Business Briefs 05/13/2022

New director

Jessica Iacona has been named the new membership director of the Greater Ocean City Chamber of Commerce.

She will direct the membership recruitment and retention efforts and will be responsible for developing opportunities that increase the resources available to both the membership and chamber operating structure.

Iacona has served the local community through business and economic development consulting for the past five years. During that time, she has built a strong network within the lower Eastern Shore of Maryland and has gained an in-depth view of the challenges and opportunities facing local organizations.

Previously, Iacona was the project management specialist for the Business, Economic and Community Outreach Network (BEACON) of the Franklin P. Perdue School of Business at Salisbury University.

BEACON is the premier business and economic research unit of the Franklin P. Perdue School of Business at Salisbury University. She has extensive experience as a project manager and specializes in data modeling using KPI Business Intelligence Dashboards.

She holds a Master of Business Administration, and a B.Sc. in Business Economic and Information Systems from the Franklin P. Perdue School of Business.

Iacona is a member of the Maryland Economic Development Association, and a graduate of the Transformational Community Leadership Class of 2019. She also served on the ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) Maryland Research Advisory Committee for United Way in 2020.

She will begin her role June 1 and can be contacted at 410-213-0144 or


Becker Morgan Group recently announced several promotions.

David Botscheller, AIA, was promoted to associate after earning his licensure in 2021.

Since joining the firm he has developed considerable expertise within the hospitality practice area, serving as project manager and project architect on multiple high-profile projects.

He is currently the project manager for the Margaritaville Hotel project in Ocean City.

Ted Hastings has been a member of the Becker Morgan Group civil team since 2015 and was promoted to associate.

He is a project manager with experience ranging from residential to commercial development and including a significant portfolio of solar development throughout the shore and has played a large role in the firm’s growth in this market sector.

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