This article originally appeared on LeadershipAA.org and can be found here.
ANNAPOLIS, MD (March 27, 2023) – Leadership Anne Arundel (LAA), the premier leadership training and networking institute in Anne Arundel County, has announced their 2023 New Leaders Honorees.
Honorees were nominated by LAA Alumni and the community at large. Nominees do not have to be a graduate of a LAA program and were selected based on commencing an accepted, appointed, or elected leadership role that serves and/or impacts the Anne Arundel County Community since March of 2022. The position can be held in a Non-Profit, Government or For-Profit organization.
Each year, LAA hosts a sold-out gathering honoring individuals who have stepped into new positions of leadership in the past year and show exceptional leadership for the betterment of Anne Arundel County. This year, the tradition will continue with a breakfast celebration at Carrol’s Creek Café on Wednesday, April 26, 2023. Event details are available on the LAA website at https://www.leadershipaa.org/page/NewLeaders .
According to LAA President & CEO Kris Valerio Shock, “As the nexus of community leadership in Anne Arundel County, Leadership Anne Arundel is proud to feature not just LAA graduates, but so many key leaders in government, for profit and nonprofit organizations stepping up to leadership positions in the past year. The New Leaders Celebration provides an excellent occasion to connect with these new leaders and the broader Anne Arundel County leadership network.”
2023 Leadership Anne Arundel New Leaders Honorees
Wes Moore – Governor, State of Maryland
Aruna Miller – Lieutenant Governor, State of Maryland
Brooke Lierman – Comptroller, State of Maryland
Renesha Alphonso – Director of Communications, Anne Arundel County Executive’s Office
Christine Anderson – Chief Administrative Officer, Anne Arundel County Executive’s Office
Dr. Mark Bedell – Superintendent of Schools, Anne Arundel County Public Schools
Brian Berger – Vice President of Care Continuum, Hospice of the Chesapeake
Christine Celeste – Judge, Anne Arundel County Circuit Court
Daniel Cook – Director of Marketing and Communications, Visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel County
Candice Davis-Griffin – Vice President of Marketing, Live! Casino & Hotel
Ryan Eller – Executive Vice President and General Manager, Live! Casino & Hotel
Janssen Evelyn – Deputy Chief Administrative Officer, Anne Arundel County Executive’s Office
Kristin Feliciano – Senior Vice President of Strategy, University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center
Jimmy Gibbons – Director of Finance, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
Dawn Gile – Senator, State of Maryland
Amy Gowan – Chief Executive Officer, Anne Arundel Economic Development Corp.
Erica Griswold – Register of Wills, Anne Arundel County
Elizabeth Gross – Vice President, Luminis Health Anne Arundel Medical Center Foundation
Jason Heavner, MD – Vice President and Associate Chief Medical Officer, University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center
Karen Henry – Director of Public Works, Anne Arundel County
Julie Hummer – Councilwoman, Anne Arundel County
Dr. Aliya Jones – Executive Medical Director of Behavioral Health, Luminis Health Anne Arundel Medical Center
Colleen Joseph – Director of Events, Anne Arundel County
Shannon Leadbetter – Councilwoman, Anne Arundel County Council
Mickey Love – Executive Director, Historic London Town
Vincent Moulden – Director of Community Engagement & Constituent Services, Anne Arundel County Executive’s Office
Peter Nesbett – Director, Elizabeth Myers Mitchell Art Museum at St. John’s College
Andrew Pruski – Delegate, State of Maryland
Scott Reifsnyder – Chief Financial Officer, The Arc Central Chesapeake Region
Sarah Reilly – Development Director, Anne Arundel County Food Bank
Robin Rickard – Chief Executive Officer, Chrysalis House, Inc.
John Rodenhausen – Director of Gift Planning, The Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County
Stuart Schmidt – Delegate, State of Maryland
Everett Sesker – Sheriff, Anne Arundel County
Gary Simmons – Delegate, State of Maryland
Karen Theimer Brown – President and Chief Executive Officer, Historic Annapolis
Nikki Trevey – Executive Director, Friends of the Light House
Jeff Webb – President & Chief Executive Officer, U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association & Foundation
Jacob Womble – Senior Vice President Marketing Executive Maryland, WesBanco Bank
For more information visit https://leadershipaa.org
About Leadership Anne Arundel
Leadership Anne Arundel (LAA), a non-profit 501c3 organization founded in 1993, is the premier leadership training and networking institute in Anne Arundel County. The mission of LAA is to provide people of diverse backgrounds with the education, resources and networks necessary to become successful proactive leaders. LAA has over 1600 graduates from its three (3) core programs. LAA graduates serve in leadership positions in public sector, private sector and nonprofit organizations throughout the Baltimore-Washington metro area. For more information visit https://leadershipaa.org