Team

Leadership Baltimore County (LBC) wouldn’t be where it is today without our team of fearless leaders. With so much heart and passion, the team is dedicated to building strong leaders to improve the Baltimore County community and region.

 

Amanda Zinn
President and CEO

Amanda joined Leadership Baltimore County, Inc. (LBC) in 2013 after eight years of running her own consulting firm, eCubed, which provided capacity building services to nonprofit organizations. Amanda is a licensed consultant of the Standards for Excellence® initiative, an ethics and accountability code for the nonprofit sector. In addition to working with nonprofits, Amanda provided assistance to small businesses through developing business plans, researching and writing marketing plans and conducting feasibility studies. Before launching eCubed, Amanda served as the President & CEO of Women Entrepreneurs of Baltimore, Inc. (WEB) for 12 years. WEB’s mission was to ignite the passion and drive of women to build strong businesses that lift up communities and families. Under Amanda’s leadership, WEB spawned 1,800 businesses with an 86% retention rate.

Amanda is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including: The Daily Record’s Maryland’s Top 100 Women (2016 and 1996); the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Unsung Hero Award, Women in Business Advocate of the Year, and Welfare to Work Advocate of the Year; the Hunt Valley / Towson Business & Professional Women’s Woman of the Year; and The Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce’s Top Contributor to the Baltimore City Economy; and named a Weinberg Fellow, among others. She has traveled widely to consult with government agencies and nonprofit organizations in launching women’s business development programs in Egypt, Indonesia, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya and South Africa.

Amanda has been very active in the community. She is a founding board member, Immediate Past Chair and current Treasurer for Overcoming Poverty Together, Inc. (OPT) which works internationally to empower women to fight poverty. She also currently serves on the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Previously, Amanda served as Chair of the National Association of Women’s Business Centers, on the Board of Directors of the Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce, and Benevolent Baskets, which works with homeless women to empower them to become independent, as well as a founding board member of the Microenterprise Council of Maryland to name just a few of her community service engagements.

 

Mary Kay Page
Administrative Coordinator

Mary Kay Page brings a business acumen to her work with nonprofits. Her passion is helping organizations more effectively and efficiently serve their mission by improving work processes, strengthening internal and external communications, and connecting the organization to key resources and partners. Her previous roles involved outreach, partnership development and communications for small and large nonprofits with missions that ranged from serving basic needs at a local level to addressing critical health issues at a global level. She has been fortunate to travel to five continents and work with people from all over the world while maintaining a strong base and true love for Baltimore. She received her MBA from the Carey Business School at Johns Hopkins University and her BS from American University.

 

Lauren Taylor
Director of Communications, Marketing and Outreach

Lauren Taylor joined Leadership Baltimore County after 11 years at the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce, where she handled all aspects of communications, marketing, event planning, finances and operations. She serves on the School Board Nominating Commission for Baltimore County Public Schools and recently graduated from the Leadership Essentials Howard County program. Giving back to the community is important to Lauren, who has volunteered with the Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Bigs in School program for 10 years. A graduate of Loch Raven High School, Lauren received her BA from Hollins University.

 

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“LBC has a small staff, and a HUGE impact. It is a privilege to work with the caliber of talent, creativity, flexibility and commitment that LBC has in its staff -- Mary Kay and Lauren -- and its alumni volunteers. Together, they do whatever it takes to continuously move LBC forward.”

Amanda Zinn

President & CEO