Mike Dunn – – Board Member
Mike lives in Salisbury, MD with his wife, Karen, and their dog, Zuzu. He is currently the President and CEO of the Greater Salisbury Committee and former President of the Salisbury City Council. Mike currently serves on the boards and committees of: Wyatt's Warriors Foundation, SU Perdue School of Business Executive Advisory Council, Executive Committee of the National Folk Festival, and Coastal Hospice; where he is the Immediate Past chair. A fun fact about Mike: he is the founder of Red, White, and BOOM - Salisbury's community 4th of July firework celebration.
Greg Whitten – – Board Member
Bio coming soon!
Chrissy Maddy – – Board Member
Chrissy is the current Chair of the Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore's Worcester County Board. Previously, she has served as the Vice Chair of the Worcester County Board. She moved to the Eastern Shore in 2006 after graduating from the North Carolina State University school of business. Chrissy has worked a Mortgage Loan Originator at BB&T since 2006. When not working, Chrissy and her husband, Wes, are busy with their two daughters, Mackenzie and Paige, and boxer Gnarly. Chrissy is currently training for her first marathon in April!
Beth Bell – – Board Member
Beth is the CFO of Cathedral Capital. Beth provides leadership, direction and oversight of the finance & accounting functions of the architecture and engineering firm. Her experience in operational accounting includes CFO at an independent insurance agency and two medical practices, Director of Finance at WBOC, and Controller at Fager's Island restaurant and hotel group. Previously, Beth has served as Past Chair of the Executive Board and Worcester County Board of Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore. She is a Senior Certified Professional with the Society for Human Resource Management. Beth is a native of Ocean City and currently resides in Bishopville, MD with her husband and 4 children. She enjoys traveling, camping in her RV, reading, live music, trying new restaurants, running, relaxing on the beach and spending quality time with her family.
Daniel Ensor – – Board Member
Daniel Ensor is a CPA with TGM Group LLC in Salisbury, Maryland. He resides in Hebron, Maryland with his wife, a teacher, and two daughters who attend Wicomico County Public Schools. Dan currently serves on the finance committee and as a member of the Wicomico board for Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore. Dan is a proud supporter of Junior Achievement and enjoys volunteering across grade levels to promote financial literacy and entrepreneurship here on the Eastern Shore.
Hillary Evans – – Board Member
Hillary joined Perdue Farms’ legal department as Associate Counsel in 2018. Prior to joining Perdue, she spent three years at a private law firm in Baltimore County, where she practiced business law and civil litigation. Hillary is licensed to practice law in Maryland and the District of Columbia. In 2014, she received her law degree and completed the business law program at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. While in law school, Hillary published an article in Volume 29 of the Maryland Journal of International Law. Hillary graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2011, where she double majored in Political Science and Communication Studies and minored in Spanish. Before relocating to Salisbury to join the Perdue team, Hillary lived in Baltimore and was an active member of the Junior League of Baltimore. She joined the Board of Directors of Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore in July 2019. When she is not working, she is walking her dogs at the beach, attempting to keep several plants alive at once, and working on her hobby farm.
Hank Fisher – – Board Member
Hank is an attorney in Ocean City, Maryland with Coates, Coates & Coates, P.A. Hank is a civil attorney representing clients in various litigation and transactional matters. Prior to practicing on the Eastern Shore, Hank resided in Arlington, Virginia practicing with a Washington, DC area firm. Hank is a native of the Eastern Shore and currently resides in West Ocean City, Maryland with his wife, son, and dog. In his free time, Hank loves to surf, play golf, and spend time on the boat with his family.
Abby Graves – – Board Member
Abby is the Municipal Relationship Manager at Shore United Bank. Abby manages government, non-profit, and related accounts at the bank to ensure an outstanding client experience and adherence to the regulatory, legal, and risk management frameworks unique to these client segments. She serves as a trusted advisor to clients by delivering comprehensive and customized banking solutions tailored to the financial needs and circumstances of the client. Abby earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing with a minor in Economics at Clemson University in 2005. She is a 2016 graduate of Shore Leadership and 2020 graduate of the Maryland Banker’s Association’s Emerging Leaders Program. Abby is a member of the Easton Rotary Club, volunteers for Meals on Wheels and Talbot County Carepacks, and serves as the Vice President of Chapel District Sports Little League. Abby is a native of the Eastern Shore. She lives in Cordova, MD with her husband and two children. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, hiking, and spending time with family and friends.
Daniel Mills – – Board Member
Daniel is the Vice President of Business Development for Delmarva Veteran Builders. Daniel has a background in construction management, a degree in security management and over ten years of service in the United States Airforce. Daniel served nine of his ten active duty years in the United States Air Force as an In-Flight Refueler. He deployed to Qatar in March 2015 for four months.
