What Exactly Is A CRTC Ambassador?
The Ambassadors are the front-line of Membership. They are the great connectors responsible for recruiting, involving and retaining members. If you are outgoing, you wear your membership on your sleeve and you thrive on helping others connect, this could be the committee for you. Every member of CRTC can serve as an Ambassador. The primary responsibilities of Ambassadors involve:
- Communicating the benefits of joining CRTC to prospective members.
- Helping new members understand how the organization works and ways in which they can help out or contribute.
- Sharing timely information about CRTC and so members can "Get Connected."
If you are interested in being an Ambassador, CRTC, you can volunteer by contacting the Membership Committee.
• Board Liaison: Bill Graff, M&T Bank
• Committee Chair: Diann Turner, NetLink Resource Group, Inc.
• Committee Vice-Chair: Erika Pecora, Gross, Mendelsohn & Associates
Meeting Schedule: Ambassador Committee Meeting Schedule: First Tuesday of the Month, 3:30-5:00pm.
• John Camden, VP, Commercial Banking Division, First National Bank
• Snezana Cockburn, Business Development Manager, Windstream
• Tom Eberle, Executive Management Professional
• Trish Farrell, Vice President, MacKenzie Commercial Real Estate Services, LLC
• Joseph Ford, Account Manager, CPSI Inc.
• Zach Greene, CPA, CFE, Manager, HeimLantz P.C.
• Jen Herson, Unleashed Technologies
• Brent McGraw, Business Banking Relationship Manager, M&T Bank
• Erika Pecora, Account Executive, Gross, Mendelsohn & Associates
• Greg Smith, Business Banking Relationship Manager, M&T Bank
• Diann Turner, Director of Business Development, NetLink Resource Group, Inc.
Snezana Cockburn, Business Development Manager, Windstream
John Camden, Vice President, Commercial Banking Division, First National Bank
1000 Bestgate Road, Suite 400, Annapolis, MD 21401
John Camden is a Vice President, Commercial Banker for First National Bank, Maryland Region. F.N.B. was originally founded in Pennsylvania back in 1864 under the name The First National Bank of West Greenville. Formally BankAnnapolis, John is excited to be a part of the F.N.B. team and help them build their presence here in Maryland. John has lived, worked and volunteered in Anne Arundel County for 19 years. He has been a local community banker for the last 7 years and has both a Commercial and Retail banking background to fully meet his client’s needs. John is currently finishing his degree in Management at UMUC. He is currently participating in the 2013 Leadership Anne Arundel Flagship program. John is a Level IV USA Hockey Certified Coach at Navy Youth Hockey in Annapolis and enjoys coaching youth ice hockey. In November 2012 John was honored by the Maryland Bankers Association with the Next Leaders in Banking award at BankNext. John lives with his wife Melissa and two children Garrett, 15 and Jackson, 4 in Annapolis.
250 South President Street, Suite 3800, Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: 443-573-6978 or 202-558-7808
Cockburn is the Business Development Manager for Windstream Communications, a company that provides voice, data and IP services to businesses, which she joined in 2004. Initially overseeing the opening of PAETEC DC sales office, she now manages the partner program and develops strategic technology alliances, creating customized IT solutions that meet the complex client needs. Prior to joining PAETEC, Snezana spent over 10 years in the international medical sector with J&J, where she helped grow their presence by introducing medical franchises, creating channels for international trade and barter, local manufacturing and distribution to countries in Eastern Europe. She also helped establish educational programs for surgeons and introduced new and innovative surgery technologies through training and seminars. Snezana served six years on the Board of the US Chamber of Commerce in Eastern Europe. From Maryland, she graduated with Honors from the University of Nottingham (UK) with a degree in Russian and Serbo-Croatian studies.
Tom Eberle, Executive Management Professional
97 Market Street, Apt. #2, Annapolis, MD 21401
Newcomer to Maryland, Tom Eberle is an Executive Management Professional skilled in both computer hardware and software product lifecycles with a track record of delivering products with technical excellence. Tom’s unique combination of technical savvy, marketing prowess, and business acumen have been key to his ability to deliver product success. Tom has a diverse background in the defense/aerospace, high-tech software, and internet industries. His passion is delighting customers by delivering more for less.
