The Leadership Howard County Annual Awards Dinner and Graduation in June is an opportunity to honor outstanding individuals in the community who have built a lasting legacy of community leadership. Honored in 2015 were the following members.

Unsung Hero

Richard Dean (LP 1999);

President, Environmental Systems Associates

Richard Dean has provided many years of exemplary service and leadership to the Arc Howard County, dedicating his personal and professional resources to support and improve their mission and those they serve. He currently serves as the board chair for the Arc Maryland.

Leadership Legacy

Barbara Lawson (LP 1990):

Partner, Synergies Consulting Group

Barbara Lawson has built a lasting legacy of leadership excellence in the Howard County nonprofit community as CEO of The Columbia Foundation for 20 years and serving as a board member for numerous nonprofits.

Distinguished Alumni

Sponsored by the Association of Leadership Professionals (ALP)

Robert Jeffrey (LP 1991):

Executive Director, The Jeffrey Group at Morgan Stanley

Bob Jeffrey is well known throughout the community for providing insightful and judicious leadership to a wide variety of organizations that improve and enrich life in Howard County, generously donating his personal and professional resources to such organizations as The Horizon Foundation, Family & Children’s Services of Central Maryland, the Jim Rouse Entrepreneurial Fund, the Howard Community College Educational Foundation and many others.