Freedom Adds Another HLA Grad

Stacie Sloan Completes Harford Leadership Academy Program

Stacie Sloan graduates from Harford Leadership Academy
Pictured (L to R): Dr. Dianna Phillips, Harford Community College President; Stacie Sloan, Freedom’s Senior Vice President, Member Services; Angela Rose, President & CEO, Harford County Chamber of Commerce.

Congratulations to Stacie Sloan, Senior Vice President, Member Services on her graduation from the Harford Leadership Academy!

Stacie joined Freedom in 2008 as a Branch Manager, and has held the positions of Branch Operation Coordinator and Vice President of Member Services. She was promoted to Senior Vice President in 2016.

The Harford Leadership Academy (HLA) is a Community Development Program, co-sponsored by Harford Community College and the Harford County Chamber of Commerce. The Academy is designed to promote the development of existing and emerging leaders and to create a committed, involved, and diverse network of leaders in Harford County.

Several other Freedom employees are HLA graduates: Mike MacPherson, President/CEO (2000); Dawn Hamilton, VP Lending (2005); Patrice Ricciardi, Business Development Specialist (2013); Sue Manning, Business Development Specialist (2014); and Bob Wehland, SVP business Banking and Business Development (2016). Freedom board members who are HLA graduates include: Rick Gerety (2016); George Heidelmaier (2000); and Ronnie Davis (2009).

More than 700 individuals have completed this outstanding program, including leaders representing the areas of business and industry, education, government and civic organizations. Attendees complete thirteen sessions on the topics; how government works, economic development and planning for the future, education and workforce development, agriculture and the environment, ethical leadership, public safety, emergency response, healthcare, Aberdeen Proving Ground, focused social issues, volunteerism and personal visioning, leadership, and meeting with county administration and Academy wrap-up.