Celebration 2018 Recap

Silver Spring, MD. -(June 7, 2018) It was DEFINITELY the graduation and party you couldn’t miss! June 6th marked the 28th graduating class of Leadership Montgomery. During the ceremony in front of a crowd of nearly 500 people, LM graduated more than 120 leaders from the CORE (Connecting Our Region’s Execs), Emerging Leaders and Senior Leadership Montgomery Classes. LM also honored Kevin Beverly (CORE 1998), President and CEO of Social Scientific Systems, Inc, with the Distinguished Graduate Award and Dottie Fitzgerald (CORE 1995), Vice President of Fitzgerald Auto Malls, with the Outstanding Leader Award. The two award recipients sat down with Marty Rodgers, Managing Director for Metro Washington D.C for Accenture, for a panel discussion on leadership. Both Dottie and Kevin gave great insight on their lives as leaders and what it takes to make the County and region thrive.

The program continued, with the help of the night’s emcee, Jerry Pasternak, VP of Governmental and External Affairs for Pepco, an Exelon Company, as the crowd heard from representatives from all 3 graduating classes: Holly Dempsey from the SLM Class, Susanna Parker from the EL Class and Larry Graham from the CORE Class. Following the program, the Celebration kicked into high gear with dinner, networking and dancing. The event’s VIPs were treated to special cocktails named in honor of our 2 awardees.

Thank you to Accenture, Pepco, an Exelon Company, Adventist Health Care and all of our 2018 Celebration of Leadership Sponsors.