Some of Tom’s accomplishments include introducing the industries first system-on-chip test solution (earning Electronic Products Magazine Editor's Choice Award - Outstanding Product for Technological Advancement), developing and executing worldwide marketing programs for leading edge production probe cards serving the high volume semiconductor industry, and most recently founding a web design and internet marketing company.
Tom earned his BS EET from Purdue University and his MS EE from University of New Hampshire. He is currently looking for a product management opportunity at a local high-tech company interested in dominating their market with technical excellence.
When Tom isn't delighting his customers with cutting edge technology, he enjoys sailing on the Chesapeake Bay.
Trish Farrell, Vice President, MacKenzie Commercial Real Estate Services, LLC
410 Severn Avenue, Annapolis, Maryland 21403
Having been with MacKenzie Commercial Real Estate Services, LLC for 18 years as the Director of Marketing and as a real estate broker, Trish Farrell specializes in the sale and leasing of commercial real estate. Trish has been involved in the leasing and marketing of over three million square feet of office, retail, warehouse/flex, and mixed use space. This experience has given her an understanding of both the landlord and tenant perspectives and the economic realities that affect their negotiations. Trish has represented companies on a local, regional and national level. Her in-depth knowledge of marketing, sales, and leasing, allows her to provide full commercial real estate services to her clients. Focusing on the Baltimore/Washington Corridor, Trish works out of the Annapolis and Maple Lawn offices. Trish is a graduate of the University of Delaware and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Communication.
Trish's Professional Memberships include BWI Business Partnership; Fort Meade Alliance; former Board Member, Anne Arundel Commercial & Industrial Association, former Board Member, Severn School - Middle School, and former VP, American Planning Association.
Joseph Ford, Account Manager, CPSI Inc.
720A Maiden Choice Lane Baltimore, MD. 21228
Joe Ford is an IT staffing Account Manager for CPSI. CPSI is a Mid-Atlantic consulting and staffing provider for the commercial and federal sectors. Our companies have over 25 years of experience in delivering the right people by the person, team or project. Our clients range from Mid-Market companies to Fortune 500 enterprises to Civilian Government Agencies. We currently have offices in Baltimore, DC, and Philadelphia.
When not at work Joe spends most of his time with family and friends, but athletics keep him and his family active also. Whether it is playing, coaching, watching we like being out and doing things. Joe has lived in Maryland for most of his life and has been living in AA county since 1993 and currently reside in Edgewater, Maryland.
Zach Greene, CPA, CFE, Manager, HeimLantz P.C.
1997 Annapolis Exchange Pkwy, Suite 310, Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone: 410 841 5575
Zack Greene, CPA CFE is a Manager at HeimLantz, P.C., a full service business accounting and consulting firm with offices in Annapolis, Maryland and Alexandria, Virginia. Zack works out of the Annapolis office where he specializes in financial statement audits (including employee benefit plans), reviews, compilations and agreed upon procedure engagements for government contractors, technology companies, professional service companies and not-for-profits.
Zack also works closely with business owners by performing outsourced CFO services for clients through monthly, quarterly or semiannual meetings. In these meetings, Zack facilitates creative discussions allowing business owners to take a step back from their day to day duties and learn how they can grow their business and achieve their long-term business goals.
Zack has lived in the Annapolis area his entire life and currently resides in Severna Park, Maryland.
Jen Herson, Unleashed Technologies
10005 Old Columbia Road, Suite L-261, Columbia, MD 21046
Phone: 410-864-8980, ext 135
Jen Herson is the Marketing Manager for Unleashed Technologies, a Maryland-based firm that delivers enterprise websites and advanced hosting solutions. Jen leads the marketing efforts for Unleashed Technologies, including the development of cross-channel campaigns, creation of sales enablement materials, PR and social media outreach, event management, and development of business and partner relationships. When not hard at work, Jen enjoys exploring all that Maryland has to offer with her family and friends and volunteering for community events. Jen is an active member of the CRTC, serving on several committees and acting as chair for the BBQ on the Bay in 2010 and the Tech Council Awards in 2011.
