John Fineran started using computers before he was a teenager, growing up in Maryland. His love of technology continued throughout his life. He was always tinkering with electronics, toys, and thinking about how to make things less complicated and work faster. This, of course, led him to a career in information technology (IT).
Mr. Fineran has been in the technology industry for more than 20 years. His tech career began with a business Internet Service Provider (ISP) in Silver Spring, Maryland. As the Executive Vice President of Operations & Sales. John oversaw the construction of a state-of-the-art, tier two data center and designed service packages for connectivity, hosting, and security.
Fast forward 10 years, after helping hundreds of organizations with their telecommunication needs, Mr. Fineran realized there was a better way. John started FinTel Communications in Maryland to improve the experience business owners had with technology firms. FinTel Communications provides website design and hosting services that solve immediate technology needs of non-profits and corporations. FinTel Communications has provided services to clients throughout the United States, from startups to Fortune 500 companies like Sprint, New York Life, and others like AlphaWave Networks, The Chief StoryTeller, Woodmoor Cleaners, R3 IT, Sydantech, University of Maryland Fastbreakers, Covenant House of Washington and many others.
Active in the local Maryland community, Mr. Fineran believes strongly that volunteer work is an important part of one’s personal and professional life. Volunteering is a strong opportunity to meet personal and professional like-minded people that will expand a network of contacts. John Fineran has been a board member for The First Tee Montgomery County, which provides life lessons for children through the game of golf. Additionally, John was a member of the Board of Governors of the Tower Club (Club Corp) in Tysons Corner, Virginia. Mr. Fineran is an active alum of the University of Maryland and served as the President of the Alumni Association Network for Montgomery County, Maryland for 20 years. He has hosted many events for Alumni in Montgomery County, Maryland over the years, including golf tournaments, beer tastings, professional development events, and numerous game watch events for away basketball, volleyball and football teams.
John Fineran currently serves on the Terrapin Club Board of Directors, the Fastbreaker’s Board of Directors for the University of Maryland (UMD) men’s basketball team, and is a member of the Rebounders of the UMD women’s basketball team, which are all support groups for the student-athletes. In his “free time,” John enjoys the hanging out at the beach playing golf with friends.
Kelsey Hrebenach began her career as an intern with the University of Maryland’s Marketing and Communications Department in the athletics department, where she collaborated with writers, designers, photographers, videographers and marketing specialists. Ms. Hrebenach was involved in the development and rebranding of the high school scholarship programs and assisted in planning and development for the quarterly publication, TERP Magazine, involving herself with design critiques of page and article layouts.
Ms. Hrebenach was as an elected member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Executive Board. As a member of SAAC, Kelsey contributed with event planning, athletic event promotion, NCAA rules and regulation interpretation and explanation for the university’s student-athletes. She managed all the Committee’s social media accounts, utilizing different applications for promotion purposes and to interact with the student-athletes.
During her last few months on SAAC, Ms. Hrebenach was directly involved in planning and coordinating the second annual SAAC Kickball Tournament, a collaborative effort with the College Park Fire and Police Departments.
An important part of Ms. Hrebenach’s personal development was the opportunity to serve as a mentor and role model to potential future college student-athletes through her work as an instructor in clinics and camps for the University of Maryland Volleyball program, training players of all ages.
Ms. Hrebenach interned with the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, working with the athletic department as part of the development team. While at the Naval Academy, Ms. Hrebenach enhanced donor relations through the Blue & Gold Membership by raising over $80,000 in membership donations and over $48,000 in ticket sales while conducting over 1,700 outbound calls within a 4-month time span. Ms. Hrebenach also facilitated mailings of membership information for current and potential donors, informed members of ticket and seat allocation for neutral and home site football games and assisted alongside the Fund for Athletic Excellence by helping coordinate the Head Coaches dinner and Annual Golf Classic.
Kelsey Hrebenach attended the University of Maryland and graduated in May 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications. Ms. Hrebenach was a four-year varsity athlete as a member of the University of Maryland Volleyball team.
Kelsey Hrebenach has a strong passion for communication, especially through numerous social media applications. Ms. Hrebenach enjoys spending time with her friends and family and learning cooking tips while watching the Food Network Channel.