Cecil Leadership Institute celebrates Class of 2024

Published on May 20, 2024

Cecil College’s Dean of Continuing Education and Workforce Development 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.

Cecil 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.


CHESAPEAKE CITY, Md: The Cecil Leadership Institute celebrated the graduating class of 2024 during a banquet on Wednesday, May 15, at the Chesapeake Inn Restaurant and Marina in Chesapeake City, Md. This year’s class was among the largest in the 24-year history of the program, with 22 graduates.

The Cecil Leadership Institute provides a framework where existing and emerging business, government, and tourism leaders engage, collaborate, and commit to Cecil County’s ongoing development. This unique learning opportunity provides participants with diverse perspectives on community growth and prosperity issues in addition to valuable time to share best practices and network.

Building a thriving community requires people working together to create a shared vision to solve problems and celebrate triumphs. Looking to the future, well-informed, diverse, and high-quality leadership is necessary for Cecil County to grow and prosper.

The Class of 2024 heard words of inspiration from Cecil College President Mary Way Bolt and Dean of Continuing Education and Workforce Development Dr. Miles Dean. The keynote speaker was Colonel Philip J. Mundweil, Commander of the U.S. Army Garrison stationed at Aberdeen Proving Ground.

The 15-week program introduces participants to the leadership at companies such as the Northrop Grumman, Deep Roots at Clairvaux Farm, Great Wolf Lodge and Resort, and Wildcat Point Generation Facility. Cecil Leadership participants, their organizations, and the entire community benefit as participants gain the skills and knowledge needed to lead Cecil County into a bright future. They can develop professional networks, meet, and interact with key thought leaders in Cecil County and learn their management styles, and engage in Corporate Social Responsibility by planning and executing a community service project.

The Class of 2024 includes: 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.

To learn more about the Cecil Leadership Institute and join the network of leaders who are building the future, contact Laurie Raphael at lraphael@nullcecil.edu or (443) 907-1376.