Herbert S. Miller – Chairman Emeritus
Mr. Miller is the CEO of Western Development Corporation (WDC), a real estate development firm that he founded in 1967. WDC has completed many high profile mixed-use projects, including Georgetown Park, an award-winning retail office and residential project in Washington D.C. Mr. Miller also led WDC to launch the “Mills Concept” of value-oriented super regional malls. Potomac Mills in Woodbridge, Virginia was the first such project to be completed, and it was quickly followed by three others throughout the United States.
In 1995, Mr. Miller was tapped to lead the Washington D.C. Mayor’s Interactive Downtown Task Force, a 100-member economic development committee that produced $6.2 billion in private and public investment including 5,242 new housing units, 9 million square feet of office space, and a new $834 million Convention Center. Mr. Miller was inducted into the Washington Business Hall of Fame in 2006. Presently, Mr. Miller is a Co-Founder and Co-Vice Chairman of Chesapeake Crescent Initiative, a regional collaborative to advance innovation in energy, life sciences, and security in the “Chesapeake Crescent” Region of Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia.
Lloyd L. (Scott) Beatty, Jr. President & CEO, Shore Bancshares, Inc. – Chairman
Mr. Beatty has served as the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) since June 2013 and as a director of the Company since 2000. Prior to the merger of subsidiaries, CNB and The Talbot Bank of Easton (“Talbot Bank”), which formed Shore United Bank, in July 2016, Mr. Beatty served as a director of the Talbot Bank since 1992 and as a director of CNB since 2015 and subsequently became a director of the Bank following the merger. Since January 2011, Mr. Beatty has served as President and Chief Operating Officer (“COO”) and previously served as Executive Vice President and COO since August 2007. Prior to that and since October 2004, Mr. Beatty has been employed in various executive level operation operating officer capacities. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Beatty was the Chief Operating Officer of Darby Overseas Investments, LP, a global private equity firm, and President of Darby Advisors, Inc., a privately held family investment business, from 1998 to 2005. Mr. Beatty was also a practicing certified public accountant for 25 years and a principal in the accounting firm Beatty, Satchell & Company from 1977 to 1998. Mr. Beatty has extensive financial knowledge and operational experience, as well as familiarity with important market areas. In addition, to his experience with the Bank, he has experience in advising companies on financial and tax matters, merger and acquisition transactions, and insurance operations.
Mr. Bautz is a Principal of Oxford Commercial Realty, LLC, a full service real estate firm specializing in brokerage, development, consulting, and property management. Mr. Bautz has extensive expertise in negotiating major real estate contracts and has consulted on a wide variety of asset management issues. Prior to joining Oxford Commercial Realty, he held positions of increasing management responsibility in the telecommunications industry, most recently with Verizon Communications. Mr. Bautz is the immediate past Chairman of the Talbot County Chamber of Commerce, serves as the current Chairman of the Talbot County Economic Development Commission, and is a member of the Rotary Club of Easton and the National Association of Realtors. Mr. Bautz holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Widener University and is a graduate of the Leadership Development Program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Matthew Peters - Treasurer
Matthew Peters, better known as “Mateo,” is the Director of the Chesapeake Multicultural Resource Center (ChesMRC), an Easton, Maryland-based 501(c)(3) non-profit whose mission is to empower people from different cultures to become successful and engaged members of the community. Through education, the ChesMRC strives to break down cultural barriers that arise from differences in language, appearance or ethnic traditions.
As Director, Mateo’s responsibilities include management and development of the Center’s various programs, including Youth Development; Adult Education & ESL; Community Awareness & Outreach; Health Outreach; and Immigration Legal Assistance.
Mateo is fluent in Spanish and has extensive, hands-on experience with Central American culture, having lived in rural Guatemala for 13 years. After obtaining a degree in Forestry from Penn State University, Mateo joined the Peace Corps for a 2-year assignment in rural Guatemala to work on reforestation programs.
Upon completing his Peace Corps assignment, Mateo started Volunteer Peten, a non-profit eco-tourism organization that provided funding and volunteers from across the globe – not only to continue the reforestation programs but also to construct and operate two schools and a public library in San Andres, Guatemala. Unfortunately, increasing drug violence and social instability in the region forced him to close Volunteer Peten in 2012, when he relocated with family on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
A key focus of Mateo’s work at the ChesMRC has been engaging immigrant parents to get involved with their children’s education and helping these adults overcome language barriers, learn new-life skills and advance their own education. His tireless efforts have made the Resource Center the trusted source of information and referrals for the immigrant community on the Eastern Shore and has helped bridge the disconnect between service providers to the immigrant community.
