Fike grad­u­ates from Lead­er­ship Md. pro­gram

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CH­ESTER­TOWN — Lead­er­ship Mary­land re­cently an­nounced that David Fike, pres­i­dent of APG Me­dia of Ch­e­sa­peake, par­ent com­pany of the Bay Times and Record Ob­server, has com­pleted a pro­fes­sional de­vel­op­ment pro­gram fo­cused on the state’s most vi­tal so­cial, eco­nomic and en­vi­ron­men­tal is­sues.

Fike, a Trappe res­i­dent, and the Class of 2016 par­tic­i­pated in the or­ga­ni­za­tion’s 24th an­nual grad­u­a­tion cer­e­mony last month, at the Lord Bal­ti­more Ho­tel in Bal­ti­more.

The pro­gram took eight months to com­plete and was “ded­i­cated to build­ing a bet­ter Mary­land by har­ness­ing the strength of its lo­cal busi­ness and com­mu­nity lead­ers.”

Fike was one of 49 ap­pli­cants cho­sen by a se­lec­tion com­mit­tee. The Class of 2016 re­flects a cross-sec­tion of the state, in­clud­ing diver­sity of geo­graphic lo­ca­tion, pro­fes­sion, eth­nic­ity and gen­der, ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease.

“On be­half of the Board of Di­rec­tors, I con­grat­u­late the Class of 2016 for a mem­o­rable year, and I en­cour­age each of them to think of this mile­stone not as the end of their pro­gram, but as the be­gin­ning of their mem­ber­ship in a very spe­cial club,” Lead­er­ship Mary­land Chair­man Eric Brot­man, pres­i­dent and man­ag­ing prin­ci­pal of the Brot­man Fi­nan­cial Group, said. “Each of th­ese in­di­vid­u­als is now armed with new re­la­tion­ships and per­spec­tives which will serve them as lead­ers, and there­fore will serve or­ga­ni­za­tions of all types across the state for many years to come.”

Lead­er­ship Mary­land is open to se­nior-level ex­ec­u­tives with sig­nif­i­cant achieve­ments in their ca­reers and their com­mu­ni­ties.

The re­lease states “ideal Lead­er­ship Mary­land mem­bers 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.”

For more in­for­ma­tion about Lead­er­ship Mary­land, visit www.Lead­er­shipMD.org.

DAVID FIKE

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