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Engaging Leaders: A Leadership Maryland Podcast

Jul 15, 2021

In this episode, Eric Brotman ’09 (LM), and guest host Eliot Pfanstiehl (LM) are joined by Eli Modlin ’19 (LM), Chief of Staff and Director of Government and Community Relations at Salisbury University. Eli and the hosts discuss how Salisbury University has navigated political, social, and COVID-19 issues, while...


Jun 17, 2021

In this episode, Sean Looney ‘96, vice president of state government affairs for Comcast NBCUniversal, joins hosts Eric Brotman ‘09, and guest host Eliot Pfanstiehl (LM) for a discussion about the qualities that separate average leaders from outstanding ones. Sean explains why true leaders are defined by their...


May 21, 2021

In this episode, Eric Brotman ‘09, and guest host Eliot Pfanstiehl (LM) are joined by Joseph DeMattos ‘08, president of the Health Facilities Association of Maryland (HFAM). During the conversation, Eric, Eliot, and Joseph discuss leadership lessons from COVID-19—particularly in the healthcare industry—and how...


Apr 15, 2021

In this episode, Eric Brotman ‘09 and guest host Memo Diriker ‘12 are joined by Jim Perdue ‘00, chairman of Perdue Farms. During the episode, Eric, Memo, and Jim discuss how Perdue Farms has navigated the pandemic, the different dynamics of family leadership, and the importance of diversity in decision-making.


Mar 18, 2021

In this episode, Eric Brotman is joined by the President of the Federation of State Humanities Councils, Phoebe Stein ’10, to discuss the overall mission and values of the councils, why it’s critical to invest in the humanities—art, philosophy, literature, ethics, history, and more—the pandemic’s impact on new...