Luwanda W. Jenkins has over 25 years of effective results-driven leadership experience in the areas of community relations, supplier diversity, and public-sector minority business enterprise program development. Luwanda currently serves as Chief Operating Officer for The LEADERship, a program of The Greater Baltimore Committee. Before joining the LEADERship, Luwanda served as Vice President of Community Relations and Diversity for the Cordish Companies, a privately-owned, global real estate development company specializing in entertainment, gaming, and sports-oriented development.
In addition to various roles in the private sector, Luwanda spent 20 years in the public sector having served as Governor Martin O’Malley’s Special Secretary for The Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs where she was instrumental in leading several reforms and initiatives which generated record gains in the area of minority and woman business inclusion in State contracting. This is familiar territory for Luwanda who served in a similar capacity in both the Glendening and Schaefer administrations.