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Serves as SMECO’s government and public affairs manager
Thomas M. Dennison, government and public affairs manager for Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative, has been selected for the Leadership Maryland class of 2012.
Founded in 1992, Leadership Maryland is an independent, educational, nonprofit organization designed to inform executives, from the public and private sectors, about the issues, challenges and opportunities facing Maryland and its regions.
Dennison is one of 52 people selected to participate in the eight-month program.
Following a two-day opening retreat in April, participants will attend one one-day and five two-day sessions focusing on issues such as economic development, education, health and human services, criminal and juvenile justice, environment, and multiculturalism and diversity.
“The participants represent a broad spectrum of highly qualified executives from an extraordinary group of statewide applicants,” Nancy Minieri, founding president and CEO of Leadership Maryland, said in a news release. “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.”
Dennison joined SMECO in 2006 following a seven-year career as a State House correspondent and Annapolis bureau chief for Southern Maryland Newspapers and The Gazette newspapers. He is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s Robert I. Kabat Management Internship Program at the University of Wisconsin.
Dennison lives in Mechanicsville with his wife, Brandy, and two daughters.