[Baltimore, MD] – Joan Floua, founder and principal of Floura Teeter Landscape Architects, Inc., and a resident of Baltimore, is one of 52 accomplished and talented Maryland leaders chosen to participate in the eight-month Leadership Maryland Class of 2014.
Floura is an industry leader in the field of landscape architecture with more than 24 years of experience working for a wide variety of public and private clients. She currently serves as the project manager for a Maryland State Highway (SHA) Indefinite Delivery Contract and served as the lead landscape architect for the historic Intercounty Connector Contracts A and B. Because of Floura’s pivotal role in these important projects and extensive experience, she was selected by a group of her peers to participate in Leadership Maryland.
Leadership Maryland is one of 34 state leadership programs nationwide and has graduated nearly 1,000 statewide leaders. Following the two-day opening retreat in April, class members attend five two-day intense sessions focusing on economic development, education, health and human services, criminal justice, the environment, and multi-culturalism and diversity. The program year will conclude with a one-day closing retreat in November and a graduation celebration in December. More than 100 experts representing business, government, education and the non-profit community will serve as panelists and guest speakers.
“The participants represent a broad spectrum of highly qualified executives from an extraordinary pool of statewide applicants,” said Renée M. Winsky, president and CEO and 2005 Leadership Maryland graduate. “After participating in a comprehensive program of experiences throughout the year, these leaders will serve as important participants in the unified effort to shape Maryland’s future.”
“It’s an honor to be selected for this prestigious opportunity,” said Floura. “I am passionate about making Maryland a more beautiful place through excellence in landscape architecture. It’s inspiring to see how my fellow Leadership Maryland colleagues, too, are applying their expertise to benefit the state we all call home.”