Lieutenant Governor to be PACE Keynote Speaker

Now in its 43rd year, PACE is a signature event in the state capital. PACE Co-Chairs, Allegany’s Jeremy Irons and Garrett’s Shawn Bender, are pleased to announce that Maryland’s Lieutenant Governor Boyd K. Rutherford will be the keynote speaker at the upcoming PACE Breakfast. All guests will also have the opportunity to hear remarks by Maryland Comptroller Peter V. R. Franchot, United States Senator Benjamin L. Cardin, and David J. Trone, newly elected US Representative from the Sixth Congressional District of Maryland.  THE PACE Committee sincerely appreciates the assistance of the Office of State Senator George C. Edwards in extending invitations to the speakers.

Courtney A. Thomas-Winterberg, Director, Allegany County Department of Social Services, will be the mistress of ceremonies and emcee the PACE Breakfast. The Daily Record named Thomas-Winterberg one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women in 2011 and 2017. The Daily Record also recognized Thomas-Winterberg as one of the Very Important Professionals Successful by 40 in 2012. She was honored as Allegany County, Maryland’s Young Professional under 40 by the Allegany County Chamber of Commerce and Western Maryland Jaycees in 2014.

Thomas -Winterberg holds Master’s degrees in Communication Studies and Community Economic Development and is also a 2014 graduate of Leadership Maryland. In 2018 she completed the prestigious National Institute of Standards and Technology Malcom Baldridge Executive Fellowship Program through the United States Department of Commerce and Maryland Department of Human Services Leadership Development Initiative.


The mission of telling the story of the rural counties of Allegany and Garrett to the legislators, officials and other decision makers in the state capital remains the focus of PACE. Sponsored by the Cumberland  and Allegany County Industrial Foundation (CACIF)and the Garrett County Development Corporation, PACE  offers an extraordinary networking opportunity for Allegany and Garrett County citizens, stakeholders, and entities.

Register today to attend PACE Reception on Thursday, January 24, 2019, and the PACE Breakfast on Friday, January 25, 2019. Both events will be at The Annapolis Hotel, 126 West Street, Annapolis. The general public is warmly invited to register for PACE. An affiliation is not required.

The registration fee is all-inclusive and provides entry to both events for one individual. The fee is $150.00. Advance registration is required and on-line registration is available on the website, Your confirmation e-mail will be your proof of registration. Registration is not available at the door.