Karen Pelton and Maya Demishkevich Complete Leadership Carroll

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Sylvia Blair, Carroll Community College, 410-215-8180
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Karen Pelton and Maya Demishkevich of Carroll Community College graduated from the Leadership Carroll program at a ceremony on June 13 at Martin’s Westminster. Pelton is assistant director of Institutional Advancement and Demishkevich is senior director of Marketing at the college. 

The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce and Carroll Community College co-sponsor Leadership Carroll, a popular and respected selective leadership development program in Carroll County. Pelton and Demishkevich are one of more than 40 local graduates from the 2017 program, representing education, retail, government, media, health, law, banking, non- profit and corporate organizations. This year’s program started on September 19 and ended June 13, 2017. 

“The Leadership Carroll program awakened me to the multitude of resources available in the community,” said Pelton. “From the local farms to the high-quality health care services and business operations we toured, each have a tremendous impact on the quality of life for county residents. I highly recommend that others in the community explore participating in the program.” 

“This program provided an excellent introduction to the county’s resources as well as to the current challenges present throughout different economic sectors,” said Demishkevich. “Additionally, through this year-long experience, I’ve gained a better understanding of the audience which Carroll Community College serves. I have also identified training gaps and opportunities to improve our community outreach.” 

Other areas of focus throughout the year-long Leadership Carroll program included education, state and local government, agriculture, public and private education, business and economic development, justice and the law, and media. 

At Carroll Community College, Pelton provides leadership in planning, developing and implementing comprehensive fundraising programs in Institutional Advancement and the College Foundation. Demishkevich oversees a robust strategic marketing and creative services program at the college.