The College of Southern Maryland has named Angela Thornton as director
for the Corporate Center.
Possessing an extensive background in both
workforce development and economic development within the state of
Maryland, Thornton strives to bring full circle an array of experience
building relationships between state and local agencies, institutions of
learning and the business community.
“I believe that a strong economy consists of a well-trained workforce
which meets the needs of today’s employer as well as skills necessary
for the future,” she said.
The Corporate Center at CSM offers comprehensive training, education
and consulting for organizations seeking to increase employee
productivity and organizational efficiency. Tracks include acquisition
management, computer office skills, human resource management,
leadership, project management, and workforce and communication skills.
In addition, the Corporate Center works with Calvert, Charles and St.
Mary’s chambers of commerce to bring nationally recognized trainers to
provide Southern Maryland with high-caliber programs at a reasonable
Thornton maintains extensive working relationships with Maryland
businesses, state agencies, chambers of commerce and non-profit
organizations which provide her insight into what skills are necessary
for advancement and economic growth, she said.
She has served on the boards of directors for Charles County Chamber of
Commerce, Hospice of Charles County and Community Foundation of Southern
Maryland. Through these roles she learned the importance of successfully
building relationships within the business community.
Thornton holds an Associate of Science degree from Lamar University in
Texas and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Southern