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Therese McGucken Hessler

Therese McGucken Hessler

CEO & President

Ashlar Government Relations

hessler-thereseTherese McGucken Hessler believes we are all here for a purpose and to inspire change by lifting up those around us daily.

“In a time of so much division, I am committed to bringing people together by leading with love, respect and a commitment to make the world a better place,” she said.

Since September 2019, the Towson University graduate has served as CEO and president of the Annapolis-based Ashlar Government Relations after previously working as associate director of the Maryland Catholic Conference and director of administration and legislation for Maryland Right to Life.

Her proudest professional accomplishment thus far was helping to pass Laura and Reid’s Law, which allows for extended penalties for an individual charged with a felony for murdering a pregnant woman.

“It is my hope this law will deter this heinous crime as well as give justice to the victims’ families,” she said.

Hessler gives her time to several organizations. She serves on a number of boards including as secretary for the Prince George’s County Healthcare Alliance and vice president of the Maryland March for Life.

This is a winner profile from The Daily Record's 2020 Leading Women awards. Information for this profile was sourced from the honoree's application for the award.