Brent McGraw, Business Banking Relationship Manager, M&T Bank
170 Jennifer Road, Annapolis, MD 21401
Brent McGraw is a Business Banking Relationship Manager at M&T Bank in Anne Arundel County. With over 15 years of local banking experience working with clients in many industries, Brent has the expertise and knowledge to design solutions for a variety of financial needs. At M&T Bank, Brent looks to develop a sound understanding of his client’s business and then recommend solutions that will enable his clients to stay competitive, grow and expand, and achieve goals. Brent has a B.S. from the University of Maryland University College and is currently working towards a MBA from Mount St. Mary’s University.Erika Pecora, Account Executive, Gross, Mendelsohn & Associates
36 S. Charles Street, 18th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410-900-1062 Cell: 443-835-6742
Erika Pecora is an account executive for Gross, Mendelsohn & Associates. She is responsible for helping business owners and in-house accounting and technology professionals identify technology solutions that improve efficiencies, reporting, network security and operations. Erika specializes in solutions such as Sage Accpac, Microsoft Dynamics GP, and networking. She enjoys recommending technology solutions to business owners that can help their businesses run more efficiently in order to make their days easier and more productive – especially solutions they did not even know existed. Outside of business, Erika is an active member of The Junior League of Baltimore - a volunteer organization for women interested in making a positive impact in their communities. She also enjoys volunteering for several other nonprofit organizations.
Greg Smith, Business Banking Relationship Manager, M&T Bank
170 Jennifer Road, Suite 300, Annapolis, MD 21401
Gregory Smith is a Business Banking Relationship Manager for M&T Bank in the Chesapeake region. Smith is responsible for providing traditional financial services and customized product solutions to business clients in the Gambrills, Crofton and Edgewater areas. His office is located in Annapolis, MD.
Smith joined M&T in 2004 as part of the bank’s management development program and most recently worked as senior branch manager of the bank’s Clarksville location. Smith earned a bachelor’s degree from Colgate University and is expected to graduate in May with an MBA from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. Active in the community, he volunteers his time with local schools, teaching financial literacy to students. Smith resides in Baltimore, Maryland.
Diann Turner, Director of Business Development, NetLink Resource Group, Inc.
901A King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 888-NET-APPS Cell: 410-703-7710
As Director of Business Development at NetLink Resource Group since 2002, Ms. Turner leads NetLink’s client acquisition and retention programs. The company, located in Northern Virginia, provides custom web-based solutions that automate and improve operational efficiencies for forward-thinking organizations. NetLink’s solutions help companies increase revenues, decrease costs and gain a competitive advantage. Their client base includes Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, associations and non-profits, as well as small to mid-sized organizations.
Ms. Turner is passionate about connecting people, supporting worthy causes and promoting superior customer service – which she frequently blogs about. While some people are selfish with their rolodex or only show interest in people who can do something for them now, not Diann. For the past 20 plus years Ms. Turner has volunteered, led and/or served on committees of numerous organizations ranging from small to large business and technology organizations to local and national non-profits. Diann is highly respected for her leadership and organizational skills, as well as her fundraising abilities.
Currently Ms. Turner serves as the chair of the Chesapeake Regional Tech Council’s Ambassador Committee and is an active participant on their Events Committee and B2G Forum. She is also the vice-chair of the Northern Virginia Technology Council’s Business Development, Marketing & Sales committee. Additional industry affiliations include the BWI Business Partnership, the Ft. Meade Alliance, the Maryland Chamber of Commerce, AFCEA-Central Maryland Chapter, Women in Lodging, the American Hotel & Lodging Association, Hospitality Financial & Technology Professionals, and the American Society of Association Executives. She is also a life-time member of the Annapolis Optimist Club where she has served as President, Vice-President and Board Member and was recognized for her leadership roles by Optimist International. Ms. Turner is also a member of the Annapolis Maritime Museum, where she frequently volunteers and assists in overall fundraising efforts. Ms. Turner holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management Studies from the University of Maryland University College. Living in Annapolis, MD she enjoys boating, gardening and her two dogs.