Lori Walls presented with Maryland and District of Columbia’s Association of School Business Official’s (MD-DC ASBO) Highest Honor, the Paul B. Bell Award

At the Virtual Fall Conference, Jeff LaPorta, Executive Director, MD-DC ASBO presented Lori Walls, of Crabtree, Rohrbaugh & Associates, with the Paul B. Bell Award, which is ASBO’s highest honor given to recognize a current member of ASBO MD&DC who has demonstrated exemplary contributions to schools, community, and ASBO. The recipient exhibits a special commitment to the children and taxpayers of Maryland and the District of Columbia.  Lori’s outstanding dedication to ASBO is exemplified in her tireless efforts to serving as a participating Board member, an active participant in the Professional Development Committee, a member of various ad-hoc teams including a group currently working on a Facilities Training Program.

Lori Walls is the Director of Client Relations for Crabtree, Rohrbaugh & Associates who focuses on building relationships and long-term partnerships with our clients in the Maryland, District of Columbia, and Northern Virginia markets.  Lori has been with the firm for 12 years and her career working with public school clients extends well beyond her years with the firm having been involved in numerous task forces, committees and professional organizations.

Lori is a second term board member with ASBO and Crabtree, Rohrbaugh is committed to supporting her efforts in helping ASBO provide professional development to Maryland school administrators, including reopening schools safely during COVID-19.

“We have always supported our employees to be engaged with our clients above and beyond our standard business practices,” states Doug Rohrbaugh, Chairman of the Board for Crabtree, Rohrbaugh & Associates, “Their involvement helps support the critical mission of public schools and allows them to have a unique understanding of our client’ needs, mission and goals.  In fact, my seventeen years serving on school board was one of the reasons we established the firm’s mission statement of a Client Oriented Approach to Architecture.  I congratulate Lori for her tireless efforts and recognition by MDASBO.”

Winners of the Paul B. Bell Award must demonstrate an establishment of the highest standards of ethics and efficiency in business methods and practices. The study, analysis and dissemination of the most efficient methods and practices in all matters pertaining to school business administration. Comprehensive and progressive study of school business requirements and the establishment of efficient standards.  The majority of the recipients have been Superintendents of Maryland School Systems. Lori is only the second business member to receive this award.

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