This year OED is recognizing and celebrating Frederick County’s young professionals who are leaders in their industry, give back to the community and add significant value to their company and its culture. Join us as we get to know our Top 50 Under 40.
Alyssa Eshleman, 30
Assistant General Manager
Maryland National Golf Club
8836 Hollow Road, Middletown
Alyssa is a local, through and through –raised in Urbana, attended Hood College for her undergraduate and graduate degrees, and now ten years into employment at Maryland National Golf Club, where she supervises 50. In her time at Maryland National, she has developed, personally; guided the business through tremendous growth; and now plays a key role in this local golf and hospitality industry.
Describe your greatest accomplishment.
My greatest accomplishments here at MNGC has involved my role in growing our banquet business. I successfully doubled banquet sales in my first three years in this sales position, leading to an investment in a clubhouse expansion.
What is your experience with volunteering and civic engagement?
In my time here in Maryland National Golf Club, I’ve been lucky to work closely with the Board of Directors of the Middletown Area Chamber of Commerce to organize chamber meetings and fundraisers. It has been a pleasure to play a role in community efforts – we rise together!
What was your first job?
I was a tennis coach for a kid's summer program in Urbana. I loved sharing my love of the game with the community!
What do you like to do for fun in Frederick County?
I love taking my dogs for walks and hikes around the county -- they love the exercise, and I love taking advantage of the parks and views this county has to offer!
Who has influenced you most when it comes to how you approach your work?
My sister has always shown me the value of hard work, and instilled in me the work ethic that has gotten me to where I am today. Hard work pays off, and I'm so appreciative of the fact that she's taught me that.
What behavior or personality trait do you most attribute to your success and why?
I'd say my willingness and openness to learn, paired with my stubbornness. Failure is simply not an option, and I will do whatever it takes and learn whatever needs to be learned to be successful.