Stu­dent work­shop pro­gram joins Lead­er­ship Mary­land

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AN­NAPO­LIS — Lead­er­ship Mary­land, the pro­fes­sional de­vel­op­ment pro­gram ded­i­cated to build­ing a bet­ter Mar yland by har­ness­ing the strength of its lo­cal busi­ness and com­mu­nity lead­ers, and Mar yland Lead­er­ship Work­shops, the state’s premier lead­er­ship de­vel­op­ment pro­gram for mid­dle and high school stu­dents, have com­pleted a merger.

Now in its 62nd year, Mary­land Lead­er­ship Work­shops is a non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tion that hosts peer-led sum­mer pro­grams that em­power and in­spire mid­dle and high school stu­dents across Mary­land to suc­ceed and be more en­gaged in their schools and com­mu­ni­ties.

Lead­er­ship Mary­land, cel­e­brat­ing its 25th an­niver­sary in 2017, has more than 1,100 lead­ers from all in­dus­tries and re­gions of the state who have com­pleted the eight-month hands-on learn­ing pro­gram fo­cused on the state’s most vi­tal so­cial, eco­nomic and en­vi­ron­men­tal is­sues.

“Our two or­ga­ni­za­tions have been great part­ners since 2004, as many Mary­land Lead­er­ship Work­shops del­e­gates go on to be­come Lead­er­ship Mar yland grad­u­ates, and many Lead­er­ship Mar yland grad­u­ates en­cour­age their chil­dren to be­come Mary­land Lead­er­ship Work­shops del­e­gates,” said Eliot Pfanstiehl, for­mer Mary­land Lead­er­ship Work­shops board chair­man and CEO of the Strath­more Hall Foun­da­tion.

Un­der the agree­ment, Mary­land Lead­er­ship Work­shops be­comes a di­vi­sion of Lead­er­ship Mar yland and will con­tinue to host five week-long stu­dent pro­grams each sum­mer.

Anita Du­rall An­der­son will re­main in the role of ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor, and rep­re­sen­ta­tives of Mary­land Lead­er­ship Work­shops also will serve on the Lead­er­ship Mary­land board of di­rec­tors.

“Join­ing forces of­fi­cially cre­ates more fi­nan­cial ef­fi­ciency in the day-to-day op­er­a­tions of our or­ga­ni­za­tion, and al­lows us to fo­cus more of our en­ergy and at­ten­tion on ex­pand­ing our pro­gram,” Pfanstiehl said.

“Now that we are un­der one um­brella, we are proud to say that Lead­er­ship Mary­land of­fers a con­tin­uum of statewide pro­gram­ming that ed­u­cates and em­pow­ers lo­cal lead­ers from mid­dle school through re­tire­ment and be­yond,” said Lead­er­ship Mary­land Board Chair­man Eric Brot­man ‘09, pres­i­dent and man­ag­ing prin­ci­pal at Brot­man Fi­nan­cial Group. “As we be­gin our or­ga­ni­za­tion’s 25th an­niver­sary year, we are thrilled to wel­come Anita and the en­tire Mary­land Lead­er­ship Work­shops team to the Lead­er­ship Mary­land fam­ily.”

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