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Burgess Named REALTOR of Year

BERLIN- The Shamrock Realty Group, Inc. this week announced the Maryland Women’s Council of REALTORS (WCR) has given to Mary Burgess the prestigious "REALTOR of the Year" award.

This title is awarded annually to the Women’s Council member who has provided noteworthy service to the organization and its membership. In addition, Burgess received "REALTOR of the Year" honors from the WCR Coastal Delmarva Chapter.

Mary Burgess has been affiliated with Shamrock Realty Groups office at the Grays Corner Professional Center in Berlin since March 2011.  Burgess has over 15 years of real estate sales experience, including the past eight years in the Ocean City and lower Delaware vicinity. She is a past president of the WCR Delmarva Chapter, and holds the title of Graduate REALTOR Institute (GRI), a nationally recognized professional real estate designation.

Burgess has provided continuous support to her clients and the REALTOR community.  She specializes in the purchase and sale of single-family residences, vacation homes, and investment properties. Shamrock Realty is proud to have Mary Burgess as part of its growing team of professionals.

Thornes Named TAM President

OCEAN CITY- George T. Thornes, Ocean City Transportation Superintendent, has been elected president of the Transportation Association of Maryland (TAM).

TAM is a statewide organization dedicated to improving mobility for Maryland’s citizens. TAM serves as an advocate for its members and provides professional development, training and forums for the pursuit of excellence in public transportation by public, private and specialized transportation providers.   

 Thornes has served as Transportation Superintendent for the town since 2004. Prior to joining the town, he was employed with Crown, Cork & Seal Co. of Philadelphia for 16 years.  During this time he spent five years as Operations Manager and the last 11 years as the Transportation Manager.

Thornes joined Mountaire Farms of Selbyville in 2000 as the Transportation Manager.  At both firms, he was responsible for corporate and commercial fleet management with an emphasis on cost analysis, fleet maintenance, fleet facilities and procurement. He holds a master’s degree in Business and also has a master’s degree in Transportation and Logistics from Wilmington University.

Taylor Bank Recognized Employees

OCEAN CITY- Taylor Bank recently held its annual Employee Banquet, honoring several employees with awards for distinguished years of service.

Taylor Bank honored long-time employees for their service to the local financial institution in increments of five years. Honored for 35 years of service were Diane M. Hall and Patricia E. Warren, while Tina B. Kolarik was honored for 30 years of service. Honored for 25 years of service were Priscilla A. Taylor, Frances T. Phillips, Wanda Ninzehelter, Karen L. Long, and Karen B. Gabriszeski.

Denise M. Sandow and D. Kenneth Bates were honored for 20 years of service, while Nancy E. Bunting and Casey Robinson were recognized for 15 years of service. Three employees, including Jennifer G. Hawkins, Yvonne O. Sample and Darlene M. Herrmann, were recognized for 10 years of service, while Lori A. Simon, Lee I. Chisholm, Mary K. Case, Scott P. Williams, Theresa S. Johnson, Deborah C. Dashiell and Dennis E. Smith were each recognized for five years of service.

"The hard work and dedication of our employees is reflected in the outstanding financial condition of our bank," said Taylor Bank President and CEO Raymond M. Thompson. "We thank all of our employees for their ongoing commitment to keep Taylor Bank one of the top performing banks in the state of Maryland."

New Wor-Wic Department Head Named

SALISBURY- Wor-Wic Community College recently welcomed Sue L. Cornelious of Westover as the human services department head and associate professor of social science.

Since 2008, Cornelious has been a part-time psychology and sociology faculty member at Wor-Wic. She was also a part-time psychology lecturer at the University of Maryland- Eastern Shore and the College of Notre Dame in Baltimore.

Cornelious also served as the teacher academy program instructor and instructional facilitator for Somerset County public schools. In 2005, she retired from the Maryland state system with 30 years of teaching and administrative experience in Anne Arundel and Baltimore City public schools. Cornelious received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English and psychology from Ball State University in Muncie, Ind.

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