Milton Nagel (2017-2022)
Milton E. Nagel was raised on the family farm located outside of Federalsburg in Caroline County, Maryland. A 1984 graduate of Colonel Richardson High School and a 1998 graduate of the University of Delaware where he received his Bachelors of Science Degree in Accounting. While attending the University of Delaware, he was a member of the Reserve Officers Training Corp (ROTC) and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army upon graduation. He spent four years working as a CPA for Jefferson, Urian, Doane and Sterner, P.A. at their Georgetown, Delaware office and at the same time served his country as an Army Reserves Military Police Officer. Milton began his Caroline County Public Schools career in August, 1992 as an Accountant and Internal Auditor. Over the years, Milton has assumed ever-increasing responsibilities leading up to Assistant Superintendent for Administrative Services and was the Interim Superintendent of Schools for the 2014-2015 school year. He is active with several state and regional organizations to include Past President for the Association of School Business Officials for MD, Chair of the Eastern Shore of Maryland Educational Consortium Health Insurance Alliance, Chair of the Maryland Association of Boards of Education Group Insurance Pool and Vice Chair of the Eastern Shore of Maryland Energy Trust.
Milton married his high school sweetheart, Christina (Tina) Lorenz, in 1988 and they have two sons, who are graduates from Colonel Richardson High School and both attended Chesapeake College. Milton has been very involved in coaching and supporting numerous local sports that both sons were active participants. Milton is a past member of the Idlewild Ruritan Club, a current member of the Federalsburg Lions Club, a Chanel Marker, Inc. Board Member a Provident State Bank Advisory Board member and is a member of the class of 2007 of Leadership Maryland.
L. Nash McMahan (2010-2020), Vice-Chair
Mr. McMahan is a third generation McMahan owner in the family business Tri Gas & Oil Co., Inc., a 50 year old petroleum/propane marketer headquartered in Federalsburg, Md. He currently is Past President of the Mid Atlantic Propane Gas Association, newly elected to the Mid Atlantic Petroleum Dealers Association Board of Directors, serves M&T Bank-Mid Atlantic on their Directors Advisory Council and is a Committee Chair for the Chesapeake College Foundation Board. He served on the Board of Directors for Caroline Chamber of Commerce, the Mid Shore Council on Family Violence and represented Caroline County on the Maryland Chamber of Commerce Board. Due to the nature of the business he frequents Annapolis during session and is involved with industry associations and serves on various committees.
Mr. McMahan graduated from Towson State University in 1994 with a major in Economics. He and his wife Melanie are lifetime residents of Caroline County, attend Ames United Methodist Church, and reside in Williston with their son, Brennan, and daughter, Rilynn.
|Don W. Bradley (2002-2018)
Appointed as a Trustee July 1, 2002, Mr. Bradley graduated with a B.A. in Political Science from Wake Forest University in 1973.
Mr. Bradley has served as an elected local government official since 1977 and is the former mayor of Hurlock. He also serves as Chairman of the Maryland Advisory Council on Libraries, is a member of the Board of Directors of the FORVM for Rural Maryland, is Past President of the Maryland Municipal League, and is a member of the Class of 2000 of Leadership Maryland. Mr. Bradley has held economic development positions with Dorchester County and the State of Maryland and is a licensed real estate broker.
|Victoria Jackson-Stanley (2016-2019)
Victoria Jackson-Stanley was the first woman and first African-American elected Mayor of Cambridge in 2008. She was reelected to a second term in 2012.
A Cambridge native, she is the oldest of four children born to Betty L. Jackson and the late Frederick D. Jackson Jr. Ms. Jackson-Stanley is married to Jerome T. Stanley. They have one daughter (Ericca) and one grandchild (Jackson C. Stanley).
Ms. Jackson-Stanley, a 1971 graduate of Cambridge High School, earned a Bachelor’s of Social Work from Salisbury State College (now Salisbury University) and a Master’s of Social Work from Howard University. She is a Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical concentration (LCSW-C).
