In Memoriam

Col. Kim Ward, LBC ’92, died of cancer on Aug. 7. She was a career Baltimore County Police officer who rose through the ranks to become the highest-ranking female officer in department history until 2019 when County Executive Johnny Olszewski, Jr., LBC ’10, appointed Chief Melissa Hyatt. Kim was a visionary whose heart was made of gold. She held herself and those around her to the highest standards while building people up and inspiring them to do their best,” said Amanda Zinn.

Kim served on LBC’s Alumni Board and stayed engaged with LBC for many years after her graduation from the program. She continued to nominate colleagues and business associates to LBC and was always available to assist in any way she could.

While it would be nearly impossible to list all of her accomplishments and accolades, you can get a sense of the hundreds of lives she touched and her profound impact on them through this moving video of her funeral service produced by the Baltimore County Police Department.

She will be sorely missed by so many, including her LBC family.

Letter From the President

While these are extraordinary times with great challenges, I have been so encouraged by the LBC community. As I consider the three major challenges our world is grappling with – a global pandemic and related economic down turn, a fight to end systemic racism, and climate change – I look to this amazing community and…

Letter From the President

We are living in incredibly stressful times. From the once-in-a-lifetime (hopefully) pandemic to the economic fallout, the continued devaluing of black and brown lives and polarizing political perspectives, we are all hurting – and hurting deeply. Over the last few months, I have been engaging with class members, alumni, corporate partners and sponsors and the community at large and the…

Inaugural LBC Referral Program

Welcome to LBC’s New Referral Program! We believe the best way to strengthen Baltimore County and build LBC’s invaluable network is to include you, the community and LBC alumni, in referring the best candidates. And, we are making it worth your while to participate. For each eligible referral you make, you will be entered into…

Share Your Ideas with LBC!

LBC Alumni, we need your help! Each year, Leadership Baltimore County offers a variety of events for our class members and alumni to attend, as well as ways to remain engaged in LBC and the Baltimore County community. But we need to know if we’re offering our alumni the right experiences and opportunities. What would you…

Leadership Lunch & Learn: Small Business Matters

At LBC’s first Leadership Lunch & Learn on April 28, we looked at issues small businesses are facing right now, specifically selling during a time of social distancing, cyber security and SBA loan programs. Chris McDonell, CEO of McDonell Consulting Group, addressed how to sell and lead during this time of social distancing. He focused…

Letter from the President – April 2020

Dear LBC Alumni, There is no playbook for the situation we are enduring. We are all doing our best to find innovative solutions; learn new technologies; be flexible; and model courage, vulnerability and empathy. As a leader, we may feel the expectation to rise to the occasion, have all the answers, or make everyone feel comfortable.…

COVID-19 Opportunities to Help – UPDATED 4.23.20

To help local organizations and nonprofits during this time of COVID-19 and all the uncertainty it brings, LBC will continually update a list of donation opportunities, mask requests, call for volunteers and other opportunities to help the community. If you have something to share, please send the details to Lauren Taylor.   The Arc Baltimore…

COVID-19 Resources – UPDATED 4.9.20

To help you stay informed during this time of COVID-19 and all the uncertainty it brings, LBC will continually update a list of essential information and resources. If you have something to share, please send the details to Lauren Taylor.   Baltimore Community Mediation Center Baltimore Community Mediation Center offers a variety of community-building online…