b'Class of 2023 ProfilesJoseph G. Joey Sagal, II Executive Director|Maryland Transportation AuthorityRegion: Central; 2015 FHWA Leadership Development Academy; 2009 AASHTO LeadershipDevelopment Institute; 2009 Maryland SHA Advanced Leadership Program; 2008 UMUC LeadershipDevelopment ProgramJoey, a resident of Hampstead, earned a CPM from the University of Baltimore. He is active with the Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company in Baltimore County and Hampstead Volunteer Fire Company in Carroll County. Joey enjoys traveling with his family - especially Disney trips, jeep trail riding, and SCUBA Diving.Book Recommendation: Good to Great by Jim CollinsNickalus D. Nico Sanders Executive Director|Community Housing AssociatesRegion: CentralNico, a resident of Owings Mills, earned a degree in Business Management/ Marketing from Virginia Union University and a masters from the University of Phoenix. He is active with Enrich DC, Green the Capital, Go Green Florida, and Beckys Fund. Book Recommendation: The Underground Railroad by Colson WhiteheadRobert S. Scott Saxman Vice President|The Whiting-Turner Contracting CompanyRegion: EasternScott, a resident of Salisbury, earned a degree in Philosophy/History of Mathematics & Science fromSt. Johns College and a masters from University of Maryland College Park. He is active with US Peace Corps, Delmarva Council Boy Scouts, City of Salisbury Historic District Commission, and Bens Red Swings Playground Maintenance. Scott enjoys blacksmithing and ornamental ironwork and hunting. Book Recommendation: Chronicles of Narnia by CS LewisSarah D. Sheppard, J.D., M.P.A. Director, Education and Workforce; Director, Office of Telework|Maryland Department of CommerceRegion: Southern; 2017-18 Maryland Charity Campaign non-profit leadership training; 2009 PublicLeadership Education Network; 2008 Hansard Society Scholar - London School of Economics;2008 Maryland Public Service Scholar Sarah, a resident of Annapolis, holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Studio art from WashingtonCollege and a Juris Doctorate and Master of Public Administration from the University of Baltimore. She serves on a variety of boards and commissions, and is active with the Maryland Economic Development Association, Junior Achievement, and organizations with a focus on students and communities facing barriers. Sarah is an avid sailor and artist and enjoys reading, painting, sewing, traveling, fitness, and trying to keep up with her daughter. Book Recommendation: The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel A. Van der Kolk 24 Leadership Maryland 2023'