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Bios of Nominated Directors May 2016
24171 Kinnaird’s Point Dr.
Worton, MD 21678
Home: 410-810-3072 Cell: 443-480-2164
I am a retired administrative manager and Human Resources officer with over 25 years of experience in the insurance industry, predominantly with the Mutual Life Insurance Company of New york (MONY) where I began in 1969. In addition, during a break in my MONY career when my husband was transferred to Georgia, I was an Insurance Operations and Human Resources Services Manager with the Life Office Management Association and Client Services Manager with Life of Georgia in Atlanta.
My experience with MONY, both before and after our sojourn to Atlanta, was in administrative management, benefits communications, and Human Resources. I was Assistant Vice President of Human Resources responsible for recruiting and employee relations functions for the Home Office (New York, NY) and the Marketing and Operations Center (Teaneck, NJ) when I opted for an Early Retirement Plan in 1996.
From 1996 – 2000 I took long-term assignments as a contract recruiter with Ernst and Young and Time Warner Inc. before taking a position with Republic National Bank (New York, NY) as Assistant Vice President, Human Resources, where I assisted in the implementation of a Reduction in Force program when Republic was acquired by HSBC.
In 2000, when my husband retired, I left HSBC, and we moved to the Eastern Shore. Almost immediately I volunteered with Kent Association for Riding Therapy (KART), with Artworks, and subsequently with the Arts League and Chestertown RiverArts. I have served on the boards of KART and the Prince Theater. I’m currently on the board of our neighborhood’s property owners’ association. I continue to volunteer with KART’s summer program for Camp Fairlee and, of course, with RiverArts. My hobbies are reading, sketching, and travel.
Education and Certifications
The New School University, New York, New York – B.A. – English Major
Professional in Human Resources (PHR Certification)
Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU)
Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC)
Margo G. Bailey
116 Washington Avenue
Chestertown, MD 21620
Education: Graduated University of Maryland 1965
B.A. English Literature Major
Business and Professional Experience:
- 1994 to Present – Mayor of Town of Chestertown
- 1991 to 1994 – Councilwoman, 2nd Ward, Chestertown
- Secretary of the Maryland Mayors Association
- President and Vice President Eastern Shore Chapter MML
- Critical Area Commission Board Member
- Heritage Authority Commission Member
- Trustee for the Maryland Historical Trust
- Founder – Chestertown Green Initiative
- First Eastern Shore Mayor to sign the U. S. Conference of Mayors Climate Protection Agreement
- Pioneered the area’s rejection of typical big box stores in favor of local businesses
- Pioneered and instituted the Town’s passage of a ban on lightweight plastic bags
Community Activities and Awards:
- Coordinator, construction of Community Playground at Garnett School
- 1991 – Recipient, Kent County Chamber of Commerce Award
- Past President – Friends of Kent County Public Library
- 2008 Featured in What’s Up? Eastern Shore–Celebrating Women’s History
- 2009 Maryland Municipal League Award of Excellence
- 2010 Chesapeake Bay Trust Melanie Weems Award Recognizing Exemplary Grants Projects
- 2010 – Recipient, League of Women Voters – Outstanding woman in Kent
- 2011 Chester River Association Riverkeeper Award Recognizing Stewardship of the Health of the Chester River
- 2013 – Recipient, William Donald Schaffer award for Community Service
ALICE S. RITCHIE
116 N. Queen Street Chestertown, Maryland 410-778-5853, 410-708-5520
Juris Doctor University of Maryland School of Law 1985
Master of Library Science Catholic University 1973. HonorsBachelor of Arts
George Washington University 1971; Major Political Science.
Studying with Mary Pritchard and Cindy Fulton
Mediation with CMUS
LEGAL WORK EXPERIENCE
General Law Practice, Chestertown, Maryland. 1996 to date:
2010 – present: November 2010 appointed to the Board of Trustees for the Kent County Public Library, President for 2011 and 2012.
2001- 2010: Part time Staff Attorney for C.A.P.E.S., Child Advocacy Project of the Eastern Shore, I have responsibility to represent children in CINA proceedings in Wicomico County.
Private Practice : Attorney for Kent County Board of Zoning Appeals, Rock Hall Board of Appeals, Betterton Board of Zoning Appeals and Millington Planning Commission
Child’s Attorney: by appointment of the Circuit Courts of Kent and Wicomico County to represent children in domestic or adoption cases
1996-2001 Solo Practice, concentration on Family Law.
