About

Offering affordable consulting, mentoring and strategic planning services for small and mid-sized chambers of commerce, associations, and other nonprofit organizations.

I have a passion for helping organizations succeed through establishing strategic direction and adopting industry best practices, based on the nearly 30 years I’ve spent leading chambers and associations. I am a 2009 graduate of the U.S. Chamber’s Institute for Organization Management (Northeast, though I started at Southeast), a Certified Association Executive (CAE), and the Maryland Chamber of Commerce Executive’s 2012 Chamber Executive of the Year. I also hold a Master of Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government (1989).           


Recent clients have included:

Certificates and Teaching

  • Faculty Member, Institute for Organization Management, US Chamber Foundation, 2016 – 2018
  • Certified Association Executive (CAE), American Society of Association Executives, 2014
  • Certificate in Nonprofit Organization Management (IOM), Institute for Organization Management (IOM), 2009
  • Certified Facilitator, “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People,” 2001

 Awards

  • Department of the Army Commander’s Award for Public Service, 2016
  • Chamber Executive of the Year, Maryland Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (MACCE), 2012
  • Tribute to Women in Industry Award, YWCA of Anne Arundel County, 2012
  • Department of the Army Certificate of Appreciation for Patriotic Civilian Service, 2011
  • Kaiserslautern Military Community Volunteer of the Year, 2001

Non-Profit and Government Experience

2017 – Anne Arundel County Commission on Government Innovation & Effectiveness – Executive Director
2007 – 2017 – West Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce – President & CEO
1999 – 2003 – Mom2Mom Peer Support Program – Co-Founder
1995-1997 – Associated Builders and Contractors of Texas – Executive Director
1994-1995 – Associated Builders and Contractors, South Texas – Executive Director
1992-1993 – San Antonio Health Care Partnership – Executive Director
1989-1992 – Jackson County Area Chamber of Commerce – Executive Director 

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