Joan Floura Graduates from Leadership Maryland

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Baltimore, Md. Joan Floura, president of Floura Teeter Landscape Architects, Inc., has completed the Leadership Maryland professional development curriculum. The program is dedicated to building a stronger Maryland by educating, cultivating and connecting the state’s brightest leaders. Leadership Maryland honored Floura, a resident of Baltimore, and the entire Class of 2014 at its 22nd annual graduation ceremony held December 2 at the Lord Baltimore Hotel.

Floura was one of just 51 applicants chosen by a selection committee to complete Leadership Maryland’s eight-month hands-on learning program focused on the state’s most vital social, economic and environmental issues. The Class of 2014 reflects a cross-section of the state, including diversity of geographic location, profession, ethnicity and gender.

Renée M. Winsky ‘05, president and Chief Executive Officer, Leadership Maryland says, “These are the leaders to watch now and in the future. Their experience confirms that the quality of leadership affects the success of the solutions. Problems are solved when committed, dynamic and informed leaders, with vision and passion, are willing to take the risk to lead.”

Floura is a 1990 graduate of North Dakota State University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture, and has more than 24 years of experience working for a wide variety of public and private clients. In 2000, she launched Floura Teeter Landscape Architects with partner Aaron Teeter, where she has led many of the firm’s largest projects including work on Maryland’s historic Inter-County Connector.

Floura says, “It was a true honor to be selected to participate in this prestigious program. The leadership skills I gained will enhance the mission of FTLA, and the connections I made with other professionals will be mutually beneficial in the coming years as we share advice and experiences, and work together to make Maryland a great place for business.”

“To be informed about statewide and regional issues, and having the opportunity to engage and interact with leaders who put themselves on the front line every day, has prepared these individuals to be the catalyst for positive change in Maryland,” said Leadership Maryland Board Chairman William B. Grant, Esq., C.F.P. ’02, president and CEO, First United Bank & Trust.

Leadership Maryland is open to senior-level executives with significant achievements in either their careers and/or their communities. Ideal Leadership Maryland members have a desire to learn more about Maryland’s most critical issues and a personal commitment to be a force for positive change in their organizations, their communities, and their state. For more information about Leadership Maryland, please visit, call 410-841-2101 or email

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