Holcomb to Retire from Leadership So. Md.

Search Launched for New Executive Director

LEONARDTOWN, Md.—The Leadership Southern Maryland (LSM) Board of Directors announced recently that Ms. Karen Holcomb will retire on June 30, 2014.

Holcomb, who has served as Executive Director since 2008, is credited for building successful partnerships in the Southern Maryland region to spur interest and support for the LSM program, and leading the organization through its first six years of operations. Prior to serving LSM, Ms. Holcomb was a Federal Senior Executive Service member, serving as Assistant Commander for Corporate Operations at the Naval Air Systems Command.

“This has been a wonderfully unique experience for me,” Holcomb said. “It has been my honor and privilege to serve LSM and our Southern Maryland Region. With the board’s leadership and guidance we’ve been able to do remarkable work, “establishing, growing and sustaining LSM through the first six years and, setting the pace to reach our next milestone in 2018, as well as the launch of Southern Maryland’s only regional youth leadership program – LEAD. This has been tremendously rewarding and I am honored to have been a part of LSM.”

“We were fortunate to have Karen join forces with the board to help sculpt LSM’s future and our vision to develop collaborative leaders across Southern Maryland,” said Charles “Bert” Johnston, President, LSM. “Working together to enrich our communities and the lives of our neighbors is a primary goal for our organization and Karen has helped move us in that direction,” Johnston said.

A search will soon be underway for a charismatic successor who will sustain and grow the quality, content, composition and stature of LSM. Potential candidates are encouraged to download the job vacancy announcement on the LSM website, www.lsmlead.org, which will be available on December 1, 2013. For additional information about the executive director position, please contact the search committee chair at Tom_Jarboe@theTSAteam.com.

Source: Leadership Southern Maryland

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