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 monument 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 monument.” 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 – from known leaders to students
  • Serve as a rallying cry for leaders to unite
  • Remind us of the power of leadership
  • Bind us together
  • Reinforce our philosophy
  • Point people beyond themselves

The monument 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 monument in Spring of 2017.

We are also raising support for the Boys and Girls Club of Harford County with Game on: Who's Smarter Than a Fifth Grader? This will be held in the Chesapeake Theater on October 4, 6:30 pm. Order your tickets now and help the Winds of Leadership and the Boys and Girls Club of Harford County!

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.


Game On: “Who’s Smarter Than a 5th Grader?”

Tuesday, October 4, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.,


  • Tyler Daniel, DJ at WXCY (103.7 FM)
  • John Desmone, TU  Director
  • Rebecca Jessop, RJ Consulting
  • Terry Trouyet, WHFC operations manager; and Returning Champion
  • Steve Welzant, Dept. of Emergency Services

Tickets are only $10 ($15 at the door), children under 10 are free.

Go to this webpage for ticket information.

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