An Eagle Scout, Mateo is also the leader of Cub Scout Pack # 3 in Easton, which is comprised of 40 boys who are children of immigrants.
Friends, family and co-workers often refer to Mateo as “Mr. Maker,” since he is always making things happen and constantly problem-solving – well beyond the Center’s operating hours. In fact, much of his personal time is spent helping those around him and building a better community for us all. He makes himself available 24/7 and welcomes anyone and everyone who needs assistance no matter the time or day.
Mary Ellen Carter
Mary Ellen Carter is the owner of the local staffing franchise, Express Employment Professionals. Together with her husband, Carter and their staff have put thousands of people to work for hundreds of companies across the Shore since 2007. She also works with selected clients as a Human Resources Consultant and Advisor. Before moving to the Eastern Shore, Carter was the worldwide Chief Human Resources Officer for Covington & Burling in Washington, DC. She has her bachelor’s in English & Journalism from The University of Alabama and attended Trinity College for her Master’s. She has served as a member & chairperson for the Upper Shore Workforce Investment Board, served on the Executive Committee for the Talbot Chamber of Commerce, and has served on several other local boards and committees. Carter is a member of Saints Peter & Paul Church and lives in Easton with her husband, Scott, and their three children, Sammy (20), and twins Benny and Mary Claire (16).
Lauren Catterton, originally from Bucks County, PA, is the General Manager of the Tidewater Inn and has called Easton home since 2002. She graduated with a B.A. in Theatre and Speech from DeSales University. Following college, Catterton performed on the Spirit of Philadelphia while doing freelance event management for SPW Productions. In 2002, she accepted a position as a Sales Assistant at the Tidewater Inn. From 2004-2007, Catterton worked as a front-of-house Conference Service Manager for the Marriott at the Aspen Wye River Conference Center before moving to New Jersey to advance her career in hospitality. In 2009, she returned to the Tidewater Inn as the Director of Catering and, in 2011, was promoted to Senior Sales Manager. In 2014, she became Hotel Manager, and a year later, she became the General Manager. Catterton has been involved in numerous local organizations and formerly served on the Talbot County Chamber of Commerce board of directors. She currently resides in Talbot County with her son, Gabriel.
Ron Engle was elected Councilman for the Town of Easton, Ward 3 in 2015. He is a private consultant in Traffic Safety. He recently retired after 10 years as the Director, Traffic Safety, for The Century Council, a national not-for-profit organization funded by America’s leading distilled spirits companies and dedicated to fighting drunk driving and underage drinking.
Ron has more than 30 years of service with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, where he served in a number of management, policy development and program implementation positions. He managed and directed the development and implementation of the Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Program and the Drug Recognition Program for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Prior to his joining NHTSA, Ron served eight years in law enforcement. The last two years, he was the Enforcement Coordinator for the Fairfax County, Virginia, Police Department Alcohol Safety Action Project. Most of his professional experience is directly related to combating the drunk driver.
Julia Foxwell is a native of Maryland’s Eastern Shore. After graduation, she began working in auto sales which led to positions in financial services with Folger Nolan Fleming Douglas and Wells Fargo Mortgage. Her public career began in the Administration of former Maryland Governor Parris Glendening, serving first in the Office of the General Counsel and then in the Governor’s Appointment’s Office. Following her time in public service, Foxwell accepted a position with Annapolis-based consulting firm Capitol Strategies and then transitioned to a regional fundraising role with the American Cancer Society. Currently, she serves as the Director of Community Engagement for Bluepoint Hospitality managing philanthropic giving and community programming. She lives in Easton with her husband and daughter and enjoys teaching indoor cycle at the YMCA of the Chesapeake a few times a week.
