker, LP '14
Caryn Lasser, LP '17
Chris Frink, LP '19
Cindy Sandler, LP '19
Cyndi Gula, LP '16
David Koonce, LP '18
David Woodruff, LP '20
Don Barrick, LP '17
Donald Manekin, LP '90
Elizabeth Crammond, LP '20 & LE '15
Ellen Flynn Giles, LP '15
Felicia Fleming, LP '19
Jackie Breeden, LP '18
Janet Lombard Cullison, LP '18
John Isaac, LP '92
Judy Smith, LP '10
Kari Staddon, LP '98
Kevin Allen, LP '00
Kim Watters, LP '20
Kimberly Prescott, LP '18
Kris Broder, LP '01
Lori Fuchs, LP '02
Mae Beale, LP '20
Marcy Leonard, LP '19
Mark Thompson, LP '06
Mary Lasky, LP '10
Mimi O'Donnell, LP '92
Nikki Highsmith Vernick, LP '14
Raj Kudchadkar, LP '12
Richard Dean, LP '99
Richard Pardoe, LP '19
Robert Jeffrey, LP '91
Scott Armiger, LP '18
Shaun Eddy, LP '04
Stephanie Porter, LP '19
Sue Ann Shafley, LP '15
Susan Padgett, LP '16
Tim Samuel, LE '11
Tom Burtzlaff, LP '13
Tom Munns, LP '12
Trevor Garner, LP '15
Wynne Hayes, LP '11