January 2019

Director of Membership

Keystone Development Center is pleased to announce the addition of Stephen R. McDow II as Director of Membership. (Stay tuned to as we roll out KDC's new membership program!)
McDow brings to the position over eight years of outreach and marketing experience. He is a cooperator, has a servant’s heart and has dedicated his life to bringing together rural and urban America for the purposes of achieving an inclusive economy. Previously, McDow managed membership and stakeholder relations for National Cooperative Business Association (NCBA CLUSA). During his tenure, he turned around a 5-year decline in membership and recruited 20 times the amount of members year-over-year - The largest recruitment over a 5-year period. McDow and his senior leadership helped set a foundation for growth for years to come.  
Prior to NCBA CLUSA, he handled membership outreach and retention for the Montgomery County Medical Society (MCMS) and MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society, with a primary focus on the development and execution of strategic and tactical engagement plans.

Before joining MCMS and MedChi, McDow worked on the Ward 4 City Council campaign of Dr. Edwin Powell in Washington, D.C., offering critical assistance to Powell in the development and execution of his community engagement strategy in order to promote his legislative agenda. Additionally, McDow was a key asset in the development and promotion of the campaign’s character development ballot initiative.
While serving as a committee board member at Open Table – Massachusetts, McDow led strategies that modernized the look and feel of the organization, and implemented a social media and outreach plan that continues to make a lasting impact.

Stephen and his wife, Rebecca, have been married for 15 years. Rebecca is an Army veteran currently working at the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission within the Department of Justice. The couple has two brilliant, charming, rambunctious and handsome boys they are raising in a small rural Maryland community. The McDow’s enjoy spending time as a family—traveling, eating food from around the world, and wine tasting.

Office Manager
The second employee joining KDC's growing team is Kaitlyn Moyer. She is a recent graduate of Millersville University where she majored in International Business with a minor in marketing. She is very eager to learn the business culture of cooperative development.

A typical work day for Kaitlyn includes talking to clients and consultants, managing KDC's social media presence, handling financial documents, creating invoices and essentially being the face of KDC. Any questions or concerns are generally filtered through Kaitlyn.

In her spare time Kaitlyn enjoy's to travel around the world, hanging out with her friends, attending bikram yoga classes and spending time with her two Bichons, Sofia and Daisy. She plans to go back for a graduate degree in business administration (MBA) in the fall of 2019. Welcome to the team Kaitlyn!
KDC has been working with emerging, start-up and established cooperatives and businesses throughout the  Mid-Atlantic Region  for 20+ years. We provide  quality research and business development support .  Our experienced team of cooperative and business development specialists can support you and your group from development through to operations. Effective 2019, KDC has transitioned to a 501c(3) tax status. This opens KDC to many opportunities! In addition to the great team we already have, we feel as though Stephen and Kaitlyn will help to grow KDC. Stay tuned for updates!

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