Leadership Maryland announced that Jeffrey Rusher, director of unmanned systems, United States Navy civil servant assigned to Naval Air Systems Command, recently completed the professional development program dedicated to building a stronger Maryland by educating, cultivating and connecting our state’s brightest leaders. Leadership Maryland honored Rusher, a resident of California, and the entire Class of
2014 at its 22nd annual graduation ceremony held December 2 at the Lord Baltimore Hotel.
Rusher was one of 51 applicants chosen by a selection committee to complete Leadership Maryland’s eight-month hands-on learning program focused on the state’s most vital social, economic and environmental issues. The Class of 2014 reflects a cross-section of the state, including diversity of geographic location, profession, ethnicity and gender.
“To be informed about statewide and regional issues, and having the opportunity to engage and interact with leaders who put themselves on the front line every day, has prepared these individuals to be the catalyst for positive change in Maryland,” said Leadership Maryland Board Chairman William B. Grant, Esq., C.F.P. ’02, president and CEO, First United Bank & Trust.
“These are the leaders to watch now and in the future,” said Renée M. Winsky ‘05, president and Chief Executive Officer, Leadership Maryland. “Their experience confirms that the quality of leadership affects the success of the solutions. Problems are solved when committed, dynamic and informed leaders, with vision and passion, are willing to take the risk to lead.”
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. For more information about Leadership Maryland, please visit www.LeadershipMD.org, call 410-841-2101 or email Info@LeadershipMD.org.
About Leadership Maryland
Leadership Maryland is a professional development program dedicated to building a stronger Maryland by educating, cultivating and connecting our state’s brightest leaders. Each year, as many as 52 diverse and accomplished executives from Maryland’s public and private sectors are selected to come together as a class for an eight-month hands-on learning program focused 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 now consists of more than 1,000 leaders from all industries and regions of the state. To learn more, please call Leadership Maryland at 410-841-2101 or visit www.LeadershipMD.org.