Tolbert Rowe – – Board Member
Tolbert Rowe is Vice President/Lending for Bay Capital Mortgage in Easton specializing in residential mortgages. Tolbert also serves as vice president of the Caroline County Board of Education. He has served on the board for fifteen years, five of which he has served as president, and three as vice president. Tolbert is currently president-elect of Maryland Association of Boards of Education, 2017-2018. Community service is integral to Tolbert's ideology. He is volunteer executive director of Channel Marker Foundation Inc., a foundation that serves the needs of individuals with mental illness in Talbot, Caroline and Dorchester Counties. He also is treasurer and coach for Mid Shore Challengers Inc., an organization that provides sports opportunities for children and young adults with mental handicaps. He also serves as coach, volunteer, and unified partner with Special Olympics Upper Shore. Tolbert is a proud native of Caroline County. He currently lives in Greensboro with his wife Jeanne, and daughter Kelsey--who is in the Benedictine OCP program. Their other daughter, Allison Bringman, and her husband Kyle are parents of their three grandchildren--Brayden and Brett and Clara.
Angie Strouth – – Board Member
Angie is the VP of Personal Lines for Avery Hall Insurance where she has worked since 1998. In 2005, Angie obtained her Certified Insurance Service Rep designation and Certified Insurance Rep designation in 2009. She is currently working toward her Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter designation. Angie has served on the JAES board since 2009 as board secretary & executive committee secretary. She quickly became very passionate about JA’s mission from the moment she met President Jayme Hayes. She also serves on a few committees for the United Way of LES. In her spare time, Angie loves spending time with her nieces and nephews on family vacations. She has two German Shepherds, Brutus, 10, and Bailey, 9.
Bill Christopher – – Board Member
Bill is currently the President/CEO of the Dorchester Chamber of Commerce. He has been leading the Chamber since December 2015. Prior to joining the Chamber Bill was a Senior Vice President at McKesson Corporation where he led multiple development divisions during his 17 years with the Company. Before joining McKesson, he was the CIO for a large health care organization in the Mid-Atlantic region and before that a Consulting Manager for Arthur Andersen & Co. Bill is best described as an operations and management executive with positions held in healthcare, manufacturing, education, and service companies. Proven abilities as a leader: defining vision, assembling the right mix of talent, accelerating project lifecycles and fueling change in both technical and non-technical projects. Product Management responsibilities including: strategy development, roadmap definition, solution development and product launch. Financial management responsibilities including: budgeting, forecasting, and P&L management for organizations of varying size and complexity.
Jim Malena – – Board Member
Jim Malena is a current board member and Chair; having been involved with Junior Achievement the past several years. After graduating from Washington College Jim accepted a position at Legg Mason, Inc. in Baltimore. He found his way back to the Shore in early 2006 joining the Hill Group at Morgan Stanley. He, his wife and 3 children live in Severna Park and are busy with each of their children's activities.
Steve Covey – – Board Member
Steve is the executive vice president at Choptank Transport and holds a distinguished record of success with over 20 years of experience in supply chain management.
Steve began his career in 1996 in sales at Perdue Farms in Salisbury where he quickly learned the poultry industry and the intricacies of shipping a national product from local production. In 2004, he joined Choptank Transport as the Director of Business Development and two years later became Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Today, as the Executive Vice President at Choptank, he oversees all aspects of the company with a focus on staff leadership, client services, cost and time analysis for sales and operations and numerous other key functions.
Steve has been on the board of directors at the Caroline County Chamber of Commerce since 2011, serving as President in 2017. Steve is active in developing a partnership between schools, government, and business to help prosper and grow the businesses and workforces of tomorrow. Steve also is active with Character Counts and Junior Achievement. Steve also is a board member of the Food For Learning Program in Caroline County.
Steve received his bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Maryland, College Park and his MBA from Salisbury University’s Perdue School of Business.
Joe Wilson – – Board Member
Joe is a 2008 Graduate of Worcester Preparatory School, and a 2012 Graduate of the College of Charleston with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science. He currently serves as the Broker of Record for Coastal Life Realty Group in both Maryland and Delaware. Joe's Advanced Professional Education Designations Include: RSPS, QSC, BPOR, SRES, e-PRO. Joe is native of the Greater Ocean City, Maryland area, and he cherishes the beach lifestyle. Both his mother and father were local REALTORS®. Since his youth , he knew he wanted to assist his Clients, just as his parents did, in locating the perfect property, and making every sale a true win-win transaction. He is honored to carry on the tradition that his parents nurtured by continuing to offer the highest level of quality, energetic Real Estate brokerage service.