Jermaine T. Anderson
Partner, Liv Again
Jermaine T. Anderson is currently a partner at Liv Again Boutique & Gallery and the ArtBar located at 317 High Street. He was born and raised in Cambridge Maryland. He is a graduate of Cambridge South Dorchester High School, a US Army Veteran, and a Graduate of Pennsylvania Culinary School. He has over 10 years working as a Cambridge Community Ambassador. In 2010 he was selected among the list of "People to Watch” in 2010 What’s Up Eastern Shore Magazine. He served on the Mayor’s Steering Committee for the City's Comprehensive Plan in 2007 and 2008. He also served as Co-Chairman of ATrain Alliance, aiding Young Minority and Women start-up entrepreneurs to take part in Civic Engagement from 2005 to 2008 and Chairman of the Board for Cambridge Lives Maple Street program in the Pine Street Community from 2009 to 2012. He served on the Harriet Tubman Conference Planning Board in 2013 and 2014.
General Manager, Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina
Joel Bunde is the General Manager (GM) at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake. To date, Joel has served the Hyatt for 24 years. 2017-Present - General Manager Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay, 2015-2017- General Manager Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort, Spa & Casino, 2013-2015- General Manager Hyatt Key West Resort & Spa, 2009-2013- Executive Assistant Manager Hyatt Regency Curacao Golf Resort, Spa & Marina, 2005-2009- Executive Assistant Manager Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay, 2001-2005- Executive Assistant Manager Hyatt Regency Indianapolis, 1999-2001- Executive Assistant Manager Highlands Inn, Park Hyatt Carmel, 1998-1999- Assistant Rooms Executive Hyatt Regency San Francisco, 1997-1998- Front Office Manager Hyatt Regency San Francisco, 1996-1997- Executive Housekeeper Hyatt Regency San Francisco, 1996-1996- Front Office/Guest Services Manager Hyatt Rickeys’, 1995-1996- Executive Housekeeper Hyatt Rickeys’, 1994-1995- Assistant Executive Housekeeper Hyatt Rickeys’, 1994-1994- Project Manager Hyatt Rickeys’, 1993-1994- Night Manager Hyatt Rickeys’, 1993-1993- Assistant Front Office Manager Hyatt Regency Waikoloa.
“I love the Eastern Shore and am thrilled to be back at Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay,” Bunde said. “The water, the crabs, and Maryland’s best finishing hole in golf all make this four-diamond resort a very special property.” Throughout his career, Bunde has earned numerous industry accolades including Manager of the Year at Hyatt Rickeys, as well as two nominations for Rooms Executive of the Year.
“Pools, spa, golf, nature - it’s all here,” Bunde added, “and we are an easy drive from major markets including Baltimore, Washington D.C., and Philadelphia. Whether it is families looking for a get away, a recently engaged couple searching for a scenic venue to tie the knot, or a team that needs to escape, bond and get work done, we have it all,” he concluded.
Bunde serves on the Monroe County Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association Board as President, and is a Member of Board of Directors of the Aruba Hospitality and Tourism Association.
Executive Vice President, Resource Asset Management Solutions (RAMS)
Scott Dorsey is an Executive Vice President with Resource Asset Management Solutions (RAMS) a privately-owned firm and provider of reliability and engineering services for the utility industry. He has more than 25 years of experience in the industries of information technology, utility, and logistics. Scott’s professional affiliations include membership in the American Society for Non-Destructive Testing (ASNT), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and the MD/DC Utilities Association. He is currently serving as a Board Member for Habitat Choptank, is a member of the Gifted and Talented Advisory Council for the MD State Dept. of Education, and an IEEE committee member responsible for the development and implementation of new industry National Electrical Safety Code standards. Scott and his wife Ruth have lived in Cambridge since 2012 and are active supporters of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Chesapeake Bay and the Team Sanfilippo Foundation.
Owner, 5 9 Tags & Titles & Bill Pay Service
In 2005, Philicia moved to Cambridge from Charleston, SC. She graduated from St. Augustine's College in Raleigh, NC with a B.S. in Criminal Justice and Social Work. She has two adult children, Chase and Whitney, along with granddaughter, Chloe. She worked as a Mental Health Case Manager for over twenty years.
She started 5' 9 Bill Pay Services in May 2011 and added 5' 9 Title & Tags Services in July 2012. She now has three locations, Cambridge, Easton and Federalsburg.
Chef/Owner, Cambridge Eateries
Chef Patrick Fanning is Chef/Owner of Cambridge Eateries: Black Water Bakery, The High Spot Gastropub, Rock Lobstah and Stoked in Cambridge, MD. He grew up in Brandywine, Maryland and received his Culinary Arts degree from the Western Culinary Institute in Portland, Oregon, where he studied with some of the best chefs in the country. Chef Fanning was one of the 5 finalist for 2012 Chef of the Year by the Restaurant Association of Maryland. He was the only finalist from the Eastern Shore. Come out and taste Chef Fanning’s award winning delicacies at the Palette tasting at the Downtown Campus Gallery!
He was the Executive Chef at Southern Boys Concept from February 2008 - July 2011 and Blue Ox Steakhouse from January 2004 - February 2008.
