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  • 31 Jan 2018 10:15 AM | Christina Hartz (Administrator)

    Early, Cassidy & Schilling LLC is excited to announce the promotion of Lynne Cook to Executive Vice President and Principal at EC&S.

    Lynne has been an integral part of EC&S for the past 19 years. During this time, she has successfully led EC&S’s Surety Practice and will continue to do so, along with assisting in the overall leadership of the agency.

    Over the past year, Lynne has served as President of the National Association of Surety Bond Producers (NASBP) and continues to be a member of the Executive Committee. She also holds the position of Secretary for the Surety Alliance.

    “This is a well-deserved promotion for Lynne. Lynne’s level of professionalism and expertise, along with her dedication to serving the needs of our clients, and EC&S, is exemplary. Her work with NASBP and the Surety Alliance illustrates her commitment to this business segment and her dedication to staying current with the latest industry trends and developments. I am personally excited to work with Lynne in the years to come as EC&S continues to grow throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.” says Jason Richardson, EC&S CEO and Managing Principal.

    Per Lynne, “I am honored to become part of the executive team at EC&S. Our clients are some of the finest firms and people doing business in this part of the country. I am excited to continue supporting our customers in managing their surety programs and meeting their profitability goals. The growth plan for the EC&S team is to focus on being the broker of choice in our selected niches as well as one of the best places to work.”


    About Early, Cassidy & Schilling, LLC

    EC&S is a regional insurance agency based in Rockville, Maryland, and has been serving the Mid-Atlantic Region for 90 years. EC&S offers services in property & casualty insurance, employee benefits, surety, executive benefits, personal lines insurance, and captive consulting. The company was originally incorporated in 1927 subscribing to the core value of services and dedication to our clientele which remains a key tenet of our culture. For more information please visit our website at www.ecsinsure.com.

  • 02 Jan 2018 1:58 PM | Christina Hartz (Administrator)

    Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman CPAs (GRF) announced today that Ricardo Trujillo, CPA, CITP, CISA was promoted to partner on January 1.

    Trujillo most recently served as a senior manager in the firm’s audit practice specializing in audit and assurance services for nonprofit organizations including foundations, trade and membership associations, charitable institutions and US-based non-governmental organizations. As partner, Trujillo will be responsible for all aspects of client service and engagement administration in addition to expanding the firm’s Information Technology (IT) Audit practice. He will continue to be based in GRF’s Bethesda, MD office serving local, national and international clients.

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  • 13 Nov 2017 10:06 AM | Christina Hartz (Administrator)

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 8, 2017 Contact: Andrew Weller 202-463-5802

    U.S. Chamber’s Institute Awards Ashley Fearn of D.C. the Regent Scholarship

    A Leadership Training Program Produced by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

    WASHINGTON, D.C.— Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, is pleased to announce that Ashley Fearn, Operations Director, of the Greater Washington Society of CPAs, has been awarded a Regent Scholarship. Given to professionals across the country, the Regent Scholarships recognize each recipient for their involvement in industry professional organizations, community service, and professional background.

    “Regent scholarships offer executives the opportunity to attend Institute and learn about emerging industry trends, expand their organizations’ influence, and grow their peer network,” said Raymond P. Towle, IOM, CAE, vice president of Institute for Organization Management at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. “We are pleased to help these talented professionals advance their careers and organizations.”

    Since its commencement in 1921, the Institute program has been educating tens of thousands of association, chamber, and other nonprofit leaders on how to build stronger organizations, better serve their members and become strong business advocates. Institute’s curriculum consists of four weeklong sessions at five different university locations throughout the country. Through a combination of required courses and electives in areas such as leadership, advocacy, marketing, finance, and membership, Institute participants are able to enhance their own organizational management skills and add new fuel to their organizations, making them run more efficiently and effectively.

    Each of the Regent Scholarship recipients will attend one of Institute’s five sites in 2015. At the completion of the four-year curriculum, each of the recipients will receive the IOM graduate recognition, signifying completion of 96 hours of course instruction in nonprofit management and their commitment to the industry. In addition, all credit hours earned through Institute may be applied toward the Certified Chamber Executive (CCE) or Certified Association Executive (CAE) industry certification.

    Graduates of Institute receive the IOM recognition, signifying completion of 96 hours of course instruction in nonprofit management. In addition, participants can earn credit hours toward the Certified Chamber Executive (CCE) or Certified Association Executive (CAE) certifications. Nearly 1,000 individuals attend Institute annually.

