Vanessa E. Atterbeary, Esq., KRA Corporate Counsel, has been selected for the Leadership Maryland Class of 2012, its 20th Anniversary Class. Founded in 1992, Leadership Maryland is an independent, educational, non-profit organization designed to inform top-level executives, from the public and private sectors, about the critical issues, challenges and opportunities facing the state of Maryland and its regions. Atterbeary is one of only 52 accomplished and talented leaders from across the State selected to participate in the 8-month program. Following a 2-day opening retreat in April, Atterbeary will attend five 2-day, and one 1-day intense sessions focusing on issues, such as, economic development, education, health and human services, criminal and juvenile justice, environment, and multi-culturalism/diversity.
More than 100 experts representing business, government, and education will serve as panelists and guest speakers. Atterbeary reported, “I am honored to have been chosen for Leadership Maryland’s Class of 2012. Although I was born and raised in Maryland, this program will provide me with a better understanding of the State, its current needs, and the challenges that it faces. The opportunity to learn and network is invaluable and will provide me with the tools necessary to continue to give back to the community in which I live and work.” Nancy Minieri, founding President and CEO of Leadership Maryland, commented, “The participants represent a broad spectrum of highly qualified executives from an extraordinary group of statewide applicants. After participating in a comprehensive range of experiences during this milestone anniversary year, these leaders will serve as important participants in the unified effort to shape Maryland’s future.”