Owner, Hill-Kimmel Contracting
Kevin Hill is 32 years old and originally from Cumberland, MD. Kevin moved to the Eastern Shore upon graduating from Allegany High School in 2000. He attended both Delaware Tech and Virginia Tech. After working as an intern for Bunting Construction Corporation, a large general contractor and developer in Delaware, Kevin switched his college major and earned his degree in construction management. Mr. Hill was hired full‐time by Bunting as a superintendent in 2005.
Kevin and his wife Jocelyn celebrated the birth of their first child, Bennett, in November 2014. In addition to being active in the Chamber of Commerce, Kevin is a member of IRONClub Maryland, Preservation Maryland, the Maryland Historical Society, and the Maryland Genealogical Society. In 2013, Kevin was the named the Young Entrepreneur of the Year by the Small Business Administration for the State of Maryland.
Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Chesapeake College
Raised in Hebron, Lucie was most recently the Vice President for Advancement at Philadelphia’s University of the Arts before returning to the Shore in 2014 to head a new division at Chesapeake College . Prior to U. Arts, Hughes was Associate Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations at Maryland Institute College of the Arts and held a similar position at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, and was also a Vice President at Brakeley Briscoe, Inc. Consulting.
A graduate of Washington College, Hughes earned her master's degree in management from Notre Dame of Maryland University. She came to Chesapeake with more than 25 years of experience in leading fundraising, public relations, legislative outreach, marketing, budget planning, alumni development, special events management and strategic planning. She is also on the Board of Cambridge Main Street.
John E. James
Vice President, Koski Enterprises, Inc.
John E. James, Jr is a lifelong Dorchester county native. Known as “Eddie” by most, he joined Koski Enterprises, Inc. in 2001. Eddie serves as Vice-President of Koski Enterprises, Inc and Koski Trucking Inc., overseeing the day- to-day operations of the multifaceted warehousing and trucking company. Eddie previously had worked with the Dorchester County Recreation and Parks. Some of his accomplishments are past President of the Cambridge Jaycees and he served as a Fire Chief for the Lloyds Volunteer Fire Company. Eddie and his wife Kim, also a lifelong Dorchester County resident, reside in Dorchester County. They have two children, John James III and Caitlin.
Sales Consultant, Atlantic Tractor
Denny Jones is a lifelong Dorchester County resident, who graduated from Salisbury University in 2004 having majored in secondary education. He and his wife, Ashley have two sons, Connor and Dawson. Denny works at Atlantic Tractor, where he has been one of the top salespeople for the last 3 years. He specializes in Agronomic technology. His family is part owner of Atlantic Tractor, who serves the Mid-Atlantic region’s farming industry as well as residential, landscapers, nurseries, contractors and large property owners.
Owner, Mullaney Insurance
An Eastern Shore native, Marty attended Saints Peter & Paul School in Easton, MD for twelve years, graduating in 1981. He spent the next four years at Mount St. Mary's College, earning a BA degree in Philosophy with a minor in Business and Finance. Marty holds a Master's degree from Loyola College in Guidance Counseling and Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Psychology. He worked for ten years as a school psychologist in Baltimore, MD, and also taught in the psychology department at Loyola College for twelve years. Marty has been a licensed insurance agent for thirty years. He has been a partner in Mullaney Insurance for 15 years. Marty is a member of Rotary, the Elks, VFW, American Legion, Knights of Columbus, and currently serves as a Chamber board member. In his spare time, he enjoys coaching middle and high school basketball.
Sales and Business Development, B. Donald Kimball, Inc. IT Solutions
Adam grew up in Indiana, but is now entrenched in the Eastern Shore after he met his wife, a Hurlock native, while he was working in Philadelphia. He is a graduate of Purdue University and has worked in project management, account management, and sales in the Mid-Atlantic Region the past 11 years. His project management experience was in residential and commercial construction (PA, NJ, OK, MS), followed by sales management of two new housing communities in Kent/Sussex, Delaware. Adam has since settled in with BDK, Inc. a local IT Solutions company working with Eastern Shore businesses by providing managed IT services, computers, servers, cloud, and additional technology products & services. Adam does sales and account management for BDK, and prides himself on the long-term relationships they develop together with clients. He feels the same way about building and growing a rich relationship with the Dorchester and Eastern Shore community.
Owner, Sharon Real Estate
Sharon is the Broker/Owner of a boutique real estate company dedicated to providing professional, caring service to its customers, clients, and colleagues in all aspects of the real estate industry. Sharon Real Estate was opened in 2006 and prior to that Sharon was an Associate Broker with Long & Foster Real Estate and Century 21 Spedden & Associates. A graduate from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, Sharon earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing with a minor in Finance. Ms Spedden has served as Past President of the Mid-Shore Board of Realtors and the Dorchester County Board of Realtors. She has served on the City of Cambridge Economic Development Steering Committee and previously as a Director for the Dorchester Chamber of Commerce. In addition to Sharon Real Estate, PC, she also owns and operates A Storage Bin, a mini-warehouse storage facility on Moose Lodge Road in Cambridge. Sharon’s daughter, Sydney Johnson, has followed the family tradition as a real estate salesperson with Sharon Real Estate.