Leadership Maryland has officially announced the Class of 2015, which consists of 50 business leaders from across the state chosen to participate in the professional development program dedicated to educating, cultivating and connecting the state’s leaders.

The Class of 2015, Leadership Maryland’s 23rd class, reflects a cross-section of the state, including diversity of geographic location, profession, ethnicity and gender. This year’s class is unique in that it features a younger median age than past years, with 11 members under the age of 39 years.

Fifty individuals will complete an eight-month hands-on learning program focused on the state’s most vital social, economic and environmental issues. For more information about Leadership Maryland, visit www.LeadershipMD.org, call 410-841-2101 or e-mail [email protected].

Class of 2015

Jan Baum, Howard County Economic Development Authority; Karen Booth, Humanim; Hubert Braithwaite, III, Tower Federal Credit Union; Paul Brown, Howard Bank; William Chalfant, Jr., TD Bank; Harmon “Monty” Cooper, Sedgwick LLP; Bita Dayhoff, Community Action Council of Howard County; Laurie Edberg, Office of Sen. Barbara Mikulski; Dan Gincel, TEDCO; Ajay Gupta; Gsecurity/Healthcare Solutions Research; David Hanlin, consultant; Roland Jeffers, Jr., Department of Defense; Joel Keels,

KCI Technologies; Jane Kirschling, University of Maryland, Baltimore; Brenda McChriston, Spectrum HR Solutions; Valencia McClure, BGE; Nancy Minahan, Mayer Bros.; Lisa Morgan, PNC Wealth Management; Dorothy Morrison, Maryland Department of Transportation; Laura Neuman, former Anne Arundel County executive; Margaret “Talli” Oxnam, Ilex Construction & Woodworking; Marshall Rood, Rodgers Consulting; Michael Schroeder, Department of Defense; Joan Webb Scornaienchi, HC DrugFree; Karl Steiner, UMBC; Lawrence Twele, Howard County Economic Development Authority; Benito Vattelana, Edward Jones Investments; Kathleen Westcoat, HeathCare Access Maryland; and Lorenzo Wooten, Jr., Keller Williams Preferred Properties.