Kris Valerio Shock, Executive Director Gretchen Snow, Membership & Marketing Manager
Chesapeake Regional Tech Council
839 Bestgate Road, Suite 400
Annapolis, MD 21401
Kris Valerio Shock
Kris Valerio Shock serves the thriving regional tech community as the Executive Director of the Chesapeake Regional Tech Council. Shock brings an eclectic background to her role at CRTC starting with her first career as an actor, writer and producer. Following eight years in New York City, Kris returned to the Baltimore-Washington area and worked her way through "conventional business" boot camp including pounding the pavement selling wine to retail and restaurant accounts in Washington, D.C., nearly three years as Vice President of Membership for the Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce, and Business Development Director at the Pomerantz Agency. Kris graduated from Towson University with a Bachelor of Science in Fine Arts and Communication and is a member of the 2006 Leadership Anne Arundel Flagship Class. When time allows Kris enjoys teaching acting in Annapolis and occasionally jumping back onstage herself. According to Kris: "The common denominator in my eclectic career is connecting people to people. I am driven by a passion for understanding what someone needs and figuring out who they need to meet. It is thrilling to serve such a dynamic and rapidly growing membership!” Send Kris an email.
Membership & Marketing Manager
Gretchen Snow will provide support for CRTC members and sponsors and will be responsible for CRTC Marketing & Communications. She has an extensive background in event planning and customer service. Gretchen comes to the CRTC from her role as an Event Planner for Annapolis Sailing Cruises where she assisted companies and private individuals with planning cruises of all types including staff incentive, client appreciation, and team bonding/building. Gretchen also worked in Special Events at the National Gallery of Art, assisting in the set-up and execution of corporate events held at the museum. She has also served in many volunteer positions specializing in membership and volunteer management. Gretchen has a BA in Art History from Vanderbilt University. Send Gretchen an email
The CRTC receives administrative support from A Clean Slate LLC and The Harding Group.
Photos by Pete Albert Photography