Stephanie Chin joins the DSC Board of Directors
As a proud member of the government digital services community, Hutch is excited for Program Manager Stephanie Chin to join the Digital Services Coalition’s (DSC) Board of Directors.
The DSC is a group of like-minded digital services companies that share a goal of transforming government. An advocate for modern digital services, the DSC aims to improve the way the government delivers services to the public.
These goals align with our own at Hutch, and we’ve supported the DSC for years. Stephanie sees her two-year term on the DSC’s board as a chance for the two organizations to work together to make a real impact.
“This is a great opportunity to help move digital transformation forward across government,” she said. “During my term, I hope to broaden the DSC community and expand the way the coalition shares thought leadership. I’d like to create more learning opportunities, programming, and events that bring business leaders together. This is especially important now, as many companies transition back to in-person work,” said Stephanie Chin.
Stephanie was appointed to the DSC’s board after presenting to its members at a July All Hands meeting. Also joining is Mike Gifford, a Senior Strategist at CivicActions, and Jason Stoner, Director of Experience Strategy at MetroStar.
“Stephanie is a perfect fit for the DSC Board of Directors,” said Traci Walker, Executive Director of the Digital Services Coalition. “The enthusiasm and professionalism that she exhibits while running the Hutch Program is going to be a huge asset to the leadership team. Not only does she deliver on a successful program as exhibited by the multiple graduates from the program, Stephanie also brings the passion for what good digital transformation can mean for the government through all of her words and actions. I am very much looking forward to working with her over her term,” said Traci.
Stephanie’s excited to strengthen Hutch’s ties to the DSC during her term. “The DSC and Hutch are both impact-driven organizations, and there’s a lot of synergy and overlap between our missions. It was natural for us to come together so we could collaborate more deeply.”
But Stephanie’s work with Hutch isn’t the only thing that made her a good fit for the DSC. She’s a leader in the entrepreneurial community in her own right, and she serves on the boards of many local organizations. On the board of the Maryland Business Innovation Association (MBIA), Stephanie supports incubators, accelerators, entrepreneurs, and organizations across Maryland. She also serves on the board of Baltimore Community Lending, which provides small business loans and capital, with a focus on underrepresented groups in Baltimore City. And she’s the Board Chair of Open Works, a maker space in Greenmount West that provides technology (and the access and knowledge to use it) to makers and innovators.
Across all these leadership positions, Stephanie always aims to strengthen and diversify the entrepreneurial community. In fact, this is what prompted her to apply to the DSC’s board in the first place.
“Community is such a big part of what we do at Hutch, and it’s also a huge part of what the DSC does,” Stephanie shared. “As the Program Manager for Hutch and someone who represents many diverse business owners, it was important to me to make sure that they have a seat at this table.”