Frank Gunsallus is the General Manager of Konsyl Pharmaceuticals, whom he joined in 2012. He earned his B.S. from the U.S. Naval Academy, an M.B.A. from National University, and an M.A. in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College. After graduating from the Naval Academy, he served in the U.S. Navy for over 20 years, retiring at the rank of Commander. Following his naval service, Gunsallus returned to Easton as Chief Operations Officer/Senior Vice President of the Japan Spectroscopic Company (JASCO) for five years, before joining Konsyl Pharmaceuticals. Gunsallus is currently on the Advisory Board of Mid-Shore Together. He recently served on the Board of Directors of the Talbot County Chamber of Commerce from 2015-2020. He is also active in the Naval Academy Alumni Association and currently serves as the Chairman of Finance for St. Mark’s United Methodist Church. Gunsallus lives in Trappe with his wife, Beth, and enjoys traveling, cycling, and golf.
Rabbi Peter E. Hyman, M.A.H.L, D.D.
Rabbi Peter Hyman is Rabbi of Temple B’nai Israel in Easton MD, a warm and welcoming liberal congregation serving Talbot County and Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Rabbi Hyman is a graduate of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion where he earned a Master of Arts in Hebrew Letters as well as a Doctor of Divinity degree.
Rabbi Hyman is very active in the Easton community teaching, serving of various boards and championing a number of social justice issues. He is a past president of TACL, the Talbot Association of Clergy and Laity. Rabbi Hyman is also very active with the Boy Scouts of America serving on National and International scouting committees. He is the immediate past National Jewish Chaplain of the Boy Scouts of America.
Anthony P. Kern
Mr. Kern is a recognized industry expert in the field of technology, media and telecommunications with extensive experience in management consulting and strategy across numerous industries. He has provided business counsel to boards and senior management of some of the top companies in the world and advised on issues related to corporate finance, M&A, restructuring and innovation. Most recently he served as U.S. Deputy Managing Partner of Deloitte & Touche LLP’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications Group and the firm’s Global Managing Partner of Innovation.
He has successfully started and sold several companies in the communications, technology, and energy industries, as well as taught advanced industry seminars on the future of consumer interactions with new technology, traditional media and telecoms. As a recognized and respected speaker in the industry, he has been interviewed by the press including the Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio, CNBC, MSNBC, The New York Times, Dow Jones News-Wire and Fortune Magazine. During his career, Mr. Kern has made legacy predictions and forecasts regarding wireless networks, applied internet solutions, social media, and the energy industry.
Tom Klein retired in 2018 after 30 years of Federal Government service. He worked in various positions at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), including in the Director's Strategic Planning Office, as the Chief of the Leadership and Occupational Development Division, and as the Chief of Staff for the Office of Public and Governmental Affairs. At ATF, Klein created the Bureau's Leadership Institute, two five-year strategic plans, streamlined the congressional response process, and created an agency-wide health improvement program. In addition, he led/served on numerous work teams, including ones to create an ATF brand, critical incident media response plan, special agent career plan, and total quality management initiative. Klein enjoys volunteer work and has served as a physical fitness consultant, the head coach of a travel baseball team, and a Howard County, MD High School Sports Advisory Committee member. He currently volunteers with the St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank and as Community Liaison Committee Chair for the Easton Club East community. Klein and his wife, Joanie, moved to Easton in 2019 and enjoy cycling, hiking, and gardening.
Jessica Mumbulo is a results-oriented sales leader with a wealth of experience in various aspects of business development. She excels at leading teams, building relationships, increasing revenue, and optimizing efficiencies. Her expertise lies in identifying issues and developing effective solutions to enhance efficiency. Jessica is skilled at collaborating with diverse groups to overcome challenges and achieve strategic objectives. Her leadership skills encompass team development, stakeholder engagement, resource allocation, project management, budget management, account management, needs assessment, contract negotiations, strategic planning, relationship development, sales and marketing, and effective communication.
Currently serving as the Business Development Manager at Willow Construction, LLC, Jessica plays a pivotal role in generating leads and promoting the firm. Her responsibilities include fostering relationships with prospective clients, community outreach, developing marketing strategies, and presenting customized business proposals. In her previous role as the Strategic Partnerships Manager at the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization, Jessica actively acquired new business opportunities, managed existing partnerships, negotiated contracts, and exceeded revenue targets.
