Equality Maryland Names Interim Executive Director

bowman-web.jpgThe board of directors at Equality Maryland announced today that Lynne Bowman, former director of programs and services at Equality Federation and a founder of Equality Ohio, will serve as the organization’s interim executive director beginning May 2. 

[UPDATE: Read Metro Weekly's exclusive interview with Bowman: "Help From Ohio."]

The announcement comes less than one week after Equality Maryland’s former executive director, Morgan Meneses-Sheets, told Metro Weekly she was fired from the organization. 

“Ms. Bowman will step in to lead Equality Maryland on an interim basis following the departure of Morgan Meneses-Sheets, who has stepped down as Executive Director,” Chuck Butler, board chair, says in a release issued to Metro Weekly on Thursday, April 28.  

“Under Ms. Meneses-Sheets’ leadership, Equality Maryland made significant strides in achieving equality for LGBT citizens, coming closer than ever before to attaining marriage equality and gender identity antidiscrimination legislation in Maryland.  We thank Ms. Meneses-Sheets for her service and wish her well.”

According to Equality Maryland, Bowman holds 22 years of organizational leadership experience under her belt, both with non-profit and for-profit organizations, as well as government sectors.  Most recently, Bowman served as the campaign manager for Democratic Lieutenant Governor Lee Fisher’s U.S. Senate campaign in Ohio.

“Equality Maryland is thrilled to have a nationally known and respected leader at the helm of the organization.”

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