Recently retired, Ms. Jackson-Stanley spent her entire career working with various Departments of Social Services on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. A recent appointment to the Chesapeake College Board of Trustees, she is a Maryland Mayors Association Past President and current Maryland Democratic Party 1st Vice Chairperson. Among her many honors, she has earned multiple awards from the Dorchester County NAACP as well as being selected Cambridge Branch Rotary International Public Servant of the Year in 2009. She also claimed the 2015 William Donald Schaefer Award-Comptroller of Maryland.
Ms. Jackson-Stanley is an active member of Waugh Chapel United Methodist Church, where she serves as Sunday School Superintendent, Sunday school teacher, President of the Gospel choir, member of the Celebration choir, Communion Steward, and Missions Committee.
Robert S. Grace (2016-2021)
Bob Grace is President and COO of Dixon Valve & Coupling Company, a leading manufacturer and supplier of hose fittings and accessories headquartered in Chestertown, MD. Bob has 31 years of business experience and has spent 27 of those years at Dixon. He began his career at Dixon in 1989 holding various positions leading up to President and COO in 2010.
Bob is active in the community.
He currently serves on the board for the Chesapeake College Foundation in Wye Mills, MD. Bob also volunteers as a character coach in Kent County’s Character Counts program—an educational program that teaches students the value of good character. He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Management from Towson University, and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Baltimore.
Bob and his wife, Joy, reside in Chestertown. They have three children. In his free time, Bob enjoys golfing, boating, and spending time with his family.
|Brenda W. Shorter (2016-2020)
After retiring from teaching English at Kent County High School, Mrs. Brenda W. Shorter is still active in the Kent County Public School system. She currently serves as a mentor to new, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year teachers in both Kent County middle and high schools, she teaches students who are home or hospital bound, and works as an evaluator for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program held at Worton Elementary School during the summer. She is a member of the Kent County Retired School Personnel Association; and treasurer and member of the Administrative Council for her church, New Christian Chapel of Love in Worton.
Mrs. Shorter's education includes a Bachelor of Science degree in English from Elizabeth City State University in Elizabeth City, N.C. and credits towards Master’s degree work in English Literature from Washington College in Chestertown, and the University of Delaware. She resides in Chestertown with her husband, Bruce, and young adults, Tyra and Landon.
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|Michael J. Mulligan (2016-2019)
Michael Mulligan retired from the US Marine Corps as a Colonel in 2009 and is currently a Senior Account Manager for Battelle Memorial Institute’s, Consumer, Industrial, and Medical Technology Business Unit. Battelle is the world’s largest, non-profit, contract research and development company. In this capacity, Mr. Mulligan is responsible for business development and sales in the national security market sector, leading the business unit’s efforts to provide high-value, affordable, technology-based solutions, and services to government customers.
As a Marine, Mr. Mulligan served 26 years and started out as an infantry officer and served as a platoon commander, company executive officer in the 1st Marine Division, executive officer in the 3rd Division, and company commander on the east coast in the 2d Division. His staff tours included instructor duty in Quantico, VA, joint duty in Command Center Seoul, Korea and three program management assignments at Marine Corps Systems Command Quantico, VA where he procured both tactical wheeled vehicles and later infantry weapons systems. Mike’s command tours include Commanding Officer of Instructor Battalion, The Basic School and Commanding Officer, Weapons Training Battalion, both in Quantico, VA. His overseas tours include Japan, Korea, Saudi Arabia, and Australia. He is a graduate of the Australian Command and Staff College in Queenscliff, Australia and National Defense University’s Industrial College of the Armed Forces located on Fort McNair, Washington DC.
