The Daily Record has named Robin Tomechko of Harford Family House, as one of Maryland’s 2017 Most Admired CEOs
The Daily Record has named our own Robin Tomechko, CEO of Harford Family House, as one of Maryland’s 2017 Most Admired CEOs. The most Admired CEOs awards program was created to recognize talented business CEOs and nonprofit executive directors throughout Maryland for their leadership and professionalism. The winners were selected based on professional accomplishments, community service and letters of reference submitted by co-workers, board members and community leaders showing the CEO’s leadership and vision.
“To be a Most Admired CEO means that you have gained the respect and admiration of those around you. It means you are making a positive impact on the lives of others,” said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, publisher of The Daily Record. “Our honorees this year were nominated by co-workers, community organizations and other leaders not just for their professional achievements but because they are truly admired by their peers and employees. The Daily Record is pleased to recognize their leadership in our state and beyond.” Matthew Hurff, Harford Family House Board Co-Chair says, ” I have been greatly impressed with Robin’s ability to empower staff members.”
Since joining Harford Family House in 2016 Robin has added two highly successful and unique fundraising events, achieved a 90% success rate for families transitioning from homelessness into permanent, stable housing, and has plans to increase the capacity of the organization by 20% by the end of the current fiscal year. “It’s such an honor it is to be selected, and I look forward to celebrating with all the winners on Thursday, especially those from Harford County – Shawn Kros from the Arc, and Rob Weinhold of The Fallston Group,” said Robin. Mary Biggs, HFH Director of Resource Development and Operations said, “Robin is a strategic thinker. She knows what it takes to successfully run a nonprofit organization. She is admired by her staff, by the Board of Directors and by the community at large.”
Harford Family House just wrapped up one of the new events for the year, Boots and Bow Ties. Two hundred attendees joined presenting sponsors, Harford Financial Group and The Rehak Family, and danced to the music of Kanye Twitty, enjoyed amazing farm to table food provided by Laurrapin, enjoyed a corn hole tournament and bid on silent and live auction items.
November is National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Month. Under Robin’s guidance, Harford Family House is partnering with local restaurants and business to increase awareness of homelessness in our community. Some ways organizations are giving back are through donating a portion of receipts or the selling of cut outs to customers. If you are interested in more information about this fundraiser or are interested in partnering with Harford Family House, contact Mary or Heather at 410-273-6700.
The 2017 Most Admired CEOs will be honored Nov. 9 at a dinner starting at 5:30 p.m. at the BWI Hilton, 1739 West Nursery Road in Linthicum Heights. Winners will be profiled in a special magazine that will be inserted into the Nov. 10 issue of The Daily Record and available online at www.TheDailyRecord.com.
For more information on Harford Family House please call 410-273-6700 or visit www.harfordfamilyhouse.org
About Harford Family House (www.harfordfamilyhouse.org)
Harford Family House is the largest provider of transitional housing for homeless families with children in Harford County. Other programs include HUD Supportive Housing for homeless families where one family member has a disability, Rapid Rehousing, and Ready by 21, a program to support unaccompanied young adults ages 18-21 who are involved with the foster care system. Clients are provided with a fully furnished apartment or house and receive case management services and referrals to partner agencies to move them from homelessness and despair to hope and independence.