What is 'BLIC' and How Does it Impact Our Community? Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is the longstanding practice among businesses to voluntarily contribute to societal development within their communities. Recognizing the need for new and more targeted models, LM established the Business Leaders Impact Council (BLIC) to develop partnerships and collaborations across businesses, associations, and [...]
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LEADERSHIP MONTGOMERY AND M&T BANK PARTNER FOR ANNUAL HOLIDAY GIVING PROJECT The partnership continues as part of a county-wide service project Rockville, Md—Leadership Montgomery (LM) and M&T Bank are again partnering for their annual Holiday Giving Project, which collects and disperses toys and grocery staples to deserving families in Montgomery County. 2022 marks the ninth [...]
Lieutenant Governor-Elect Miller, Other Alumni Poised to Take Office Lieutenant Governor-elect Aruna Miller (CORE 2013) leads the list of Leadership Montgomery (LM) alumni who were successful in their bids for election to public office. More than 20 LM alums from three of LM's leadership programs were on the ballot during yesterday's general election.* (Nearly 40 [...]
Invest in Yourself: Four Tips from Emerging Leaders Emerging Leaders participants learning about the county. With many of us still feeling the emotional effects of 2020 and 2021, it's hard to believe that 2022 is winding down. Where did the time go? Looking ahead to 2023 can simultaneously feel overwhelming and hopeful—a strange [...]
Grace Virtue, Ph.D. Joins LM Team Leadership Montgomery today announced its newest member of the team. Grace Virtue, Ph.D. joined LM as the Director, Partnerships & Corporate Engagement. Grace joins us to lead the strategy, initiatives, and delivery of corporate engagement, including consulting, program development, and training. She will also work with external clients and [...]
Alumni Corner: w/ Alison McLaughlin After almost four years at LM, I am pleased to begin my new role as Senior Manager, Alumni Engagement. While I had the privilege of meeting many of you in my previous role managing events and special programs, I am excited to take this opportunity to get to know [...]
Leadership PSA: Take Your Vacation Asian woman stretching arms in the woods Have you taken time off this summer? Have your employees? With summer winding down, consider this your friendly reminder to schedule some time for yourself away from work. Put on your out of office. Leave your work laptop at home. Don’t [...]
Leadership Montgomery Announces 2023 Program Participants The 2023 CORE and Emerging Leaders classes will begin in September and October. Rockville, MD (July 7, 2022)- Leadership Montgomery (LM) has announced the participants for its 2023 Connecting Our Region’s Execs (CORE) and Emerging Leaders (EL) classes. This year’s leadership program participants include Montgomery County leaders from [...]
Reflections of my first year as President & CEO They say that so much can happen in a year, and boy, are they right. As I celebrate my first anniversary as President & CEO, there is indeed a need to celebrate, along with a need to reflect. I stepped into this role feeling proud, optimistic [...]
Leaders Vote: Election Resources We at LM connect and prepare leaders to build thriving, inclusive workplaces and communities. That means supporting leaders across all sectors by providing them with the necessary resources to thrive. As leaders, we often make critical decisions that affect others. Therefore, we must make decisions with information and details that are [...]