Mr. Mulligan earned his Bachelors of Science in Biology from Salisbury University (formerly Salisbury State College) and has two defense related masters degrees. His leisure time is spent hunting, fishing, skiing, coaching lacrosse, and some travel. He is married to the former Nancy Laurenzano of Bowie, MD and they have six children.
|Christopher Garvey (2016-2022)
Christopher Garvey of Chester was appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2016. A Severna Park native, he is the President and CEO of Associated Builders and Contractors Chesapeake Shores Chapter in Annapolis. Mr. Garvey earned a bachelor’s degree in history and visual arts (double major) at the University of Maryland Baltimore County.
A resident of Queen Anne’s County for 22 years, Mr. Garvey has served on the construction management advisory councils of both Anne Arundel Community College and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. He and his wife, Christine Garvey, have three children. Mr. Garvey coaches youth sports and is a board member for the ACE Mentor Program.
|Reza Jafari (2018-2023)
Reza Jafari is the Chairman, CEO and Founder of e-Development International; an executive advisory group based in Easton, Maryland. Mr. Jafari currently serves as a member of the Talbot County Economic Development Commission; a Board member of the India, China and America Institute; a Founding Board member National Sailing Hall of Fame; the Co-Chairman of Connected City Advisory Board of Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) and the Co-Managing Editor of “Connected City Blueprint” for WBA.
Mr. Jafari has served as a Commissioner of Maryland Economic Development Commission and was Chairman of its Innovation and Entrepreneurship Committee; the Chairman of Annapolis Economic Development Corporation; the Chairman of the Board of Directors of ITU TELECOM; a Commissioner of the UN Broadband Commission for Digital Development; and a board member of GSMA Ltd. He held various senior executive positions at Electronic Data Systems (now HP) including Group President of EDS’ Global Communications, Media and Entertainment Industry Group. Mr. Jafari’s career also includes the Founder, President and CEO of Satellite Conference Network, Bankers-TV Network and CPA-TV Network in New York City offering continuing and professional education to the banking, public accounting and healthcare industries. He is the recipient of several prestigious awards for Innovation from the International Tele-Conferencing Association and the Council for the Advancement of Science and Technology in Education.
Mr. Jafari earned his M.B.A. degree in 1976, Specialist in Education degree, Post graduate in 1980 and his ABD/PhD in Instructional Systems Technology and Innovation in 1981, all from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. Mr. Jafari and his wife Dale Greenhawk Jafari reside in Talbot County.
|Blenda Armistead (2011-2021), Chair
Dr. Armistead's career has focused on local government and higher education. She served as County Manager and Finance Officer for Talbot County for 17 years. Prior to her appointment as County Manager, she was the Assistant Dean for Administrative Affairs in the College of Business and Management at the University of Maryland, College Park. She also served the Virginia higher education system in several capacities at both the State Council of Higher Education and the Virginia Community College System. Dr. Armistead has been actively involved in the Talbot County community for many years and was named the Talbot County Chamber of Commerce Business Woman of the Year in 1994.
After graduating from Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, in 1972 with a major in Economics, Mrs. Armistead earned an M.B.A. degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she was a Morehead Fellow. She was awarded a W. K. Kellogg Fellowship to attend Florida State University, Tallahassee, and received a Ph.D. in Management and Higher Education from the institution in 1977.
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Board of Trustees meeting dates: Meetings begin at 3:00 p.m. and are held in the Board Room, Dorchester Building on the Wye Mills Campus
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November 1, 2018
September 27, 2018
August 23, 2018
June 14, 2018
April 26, 2018
March 22, 2018
February 22, 2018
January 25, 2018
December 7, 2017
October 26, 2017
October 5, 2017
August 24, 2017
July 10, 2017 Board Retreat 9 am - 2 p.m.
June 13, 2017
April 27, 2017
*April 19, 2017
April 13, 2017 Workshop (9 a.m.)
March 23, 2017
*March 9, 2017 (10:30 a.m. Eastern Shore Land Conservancy, Easton, MD)
March 9, 2017 Board Retreat (8:30-10 a.m. Eastern Shore Land Conservancy, Easton, MD)
February 23, 2017
January 26, 2017
December 1, 2016
October 27, 2016
*For the purpose of a closed session meeting only.