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.

M&T Bank vice president Bob Topper welcomes guests to the Big Event. M&T is Leadership Howard County’s title sponsor.

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.

We appreciate the generosity of these sponsors who

make our mission possible.

Title Sponsor





BIG Event 2020 “Share the Story”


Tim & Margaret Lewis Family Fund
Wynne Hayes, Vice President of Change Management & Strategic Planning - Pfizer, Inc.,



Leadership 500

Alex Adler, LP '10
Ann Kedia, LP '18
Anne Brinker, LP '14
Brian Akers, LP '18
Bruce Hollander, LP '99
Chima Chijioke, LP '16
Chris Frink, LP '19
Cindy Sandler, LP '19
Craig Wyatt, LP'19
David Koonce, LP '18
Elizabeth Crammond, LP '20 & LE '15
Ellen Flynn Giles, LP '15
Felicia Fleming, LP '19
Hina Naseem, LP '18
Janet Lombard Cullison, LP '18
Jason Van Kirk, LP '19
Jean Svacina, LP '19
Judy Smith, LP '10
Kari Staddon, LP '98
Kelly Cimino, LP '19
Kelly McLaughlin, LP '19
Kimberly Prescott, LP '18
Kris Broder, LP '01
Lori Fuchs, LP '02
Lyn Dippel, LP '14
Marcy Leonard, LP '19
Mark Stinson, LP '14
Mark Thompson, LP '06
Mary Thompson, LP '15
Matt DeGourse, LP '19
Meg Moon, LP '08
Melissa Rosenberg, LP '13
Mimi O'Donnell, LP '92
Nicole Furst Koonce, LP '15
Peter Hill, LE '19
Rafael Olazagasti, LP '19
Raj Kathuria, LP '18
Raj Kudchadkar, LP '12
Richard Pardoe, LP '19
Rob Freedman, LP '06
Robert Jeffrey, LP '91
Shaun Eddy, LP '04
Sue Ann Shafley, LP '15
Susan Padgett, LP '16
Tom Burtzlaff, LP '13
Tom Munns, LP '12
Tracy Locke-Kitt, LP '18
Trevor Garner, LP '15
Wendy Baird, LP '15
Wynne Hayes, LP '11

Leadership U


Gifts to Treasure    
Mimi Cuddy-Mierzwa, President & CEO, Encore Consulting, LLC  
Randy Lovelace Photography
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      Kathleen Hetherington

      Kathleen Hetherington

      President, Howard Community College

      Each year, participants from the college confirm what an invaluable experience Leadership Howard County was for them, engaging them and providing opportunities to meet others interested in serving Howard County!

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