Bios of Nominated Directors May 2016

Bios of Nominated  Directors May 2016


Linda Kramer

24171 Kinnaird’s Point Dr.

Worton, MD 21678

Home: 410-810-3072  Cell: 443-480-2164

Professional Experience

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.

Volunteer Work

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


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


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.


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.


Mary Pritchard

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.

Selected Exhibitions

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