Videos are from various educational events, forums, and discussions from LM and beyond. Click the topic below to see videos.

LEAD Forum Sessions

Our second LEAD Forum took place in-person on June on June 10, 2022.  The recorded streamlined sessions are listed below:

Welcome and Keynote

  • Greg Coleman (CORE 2019, LM Board), CEO, Nexercise, Inc.

Montgomery County’s Educational Path Forward – Breakout Session

  • Dr. Monifa McKnight (CORE 2022), Superintendent, Montgomery County Public Schools

  •  Dr. Anne Khademian (CORE 2023 Class Participant), Executive Director, The Universities at Shady Grove

  •  Dr. Jermaine Williams (CORE 2023 Class Participant), President, Montgomery College

  •  Moderated By: Dana Pauley, CEO and President of Leadership Montgomery

Immigration in Montgomery County –  Breakout Session

  • Devang Shah (CORE 2016) Partner, Shah & Kishore Immigration Law

  • Cathryn Paul (EL 2021) Government Relations & Public Policy Manager, CASA de Maryland

  • Julien Labiche, Manager, Gilchrist Immigrant Resource Center

  • Joan Hodges-Wu, Founder & Executive Director, AsylumWorks

Mental Health in the Workplace – All Attendee Session

  • Cari Guthrie (CORE 2016), Executive Director, Cornerstone Montgomery

Leading Inclusively –  Breakout Session

  • Wylea Chase, Director, Partnerships & Corporate Engagement, Leadership Montgomery

Strategic Thinking in Leadership – Breakout Session

  • Rick Henry, Director of Leadership Programs, Leadership Montgomery

Addressing the Labor Shortage: A Cross-Sector Discussion on Shifting Workforces – All Attendee Session

  • Elaine Engle (LM Board), SVP, Talent Management & Organizational Capacity, Marriott Intl.

  • Anthony Featherstone, Executive Director, WorkSource Montgomery

  • Susan Seling, Chief, Human Capital Management & Org Development, Montgomery County HHS

  • Heather Tinsley-Fix, Senior Advisor, Financial Resilience, AARP

  • Moderated By: Erin Allen, President, Contemporaries, Inc

Our inaugural LEAD Forum took place on June 11, 2021.  The virtual sessions are listed below:

Welcome and Keynote

  • Dr. DeRionne Pollard (CORE 2012), President, Montgomery College

  • Abigail Seldin, Chief Executive Officer, Seldin/Haring-Smith Foundation

Returning Safely to the Workplace Breakout Session

  • Suzan Jenkins (CORE 2013), CEO Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County;

  • Dr. Raymond Crowel, Director, Montgomery County Department of Health & Human Services;

  • Dr. Earl Stoddard (CORE 2023 Class Participant), Director, Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security Management

  • Moderator: Leigh Henry (CORE 2010), Principal, Henry Investment Partners

Affordable Housing Breakout Session

  • Ilana Branda (EL 2017), Deputy Chief of Services to End and Prevent Homelessness, Montgomery County Department of Health & Human Services

  • Natali Fani-Gonzalez (CORE 2021), Vice Chair, Montgomery County Planning Board

  • Delegate Vaughn Stewart, District 19, Maryland House of Delegates

Why Are We Stuck In Traffic and What Can We Do? Breakout Session

  • Neil Harris (CORE 2019), Councilmember, City of Gaithersburg

  • Richard Parsons (CORE 2003), Director of Communications & Public Involvement, WSP USA, Inc.

 Strengthening Leadership Mindsets in Challenging Times Breakout Session

  • Jennifer Hart, Founder & CEO, Intelektularo

Leading Inclusively Breakout Session

  • Dr. Adriana Rojas, Consultant to Cook Ross

Leading Race Equity at a Large Company Breakout Session

  • Ebony Jones, Director of Inclusion and Diversity, Accenture Federal

YOUR Role in Building a Community

  • Tom Colling (EL 2017), Deputy Director, Nonprofit Village

  • Tony Spearman Leach (CORE 2018), Director of Development and Philanthropy, National Academy of Public Administration

  • Tammy Bresnahan, Director of Advocacy for AARP Maryland

  • Moderator:  Amy Harbison (SLM 2018), Certified Transition Coach, Open Window Coaching

The Intersection of Business and Community:  Working as a Business or System

  • Tonja Paylor (CORE 2019), Director of Marketing & Communications, MedStar Montgomery Medical Center

  • Molly Callaway, Montgomery County Volunteer Center

  • Moderator:   Carson Henry (CORE 2016), Chief of Operations at the Silver Spring Urban District

AARP Videos

In 2020 and 2021, we partnered with AARP to bring our alumni information on topics relevant to leaders of all ages. Below are the recordings.

Livable Communities and the AARP Network of Age Friendly Communities effort in Montgomery County

December 16, 2021

AARP – The Mental Health of Older Adults in Maryland

September 15, 2021

Fraud Watch Network- Be Vigilant

June 16, 2021


April 20, 2021

Voter 101:  What You Need to Know About Voting This Year

October 1, 2020

How to Care for Older Adults During and After a Time of Social Distancing

June 30, 2020

Conversations with the CEO

For many years, LM has offered alumni exclusive access to CEOs leading businesses in Montgomery County. Click on a video below to hear insights and thoughts on leadership from our esteemed guests.

Jamie Ratner, CEO and Founder of CertifiKID 

June 21, 2023

Jim Conlon(CORE 2016), Owner and Founder of Elysian Energy and Katie Conlon, Coach, Trainer and Founder of The Phoenix Nest.

March 26, 2021

Peter Lowet- Executive Director Mobile Med, Inc.

October 28, 2020

Zeki Mokhtarzada – The CTO of Tenovos and Co-Founder of Truebill

May 7, 2020

Leading Through Crisis with Dr. DeRionne Pollard (CORE 2012) – President of Montgomery College

April 7, 2020

Scott Nash, Founder and CEO of MOMs Organic Market

March 31, 2020

Looking Forward Series

This series of events in April of 2021, was intended to convene our community around rebuilding and recovery. We explored specific themes around rebounding and feature leaders across government, private and nonprofit sectors discussing how we as leaders can redirect our objectives and practices for the better.

Part 1: CEO Conversation: Jim and Katie Conlon

March 21, 2021

Part 2: Resiliency | Looking Forward: Building Better Practices for a New Reality

April 9, 2021

Part 3: Health and Values-Based Leadership

April 16, 2021

Part 4: New Business Models

April 23, 2021

Leadership In Action Series

A four part series in April of 2020 designed to hear how local leaders discuss in our community are stepping up; working tirelessly to save lives, stimulate the economy, and meet the needs of its internal and external stakeholders. There is no manual or guideline, but each of them is creating their own.

Series 1- Business Sector

April 16, 2020

Series 2: Nonprofit Collaborations

April 23, 2020

Series 3- Government Sector

April 30, 2020

Series 4 – Cross Sector

May 7, 2020

Business In Action – The Importance of Corporate Social Responsibility

November 5, 2020

What Will COVID-19 Teach Us?:Research’s Role in Shaping Our Future

January 8, 2021