Rich founded CommPartners as a provider of online learning services and events in 1994. His vision was to create a culture where people could learn, advance their careers and have fun. He has a passion for helping clients connect with their communities through education. Rich graduated from the University of Maryland and did his graduate work at Marymount University in instructional design. He now lives in Columbia, Md., with his wife of 31 years. He has two grown children: Eve, who is 27, and Robby, who is 24. Rich enjoys marathon running, biking, tennis and rooting for Baltimore sports teams.
Vice President, Operations & Finance
John is a co-founder and early investor of CommPartners. Prior to joining the company as an active partner, John held a number of increasingly challenging positions in a variety of industries and is experienced in sales, technical and executive management. John pursued numerous business-related studies at George Mason University before transferring and graduating from National Louis University. He now lives in Poolesville, Md., with his wife and son. John enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, fishing, target shooting, archery and watching mixed martial arts.
Karl is a partner with CommPartners and has been with the company since July 1996. He helps CommPartners’ clients with their technology problems and specializes in open-source solutions. Karl is a graduate of Cornell University with a bachelor’s in mathematics and also has a Master’s in International Administration from the School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vt. In addition, he served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Swaziland in southern Africa. Karl has also served at the United Nations headquarters in New York. He makes maple syrup at the family sugar bush in Wisconsin each spring.
Senior Event Producer
Jen is a graduate of the University of Maryland and a football season ticket holder (GO TERPS!). She enjoys exercising, attending local sporting events, shopping, cooking, and traveling. After work, she likes to catch up on her favorite TV shows including Top Chef and Game of Thrones.
Candice is originally from Pittsburgh, PA. She is a graduate of the University of Delaware, where she studied Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management. She enjoys working out, teaching BodyPump and Spin classes at the gym, and doing yoga. Her and her husband are big “foodies,” and love to travel to try out all different types of cuisine.
Jennifer is a Maryland native who graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in Journalism. After graduation, she was a television reporter for more than ten years. She then spent some time doing client management and teaching middle school English before starting here at CommPartners. Jennifer enjoys reading, playing the piano and spending time with her dog, Noodle!
Director of Sales & Client Development
Meghan is a member of the Client Development Team and has been with CommPartners since 2007. Outside of the office, Meghan enjoys cycling, cooking, interior design, traveling and spending time with family and friends. She resides in Baltimore City with her husband, Jon, and chocolate lab, Madison.
Alix is a Baltimore Ravens fan and a dog lover. She enjoys traveling and relaxing and reading on the beach whenever she has the chance. In her spare time, she also enjoys playing basketball and tennis, trying new restaurants and taking her chocolate lab Boh out for a long run or a swim in the summertime.
Barb is a native of Connecticut and enjoyed living in Arizona, California, Ohio, and Virginia before settling in Maryland in 2002. She has two fantastic children, Emily and Matt (and a rescue lab, Sally), and enjoys entertaining, cooking, traveling, and good times with family and friends.