Bob founded The Dartmouth Group in 1987 in order to meet the demand for high-quality property and association management services. After converting a 50 unit apartment complex to condominium ownership the new owners requested that The Dartmouth Group stay on as Managing Agent. While there were plenty of "Property Managers" listed in the local Yellow Pages, the board found that few appeared able to deliver the type of high-end, focused and proactive services they were seeking. From that start, The Dartmouth Group has grown to manage over 50 associations, apartments, and commercial properties comprising nearly 8,000 units.
Bob's role as CEO is to guide the strategic vision of the company and to spearhead the development of new technologies and services to better serve The Dartmouth Group's customers. Bob has a B.A. from Connecticut College, has completed extensive real estate courses at Harvard University Graduate School of Design, and is a State Certified Consultant in Affordable Housing for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Bob has served as a past member of the Board of Directors of the New England Chapter of the Community Associations Institute.
Gary Pittsford, CPF - Castel Wealth Advisors, LLC
Gary Pittsford, CFP® is president of Castle Wealth Advisors, a private wealth management firm based in Indianapolis, IN. For 40 years Gary has worked with hundreds of family business owners in all 50 states, helping them with retirement and estate planning strategies to protect their businesses and their net worth, as well as providing one on one business consulting and succession planning. Gary is deeply involved with the National Cooperative Business Association in Washington, D.C. and is a member of the US Chamber of Commerce Small Business Council. Over the years Gary has worked with dozens of co-op organizations and he continues to help them by providing convention speeches, monthly newsletters, webinars, and educational videos.
Howard Pomp is
currently the CEO and Chairman of the Board of Sentry Management, Inc. Howard
Pomp was the president and owner of First Southern Homes, Inc. in Orlando,
Florida, a high end custom builder that built approximately 25 homes a year
between one million and four million dollars each. Howard also owned four
Prudential Realty Franchises in the Orlando Florida area. In addition, Howard
purchased raw land that was engineered and granted governmental approvals then
sold to other developers. On other parcels of raw land Howard improved the land
into finished lots and sold the entire project to production builders. In 1994
Howard received the Builder of the year award from the Central Florida chapter
of the Homebuilder’s Association.
Howard has owned and
operated Sentry Management for almost thirty years and has grown the company to
over eight hundred employees to service over 2,200 associations in thirteen
states. Additional projects are in the works and he will report those as they
are added. Howard with his
wife, four children and six grandchildren all live in Lake Mary, Florida.
Gavin Cobb - Heritage Property Management Services, Inc.
Prior to becoming the owner and president of Heritage Property
Management, Gavin worked for a Big Four Accounting firm, specializing in real
estate. He has also served as the Director of Real Estate for a publicly-traded
company. Gavin's strong financial background has been a tremendous
benefit to his clients; his professional and "hands-on" approach has
enabled him to respond immediately to the needs of Heritage's clients.
is a licensed Real Estate Broker and a member of the Community Association Institute
and has extensive experience in the management of homeowner associations.
Gavin has recently completed his term as President of the Board of Directors of
the Community Association Institute of Georgia. This is the leading
organization for people in the Community Association Industry. It
includes Property Managers, Attorneys, Vendors, Bankers and others working for
professionalism in executing their respective duties for the numerous
covenant-controlled associations in our state and in the nation. This is
recognition of his leadership and respect within the industry. Gavin
received his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of
Wisconsin and a Master in Taxation from Georgia State University.
Dr. Lori Baker-Schena - Baker Schena Communications
Lori Baker-Schena, MBA, EdD, is the founder and chief executive officer of Baker Schena Communications. Dr. Baker-Schena has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a MBA from California State University, Northridge, and a doctorate in Organizational Leadership from the University of La Verne.
From 1990 to 2014, Dr. Baker-Schena served as a university professor of Journalism, with an emphasis in Public Relations, at California State University, Northridge. She began her academic career as an adjunct professor, joining the full-time faculty in 2007. She received tenure in 2013, and one year later retired to focus full time on Baker Schena Communications.
Prior to launching Baker Schena Communications, Dr. Baker-Schena worked on the copy desk of the Daily News, served as the employee newsletter editor for National Medical Enterprises and was the director of public relations and marketing for the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute and Hospital
Max Everett - Fortalice Solutions LLC
Max Everett is a senior cybersecurity advisor for Fortalice
Solutions with over 18 years of experience at the intersection of policy and
implementation for technology solutions and cybersecurity protections, in both
the public and private sector. His work includes support of classified security
programs, incident response, and cyber risk assessment for clients in retail,
finance, and critical infrastructure. He previously served as Chief Technology
Officer at ZRA, a consulting firm supporting cybersecurity programs at the
Department of Homeland Security and private sector organizations including the
Business Roundtable. His work encompassed the development and implementation of
programs addressing the security of critical networks, cloud security policies,
and cyber threat information sharing programs between the government and
critical infrastructure providers.
In 2008, Max served as Chief Information Officer of
the White House, leading the largest electronic records transfer in National
Archives history during the Presidential Transition. He previously held
technology leadership roles at the Department of Commerce, the Department of
Homeland Security, and national political conventions. He also provided digital
strategy and program management for two Fortune 50 companies while Chief
Technology Officer at NetPower Strategy.
Max graduated from the University of Texas and earned
a J.D. from the University of Houston Law School, and is a member of the State
Bar of Texas. He holds a number of professional certifications including
Certified Information Systems Security Professional, Certified Ethical Hacker,
and Project Management Professional. Max lives with his wife and two daughters
in Washington, DC.
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