Douglas (Doug) S. Walker represents numerous local, regional and national financial institutions, as well as investment funds, in all aspects of commercial financing transactions, restructurings and collection matters. His practice includes representation of financial institutions throughout the State of Maryland, in connection with loan closings, loan sales or acquisitions, participation agreements, workouts, reorganizations, troubled debt restructures, foreclosures and bankruptcy.
Doug also regularly counsels businesses and developers in a variety of corporate and commercial real estate matters and serves as general corporate counsel for many regional and closely held businesses. His business practice includes representation businesses of all sizes in various industries, as well as equity investors, in a wide variety or corporate and business matters, including, but not limited to, mergers and acquisitions, sales, reorganizations, spin-offs, joint ventures, drafting and negotiating employment agreements and buy-sell agreements as well as general day-to-day business and succession planning.
His real estate practice includes representing owners, developers, borrowers, private equity funds and lenders in all aspects of commercial and residential real estate transactions, including real estate development, leasing, financing, construction contracts, acquisition and the preparation and negotiation of declarations, easements and other real estate development documents.
Prior to founding McAllister, DeTar, Showalter & Walker (MDSW), Doug practiced with Miles & Stockbridge P.C. for nine years, four of which as a partner, and prior to that spent five years practicing at Royston, Mueller, McLean and Reid, LLP in Towson, Maryland. Doug lives with his wife and three daughters in Easton, Maryland and enjoys spending time with his family throughout the Eastern Shore exercising, playing or coaching sports and fishing.
Maureen Curry had a distinguished career in tourism and hospitality marketing in New York, Los Angeles, and Washington DC prior to moving to Maryland’s Eastern Shore 33 years ago. A ten-year veteran of Sheraton Hotels and Resorts, Maureen is known as a leader in her field. She is the recipient of the coveted Sheraton President’s Award for Excellence and was the youngest ever president of the greater Los Angeles chapter of the Hotel Sales and Marketing Association International.
Upon moving to the Eastern shore, Maureen continued her career in hospitality at the historic Tidewater Inn in Easton, serving as Marketing Director and later General Manager. Over the years she held marketing positions with the Talbot County Chamber of Commerce, Easton Utilities, and the Town of Easton. Maureen was also elected twice to the Easton Town Council, where she served her constituents with passion and pride. She left the Council when Mayor Robert C. Willey named her the Director of Economic Development for the Town of Easton in 2008. In her role she worked closely with the community on major issues, acting as liaison between the between business and the local and state governments. She initiated several programs, including Easton Main Street and Incubator Strategy Group, focused on bringing the bio-tech industry to Easton. In her role as ED Director, she also managed all state and federal grants pertaining to business development and property redevelopment within the Town.
Maureen has been a dedicated volunteer for her community, serving with the Talbot County Chamber of Commerce, Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay, Rotary Club of Easton, Meals on Wheels and Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore, to name a few. She also served on the board of Maryland Life Magazine and Historic Easton, Inc. Maureen was named the Mid-Shore Woman of Distinction by the Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay in 2012. She received the 2010 Directors’ Service Award from the Rotary Club of Easton for her work on “Shoeboxes for Soldiers.”
Maureen is most proud of her work as part of a dedicated group (Frederick Douglass Honor Society) who brought to fruition the dream of erecting a statue of Frederick Douglass on the grounds of the Talbot County courthouse in historic downtown Easton.
Since arriving in Easton their family has grown and Megan has devoted her time to her family and the community. She’s served on numerous boards including the East End Neighborhood Association, Historic Easton, the Avalon Foundation, Junior Achievement of Talbot County, and the Parent's Associations at both Easton Elementary and The Country School. She co-chaired the community built playground project at Idlewild Park known as Project Idlewild, was the Project Manager for Play in Color, and is the co-founder of CarePacks of Talbot County.
Currently, she is the Finance Chair for the Neighborhood Service Center Board, Secretary for The Gunston School Board of Trustees, Assistant Coach of the The Gunston School's Boys and Girls Tennis teams and Co-Coordinator for Meals on Wheels and Director of Personal Services for the Easton Rotary Club. She also works at the Y on Washington as the Tennis League Director.
In 2009 Megan was elected to represent the 4th Ward on the Easton Town Council, a position she proudly held for 11 years before running to fill the Council President position in 2020 vacated upon the death of the honorable John Ford.
Megan was elected Mayor in May of 2023.
Megan and her husband Landy live on South Aurora Street with their three children.