New administrator

The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore has announced Pam Heying as the newly appointed Gifts and Grants administrator.

Heying’s background includes over 25 years of experience in accounting/bookkeeping and 15 years of business management.

The newly created position will assist the Community Foundation in strengthening its continued dedication to stewarding assets entrusted by the community. Heying’s vast experience in finance and accounting combined with her demonstrated commitment to community service create a natural fit for the role.

The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore connects people who care to causes that matter for the common good of the lower Eastern Shore. It is a 501c3 nonprofit with a history of fostering charitable endeavors, and has provided more than $77 million in grants and scholarships to the local community since 1984.

The Foundation collaborates with individuals, families and businesses to match their charitable interests with community needs and strengthens local nonprofits through grants and resources. It is devoted to improving the regional community and believes in the power of philanthropy.

For information, contact Victoria Kent, marketing officer, at 410-742-9911 or


Raymond M. Thompson, president and chief executive officer of Calvin B. Taylor Bank, has announced the following promotions:

Atif Gaddis has been promoted to BSA officer. Atif has been employed with Taylor Bank since August of 2008.

He has served in several roles for the bank including teller, customer service associate and most recently BSA and compliance assistant.

In his new role, Atif will be responsible for coordinating and monitoring day-to-day BSA/AML compliance. He will also continue to assist with internal compliance programs. Atif’s office is located at the bank’s Main Office in downtown Berlin.

Debbie Rickards has been promoted to operations supervisor of the 91st Street branch in Ocean City. Rickards has been employed with Taylor Bank since February of 2018. She was hired as a full-time customer service associate.

Since then she has worked at the Main Office and Ocean Landing locations. She came to Taylor Bank with over 28 years of community bank experience.

She was the former teller supervisor of PNC Bank located in downtown Berlin. Her past experience coupled with her Taylor Bank knowledge will aid in her success in this new role with the bank.

Calvin B. Taylor Banking Company, the bank subsidiary of Calvin B. Taylor Bankshares, Inc., founded in 1890, offers a wide range of loan, deposit and ancillary banking services through both physical and digital delivery channels.

The Company has 11 banking locations within the eastern coastal area of the Delmarva Peninsula including Worcester County, Maryland, Sussex County, Delaware and Accomack County, Virginia. There is also a loan production office located in Onley, Virginia.

Top ranking

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Ocean City offices recently had several agents ranking in the August Top 100 for the Greater Baltimore Region.

They are: Nancy Reither, fourth; Eric Green, 41st; Jamie Caine, 54th; Jennifer Cropper-Rines; 58th; Whitney Jarvis, 67th; Diane Nestor, 72nd; and Michele Pompa, 86th.

Top 20 Teams: Rick Meehan/Katy Durham, 12th.

New agent

Shamrock Realty Group welcomes Kelly MacPherson, their newest agent, to the team.

MacPherson, a Worcester County resident since the age of 4, currently holds her Maryland license. She just recently moved to Delaware and will be pursuing her Delaware license as well.

MacPherson graduated from Salisbury University Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education. During her studies she taught internationally in Beijing, China and completed a graduate course in Europe studying children’s literature.

MacPherson taught in Worcester County at Most Blessed Sacrament for 10 years and continues to teach English online to international students. Her dedication to helping others will shine forth in her career of real estate.

She looks forward to serving the community and may be reached by calling 410-641-5000 or

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