April 2020 Newsletter

The Monthly ROR (Return on Relationship)

Welcome to the full and complete monthly newsletter! Get plugged into recent activities and upcoming ones. Get to know your community, and so much more! 

We are increasing our virtual events for our members all the time. This week, we are pleased to launch a two-part series on video conferencing that we're calling "Look the Part" and "Play the Part". "Look the Part" is on April 17th with Image Consultant, Sharon Kornstein. "Play the Part" is on April 22nd with Peter Yawitz, who will provide practical and humorous advice on how to communicate effectively in this new work culture. Details and links to registration are below in our Upcoming Events. If you have any ideas for topical virtual events, please let us know.

Hope you and your family are well. Our prayers are with loved ones who have been negatively impacted by this tragic pandemic.

WCNCR Board of Directors and Advisory Committee


Election results are in!

Meet and Welcome our new Board Members! Official transition is on May 1st. Profiles for each member can be found in the About Us section of the website.


Ali Quershi

Incumbent, elected to additional two-year term




Andy Chalonec

Incumbent, elected to additional two-year term




David Hinson





McKenzie Harper





Goldie Shturman





Jeffrey Blander






Upcoming Events

Tues., Apr. 14 - Keep Your Customers

The "Keep Your Customers" launch is coming on April 14th with Ali Cudby, WG'97  

April 14th - click here for details




Thur., Apr. 16 & 30 - Virtual Pub Night Continues

Back by popular demand! Join your fellow Club members at 7:30 pm every other Thursday night for a Virtual Pub Night. You bring the stories and beverage of choice, we supply the video access.  

April 16th - please register here

April 30th - please register here

Fri., Apr. 17 - Look the Part

Join the Wharton Club of the National Capital Region and ImageDesign for a timely webinar on how to “Present Your Best Self, Virtually”.

Sharon Kornstein, WG'80 and certified image professional will lead the session.

Click here to register!

Tues., Apr. 21 - Play the Part 

Peter Yawitz WG’86 is a longtime management communication consultant helping individuals and groups at global companies communicate more effectively. He is also the founder of the website Advice From Someone Else's Dad, someoneelsesdad.com, which provides funny videos, an ask-dad column, and a podcast, which gives tons of practical and humorous advice on how to manage life at work. Click here to register!


Tues., May 12 - Business Owners & CEOs

Are you a Wharton alum CEO, Business Owner or Executive Director in the National Capital Region? It’s lonely at the top! Come build relationships with other alumni who are running their own businesses and delve into business issues, share resources, and learn best practices. Click here to register!



Get Involved


This is YOUR club! Your help makes it better.

Do you have an idea for an event? - A connection to a Wharton professor that you want to share? - An affinity group you’d like to arrange? - A great meeting space you can offer?

We need your help!

YOU are what make our club programming successful, whether it’s your attendance or your ideas and help in coordinating the events. Please check out our Volunteer page to see how you can get involved.

One of our biggest challenges is finding donated meeting spaces where we can have large events. If you have access to a centrally located space that we can use for a nominal fee, please let us know the details! Click here to send us a message.