The Leadership Frederick County Class of 2016 is one of the largest and most diverse classes in LFC history. Participants represent a wide range of professions, backgrounds, talents, and interests.

Joy Beveridge

Joy Beveridge

Joy is a Clinical Project Manager for Leidos Biomedical Research where she provides high level clinical project management to multiple projects that support the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research.

Joy became intrigued by the biological sciences in junior high and went on to earn her Bachelor's degree in Biology from Hood College and her masters in Microbiology from University of Maryland, Baltimore. She began supporting cancer research in 1988, while working for Program Resources Inc., and supporting the National Cancer Institute's Biological Response Modifiers Program.

Joy says, "Living and working in Frederick has also afforded me the opportunity to remain engaged with Hood College. I have enjoyed volunteering at various events, including mentoring seniors on interview skills, serving on the Executive Board for the Maryland I-Fund and Executive Alumnae Board."

Leadership Style: Collaborative
Song that best describes her: What's Going On (Marvin Gaye)

Stephanie Hurd

Stephanie Hurd

Frederick Community College
Stephanie is a Business Development Manager for Frederick Community College. She manages FCC's Business Solutions, including employee development and corporate training. Before joining FCC, Stephanie worked at Hagerstown Community College. While living in York, PA, she worked with their Main Street Program to coordinate downtown events, market downtown as a destination, and help merchants promote their businesses.

Although new to Frederick County, Stephanie has been active in the Jaycees of Hagerstown, and regularly volunteered with a therapeutic horseback riding program in her hometown.

Leadership Style: Relationship-Driven
Song that best describes her: All I Wanna Do (Sheryl Crow)

David Rogers

David Rogers

Habitat For Humanity - Board Member

David moved to Frederick eight years ago as result of his wife's calling to Frederick Church of the Brethren. Much of his initial involvement in the community stemmed from the local faith and civic community. Since then he has been active in the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce, the Religious Coalition, and the Rotary Club of Frederick.

David has held several titles in various government, political, and community endeavors but says his true focus has always been on bringing together people, programs, and resources to achieve missions and objectives. David just served as Director of Development for the YMCA of Frederick County, and is now a consultant for many local organizations.

Leadership Style: Servant-focused
Song that best describes her: You've Got a Friend in Me (Randy Newman)


Jason Szelc

PNC Bank

Jason currently works as a Business Banking Relationship Manager for PNC Bank. He's been in this role for four years and with PNC Bank for 12. He works with business clients with revenue between $1Million and $10Million.

Jason has been active in activities sponsored by PNC Bank, such as the Grow Up Great Program, as well as many community activities.

Leadership Style: Example
Song that best describes her: Wanted Dead or Alive (Bon Jovi)

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Grants for child care assistance for Frederick Community College students who are also parents will be more accessible this fall, thanks to a generous contribution from PNC Bank.

PNC recently presented a check for $5,000 to FCC’s Carl and Norma Miller Children’s Center to offer additional child care grants for FCC students whose children attend the accredited center’s program.

“Knowing that your children are in a safe, educational environment makes focusing on your studies easier,” said Gordon M. Cooley, PNC Bank regional president for Western Maryland. “FCC offers a quality program right on campus for parents who want to complete their degree.”

FCC has offered child care grants to offset tuition costs at the Children’s Center for qualified students through the Financial Aid Office for more than 15 years. The contribution from PNC provides additional funding and grows the grant pool available to FCC students.

“PNC is providing an essential kind of support to our students, and we are grateful for their support, because it’s about much more than writing a check,” commented Christopher Massi, executive director of the FCC Foundation.

“PNC clearly understands that finding affordable child care can be a major obstacle to completing one’s education.  Frederick Community College and Frederick County families are fortunate to enjoy this kind of leadership from our business community.”

Students who need assistance with child care at The Carl and Norma Miller Children’s Center may apply through the FCC Financial Aid Office, A204. For more information, call 301.846.2480 or email

Pictured above: Christopher Massi, executive director of the FCC Foundation, receives a donation from Gordon Cooley, PNC regional president, Western Maryland, and Craig Small, PNC senior vice president, Public Finance. At right, Doug Browning, FCC interim president, and Teri Bickel, director of the Carl and Norma Miller Children’s Center, express their appreciation to PNC.