    Institute for Organization Management is the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. It is the premier nonprofit professional development program for association and chamber professionals, fostering individual growth through interactive learning and networking opportunities.

    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF) is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce dedicated to strengthening America’s long-term competitiveness. We educate the public on the conditions necessary for business and communities to thrive, how business positively impacts communities, and emerging issues and creative solutions that will shape the future.

  • 22 Sep 2017 12:23 PM | Christina Hartz (Administrator)

    Honor Recognizes 24 Years of Advancing Association Technology

    SILVER SPRING, MD — Brian Sheehan has been working with associations and nonprofits for nearly a quarter century. He joined DelCor Technology Solutions—founded by Loretta M. DeLuca, FASAE, in 1984—in 1993, later becoming a principal in the company. Leading the company’s Network Systems and Support team, he aims to help mission-driven organizations take advantage of existing and emerging technologies including hosting, monitoring, cybersecurity, and more.

    For his commitment to strategically advancing association and nonprofit technology, Sheehan has been named to The Channel Company’s Top Midmarket IT Executives list. This annual list honors influential vendor and solution provider executives who have demonstrated an exceptionally strong commitment to the midmarket, including 501(c) organizations. Sheehan has been previously recognized for Excellence in Customer Relationship Management with ASAE’s All-Star Award.

    “This recognition comes as no surprise,” said DeLuca, “because Brian has been instrumental in developing and providing our association and nonprofit clients with managed services and hosting solutions tailored to their needs.” Sheehan’s achievements include building DelCor’s Network Operations Center, Network Foundation Suite, MSP Partner Program, and DelCor’s customized data center, Cloud Connection.

    “The Channel Company and Midsize Enterprise Summit are proud to recognize these individuals and the companies they represent for their remarkable efforts to meet the unique IT needs of this fast-growing industry,” said Robert C. DeMarzo, Senior Vice President of Event Content and Strategy, The Channel Company. “The winners will be honored at this year’s Midsize Enterprise Summit Fall this month in San Antonio, Texas, the nation’s largest gathering of midmarket senior IT executives and the ideal venue in which to honor these deserving leaders. We congratulate each of the honorees and look forward to their continued success.”

    Sheehan is a long-time member of ASAE, previously served on the ASAE Technology Section Council, and is a frequent speaker at ASAE conferences and other industry events. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from West Virginia University and an M.S. in Information Technology Systems and Telecommunications from Johns Hopkins University.


    DelCor Technology Solutions, Inc., is an award-winning, independent technology consulting firm headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland. Authors of the IT Maturity Model for Associations & Nonprofits and informed by 200 years of experience as association executives themselves, DelCorians are driven to help organizations fulfill their missions, visions, and business goals. Since its founding in 1984, DelCor has helped hundreds of organizations around the nation and world achieve progress through technology strategic consulting, hosting, and managed services. For more information, visit www.delcor.com.


    The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with media, events, consulting and education, and marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. Learn more at www.thechannelco.com.


    The Midsize Enterprise Summit is held twice annually, bringing together 200+ midmarket CIOs and Senior IT Leaders to share ideas and best practices. MES provides a forum for IT executives from mid-sized organizations to research and meet technology vendors to plan their IT spend and initiatives for the coming year. Learn more at www.thechannelco.com/mes.


    Bill Rowan, Marketing Manager
    DelCor Technology Solutions

  • 01 Aug 2017 2:32 PM | Christina Hartz (Administrator)

    Jul 31, 2017

    Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman CPAs has been named as one of the 2017 Accounting Today’s Best Accounting Firms to Work for. Accounting Today has partnered with Best Companies Group to identify companies that have excelled in creating quality workplaces for employees.

    This survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best employers in the accounting industry, benefiting the industry’s economy, workforce and businesses. The list is made up of 100 companies.

    To be considered for participation, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:

    – Must be an accounting firm.

    – Have a facility in the United States;

    – Have a minimum of 15 employees working in the United States;

    – Must be in business a minimum of 1 year

    Companies from across the United States entered the two-part survey process to determine Accounting Today’s Best Accounting Firms to Work for. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This part of the process was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process, analyzed the data and determined the final ranking.

    “The firms on this list represent the best workplaces in the accounting profession,” said Accounting Today Editor-in-Chief Daniel Hood. “They are outstanding places to build a career.”

