Pictured from left to right front row: William H. Mitchell (retired), Hale Harrison, Raymond M. Thompson, John H. Burbage, Jr., Joeseph E. Moore, and James R. Bergey, Jr. Pictured from left to right back row: Thomas K. Coates, G. Hale Harrison, Louis Taylor, M. Dean Lewis, Charlotte K. Cathell, James R. Bergey, III, Todd E. Burbage, and Reese F. Cropper, III
Thomas K. Coates
Thomas K. Coates Esq. is a member of Coates, Coates & Coates, P.A. and has practiced law in the Berlin and Ocean City area since 1985. He was admitted to practice law in the State of Maryland, the United State Tax Court and is a retired Certified Public Accountant. In 1994, he was appointed Court Auditor by the Judges of the Circuit Court for Worcester County, Maryland. Mr. Coates is a member of the Worcester County and Maryland State Bar Associations. He is past president of the Worcester County Bar Association, a past member of the Worcester County Board of License Commissioners and previously served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Atlantic General Hospital Corporation. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Peninsula Regional Medical Center and the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore, Inc.
G. Hale Harrison
Mr. G. Hale Harrison is Vice President of Operations & Real Estate for Harrison Group Resort Hotels in Ocean City, Maryland. Mr. Harrison currently serves as President of the Ocean City Hotel-Motel-Restaurant Association. He is currently a member of the Atlantic General Hospital Foundation Board, the Town of Ocean City’s Tourism Advisory Board and the Town of Ocean City’s Tourism Commission. He previously served on the Ocean City Development Corporation’s board of directors from 2009-2014. Mr. Harrison’s director qualifications include lifelong residency in the Company’s service area, experience in the hospitality industry, and knowledge of commercial real estate operations and finance.
Louis H. Taylor
Mr. Louis H. Taylor is the Assistant Superintendent for Administration of Worcester County Public Schools. He is a 30 year employee of the Worcester County Public School system, where he served as the principal of Stephen Decatur High School for 17 years, 1995-2012. Mr. Taylor was the 1998-1999 Principal of the Year for the State of Maryland. Mr. Taylor serves as Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors at Atlantic General Hospital Corporation and Chairman of the Board of Hudson Health Services. He is a director of the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore and the Salisbury University Varsity Club. Mr. Taylor previously served on the Worcester County Local Management Board, 2003-2006, and the Worcester County Board of Zoning Appeals, 2006-2009. He is also co-owner of Bali-Hi RV Park, Inc.
M. Dean Lewis
Mr. M. Dean Lewis has been employed by the Bank since December 2011 and was appointed Chief Financial Officer of the Bank and Treasurer of the Company in May 2013. Prior to joining the Bank, Mr. Lewis was employed by the public accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP from 2002 to 2010 and served clients in various industries including banking, and most recently held the position of Tax Director. From 2010 to 2011, Mr. Lewis was the Controller of MaTech Solutions, Inc., a privately held government contract manufacturer. Mr. Lewis is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Master's Degree in taxation. He currently serves on the Franklin P. Perdue School of Business Career Advisory Board at Salisbury University.
Charlotte K. Cathell
Ms. Charlotte K. Cathell was first elected the Register of Wills for Worcester County in 1998. She has served as President of the Maryland Register of Wills Association for three years. She is a member of the Ocean Pines/Ocean City Kiwanis Club, a commissioner on the Worcester County Commission for Women, a member of the Atlantic General Hospital Foundation and the Atlantic General Corporate Board and serves as 1st Vice President of the Republican Women of Worcester County. Ms. Cathell was a founder of Worcester County G.O.L.D. (Giving Other Lives Dignity) and served as President for ten years from 1997 to 2007 retiring in 2011.
James R. Bergey, III
Mr. James R. Bergey, III is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of Bergey & Company, P.A., with offices in Berlin, Maryland and Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. He holds Bachelors’ degrees in both accounting and finance and has practiced public accountancy in the Berlin and Ocean City area since 2006. Mr. Bergey is a member of the Atlantic General Hospital Corporation and Atlantic General Hospital Foundation and serves on the Finance Committee of Atlantic General Hospital. He is a past Treasurer and Director of the Berlin, Maryland Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Bergey’s director qualifications include his lifelong residency in the Company’s service area, experience as owner of locally based businesses, and professional expertise as a certified public accountant.
Todd E. Burbage
Mr. Todd E. Burbage is a builder, developer and owner of both commercial and residential projects in Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia, as well as Washington DC. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore, Peninsula Regional Medical Center Foundation, Maryland Coastal Bays Program, Worcester Preparatory School, and The Greater Salisbury Committee.
