The 2015 class of Leadership Essentials (LE) successfully completed its six-month leadership development program, which was celebrated at the recent closing ceremony at Loyola University Maryland.

The LE program, instituted by Leadership Howard County in 2007, is now managed by Loyola University Maryland as part of the Sellinger School of Business. Similar to Loyola’s graduate business programs, LE develops skills that allow participants to stretch their leadership potential and contribute significantly to their organizations, their families and their community.

The Class of 2015 members were also recognized at the Leadership Howard County Annual Dinner. The names of the 18 members are listed below.

David Benigni, The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory; Jennifer Broderick, Bridges to Housing Stability; Amanda Campbell, Strategic Wealth Management Group; Elizabeth Crammond, United Way of Central Maryland; Andrea Csordas, Berkshire Associates; David Greisman, Columbia Association; Ashley Groves, The Community Action Council of Howard County; Timothy Guy, Howard County Public School System; Laura Hagan, Howard County General Hospital; Chandra Klein, Howard Bank; Brandon Lichtenwalner, UMBC Training Center; Uche Maple, The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory; Stephanie Martin, The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory; Mandy McIntyre, Enterprise Community Partners; Amanda Mummert, Humanim; Christopher Murphy, Loyola University Maryland; Jessica Ortiz Torres, Howard Community College; and Joshua Wasilewski, Howard County Public School System.

Applications for Leadership Essentials 2016 will be available in July, with a deadline in early October. Information sessions will be held in August and September. Visit www.loyola.edu/sellinger for more information.

Lori Fuchs is the Leadership Essentials program manager. She can be reached at lfuchs@loyola.edu.