1996-2001 Panel Attorney for Office of Public Defender, CINA division, represented parents in an average of 15 court appearances a year., Criminal Defense panel attorney.
1991-1996: Deputy State’s Attorney, Kent County.
1986-1991 Assistant Public Defender, Talbot County.
ORGANIZATIONAL AND COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS
Past Member, Maryland State Bar Association, Member MSBA Peer Review Committee of the Attorney Grievance Commission, Chairman Judicial Nominating Committee for the District 2, Past Chairman Kent County Ethics Commission, Member Board of the Kent County United Way
Current Member of the Board MidShoreProBono, Vestry Member St. Paul’s Church.
119 High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620
Mary Pritchard received her B.A in studio art from Mount Holyoke College and has Master’s degrees in both art and journalism. She was in-house corporate art curator for Ashland Oil, Inc., and has been a consultant to companies such as Nationwide Insurance Company and the New York Power Authority, advising on the acquisition, installation and conservation of art. She coordinated special events and traveling exhibitions for a variety of artists including internationally known landscape painter Wolf Kahn. Following a career in education administration at the University of Delaware, she returned to painting fulltime. An award-winning pastel artist, she is known for her landscapes of Maryland’s Eastern Shore, as well as coastal Maine and rural Nova Scotia. A popular workshop instructor, she maintains a studio in historic Chestertown, MD. Galleries representing her work include Bishop’s Stock, Snow Hill, MD; Carla Massoni Gallery, Chestertown, MD; and Station Gallery, Greenville, DE.
Academy Art Museum, Easton, MD, “Plein Air Easton,” July 2005, 2009, 2010
Carla Massoni Gallery, Chestertown, MD, “Surface Tension,” two-person show, February 2008
Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, KS, “Pastel National,” juried exhibition, March 2010
Los Gatos Museum of Art, Los Gatos, CA, “Pastels USA,” juried exhibition, June 2010
Old Forge Art Center, Old Forge, NY, “Northeast National,” juried pastel exhibition, June 2010
Adkins Arboretum, Ridgely, MD, “Fields and Farmyards,” one-person show, October 2010
Station Gallery, Greenville, DE, one-person show, June 2009; September 2013
Biggs Museum of Art, Dover, DE, Spring 2011; Summer 2014, juried landscape exhibition
Bishop’s Stock, Snow Hill, MD, one-person show, July 2011; group show, March 2014
South Street Art Gallery, “Surface Quality,” two-person show, July/August 2014
Peninsula Gallery, Lewes, DE, “Exploring the Process,” two-person show, September 2014
Waterfowl Festival, Easton, MD, November 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
212 S. Water St
Chestertown, MD 21620
Jeff Weber spent most of his professional career in the field of investment banking, where he provided investment management services to institutional funds such as endowments, pension plans, trusts, charities and mutual funds. He also founded three businesses; two of them, SEC registered investment advisory firms, and a computer consulting/management company. Even though ‘technically’ retired, Jeff still serves as Honorary Lecturer for the University of Liverpool, where he teaches graduate economics, finance and investments to online students throughout the world.
Jeff, and his wife, Kathy, discovered the Eastern Shore many years ago, and returned several times on vacations from Central Pennsylvania. Moving to Chestertown after retirement was an easy choice, and the location also offered a close drive to the Philadelphia area, where their son resides. In addition to River Arts, Jeff also serves several of the area’s other organizations; Garfield Center for the Arts – Finance Committee, Photographer/Videographer for Garfield, and Chestertown Main Street.
Jeff’s educational background includes undergraduate and MBA degrees from The Ohio State University. In addition to other professional designations, Jeff earned and is currently credentialed as a Chartered Financial Analyst by the CFA Institute.
314 Hemsley Dr.
Queenstown, MD 21658
Retired financial professional with 30 years federal civil service experience as a financial analyst with the Securities & Exchange Commission and the Small Business Administration’s SBIC program.
Prior non-profit experience as a board member and officer, including two years as president of the board, of the Queen Anne’s County Arts Council. Volunteer for fund raising events of Talisman Therapeutic Riding in Grasonville Maryland.
MBA and BA degrees in finance and business management both from St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud Minnesota.
Two years military service with the US Marine Corps 1968-1970.
RiverArts Gallery315 High Street Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620
Clay Studio204 High St Chestertown, MD 21620
RiverArts is supported by
Kent County Arts Council
Maryland State Arts Council