The Rising Stars Network (RSN) Committee is offering a Mentorship Program for our region’s future leaders under the age of 35.

Mentorship programs are an important part of our strategy to reinvest knowledge and strengthen our region. Each identified mentor has agreed to commit their time to mentoring three different individuals. Each mentee will meet with their mentor three times for one hour over the course of four months. In addition to anything specific a mentee would like to discuss, mentors will share insights about industry, their own career path and what they believe brings career success.

Program Format

A total of 17 mentors are confirmed for 2023. Each mentee application will be reviewed by the RSN Mentorship Program subcommittee. Scheduling mentorship meetings and other features will be available through a user-friendly online platform.

March 2, 2023

Mentee application deadline.

March 10, 2023

Application review complete, applicants notified.

March 29, 2023

Mentorship program begins.

Questions? Contact Tim O’Ferrall   |  410-850-4940

2023 Mentors

Monte Blakely
Crimson Science, LLC

Allison Flanigan
President & CEO
Omega Minds

Mike Hantke
President & CEO
Tensley Consulting

Jesse McKnight
Senior Program Manager
RBR-Technologies, Inc

Kendra Parlock
VP, Partnership Development

Deon Viergutz
VP, Spectrum Convergence
Lockheed Martin

Mike Cameron
VP, Business Development & Strategy
Applied Insight

Andrew Gehman
Black Eagle Defense

Rochelle Hazzard
Assistant VP, Business Development
Tower Federal Credit Union

Will Metts
National Security Executive
Amazon Web Services

Jennifer Ralston

Roxanne Wood
Boeing Intelligence & Analytics

Alex Fakeri
MOJO Creative Digital

Frank Goertner
Director Federal & Veteran Affairs
UMD College of Business

Mike Irwin
SVP, Senior Credit Officer
Sandy Spring Bank

Tish O’Rourke
VP, Cyber & Intelligence
Lockheed Martin

Kim Stanbro
VP, National Intelligence Solutions