Friday, February 22, 2013
The chief executive officer of Howard County’s Economic Development Authority will be sworn into office at 10 a.m. Friday in Annapolis.
Laura Neuman, who was selected to be the new county executive, was greeted with a rush of applause moments after she received a majority vote Thursday from the Anne Arundel County Council. Neuman, 46, of Annapolis, currently serves as the CEO of the Howard County Economic Development Authority. She gave a rousing speech during her interview with council members on Thursday night, laying her whole life bare—her trials and successes in making her own way in the world. Neuman earned a master's in business administration without a high school diploma or undergraduate degree, worked at T. Rowe Price, and Hilton Hotels before earning a name for herself in Maryland. "It is truly an honor to serve," Neuman said after she was selected by the …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The Anne Arundel County Council Thursday night voted in Laura Neuman, chief executive officer of Howard County’s Economic Development Authority, to replace its convicted county executive.
The Anne Arundel County Council late Thursday chose Howard County official Laura Neuman to be the Anne Arundel county executive, replacing John Leopold, who was convicted of misconduct in office. Leopold resigned this month after a judge found him guilty on two counts. Neuman was seen as a surprise choice, besting other more high-profile candidates. Chief executive officer of Howard County’s Economic Development Authority, Neuman is known for her personal story of overcoming adversity. She has been outspoken about her past as a rape victim as a young woman. She went on to become a successful entrepreneur. “At a very early age I decided I was going to live a very independent and a different life,” she told Patch in a 2011 interview when …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Laura Neuman is one of 16 applicants for the newly open job.
Howard County's Economic Development Authority CEO, Laura Neuman, is one of 16 candidates who have submitted applications this month to become Anne Arundel County Executive. Neuman, a former entreprenuer and private sector CEO, has lived in Anne Arundel for over 20 years. She joined the Economic Development Authority in the spring of 2011. The county executive position became open after the former county executive, John Leopold, a Republican, resigned on Feb. 1 in the wake of being found guilty of misconduct in office. By law, the Anne Arundel County Council is charged with replacing Leopold with another Republican. Neuman is joined by other high-profile challengers for the post, including former Maryland first lady Kendel Ehrlich; Del. …
Friday, October 28, 2011
On-the-ground coverage of the symposium on women, careers and success, an event hosted by Pinnacle Empowerment Center of Elkridge and makingCHANGE of Columbia.
Approximately 120 women will converge in Columbia on Friday to discuss how to attain career and financial success. "The experience, in essence, is designed to help women stop living their lives 'backwards,' and encourage them to turn around and seize the great opportunities that lie ahead," said an entry on the Women's Empowerment Conference blog. The Women’s Empowerment Conference will be held at the Sheraton in Columbia from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. Elkridge Patch will be there live blogging, using the hashtag #empowermentevnt. Chime in; the conversation is open to all!