Louise Phipps Senft to be Inducted into Circle of Excellence for Maryland’s Top 100 Women


Press Release

Baltimore, Maryland (April 1, 2009) – Louise Phipps Senft, President and CEO of Louise Phipps Senft & Associates/Baltimore Mediation, has been named again as one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women and selected, as one of 13, as an inductee into the 2009 Circle of Excellence for sustained achievement in Maryland.  This is the third time Senft has been chosen as one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women.  She was also recognized in 2004 and 2007.  Senft will be honored at an awards ceremony at the Meyerhoff on May 11th, 2009.

Maryland’s Top 100 Women Award recognizes high-achieving Maryland women who are making an impact through their leadership, community service and mentoring.  Senft is known nationally for her design and delivery of conflict resolution and transformation skills training and mediation for professionals, court systems, companies, contractors, real estate management firms, hospitals, assisted living facilities, higher education and government agencies.  Ms. Senft, also an attorney, has provided mediation and facilitation services to thousands of individuals in divorce, employment, business, closely held family businesses, trusts and estates and civil litigation.  She is also on faculty at the University of Maryland School of Law and Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation Insight Initiative.

Senft’s dedication and active involvement in the mediation field is evidenced by her work in the national think tank, The Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation, as Co-Chair of the Baltimore City Bar Association’s first ADR Committee, appointment by Chief Judge Bell to the Maryland Court of Appeals’ ADR Commission and the task force on Professional Responsibility in ADR, leadership as co-architect of the state’s Mediator Grievance Process, service for the national Ethics committee and Training Standards committee of The Association for Conflict Resolution and role as a past President of the Maryland Council for Dispute Resolution.

As a resident of Roland Park, Senft is also an active member of her community.  She is Vice President of the Roland Park Civic League whose recent focus is on the preservation of historic green space in Olmstead designed Roland Park as well as the monitoring of other land developments.  She is currently an elected member and serves as Treasurer on the executive board of Network 2000 whose mission is to place women on corporate boards and mentor rising female executives, is an elected board member for the Coalition of Geriatric Services in Maryland, and is a founding member of the Tuesday Girls whose mission is to provide peer to peer networking opportunities for women executives and business owners. She has been selected to be part of the 2010 class for Leadership Maryland.

Louise Phipps Senft & Associates/Baltimore Mediation was established in 1993.  For over a decade, the members of the Baltimore Mediation team have been in the day-to-day business of mediating interpersonal and multi-party disputes and facilitating divergent group dialogue, as well as training and mentoring some of the best mediators in the state of Maryland.