Developing Community Leaders

The Rising Stars Network (RSN) are emerging professionals in the diverse companies and organizations that make up the Fort Meade Alliance (FMA).

Our Approach

Our Mission

Our mission is to develop and support world-class community leaders through engaging events and programs to enhance the Fort Meade region.

Our Impact

We support our community through philanthropy and service.

  • We inspire the next generation through educational efforts in programs held in the Fort Meade region.
  • Our Mentorship Program offers professional development and the opportunity to receive career advice from leaders in different industries.
  • We have fun! We are all about planning events to encourage peer-to-peer networking. Whether you are new to the area or new to the group. these events are a great opportunity to expand your network and strengthen existing relationships.

Get Involved

Educational Efforts

  • Girls Who Code
  • STEM Core
  • Project SCOPE

Professional Development

  • Mentorship Program
  • Happy Hours
  • Social Events

Community Efforts

  • Community Service Projects

Rising Stars Network Committee Members

Abiodun Ajayi
Deloitte

Mark Cruz
Tower Federal Credit Union

Erica Dobbs
Dobbs Defense Solutions

James Foley
Foster Thomas

Andrew Gehman
Black Eagle Defense, LLC

Ryan Haussmann
Sandy Spring Bank

Sarah Horta
AAEDC

Kalie Lastagarkov
MOJO Creative Digital

Beatrice Oluwabuyi

Joe Pacileo
IronNet, Inc.

Antoine Roseman
RACTSOL Corps

Allegra Scott
ICEYE

Tiffany Tong
Leidos

Morgan Wimbrow
Mackenzie Commercial Real Estate

Roxanne Wood
Boeing Intelligence & Analytics


FMA Staff
Caitlin Broccoli
Education and Workforce Manager

To learn more, contact Ryan Haussmann, Committee Chair
rhaussmann@sandyspringbank.com