Jeanne Singer elected chair; Ken Brannan elected vice-chair; Gloria Aparicio-Blackwell elected secretary; Jeannette Fitzwater elected treasurer; Mindy Lehman and Andrea Mansfield join board of directors
Annapolis, Md. (April 1, 2020) – Leadership Maryland, the professional development program dedicated to building a better Maryland by harnessing the strength of its local business and community leaders, announces the election of its officers and board of directors for the coming year.
Jeanne F. Singer, Esq. ‘07 (LM), Attorney at Law with the Law Offices of Jeanne F. Singer, is the newly elected chairman of the board. Kenneth L. “Ken” Brannan ’05 (LM), owner of Saucy Salamander Café & Catering Company, is the newly elected vice chairman. Gloria Aparicio-Blackwell ’13, director of community engagement, University of Maryland, and Jeannette R. Fitzwater ’09, CEO and Strategic Coach, JR Fitzwater & Associates, were re-elected to their positions as secretary and treasurer, respectively.
Leadership Maryland’s newly elected directors are: Miriam "Mindy" Lehman '14, vice president of Government Affairs, Maryland Bankers Association and Andrea E. Mansfield '19, lobbyist, Manis Canning & Associates.
Existing directors Pamela J. "Pam" Ruff '98, executive director, Maryland Economic Development Association (MEDA); and John M. Wasilisin '05, CEO/executive director, Maryland Saves, were also re-elected, as were Maryland Leadership Workshops representatives Susan C. Simmons ’06, director, Parks and Recreation, Caroline County, Sean M. Looney ‘96, (LM), vice president-government affairs, Comcast; and Derryck Fletcher, senior vice president, Youth Development, K-12, Y in Central Maryland.
For more information about Leadership Maryland or program application information, please visit www.leadershipmd.org or call 410-841-2101.
About Leadership Maryland
Leadership Maryland is a professional development program dedicated to building a better Maryland by harnessing the strength of its local business and community leaders. Each year, as many as 52 diverse and accomplished executives from Maryland’s public and private sectors are selected to come together as a class for an eight-month hands-on learning program focused on the state’s most vital social, economic and environmental issues. The first Leadership Maryland class graduated in 1993, and the organization’s alumni network now consists of more than 1,100 leaders from all industries and regions of the state. To learn more, please call Leadership Maryland at 410-841-2101 or visit www.LeadershipMD.org.
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