Alumna selected for Leadership Maryland

Posted on February 08, 2011 by Staff Writer

Kristen Layman Mahoney ’89 has been named to the Leadership Maryland Class of 2011, according to a press release.

Mahoney, who lives in Baltimore, is one of 52 statewide leaders selected to participate in the eight-month program. Established in 1992, Leadership Maryland is an independent, educational, non-profit organization designed to inform top-level, public- and private-sector executives about the critical issues, challenges and opportunities facing the state and its regions.

“The participants represent a broad spectrum of highly qualified executives from an extraordinary group of statewide applicants,” said Nancy Minieri, president of Leadership Maryland. “After participating in a comprehensive range of experiences over the next year, these leaders will serve as important participants in the unified effort to shape Maryland’s future.”

Mahoney is executive director of the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention in Towson, Md. After graduating from Sweet Briar, she earned her law degree at the University of Baltimore.

Following a two-day opening retreat in April, participants will attend five two-day, and one one-day intense sessions focusing on issues such as economic development, education, health and human services, criminal and juvenile justice, environment, multi-culturalism and diversity. More than 100 experts representing business, government, education and the non-profit community will serve as panelists and guest speakers.

Leadership Maryland is one of 34 state leadership programs nationwide and has graduated more than 800 statewide leaders.