    For more information on Accounting Today’s Best Accounting Firms to Work for program, visit www.BestAccountingFirmsToWorkFor.com.

  • 31 Jul 2017 1:37 PM | Christina Hartz (Administrator)

    Rockville, MD- Early, Cassidy & Schilling, LLC is pleased to announce that Edward C. (Ted) Moroney, III has joined the firm as a Risk Manager and Insurance Advisor.

    Ted is well known in the Mid-Atlantic Region, operating for 35 years as Chairman and CEO of Superior Foundation, Inc., a specialty subcontractor that concentrates in design-build, engineered excavation support systems, façade shoring, underpinning and heavy construction. 

    Ted is a graduate of Norwich University and is a founding member, past president and director of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of International Association of Drill Shaft Contractors. He was also an active member of the Washington Building Congress, Associated Builders & Contractors and the Metropolitan Subcontractors' Association. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Fishburne-Hudgins Educational Foundation, Inc.

    Ted brings real-life experience to the Risk Management and Insurance Advisement Team having been responsible for the day-to-day field operations of Superior Foundation. While heading Superior Foundation, Inc., he was heavily involved in the Risk Management, Safety, Contract Review, Legal, Insurance, Banking and Bonding functions of the business.

    Ted is a lifelong resident of the Washington Metropolitan area residing with his wife in Derwood, MD.

    About Early, Cassidy & Schilling, LLC

    EC&S is a regional insurance agency based in Rockville, Maryland, and has been serving the Mid-Atlantic Region for 90 years. EC&S offers services in property & casualty insurance, employee benefits, surety, executive benefits, personal lines insurance, and captive consulting. The company was originally incorporated in 1927 subscribing to the core value of services and dedication to our clientele which remains a key tenet of our culture. For more information please visit our website at www.ecsinsure.com.

  • 05 Jul 2017 12:13 PM | Christina Hartz (Administrator)

    Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman CPAs has been awarded a 2017 Top Workplaces honor by The Washington Post. This is the second year in a row GRF has been selected for this honor. Last year, we were ranked #59, and this year we jumped to #39!

    The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including Alignment, Execution, and Connection, just to name a few. 150 companies have been selected for the Top Workplaces award. We are honored to have been selected for the award, particularly as the judges were our employees!

  • 30 Jun 2017 1:05 PM | Christina Hartz (Administrator)

    15th Annual .org Community Food Drive Raises $25,162 for D.C.-based Capital Area Food Bank

    SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND — With support from 20 organizations and 250 individuals, the 15th annual .org Community Food Drive raised $25,162 for the Capital Area Food Bank. The food drive is sponsored by Silver Spring-based technology consulting firm DelCor Technology Solutions. The company enlists others—associations, vendors, and individuals throughout the community—to join and support the drive. In 15 years, more than 100 organizations and thousands of individuals have participated.

    The Capital Area Food Bank serves more than half a million people throughout Metropolitan Washington, including the District of Columbia; Prince George’s and Montgomery counties in Maryland; as well as Alexandria city and Prince William, Arlington, and Fairfax counties in Virginia. Sixteen percent of the region’s population—700,000 people—are at risk of hunger. (Read more)

  • 30 Jun 2017 11:59 AM | Christina Hartz (Administrator)

    DelCor Technology Solutions Hires Long-time Executive Jim Gibson to Lead New Chicago Operations

    SILVER SPRING, MD — Fueled by 22 percent growth in the last two years, Dave Coriale, President of DelCor Technology Solutions, Inc., today announced the company’s expansion into the Chicago region.  

    “With this development, we are excited to be closer to our clients, colleagues, and friends in the Midwest,” he said.

    DelCor is headquartered just outside Washington, D.C., home to the nation’s largest concentration of associations and nonprofits. The company’s move into Chicago answers the growing demand for its strategic IT services and embeds the company among the nation’s second-largest concentration of associations. (Read more)

  • 21 Jun 2017 9:50 AM | Christina Hartz (Administrator)

    DiMeo Schneider & Associates, L.L.C. (DiMeo Schneider), a nationwide investment consulting firm has agreed to purchase ORION Investment Advisors, a leading Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) located in McLean, Virginia. The acquisition is scheduled to become effective during the second quarter and all 11 ORION professionals will join the 70 associates at DiMeo Schneider. 

    To read more, click here.

    (Pictured left: Rob Olcott, Managing Director (top) and Bill Fisher, Director)

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