At our Annual New Year’s Celebration our chapter recognizes a “Rising Star” & “Beyond the Stars” member for their work in the prior year.


  • Rising Star: a person that is growing quickly in their field
  • Beyond the Stars: a person that has reached the top of their field and continues to find ways to go above and beyond to make a difference in his/her company & community.

We send award criteria and request nominations for “Rising Star” and “Beyond the Stars” award recipients from among CREW Maryland Suburban members only toward the end of each year. We encourage our chapter’s members to send in nominations recognizing your peers!

We will also recognize CREW Maryland Suburban’s “Best Networking Deal Made” at that same time. If you were a part of a networking deal in the past year that originated from a CREW event or a connection you met through CREW, please let us know about it!

Congratulations to our previous winners:


Cynthia Bell, Principal, Finishes Sales Group

Danielle Disney, Business Development, Ruppert Landscaping


Beyond the StarsHeather Dlhopolsky, Partner -Linowes and Blocher LLP

Rising StarKari Lynn Glinski, Director, Asset Management – Federal Realty Investment Trust