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Leadership Maryland Now Accepting Applications for Class of 2023
Deadline to Apply is October 31, 2022

By PRESS OFFICER
Leadership Maryland

Annapolis, Md. (Sept. 8, 2022)—Leadership Maryland, the professional development program dedicated to building a better Maryland by harnessing the strength of its local business and community leaders, is now accepting applications for the Class of 2023. Leadership Maryland’s selection committee will choose 52 applicants to complete an eight-month hands-on learning program focused on the state’s most vital social, economic and environmental issues.

Applications are open to senior-level executives with significant achievements in their careers and/or their communities. Ideal Leadership Maryland applicants will have a desire to learn more about Maryland’s most critical issues and a personal commitment to be a force for positive change in their organizations, their communities, and their state. The chosen class will reflect a cross-section of the state by including diversity of geographic location, profession, ethnicity, age and gender.

To be considered for the Class of 2023, application packages must include:

• Completed application, available online only at www.LeadershipMD.org;

• Paid non-refundable application fee of $250;

• Two references;

• One letter of recommendation;

• Authorizing official statement from applicant’s supervisor or CEO (unless applicant is self-employed or are their own supervisor);

• Professional color photo

Completed application packages and registration fees must be received by Leadership Maryland (PO Box 2442, Easton, MD 21601) by 5 p.m. on Monday, October 31, 2022. Upon acceptance of the application, candidates will be contacted to schedule an interview with members of the Leadership Maryland selection committee. The selected Class of 2023 will be announced in early February 2023.

Before applying, candidates should know they will be able to attend Class of 2023 sessions on the following dates:

• March 13 (evening reception)

• April 20 & 21 (Orientation—mandatory)

• May 11 & 12

• June 15 & 16

• July 13 & 14

• September 14 & 15

• October 12 & 13

• November 10

• December 5 (Graduation)

Full information regarding Leadership Maryland’s application instructions, selection process, tuition and financial assistance, 2023 program dates and locations, and attendance policy are available at www.LeadershipMD.org. Anyone with questions may contact Leadership Maryland at 410-841-2101 or Info@LeadershipMD.org.

 

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. Call Leadership Maryland at 410-841-2101 or visit www.LeadershipMD.org.

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Hoyer Visits SemaConnect to Highlight The Make It In America Agenda & the Future of Electric Vehicles

BOWIE, Md. (Sept. 9, 2022)— Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) met with SemaConnect Chief Executive Officer Mahi Reddy, Chief Operating Officer Mark Pastrone, and other senior executives at SemaConnect to discuss the future of electric vehicle manufacturing and highlight House Democrats’ Make It In America Agenda. SemaConnect, an electric vehicle manufacturer in Bowie, Maryland owned by Blink Charging Company, is a leader in ground-breaking work to supply electric vehicle amenities to consumers around the country. The event spotlighted the recently enacted Inflation Reduction Act which provides a $4,000 consumer tax credit for low and middle-income families to buy used electric vehicles, and up to $7,500 tax credit to buy new electric vehicles.

“I was thrilled to take part in today’s visit to SemaConnect and meet with the leadership of the company, who are doing innovative work in manufacturing electric vehicles in the Fifth District,” said Congressman Hoyer. “I was impressed by the work happening at SemaConnect to provide and pioneer electric vehicle charging stations for consumers across the United States. What is happening here reflects the greatness of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which made a $7.5 billion investment to help expand EV charging stations across America. I was also pleased to discuss House Democrats’ Make It In America Agenda with folks at SemaConnect, specifically our commitment to promote modern energy infrastructure that incentivizes alternative forms of energy for vehicles and strengthens supply chain resilience. Our Agenda supports good-paying jobs for Americans and focuses on ensuring our workers have the tools they need to compete in a global economy. I thank SemaConnect for meeting with me and I look forward to their future work delivering on EV infrastructure for our state and the country.”

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Library Leaders Recognized by Citizens for Maryland Libraries

By NICHOLAS BROWN
PGCMLS

Largo, Md. (Sept. 16, 2022)—In keeping with the longstanding tradition of Prince George’s County as an incubator of transformative leaders, the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) is privileged to announce that two of its senior leaders were recently recognized with awards from Citizens for Maryland Libraries (CML). Carla Moore, Director of Information Technology, received the 2022 Davis McCarn Technology Award and Heather Jackson, West Area Director, received the 2022 Outstanding Library Employee Award during the September 15, 2022 PGCMLS Board of Library Trustees meeting.

The Davis McCarn Technology Award is presented in recognition of outstanding effort to use technology to improve library service in Maryland. McCarn was a chair of the Montgomery County Library Board and employee of the National Library of Medicine, where he managed the development of MEDLINE, the first nationwide online health-related database. He was also a chair of Citizens for Maryland Libraries.

Moore was nominated for her exemplary leadership in improving internet access and cybersecurity for PGCMLS customers and Maryland library users alike. She recently led the development and implementation of the Library’s digital equity and inclusion initiative, which helps the 116,000+ Prince George’s County residents who lack home broadband get online through the Library. A highlight of this program is the Online 2Go Chromebook program, which has connected 3,533 households with borrowable technology and internet access since July 2021. She is also responsible for the expansion of drive-up WiFi services during the COVID-19 pandemic, which provide 24/7 WiFi access outside PGCMLS’ neighborhood branch libraries.

The Outstanding Library Employee Award is presented to a library employee or team who has made exceptional contributions to the Library, particularly in the areas of customer service or outreach.

Jackson was nominated for her extraordinary leadership in outreach service and community engagement. As the leader of the Bladensburg, Hyattsville, Mount Rainier, and New Carrollton branch libraries, Jackson is a trusted community leader who is an expert when it comes to adapting library services to anticipate the needs of community members, especially immigrants and refugees.

“We are so proud of both Carla and Heather,” said Michael B. Gannon, Acting Co-Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer for Support Services. “We know how much positive change they are accomplishing in the community, but to have them recognized on the state level with this distinguished award is tremendous.”

 

About Carla Moore

Carla Moore has been the director of information technology for Prince George’s County Memorial Library System for eight years. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology. She brings more than 35 years of information systems and technology experience to the library. She oversees the architecture and implementation of information technology (IT) operations and business support systems. She provides leadership for the continued development of an innovative, robust and secure information technology environment. She is a strong technology-focused leader who can easily discuss business needs to determine the best solution. Her extensive and broad technical background provides the experience necessary to guide business leaders to the solutions that will achieve the best result. Her work and experience include: security awareness, broadband initiatives, virtualization and server consolidation, firewalls, mobile device management, eCommerce, disaster planning, digital literacy, collaboration tools, VOIP, data backups, and remote access.

 

About Heather Jackson

Heather Jackson has been the area director for the west branches of PGCMLS since 2016 and has been with PGCMLS since 2014 as a department head and branch manager. She received her Bachelor's Degree from the University of Texas at Austin and her Master’s in Library Science from the University of Maryland. She has years of career experience in social work, education, and non-profit management. During her tenure at PGCMLS, she created a network of three pop-up libraries cohoused in local community agencies in book deserts and launched BiblioConsulta, the PGCMLS call center for Spanish speaking customers. She has served on numerous community agency steering and advisory committees focusing on immigrant, refugee and asylee populations in Prince George’s County. She was a Fellow in the Maryland New Leaders Council in 2018 and frequently serves as a guest lecturer, presenter, and trainer on topics ranging from youth services and literature to community outreach. She has been published in multiple professional journals and has received multiple grants to facilitate robust programming and services to the community. She is the co-creator, host, and editor of the literary podcast, “These Books Made Me.”

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