Winds of Leadership

Mission Statement

The Winds of Leadership will find projects in Harford County and assemble the leaders necessary to accomplish them, thus leaving behind us an improved county and a legacy of leadership.

Vision Statement

The Winds of Leadership is committed to exploring and applying the force of united leadership to achieve the tasks that leave a legacy. As a sail catches the force of the wind for speed and direction, so the Winds of Leadership will catch the force of a leader to go and do all good tasks in Harford County.

Who are we?

We are an open group of leaders. Currently, all of the leaders participating are Harford Leadership Academy graduates. There are no dues and there are no membership requirements. Winds of Leadership (WINDS) is the 501 (c ) (3) philanthropic arm of HLA.

What are we doing?

The first designated task was to replace the main sail on the Skipjack Martha Lewis. This was accomplished.

The second task is to erect a sculpture to leadership, a symbol, on Harford Community College property. It will be a modern rendition of a sail. Why? Why build a visual symbol for leadership? Some may say, “It’s just a sculpture.” We believe it is more.
Visual symbols are important in this modern world, where there is so much competition for our attention. Our hope and desire is that this symbol will be a graphic picture for the WINDS philosophy. We want it to:

  • Proposed Winds of Leadership tribute to HCCAffect and influence people to unite as leaders in support of Harford County
  • Bind us together
  • Reinforce our philosophy
  • Point people beyond themselves

The sculpture is also a fitting tribute to the county and the college for the formation of the Leadership Academy. We are proud to say that this project is in the final stages and we hope to place this sculpture in Summer of 2017.

We recently raised support for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford County with Game on: Who's Smarter Than a Fifth Grader? This was a very successful event, and we thank everyone that helped, participated, and came out to support this effort! You can find more information about this program here. 

Who's Smarter than a 5th Grader Participants


Front row, left to right: James Salmon, Molly Jurch, Sa'Nya Simms, Caleb Walbrecher, Hannah Butterfield, Abi Butterfield, Joey McGovern
Second row, left to right: Emma Carlson, Jackson Salmon, Hannah Persing
Back row, left to right: Steve Welzant, Tyler Daniel, Rod Bourn, Terry Trouyet, John Desmone, Dawn Hamilton and Rebecca Jessop

The Champion!


Mr. Terry Trouyet

WHFC Radio

What can you do?

What can you do? In one word, UNITE. Unite to finish the monument, to find the next project and to leave a legacy of leadership visible by all we accomplish.

Participate in the process.

  • Donate time.
  • Donate resources.
  • Donate expertise.
  • Donate money.
  • Share your ideas.
  • Share your thoughts.
  • Unite today and start creating your legacy.

Board of Directors

Dawn Hamilton, President
Terry Troy, Secretary
Mary Kay Fishpaugh, Treasurer
Rod Bourn*
Victor Cyran**
Michael Fisher
Marlene Lieb
Will Nori
Christine Sullivan
Cheryll Zeimblicki

*Harford Leadership Academy Alumni Association Coordinator (HLA AA) 
**Harford Leadership Academy Coordinator

Want to know more?

Dawn Hamilton
Freedom Federal Credit Union 
(410) 937-0322