Executive Series Power of Place


1801 Porter Street, Suite 100

Baltimore, Maryland 

Thursday, March 2, 2023 (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM) (EST)


Members $25.00

Non-Members $35.00

Event Details

Attend our Executive Series where Kelly Schulz, Chief Executive Officer for Maryland Tech Council, sits down with industry subject matter experts to discuss best practices in the design, configuration, and technical capabilities of the new office space.  The primary theme of this discussion will be how to use design of the office as a method of attracting workers and bringing people back to the office while managing the remote work and hybrid work environment. The office should be a competitive advantage for a company for recruiting, workflow efficiency, operating cost, and a healthy environment.


Charles Crawford, Vice President of Business Development for Vision Technologies

Charlie has over three decades of technology and systems integration experience and is the Vice President of Business Development for Vision Technologies’ Audio Visual (AV) Practice.  Charlie started with Vision Technologies as the AV Practice Manager overseeing solutions, design, engineering, implementation, and life cycle support for seamless AV integration of presentation, video teleconferencing, telepresence solutions, infrastructure, Video as a Service, and other collaborative work solutions.  Charlie understands the impact that technology has on our ability to be productive, both personally and professionally, giving him a passion for creating harmonious audio and visual experiences for customers that range from Fortune 500 companies to some of the largest U.S. federal agencies and contractors.  Having made his first video call before VTC took off in the 90s, Charlie has always had a keen insight into emerging technologies and trends, and even now in a post-pandemic environment, he is on the leading edge of workplace collaboration and productivity.  His knowledge has proven invaluable as we embrace return to work trends and learn to not only exist, but thrive, in a hybrid workplace that is here to stay for the foreseeable future.

Kelly Ennis, Founding and Managing Principal, CID-Verve Partnership

Kelly Ennis, has been involved in the fundamental evolution of interior architecture in a varying degree of project types for over 25 years. With a full understanding of translating identity, business strategy and culture into the built environment, her expertise is, in nailing early on, how these three points impact community building, planning and ultimately design. Her unique experience gives her the opportunity to translate extensively, the future of design and changing trends in the built environment; with a true understanding of how those trends impact engagement, innovation, social structures and performance with in all types of organizations.  

In 2009, as the sole founding principal of The Verve Partnership, Kelly has self-funded and grown a design firm of one to a thriving firm of 10 over the last ten years.  This has been done with grit, determination, amazing team members and amazing clients.

Kelly is involved in many industry and non-industry associations where she has chaired committees, led round-table panels, cycled over 1,000 miles and created an event benefiting, via a scholarship fund, students of Interior Design and Architecture.  She is a certified/licensed interior designer in many jurisdictions and holds a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art.

Darren Fritsch, PE, LEED, AP, Project Director, CRB (Rockville)

Darren has spent over 30 years repairing, repurposing, renovating, rebuilding, and developing buildings and building systems in the life sciences and science and technology industries.  He has a passion for the built environment and the systems that support our daily lives.  During his 6 years with CRB Darren has led small, medium, and large scale capital projects for clients in the BioHealth Capital Region totaling hundreds of millions of dollars in local industry investment.  Darren has worked with the foremost biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and life sciences clients in the Country, successfully executing their projects to exacting standards.


Kelly Schulz, CEO, Maryland Tech Council


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