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ASPIRE announces Katherine Keefe as program consultant for Leadership Essentials

Headshot of Katherine KeefeASPIRE, Loyola University Maryland’s extended learning community, is excited to introduce Katherine Keefe as the new program consultant for the Leadership Essentials program, beginning July 2022.

Katherine brings a wealth of experience in operations, fundraising, financial management, and human resources to the LE position. Most recently, Katherine served as the Executive Director of the Columbia Orchestra for 10 years. Her prior experience includes leadership positions in a variety of nonprofits organizations in the arts and international development. We are confident that she will build upon the success of the program that has been led and developed by Lori Fuchs for the last ten years. We thank Lori for all her efforts and for working with Katherine through the transition this summer.

We encourage you to reach out to Katherine as she onboards during July. She can be reached at

Leadership Essentials, a six-month leadership development program, which begins in December 2022 is for emerging leaders who have demonstrated abilities and want to enhance their personal commitment for development and growth and is based on three core components: program sessions, Community Impact Project and leadership coaching. Applications are due October 10, 2022.

For more information, visit the ASPIRE website or contact