Reese F. Cropper, III
Mr. Reese F. Cropper, III is the owner of Insurance Management Group, Inc., an insurance agency. He is one of less than 100 agents nationally that holds the insurance designation of "Community Insurance Risk Management Specialist" (CIRMS) and he serves on the Maryland Chapter of Community Association's Institute's Legislative Action Committee. Mr. Cropper also serves on the Board of Trustees of Worcester Preparatory School, Berlin, Maryland, and is the Chairman of the Employee Pension Plan Committee for the Town of Ocean City, Maryland.
Mr. Hale Harrison owns and operates Harrison Group Resort Hotels in Ocean City, Maryland. Mr. Harrison is a former councilman and secretary for the Town of Ocean City and former Chairman of the Ocean City Planning and Zoning Commission. He is past Chairman of the Board of Directors and a member of the Finance Committee of Atlantic General Hospital Corporation.
Raymond M. Thompson
Mr. Raymond M. Thompson has been employed by the Bank since October 1997. Mr. Thompson served as Vice President of the Bank from January 1999 to his election as President in May 2002, and as Treasurer of the Company from February 2000 to his election as President in May 2002. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Company and the Bank as of January 1, 2006. Mr. Thompson currently serves on the boards of the Maryland Banker’s Association, Worcester County Public Schools Education Foundation, Berlin Heritage Foundation, Ocean City Golf Club and the Synepuxent Rod and Gun Club. He is a member of the American Bankers Association Membership Council and the Atlantic General Hospital Corporation. Mr. Thompson is also a member and past treasurer of the Berlin Lions Club.
John H. Burbage, Jr.
Mr. John H. Burbage, Jr. is an owner of Mystic Harbour Development Co., Mystic Harbour Utility Co., and Bethany Land Co., and a partner in Bayside Realty, Burbage Properties, Blue Water Development Company, Sunset Bay, LLC, and Holiday House, LLC, Bethany Beach, Delaware. Mr. Burbage is a board member of Diakonia and currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Atlantic General Hospital.
Joseph E. Moore
Joseph E. Moore, Esq. is a partner in the law firm of Williams, Moore, Shockley & Harrison, LLP, with offices in Ocean City, Maryland and Ocean Pines, Maryland. Mr. Moore is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Worcester Preparatory School, in Berlin, Maryland. He is the Chairman of the Board of Zoning Appeals for the Town of Berlin, Maryland. Mr. Moore also serves on the Board of Directors of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation of Dover, Delaware, and is a member of its Compensation Committee and Governance Committee. Mr. Moore is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Nabb Center for Delmarva History & Culture at Salisbury University and a member of the Board of Directors of the Ocean City Lifesaving Museum. He is a former member of the Board of Trustees of the Maryland Historical Society. Mr. Moore presently serves as Co-Chair of the First Appellate Circuit Character Committee of the Maryland State Board of Law Examiners, having been appointed to that position by the Maryland Court of Appeals. Mr. Moore is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.
James R. Bergey, Jr.
Mr. James R. Bergey, Jr. is a Certified Public Accountant and President of Bergey & Company, P.A., in Berlin, Maryland. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Atlantic General Hospital Corporation and the Waterman's Trust. Mr. Bergey serves as Treasurer of Atlantic General Hospital Corporation and Chairman of the Finance Committee of its Board of Directors.
John P. Custis
John P. Custis, Esq., CPA is a partner in the law firm Custis, Dix, Lewis, and Custis, LLP in Onley, Virginia, and has practiced law on the Eastern Shore of Virginia since 2010. In 2015, Mr. Custis expanded his law practice into Maryland, becoming affiliated with the firm of Long, Badger, & Sheller, LLP in Salisbury, Maryland. Mr. Custis owns Eastern Shore Tax Advisors, LLC, a tax compliance and consulting firm located in Onley, Virginia. Mr. Custis is a founding Board Member of the Eastern Shore of Virginia Chamber of Commerce Foundation, and also serves on the Board of the Wallops Island Regional Alliance. He is also a member of the Salisbury University School of Business Executive Advisory Council, and serves as Pro-Bono Attorney to numerous non-profit organizations on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. He is a past Board Member and President of the Eastern Shore Community College Foundation and the University of Virginia Club of the Eastern Shore, a branch of the University of Virginia Alumni Association. Mr. Custis is also a former member of the Shore Bank Accomack County Community Advisory Board and the Onancock Rotary Club.