Two New Sessions of Schaefer Center for Public Policy's Certified Public Manager Program Underway
September 21, 2022
Contact: Office of Advancement and External Relations
The Schaefer Center for Public Policy, part of The University of Baltimore's College of Public Affairs, has announced the Maryland Certified Public Manager Program Class of 2023. Over the next 10 months, participants will complete a rigorous course of study on all aspects of public sector management. Upon graduation, participants will earn the highly coveted and nationally recognized Certified Public Manager credential.
The 2023 class of 50 managers is the largest in the program's history. All levels of government are represented, with 15 State of Maryland, 14 county, and 21 municipal managers enrolled. Eighteen of Maryland's 24 jurisdictions have a least one county or municipal manager enrolled in the program.
"Live, virtual instruction makes the program accessible for manager from Western Maryland to the Eastern Shore and everywhere in between while maintaining important personal interactions among instructors and class members," says Schaefer Center Director Ann Cotten. "The Maryland Certified Public Manager Program provides training that is critical for developing the leadership pipeline for government agencies in Maryland."
Maryland state agency participants include:
- Patricia Zych, College of Southern Maryland
- Cleveland Horton, Maryland Commission on Civil Rights
- John Brennan, Maryland Department of Disabilities
- Anna Sierra, Maryland Department of Emergency Management
- Darren Alles, Maryland Department of the Environment
- June Dwyer, Maryland Department of the Environment
- Jeffrey Jones, Maryland Department of General Services
- Kimberly White, Maryland Department of General Services
- Nevis Smith, Maryland Department of Health
- Kelly Vaughn, Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development
- Marianna Quillen, Maryland Department of Human Services
- Dan Wait, Maryland Department of Human Services
- Phillip Hagar, Maryland Department of Natural Resources
- Naomi Bond, Maryland Department of Transportation
- Jacqueline Thorne, Maryland Department of Transportation
- Benjamin Pittsley, Talbot County Department of Social Services
County government participants include:
- Benjamin Thompson, Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works
- Jennifer Aubert-Utz, Baltimore County Fire Department
- Detoria Jacks, Calvert County Parks and Recreation
- Celene Steckel, Carroll County Government
- Bilal Sarayra, Howard County Department of Public Works
- John Seefried, Howard County Department of Public Works
- Stephanie Simon, Howard County Recreation and Parks
- Brandon Cooper, Prince George’s County Council
- Bryan Hogan, Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department
- Amanda Yowell, St. Mary’s County Land Use and Growth Management
- Clay Stamp, Talbot County Government
Municipal government participants include:
- Christopher Harrington, Baltimore City Office of Information and Technology
- Lauren Walker, The City of Baltimore
- Allison Layton, The City of Cumberland
- Marc DeOcampo, The City of Frederick
- Elizabeth Stahlman, The City of Frostburg
- Sara Green, The City of Laurel
- Stanley Mosely, The City of Seat Pleasant
- Sarah Imhulse, The City of Westminster
- Natalie Saleh, The Town of Berlin
- Carolyn Brinkely, The Town of Centreville
- Dylan Galloway, The Town of Cheverly
- Tonya Jones, The Town of Cheverly
- Kayce Munyeneh, The Town of Cheverly
- Giselle Richards, The Town of Cheverly
- Tammy Kelledes, The Town of Greensboro
- Stacy Milor, The Town of North Beach
- Erika Gail Moore Lecates, The Town of Pittsville
- Amber Korell, The Town of Preston
- Jessica Barnes, The Town of Riverdale Park
- Jared Schumacher, The Town of Sykesville
- Erin Braband, The Town of Trappe
- Susan Theis, The Village of Chevy Chase
- Jason Goldstein, The Villiage of Friendship Heights
The Maryland Certified Public Manager Program (CPM) is a leadership development program accredited by the National Certified Public Manager Consortium. This 300-hour academically grounded, job-relevant program requires participants to complete a Capstone Project with the potential for real-world application in their fields. The program is open to supervisors and managers who live or work in Maryland and work for a government, quasi-governmental, or nonprofit organization. Participants will graduate from the program with comprehensive, applied management skills needed to meet the complex demands and challenges of the 21st century.
The Maryland Certified Public Manager Program is currently being offered via a combination of live online instruction and a self-paced learning curriculum built upon a set of core competencies. Training will include interactive classes, projects, readings, and exams centered on management principles, as well as opportunities to speak and interact with community leaders about course related issues.
For further information about the Maryland Certified Public Manager Program, contact Dr. Ann Cotten, director of the Schaefer Center for Public Policy and Maryland Certified Public Manager Program at SchaeferCenterDirector@ubalt.edu, or Diane Geiman, training manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Schaefer Center for Public Policy
Established in 1985, the William Donald Schaefer Center for Public Policy is Maryland's preeminent applied research and policy analysis center. As part of the University of Baltimore's College of Public Affairs, the Schaefer Center promotes excellence in Maryland's public and nonprofit organizations through applied research, technical assistance, policy analysis, policy conferences, and professional development programs. Learn more.
About the College of Public Affairs
The University of Baltimore's College of Public Affairs prepares the problem-solvers who will analyze policy and lead public, nonprofit, health-care and third sector organizations of the future. The college is home to two centers of excellence: Schaefer Center for Public Policy and the Center for Drug Policy and Enforcement. U.S. News & World Report named the College one of the best graduate schools for Public Affairs and Public Affairs Non-Profit Management in 2021. Learn more.