Dr. Heidi M. Anderson, President of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES)

PRINCESS ANNE, MD – Leadership Maryland announced Tuesday that Dr. Heidi M. Anderson, President of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES), has completed the professional development program dedicated to building a better Maryland by harnessing the strength of its local business and community leaders, according to source by the university.

Anderson, the first UMES President to participate in Leadership Maryland, and colleagues in the Class of 2019 were honored at the program’s 27th annual graduation ceremony Tuesday evening at the Lord Baltimore Hotel.

Anderson was one of 50 applicants chosen by committee to take part in Leadership Maryland’s eight-month hands-on learning program focused on the state’s most vital social, economic and environmental issues. Anderson was host to the Class of 2019 during a visit to campus that was incorporated into the curriculum.

“At this year’s Leadership Maryland cohort completes its program, their journey as a graduate of our state’s finest organization of professionals begins,” said Leadership Maryland Board Chairman Dr. Memo F. Diriker ’12, director of BEACON at Salisbury University.

Over the past eight months they have learned about our state, the critical issues it faces, and above all, themselves. On behalf of the Board, I congratulate each of them for completing this defining milestone and I look forward to seeing them apply these lessons to accomplish great things for our state,” Diriker said.

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

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About Leadership Maryland

Leadership Maryland is a professional development program dedicated to building a better Maryland by harnessing the strength of its local business and community leaders. As many as 52 accomplished executives from Maryland’s public and private sectors come together annually as a class that focuses 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 consists of more than 1,100 leaders from all regions of the state. For more information, visit www.leadershipmd.org.

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