Cecil Leadership Institute Celebrates Dynamic Class of 2024

Ted BoyerCecil College’s Dean of Continuing Education and Workforce Development Dr. Miles Dean presented Ted Boyer, Cecil County Public Schools, with his certificate of completion from the Cecil Leadership Institute. They were joined by Cecil College President Dr. Mary Way Bolt. /Submitted Image

CHESAPEAKE CITY, MD — The Cecil Leadership Institute honored the impressive graduating class of 2024 during a festive banquet held on Wednesday, May 15, at the Chesapeake Inn Restaurant and Marina in Chesapeake City, MD. This year marks one of the largest cohorts in the institute’s 24-year history, with 22 graduates.

The Cecil Leadership Institute fosters collaboration among business, government, and tourism leaders dedicated to the ongoing development of Cecil County. Through this unique program, participants gain diverse perspectives on community growth and prosperity while sharing best practices and expanding their professional networks.

Cecil College President Mary Way Bolt and Dean of Continuing Education and Workforce Development Dr. Miles Dean inspired the graduates with their words. Colonel Philip J. Mundweil, Commander of the U.S. Army Garrison at Aberdeen Proving Ground, delivered a compelling keynote address.

Over the course of the 15-week program, participants engaged with leaders from prominent organizations such as Northrop Grumman, Deep Roots at Clairvaux Farm, Great Wolf Lodge and Resort, and Wildcat Point Generation Facility. This immersive experience equips them with the skills and knowledge needed to lead Cecil County into a vibrant future. They developed essential professional networks, interacted with key thought leaders, and committed to Corporate Social Responsibility by executing a community service project.

The Class of 2024 consists of:

  • Abby Baldwin, Next Step Physical Therapy and Pivot Physical Therapy
  • Ariel Balog, Cecil County Office of Economic Development
  • Ted Boyer, Cecil County Public Schools
  • Alicia Calhoun, Elkton Alliance, Inc.
  • Janice K. Colvin, Wilmington University
  • Naomi Copenhaver, Cecil County Public Library
  • Mary Culver, Town of Charlestown
  • Grant Handley, Town of North East
  • Scott Heckert, Cecil County Public Schools
  • Nataly Jimenez, Circuit Court of Cecil County
  • Devon Keller, High Road School of Cecil County
  • John V. Mettee, IV, Frederick Ward Associates
  • Lahnee’ Piner, Susquehanna Workforce Network
  • Jeremy Plath, Jr., Deep Roots, Inc.
  • Ellen Poe, Cecil County Family YMCA
  • Gladys Ramirez-Wrease, Cecil College
  • A.L. Reeves, Susquehanna Workforce Network
  • Christina Shirley, Cecil County Government
  • Kimberly Stayman, Cecil Transit
  • David Walker, Jr., APGFCU
  • Johanna White, Business Banking Relationship Manager / Specialist of Business & Consumer Banking
  • Catherine Zang, Cecil County Public Library
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The Cecil Leadership Institute continues to shape the future of Cecil County through dedicated and informed leadership. For more information about joining this dynamic network of leaders, contact Laurie Raphael at lraphael@cecil.edu or (443) 907-1376.

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