President's Message
Alex Krone,  CPM®
President, IREM Maryland Chapter

I started my IREM journey a decade ago and subsequently received my CPM® designation in 2013. It is with great pleasure that I now write to you today as the appointed 2019 IREM Maryland Chapter President. Since my introduction to IREM, I have had the privilege and pleasure of associating myself with some exceptional people in the field of Real Estate from both Maryland and around the country (I look forward to meeting more of our global counterparts as IREM continues to expand its reach around the world). More importantly, through my continued involvement with our local Chapter, I have been able to broaden my field of knowledge and develop lasting relationships with other Members and Industry Partners. With that in mind, I would like to encourage/challenge you to involve yourself more with your local Chapter and experience the benefits that are available to those who want them. Your IREM experience is whatever you choose it be.

There are a number of ways to get involved that can work with anyone's schedule. To learn more I recommend checking your Chapter website, the IREM HQ website, or just get in contact with any one of your always-friendly IREM Maryland, Executive Council Members listed below.

Ginger Catherman, CPM®, RPA - President-Elect
Theresa Leatherbury, CPM® - Secretary/Treasurer
Amy Natoli, CPM®, RPA - Immediate Past President
Sonya Campbell, CPM® - Director
Teika Haymon, CPM®, ACoM® - Director
Elizabeth Wright, CPM® - Director
Richard Henneberry, CPM® - Director
Beverly Willis, CPM® - Director
Steve Margerum, CPM®, ARM® - Director
Kristy Myers, CPM®, ARM® - Director
Melissa Maynard CPM®, ARM® is a Regional Manager for The Donaldson Group whose portfolio consists of over 1800 multi-family apartment homes. She started off her career 17 years ago as a part time Leasing Consultant for The Realm Group and was promoted to a Property Manager within a year. From there she worked for companies such as UDR, AIMCO, Bozzuto, and BH Management. She became an Area Manager while working with Berger Rental Communities, then transitioned to a Regional Property Manager with The Donaldson Group. Her strengths are in repositioning distressed assets and preparing them for sale. She loves coaching struggling communities to become top performing communities. Melissa also enjoys the mentoring opportunities that this industry has to offer.
Melissa joined IREM in 2010 when she received her ARM® designation. She was recently awarded CPM® Candidate/ARM® of the year through IREM Maryland Chapter in 2018 and is one of IREMs newest CPM®'s. Melissa volunteered on the IYP (IREM Young Professionals) committee for IREM Maryland Chapter in 2018 and is currently volunteering on the education committee, assisting with course delivery. She attributes a lot of her successes to IREM through the relationships she has built with the members of her local chapter. Melissa stated, "I love IREM because you get out of it as much as you put in." She attended her first IREM conference last year in Hollywood, Florida and looks forward to future involvement in the upcoming years. Melissa's goals are to become an IREM instructor and to eventually serve as IREM Chapter President. She plans to continue her growth in property management with hopes to one day assume an executive role.

Member Benefit &
CPM® Candidate Luncheon
January 30th, 2019
McCormick & Schmick's 
Baltimore, MD

Don't miss this opportunity to learn about
all the benefits of being an IREM MD member
and how to earn your CPM ® designation.
We will also be taking professional 
headshots at this event!

Safety Risk Mitigation
February 20th, 2019
Ruth's Chris Stakehouse 
Pikesville, MD

Join us to learn how to recognize patterns
of workplace violence and tips on how to 
handle an active shooter to keep you and 
your employees safe with special speaker Detective Steve Jackson of Baltimore 
County Police Department.  

Corporate Kindness Challenge
March 28th, 2019
11155 Dolfield Blvd. Suite 200 
Owings Mills, MD

Join us for a keynote about creating a 
corporate culture of kindness & 
social responsibility with guest speaker 
Doug Miller, CEO of Managinc and then
hit the streets to spread kindness in the community!

IYP Paintball & Happy Hour
With Chapter 92
May 30th, 2019
Frederick, MD

Join us for our first multi-chapter IYP 
event! We will be squaring off with 
Chapter 92 in a paintball match, followed
by a happy hour!  

Visit our  EVENTS PAGE 
for all the upcoming events of 2019!
Join a Committee! Committees
Interested in joining an IREM MD committee? We are looking for a few good men and women interested in helping the chapter. Below is a list of our committees (in red you will find the committee most in need of volunteers):

Education Committee
Chair: Beverly Willis, Melissa Moore 
Golf Committee
Chair: Sonya Campbell, Dave Thomas
Communications & Programs
Chair: Ginger Catherman
Outreach & Diversity
Chair: Elizabeth Wright, Jennifer Coco
Industry Partners
Chair: Dave Thomas, Sonya Campbell
Membership Committee
Chair: Kristy Myers
IREM Buck$ Committee
Chair: Autumn Robinson
Income/Expense Committee
Chair: Steve Margerum 
Legislative Committee
Chair: Adam Skolnik
Professional Outreach
ReStart Committee
Chair: Beverly Willis

If you are interested in joining a committee please contact Events Director Lori Crook at  or call 410.413.1418
Don't forget to earn IREM Bucks by:
  • Attending a meeting, joining a committee, recruiting new members, taking an IREM course, or obtaining an IREM designation.
You'll use your Bucks at our Holiday Party to bid on Silent Auction items or purchase raffle tickets! What will be up for grabs? Items like hotel stays, gift baskets, theater tickets, designer purses, spa retreats, and MORE!