Melissa Leighton Obituary, Director of Administration for Leadership Maryland
It is with a profound sense of loss and heavy hearts that we share the news of the passing of Melissa Leighton, the long-time Director of Administration for Leadership Maryland.
After a courageous battle with cancer, Melissa left us, leaving behind a legacy of dedication, warmth, and unwavering commitment to the organization she served for nearly 15 years.
Melissa quickly became an integral part of Leadership Maryland, earning a reputation as a go-to person for members facing challenges big or small. Her contributions were so significant that she assumed the role of interim President & CEO during the summer of 2010, demonstrating her exceptional leadership and commitment to the organization’s mission and values.
Beyond her professional accomplishments, Melissa was known for her kindness, warmth, and genuine care for everyone associated with Leadership Maryland.
Her impact was profound, serving as a beacon, a sounding board, and a great listener for those seeking guidance. In many ways, she embodied the conscience and “sweetness” of Leadership Maryland.