Save the Date

Kickoff Breakfast: Friday, September 8
Franklyn Baker, President and CEO
United Way of Central Maryland

The Impact of the ALICE Report
Join fellow alumni to kick off the program year with a discussion of a landmark report from the United Way that reveals why more than a third of Maryland households struggle to earn enough to afford basic necessities, even though they are often fully employed. 
ALICE stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. United Way is working to raise awareness of ALICE families throughout Maryland and what needs to be done to help them reach financial stability.
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Wednesday, July 19 at the LHC office
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Share a beverage with your LHC classmates and fellow volunteers! 
LHC News
Welcome Leadership U Class of 2017!
The new Leadership U class kicks off its program with a full week of activities July 23 - 28. 
Like the Leadership Premier program, students will spend the week team building, then learning about many facets of life in Howard County, from government and public safety to social services and health care. 
Volunteers are needed to help at Terrapin Adventures on Monday, July 24
two morning volunteers (8:30 am - 12 pm) and two afternoon volunteers (12:30 - 4:00 pm). 
If interested please contact Meg Ignacio.

Laurie Remer thanks the Columbia Patuxent Rotary who provided a grant in June for Leadership U scholarships for the upcoming year. 

New Members Join Board of Directors
Leadership Howard County welcomes the following new members to the 2017 - 2018 Board of Directors:
Trevor Garner (LP 2015): Business Banking Market Manager, M&T Bank
Joe Garrison (LP 2010): Senior Advisor, StratWealth
Amrita Rai (LP 2016): Business Advisor
Judy Smith (LP 2010): On Point Consulting
Chair: Jonathan May (LP 2002): Rosenberg Martin Greenberg
Vice Chair: Ananta Hejeebu (LP 2008): Howard Tech Advisors
Past Chair: Kyri Jacobs (LP 2009): Bonnie Heneson Communications
Secretary: Alex Adler (LP 2010): Private advisor, BB&T
Treasurer: Bruce Hollander (LP 1999): Revere Bank
Joe Garrison (LP 2010): Senior Advisor, StratWealth
General Counsel: Paul Skalny (LP 1998): Davis, Agnor, Rapaport and Skalny

Calling for Community Impact Projects
Application deadline July 10, 2017
Leadership Howard County can assist nonprofits or government entities find solutions to an organizational challenge or issue. Small project teams of class participants work independently to conduct research, create a plan or propose creative, sustainable solutions to an identified problem.
For more information contact  Laurie Remer.
Member Updates

New Board of Education members
Ananta Hejeebu (LP 2008)  has been confirmed by the County Council to join the Board of Education. An advocate for special education, Ananta is a member of the Howard County Autism Society and has served on the county's Transition Commission for Youth with Disabilities. He is also vice chairman of the LHC board.
Anna Selbrede (Leadership U 2016) won a seat as the new Student Member of the Board (SMOB). The SMOB is granted a seat on the Howard County Board of Education to give a voice to students, participating in all discussions and voting on every decision.  Anna is a rising senior at River Hill.

Jackie Scott (LP 2004) has been appointed Director of the Department of Community Resources and Services (DCRS.) Jackie had been Acting Director since May and Deputy Director since 2013.  An attorney by training, Jackie has spent most of her career engaged in policy and legislative work in public health and human services.
Governor Hogan has appointed Tony Salazar (LP 1999) the new Commissioner of Financial Regulation at the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. Tony has led the Banking and Financial Institutions practice at Davis, Agnor, Rapaport, & Skalny since 2009.

Karen Trendler (LP 2012) has been promoted to Commercial Relationship Manager and Team Leader of the Howard County market with Sandy Spring Bank. Karen has been at Sandy Spring Bank since 2009 and has more than 30 years of banking experience. She is also a member of the LHC board.

Holly Johnson (LP 2016), director of IT and Data Management at Howard County Library System, has retired after 33 years at the library.

According to national research, incivility in the workplace costs American busin es ses billions of  dollars each year.  To counter that here in Howard County, Leadership Howard County is joining with the Howard County Library System, Howard County Chamber of Commerce, Howard County Economic Development Authority and other organizations to develop Choose Civility Workplace. This free program will launch this fall.
The ultimate goal is to promote the positive impact of civility throughout our business community while also providing financial and employee benefits to your business.
As a business owner or executive, please take a few minutes to complete a brief Needs Assessment to provide important and useful input.  For more information click here.
Please complete by Friday, July 14.
Board Opportunity
Hopeworks of Howard County is recruiting a new board member who would be willing to sit on their finance committee and eventually transition into the treasurer's role.  Hopeworks is financially stable and growing more secure, with a finance manager on staff and dashboard financial indicators already established. The board meets every other month on the third Monday from 4:30 to 6:00 PM.  For more information, contact Jennifer Pollitt Hill, Executive Director 410.997.0304 ext. 7750 or
Job Postings
Making Change - Executive Director
This full-time position will be responsible for the overall operations of the organization including program development, staffing and fund raising. Programs include financial coaching, seminars, operating the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site and providing other community events related to financial wellness education. Detailed information
Bridges to Housing Stability - Executive Director
Bridges seeks an experienced and resourceful Executive Director to collaborate with the board to lead strategically and increase its community impact. Bridge's mission is to provide a path to self-sufficiency to prevent and end homelessness through affordable housing solutions and advocacy in Howard County. Contact board chair - Russell Snyder with questions/interest at 301-395-8984.