Since its debut in 1990, Leadership Carroll has worked to develop leaders in Carroll County. The program, developed by the Chamber of Commerce, aims to provide existing and emerging leaders with a combination of leadership training and knowledge of the community, including a description of the problems, opportunities and issues facing our community.
Employers from every size business, along with nonprofit and government organizations, enroll their managers and key professional staff in the program and provide them direct contact with the leaders and the institutions central to the process of change in Carroll County, according to the Chamber of Commerce website.
Since its inception, Leadership Carroll has graduated more than 380 participants.
Participants include: Mike Smith, Tevis Energy; Ann Thomas, C.C. Dept. of Social Services; Todd Bonney, Target Community & Educational Services, Inc. (Row 2) Jennifer Mellor, Westminster Recreation & Parks Dept.; Eric Mullins, Summit Building Services; Sharon Sanders, Carroll Hospital Center, (Row 3) Class Valedictorian Marriah Barnett, BGE; Kevin Bryson, Mercer Carpet One; Rick Ward, Carroll Community College; Gary Naill, Goodwill Industries of Monocacy Valley (Row 4) Sylvia Beall, MedStar; Kim Booe, Carroll County Times; Sam Piazza, Office of the Attorney General of MD; Laura Sinnott; Carroll Lutheran Village; Robert Brown, Carroll Community College (Row 5) Kelli Baldwin, BB&T Corp; Karen Brooks, New Windsor State Bank; Brian Hissong, Carroll Co. Public Library; Paige Boughan, Tevis Oil, Inc. (Row 6) Louise Tinkler, CATS; Teresa Perrera, CHANGE, Inc.; Tina Antkowiak, Y of Central MD; James Kelly, Carroll Co. Public Library (Row 7) Marlene Titus, Carroll Community College and Co-Coordinator Leadership Carroll; Mike McMullin, President Carroll Co. Chamber of Commerce and Co-Coordinator Leadership Carroll, Patricia Ryan Carroll Community College; Tina Blankenship, Carroll Community Bank; Cheryl Sessomes, M&T Bank; Annette Danek-Akey, Random House, Inc.; and Brittany Fowler, Jiffy Mart.