(May 24, 2019) Leadership Maryland announced recently that Michael A. Franklin, president and CEO of Atlantic General Hospital, has been selected to participate in the professional development program dedicated to building a better Maryland by harnessing the strength of its local business and community leaders.
Franklin is one of 52 individuals chosen for Leadership Maryland’s 27th class – the Class of 2019, who will complete the eight-month, hands-on learning program focused on the state’s most vital social, economic and environmental issues.
Following a two-day opening retreat in April, the class will attend five two-day intense sessions traversing the state, focusing on Maryland’s economic development, education, health and human services, criminal justice, the environment, and multi-culturalism/diversity.
These sessions will be followed by a one-day closing retreat in November and a graduation celebration in December. More than 100 experts representing business, government, education and the nonprofit community will serve as panelists and guest speakers.
Franklin, who has over 30 years of healthcare management experience, joined Atlantic General Hospital and Health System as its CEO in 2005. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, and a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University-Medical College of Virginia.
“I’m honored to be selected as a member of the Class of 2019,” Franklin said. “Maryland has been home for me and my family for many years, and I look forward to the additional opportunities Leadership Maryland will provide for me to give back and make our communities even stronger.”
“As in previous years, the selection process was very competitive, which is a testament to our members encouraging a diverse and broad spectrum of highly-qualified executives from across the state to apply to our program and share in their experience,” said Renée M. Winsky ‘05, president and chief executive officer, Leadership Maryland. “This year’s cohort is a powerful cross-section of leaders from our state. I’m excited to see them come together as a group and do great things in their workplaces, communities and beyond in the years to come.”