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.