Lura Roach, a DCS Corporation Strategic Communications Analyst, recently completed the Leadership Southern Maryland Emerging Leaders Program (LEAP). A resident of Mechanicsville, MD, Lura was one of 19 applicants chosen to participate in the second year of this program.

“The 19 individuals representing our second class of the Leadership Southern Maryland Emerging Leaders Program have demonstrated their commitment to self-discovery and professional development, their eagerness to be engaged and impactful citizens of our region, and their flexibility as we navigated this new curriculum amidst a global pandemic,” said Denise Foster, Executive Director, Leadership Southern Maryland.

The LEAP Program focuses on professional and community leaders in Southern Maryland who are either new to the region or early in their careers. The class completed six sessions over the course of six months, each designed to empower participants to foster and refine their leadership understanding and abilities, while advancing their self-discovery, teamwork and networking skills. The class also worked in groups to complete a culminating community service project.

“As an employee-owned company, DCS is committed to developing leaders at all levels within the organization as a key component of our culture of ownership and business success,” said Amy Kirby, Vice President of Corporate Development. “We value all of our employee-owners and seek to invest in their professional development. We greatly appreciate partners such as Leadership Southern Maryland for their role in our communities and their shared commitment to cultivating effective leaders, and commend Lura for her initiative in seeking out and completing this dynamic leadership program.”

About Leadership Southern Maryland
Leadership Southern Maryland is a non-profit organization dedicated to building a diverse cadre of informed and engaged leaders from Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s Counties. Offering two distinct programs for both experienced executives and young professionals, Leadership Southern Maryland prepares its members to address common issues and bring long-term benefits to their industries and communities. Since the organization’s founding in 2008, more than 400 professionals have enhanced their knowledge, leadership skills, and connections to create new opportunities to impact the needs of our region by completing a Leadership Southern Maryland program. To learn more, please visit or call 301-862-7663.

About DCS
DCS offers advanced technology, engineering, and management solutions to government agencies in the national security sector. The transformative ideas, commitment to quality, and entrepreneurial spirit that characterize our employee-owners allow us to ensure the success of each customer’s mission and actively contribute to the well-being of the Nation.


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