OWINGS MILLS, Md., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED), a provider of leading clinically proven portion-controlled weight-loss programs, today announced that Executive Chairman of the Board Colonel Brad MacDonald, USMC (Ret.), recently completed an eight-month long leadership-development program sponsored by Leadership Maryland.
"The Leadership Maryland program was an invaluable experience and I look forward to utilizing lessons learned in the program and applying them to the continued success of Medifast," said Col. MacDonald. "At Medifast, we are proud to be founded and based in Maryland, and are dedicated to fighting the obesity epidemic and spreading a message of health."
Leadership Maryland, celebrating its 17th graduating class, honored Col. MacDonald, along with forty-five statewide classmates, at a black-tie reception and banquet held December 1, 2009, at the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore.
Leadership Maryland, an independent, educational leadership-development organization, informs top level executives from the public and private sectors about the critical issues, challenges, and opportunities facing the state of Maryland and its regions. After participating in a broad range of experiences, these statewide leaders are prepared to address these issues and serve as important participants in the unified effort to shape Maryland's future.
"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," stated Leadership Maryland Board Chairman Stephen A. Horvath. A 1998 graduate of the program, Mr. Horvath is senior vice president-group manager, PNC Bank, Gaithersburg.
|SOURCE Medifast, Inc.|
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