Dr. Robert C. Mock, Jr. Graduates from Leadership Maryland

Dr. Robert Mock_UMES chief of staff

University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s Chief of Staff recognized at Dec. 7 ceremony

Two senior University of Maryland Eastern Shore administrators now have Leadership Maryland credentials.

Dr. Robert C. Mock Jr, chief of staff to President Heidi M. Anderson, joins his boss in completing the eight-month program “open to senior-level executives with significant achievements in either their careers and/or their communities.”  Anderson is a 2019 graduate of the program.

Mock was part of the 28th group of participants in the “hands-on learning program” that focuses “on Maryland’s five main geographic regions and … vital issues impacting economic development, education, health and human services, criminal justice, the environment, and multi-culturalism/diversity across the state.”

Leadership Maryland is “dedicated to building a better Maryland by harnessing the strength of its local business and community leaders” through a series of five, two-day workshops along with an orientation program and closing retreat.

Mock was initially among 49 applicants selected for the “Class of 2020” but was sidelined for a year because of the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“With the events of the past two years, our communities greatly need connectedness, shared vision, and resilient leadership, which makes our mission of empowering a diverse network of local leaders more important than ever,” said Renée M. Winsky, Leadership Maryland’s president and chief executive officer.

“With the understanding, connections, and clarity of purpose gained from their program experience,” Winsky said, “the 49 members of the Class of 2021 are now better poised to make a positive impact, and we look forward to seeing all they’ll accomplish for our state.”

Leadership Maryland launched in 1993 as a professional development program with the goal of identifying business and civic leaders who have “a desire to learn more about Maryland’s most critical issues and a personal commitment to be a force for positive change in their organizations, their communities, and their state.”

The organization scheduled what it calls a graduation event for Dec. 7 at the Hilton Baltimore BWI Airport in Linthicum Heights.

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