Leadership Howard County

Leadership Howard County

Leadership Howard County is the critical force in preparing, inspiring, connecting and sustaining community leaders to make Howard County the best place to live, work and play.


Creating innovative well-designed aesthetic masterpieces for commercial and residential clients is just a portion of one local community leader’s day. This month Leadership Howard County showcases Louann Magi, who is not only the owner of L’IMAGE Design Studio, but she is also the principal interior designer and architect. She collaborates with reputable professionals in an array of industries to complete every phase of commercial and residential projects and government contracts. Louann has a certification as a Woman-Owned Business Enterprise and serves on the board of Leadership Howard County (LHC).

What is Leadership Howard County?

Leadership Howard County is the critical force in preparing, inspiring, connecting and sustaining community leaders to make Howard County the best place to live, work and play.

When Leadership Howard County was launched in 1986, visionary community leaders built the foundations of an organization intended to help sustain the growing county. Literally in the middle of the exploding Baltimore-Washington metropolitan region, Howard County sought to maintain a community built on the principles of sustainability and inclusion. Leadership Howard County’s first classes included leaders of new businesses, newly created nonprofits and many others dedicated to working together to build a thriving community.

Like all communities throughout the country, Howard County now faces the challenges that come with a growing and thriving community.  There is a call for effective leadership on the local and regional level to ensure that citizens are informed and engaged in a wide variety of issues, trends, and challenges. We strive to continue working toward our vision to be the critical force in preparing community leaders with the knowledge and connections to build a strong and inclusive community with each class and an ever-growing membership. – Leadership Howard County


Leadership Howard County


LHC Programs, Mentor Opportunities, and Sponsorships

Are you a leader living in Howard County, Maryland? There are many ways you can get involved and Leadership Howard County offers a variety of programs and opportunities.


Leadership Premier

Leaders Ready to Serve

Leadership Howard County presents an unequaled opportunity for leaders to see beyond their own work or personal environments to the broader interests of the community.  Through interactions with decision-makers and industry experts, they develop a working knowledge of our community across sectors and learn to appreciate the diverse perspectives of their classmates. The result—a dedicated network of leaders equipped to transform our community. More information about Leadership Premier can be found here.


Leadership Essentials

A Collaboration Between Loyola & Leadership Howard County

Leadership Essentials is a six-month leadership development program, offered through Loyola University Maryland’s Center for Continuing Education in collaboration with LHC. The program runs from December through June. The program is targeted to rising stars and future leaders living or working in the region. Approximately 20-25 individuals will be selected to participate in the program. Interested in Leadership Essentials? Click here.

Leadership U 2021

Empowering Students to Learn by Doing

Designed for students entering their junior year in high school, the Leadership U program empowers students to learn by doing. Does Leadership U sounds like a perfect opportunity for you or someone you know? Learn more about the application process here.

Volunteer & Mentor Opportunities

If you enjoy working with high school students and want to help a motivated group of students make an impact on their community, please consider being an LU Mentor! As part of their leadership development, students work in teams and design their own community service projects. Adult mentors work closely with the teams and help guide their efforts and projects.


Community Impact Projects

Does your non-profit organization have a project or issue that it does not have the time, expertise, or staff to research or address? Leadership’s Community Impact Projects (CIP) may be the answer! To date, over 110 organizations have benefited from a Leadership CIP team!



Are you interested in joining the many leading businesses and corporations in Howard County that recognize the value in supporting LHC and its mission? Consider becoming a sponsor! Sponsors receive many benefits in return for their generosity in addition to the high visibility among Leadership Howard County’s influential membership and throughout the community.