About

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

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).

Certificates and Teaching

  • Faculty Member, Institute for Organization Management, US Chamber Foundation, 2016 – 2017
  • 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 

Recent clients have included:           

Asian Art Association, Denver Art Museum
Calvert County Chamber of Commerce
Greater Silver Springs Chamber of Commerce
Maryland Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (MACCE)
South Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce
Vienna-Tyson’s Corner Chamber of Commerce